Pearson Senior Merger/Acquisitions Analyst in New York, New York

Senior Merger/Acquisitions Analyst


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

TechnologyM&A Senior Analyst

TechnologyMergers and Acquisitions

New York, NY

Learnerat the heart

Pearson is a global education company that helpspeople around the world to make progress in their lives through learning. Witha rich heritage that combines 150 years of experience in publishing with thelatest learning technology and digital services, we help people to learnwhatever, wherever and however they choose.

We are now transforming Pearson to accelerate ouractivity in digital learning, education services and emerging markets. Thiswill enable us to make a lasting impact in helping to solve some of the mostimportant challenges in global education.

Why we need you

We believe education is a vital force that can empowerpeople, help them to reach their potential and contribute to more connectedcommunities, all around the world.

Our strength comes from our outstanding people; our strongrelationships in the education world; our expertise in using technology to helppeople learn; our global footprint and local reach; and our position as aprofitable, global company with a unifying sense of purpose.

We're investing in our technology and infrastructure. Byworking at Pearson, you have a unique chance to make a real difference to thelives of people all over the world. In the US, Pearsonis an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D, and a member of E-Verify.

Across the world we believe strength and success comesfrom diversity in our people - all qualified applicants are encouraged toapply.

About TechnologyMergers and Acquisitions

This teammanages the Technology aspects of Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures atPearson. Our scope includes dealpipeline management, due diligence, separation planning, financial analysis,organizational and operational impact analysis, and separation/integrationdelivery. The function of the departmentis to produce high quality M&A deliverables which help Pearson to gain a competitiveadvantage in the education marketplace.

The teamcovers: Mergers & Acquisitions | Enterprise Architecture |Solution Architecture | Platform and Platform Delivery | Business Systems &Services | Financial Analysis | Strategy Development/Alignment | Due Diligence| Separation and Integration Execution

Our department…

The TechnologyM&A Team, is a small, highly skilled group within the Technology SharedServices Organization and matrixed to Corporate Finance and Strategy. We manage the technology related aspects of4b USD global M&A portfolio and a substantial pipeline. We work closely with Corporate Finance andStrategy, and across the Pearson organization, to ensure the success of ourengagements at all phases of the M&A lifecycle from Due Diligence/DealPreparation through Integration/Separation.

Aboutthe job

JobPurpose: Technology M&ASr. Analyst

Scope: Global, New York Based

Key Responsibilities:

●Manage matrixed resources asdirected in a complex global environment. Ensuring proper execution and governance ofall deliverables in the M&A life cycle

●Align with the Deal Team, BusinessUnits, Technology Leadership, and other stakeholders to understand andarticulate the value drivers for M&A engagements

●Perform/Lead Due Diligence andDeal Preparation activities: lead evaluation teams, identify key risks andmitigations, determine cost drivers and financial/operational impacts,aggregate findings, manage key stakeholders, and draw strategic conclusionsregarding the technology aspects of the deal

●Perform/Lead Post-Close Integration/Separationactivities: develop integration/separation strategy and budgets, manage programrelated staff and timelines, mitigate risks and resolve issues, and provideprogram and financial status, all while managing key stakeholder relationships

●Produce status reports, financialanalyses, risk assessment, due diligence reports, technology impactassessments, Organizational impact assessments, separation strategies, etc

●Work with Technology and Deal teamfinance to develop Pro Forma analyses, target technology models, and otherfinancial deliverables necessary to close the deal or execute an Integration orSeparation

●Develop executive levelpresentations to reflect financial and operational impacts of M&A

●Monitor technology and businessRoadmaps and transformation initiatives to identify and champion M&Aimpacts and risks

●Drive the embedding of propergovernance, process, and tools across the program and all relevant layers ofPearson

●Act as a subject matter expert andchampion for technology related M&A across all layers of the Pearsonorganization

●Prepare and Deliver key programcommunications and presentations to management

●Work as a trouble shooter whenneeded on any program, in any discipline.

●Work with limited supervision toshort deadlines, delegating where appropriate, but fully owning the outcome

●Capture, draft, circulate actionsand decisions agreed with management and deal leadership

●Develop and document M&Aprocesses and tools in response to changing strategic goals and Pearson’sorganizational transformation.

●Implement continuous improvementof business processes

●Travel, or relocate, as requiredand assume additional responsibilities as directed


About you

1. Essential skills, qualificationsand experience:

Personal Style and Behaviour


●Ability to analyze and understand systems, workflows, businesspractices, financial concepts, and technology quickly;

●Ability to interpret, and manage to, contractual obligations and toadhere to defined scope of engagements/manage change requests;

●Strong leadership characteristics with a focus on consensus building andmatrix-management;

●Able to manage across multiple time zones and dynamic organizationalstructures;

●Well organised;

●Impeccable attention to detail;

●High level written and oral communication skills;

●Able to work with all levels of people in an organization;

●Able to manage multiple priorities;

●Able to delegate work while owning outcomes;

●A proactive approach;

●Ability to work independently and within a team;

●An ability to adapt within a rapidly changing environment;

●Ability to produce results in anorganization while adhering to strict confidentiality of subject matter;

●Problem solver;

●Good team player;

●Ability to remain calm under pressure;

●A polite and professional approach;

●Expertise on technology project reporting and portfolio activities;

●Can-do attitude;

●Results orientated

2. Desirable skills, qualificationsand experience:

●Technology M&A or M&Aexperience strongly preferred

●Organizational and technologytransformation experience strongly preferred

●Finance experience orqualifications strongly preferred

●Bachelor’s degree or equivalent inTechnology or Finance desired

●Legal/Contractual managementexperience preferred

●Certification in programmanagement methodologies preferred, or demonstrated skill in complex programmanagement

3. Key Pearson Attributes

●Always Learning

●Customer Focused

●Strategic and Visionary

●Makes it Happen


●Relationship Builder

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-NY-New York

Work Locations: US-NY-New York-330 Hudson 330 Hudson Street New York 10013

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jul 23, 2017

Req ID: 1711609