Corporate Development Senior Analyst

Company Description

Launched in 1998, this pioneering British-born brand has specialised in creating amazing experiences and unforgettable memories - from hotels, city breaks and holidays to theatre, entertainment and spa days. Experts in brightening up online travel, lastminute.com is among the worldwide leaders in the field, helping hundreds of thousands of customers every year find, and do, "whatever makes them pink".

At the heart of our culture is a commitment of inclusion across race, gender, age sexual orientation, religion, gender identity or expression and accessibility. We strongly believe in an equal opportunity space, which is welcoming and celebrates the uniqueness of everyone who works here. We value different lived experiences and respect viewpoints, as we know unicity drives innovation. We want to make sure our people reflect the communities across the world we help travel.

Job Description

We are looking for a Corporate Development Specialist for our headquarter based in Chiasso.

This role will suit individuals with previous experience in management consulting and/or investment banking (M&A) who are willing to change their mindset from advisor to principal and enter a digital economy native company to support its extraordinary activities.

You must have critical curiosity, combined with a confident style. In particular, working as a part of a small team, as Senior Analyst, you will:

  • Prepare spreadsheet modeling (including Cash Flow Modeling, Pro Formas, DCF, Merger Modeling and Comparables) to determine valuation, profitability, and financial risks of new strategies and opportunities.

  • Create business case presentations and recommendations for senior management and board of directors.

  • Research and build expertise in the travel market both online and offline and other related industries.

  • Draw up documents (Memo, Presentation, Non binding/Binding offer,  Market research, Investment Memorandum, Projects Update, etc..)

  • Manage external advisors/consultants

  • Create and enhance periodical reporting.

  • Facilitate post-acquisition integration with internal stakeholder

  • Assess and execute strategic disinvestment 

  • Help monitor performance and manage Venture initiatives

Qualifications

  • 3-4 years of experience in an analytical role within consulting, banking,  technology,

  • Self-starter attitude and ability to work with ambiguity

  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple large-scale projects at once.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to convey complex issues

  • Ability to synthesise large amounts of information, identify issues, recommend solutions proactively, and apply problem-solving and analytical expertise

  • Superior analytical skills, financial modelling capabilities and ability to grasp business models and operational strategies

  • Demonstrated ability to project manage cross-functionally across a broad set of stakeholders

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, changing environment

  • Team oriented, collaborative, humble and eager to roll up your sleeves

  • Mother tongue / Fluent in English

  • Strong MS Office skills in Excel, PowerPoint & Word

  • Graduate in Economics or Engineering, MBA certification is a plus