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Sr Manager, Strategic Growth Initiatives, Renewable Energy (remote) at Johnson Controls, Inc in New York City, New York

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Johnson Controls is powered by your talent. We are the power behind the customer mission. Together we are building a world that’s safe, comfortable and sustainable. Our diverse global team creates innovative, integrated solutions to make cities more connected, buildings more intelligent and environments more comfortable and secure. We are all about improving outcomes for our partners. Tomorrow needs your talent. Tomorrow needs you. So let’s talk today.

**This person can sit anywhere in the U.S.**

At Johnson Controls, sustainability has always been at the heart of our business and fundamental to everything we do as a company. We continue to pioneer new and important paths to sustainability. We welcome and embrace the improved attention and urgency around tackling climate change and making gains across environmental, social and governance pillars. We are determined to strengthen and further build our culture of diversity and inclusion. Our bold sustainability commitments demonstrate we are all-in to help drive healthy buildings, healthy people and a healthy planet for our employees, shareholders, customers and all our partners. 

Read our 2021 Sustainability Report at: This person will be a key member of the Johnson Controls Global Sustainability Services and Solutions team, passionate about accomplishing our science-based decarbonization targets!

What you will do

  • Reporting to the VP of Renewable Energy & Sustainability, you will play a critical role in helping the Company achieve its mission through strategic inorganic growth. In this role you will analyze renewable energy and sustainability sectors, markets, and competitors to identify new opportunities and maintain and expand relationships with new and existing strategic targets. 

How you will do it

  • Research global renewable energy, grid interactive assets and commodity supply markets in pursuit of opportunities where JCI has a right to win! You will develop a business case for growth based on existing capabilities and future roadmap plans.

  • Work with cross functional teams to assess and build a global data base of strategic targets based on a variety of commercial models, go to market strategies, target markets, geographic footprints, potential fit within the JCI Renewable Energy strategy

  • You will partner closely with Corporate Development, and other leaders and finance subject matter experts across the organization to underwrite, form business cases and implement JCI’s Renewable Energy M&A (Mergers & Acquisitions) strategy.

  • Develop the deal thesis, financial models, and deal value drivers to scope our due diligence plan.

  • Execute finance assessments, confirming value drivers and assessing risk and opportunities.

  • Communicate findings to the deal teams, perform ad hoc analysis as needed to support conclusions.

  • Assess accounting practices of target companies.

  • Conduct interviews with target’s Finance and management team during due diligence.

  • Build positive relationships with key partners including deal leaders, acquired finance personnel, finance leaders, and other teams who participate in the M&A process.

  • Provide technical accounting and pro forma presentation advice around deal structure and terms.

  • Support deal close from a business owner perspective

  • Plan the integration for deal success in coordination with leads such as accounting, source to pay, treasury, tax, and platform operations.

  • Focus on integration excellence through execution of the plan, focusing on early identification of issues and resolution.

  • Facilitate audit requests from external auditors supporting purchase accounting and provide support for any external reporting requirements of the transaction.

  • Help maintain the M&A finance integration practice through continuous improvement.


What we look for

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, economics, or finance from a top academic institution

  • 10+ years' experience in the energy finance space across 2-3 fields below:

  • Investment banking (M&A); renewable energy project finance; environmental commodity trading; and/or corporate finance within a strategic (utility, energy developer or asset manager).

  • MBA preferred

  • Proven experience in finance with a strategic approach, ability to influence decision makers by presenting strong data driven finance insights

  • Your strengths span both analytical and organizational skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills

  • A strategic finance mentality, deep M&A, project finance and accounting experience; combined with strong leadership, problem solving and communication skills. A strong commercial understanding of current renewable energy technologies, project development process, environmental commodity markets and the various market incentive structures.

  • A successful candidate will be confident and self-assertive, able to lead both large and small teams, and will provide a strong voice to represent finance through the M&A process.

  • Potential travel of up to 25% as needed 

  • Where legally permissible, if hired, the candidate is required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no later than their start date, unless the candidate has a valid medical condition or sincerely held religious belief precluding them from receiving the vaccine.

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