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At Gentherm, we say, “It’s about the person.” We’re with you on a cold winter day when you turn on your heated seat and steering wheel or helping manage patient body temperature in the operating room, recovering room or intensive care units. We take a human approach with everything we do.


As the global leader in thermal management technologies we embrace the opportunity to create and deliver extraordinary thermal solutions that make meaningful differences in everyday life. We do this by improving health, wellness, comfort and energy efficiency.


We embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and combine that with our global leadership to deliver results. Working at Gentherm provides you the opportunity to not only shape the future of the automotive and medical industries, but also influence your career throughout the company. You will be engaged, challenged and inspired by our team to deliver leading thermal technologies that positively impact lives around the world.

Director, Corporate Development



The Director of Corporate Development will be responsible for sourcing, evaluating, structuring and negotiating transactions for Gentherm. Additionally, the Director will be responsible for driving internal project workflow and leading cross-functional transaction teams. This role is positioned to drive significant strategic impact to the business and will report to the SVP of Strategy, Corporate Development and Investor Relations.


  • Lead execution against a portfolio of deals across acquisitions & divestitures, joint ventures, alliances/partnerships, and other innovative deal structures that will support Gentherm leadership in its core business areas and drive value creation.
  • Prepare financial and valuation models to support M & A decisions.
  • Oversee and ownership of short and long-term corporate development strategy
  • Identifying, assessing, developing, and negotiating corporate development opportunities.
  • Ensure the right deals are executed efficiently and in a timely manner by driving processes and effectively collaborating across the organization.
  • Build dialogue with outside firms (e.g., investment banks, venture capital firms, consultants, etc.) in evaluating, negotiating and structuring deals.
  • Partner with Strategy team and Business Units to develop and maintain a funnel of potential M&A opportunities based on strategic priorities.
  • Collaborate effectively with Gentherm stakeholders (primarily the Business Units, Strategy Office, Innovation, Finance, Legal and Senior Management) to ensure that the right deals are executed the right way in a timely fashion.
  • Drive execution on the right set of deals through poised articulation of facts, data and rationale.
  • Develop mastery of corporate development analytical tools and models maintained by Corporate Development.
  • Stay abreast of current and projected industry dynamics, which may affect the strategic corporate development landscape.
  • Participate in sourcing, screening and proposing investment, partnerships/joint ventures and M&A opportunities.
  • Create and manage a thorough operations and human capital integration plan to ensure a successful transition into the Gentherm team.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Sales, or another related field
  • 5-10 years’ experience in Corporate Development, Investment Banking or related transactional roles with increasing responsibility
  • Extremely strong analytical, investment analysis, financial modeling skills, and valuation techniques (ability to build and modify models to evaluate transaction economics and perform sensitivity analysis)
  • Demonstrated thought leadership and proven track record of driving deal execution and multi-tasking, identifying and managing cross-functional team needs
  • Preparing and presenting complex information to senior management in a concise, easy-to-understand format
  • Ability to deliver under pressure against tight deadlines
  • Outstanding critical thinking and oral and written communication skills
  • Solid foundation of corporate finance and accounting
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with the ability to manage competing priorities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience working on complex problems and using data to develop solutions
  • Expert Microsoft Office Suite capabilities



  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or management studies
  • 5 years of experience with automotive market trends, research and/or analysis


TRAVEL: Minimal Travel <10%



  • Deliver Results
    • Understand the mission and output of your team; set SMART objectives and deliver
  • Drive Change
    • Focus on agility and commitment to continuous improvement; Understand and act on internal and external drivers of change
  • Build Capability
    • Foster a culture of learning and development; Support individual growth through continuous feedback to achieve personal and professional goals
  • Cultivate Innovation
    • Openly embrace, create, implement and support new and innovative ideas, processes and technology that deliver business results


All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. Gentherm is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship. 


Gentherm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Req ID:  7937

Northville, MI, US, 48167

Country/Region:  US
Published:  Oct 10, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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