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Job ID : 1762 

Closing Date : 10/09/2022

Job Category : Corporate 

Location : NOVA Head Office, Pittsburgh Corporate Admin 


Who We Are:

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures plastic resins and other petrochemical products that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees take pride in our focus on safety and social responsibility by working together to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability, ESG, and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

NOVA Chemicals helps shape a world where products vital to our health and happiness are even better tomorrow than they are today. We are seeking talented and passionate people who enjoy working in a collaborative, innovative environment to join our dynamic team. 


The Corporate Development Team will play a critical role in executing NOVA Chemicals’ strategic priorities. This team is responsible for leading the corporate development efforts for NOVA’s strategy and evaluating initiatives to grow revenue, profitability, and asset value of the business in a sustainable way. As part of NOVA’s strategy, the team will evaluate potential acquisition targets, organic projects and innovation led projects to build a pipeline of new investment opportunities.


You Will Use Your Expertise To:

  • Driving the financial modelling, in-depth valuation and other analysis
  • Prepare both quantitative and qualitative reports on specific investment opportunities
  • Identify and evaluate the implications of major trends and developments in markets as well as changing market conditions and inputs for business opportunities
  • Assist with development of prioritization and screening mechanisms for investment opportunities
  • Follow industry trends and news to assess impacts to business cases and identify opportunities and risks
  • Assemble project documents that illustrate the opportunities for senior management and Board review, including economic benefits, strategic fit and risk
  • Chases down and delegates tasks appropriately to develop materials for VP Corporate Development and senior management
  • Works with the Project Director and Project Manager to ensure all project deliverables are met at each project stage


What We Are Looking For:

  • Strong analytical skills, preferably with experience in building complex strategic, valuation and transactional models
  • Understanding of accounting and corporate valuation techniques with ability to analyze financial statements
  • Detail oriented with ability to manage multiple high priority tasks
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to distil complex issues
  • Solid stakeholder management skills, both for internal and external stakeholders
  • High level of focus on quality of work and attention to detail
  • Creative and inquisitive problem-solver with a real passion for using analytics to drive informed decision making
  • Positive, energetic, and influential relationship builder
  • Relevant undergraduate degree and MBA, CFA, and / or CA or other advanced degree is preferred
  • 8-10 years of relevant work experience (strong preference for experience in corporate development, investment banking, consultancy/advisory services, or strategy function).


You Can Stand Out If:

  • You are passionate about your work and put care and thought into all that you do.
  • You are responsible and follow through with your commitments to others and to safety.
  • You are innovative and are willing to challenge your biases when problem solving. 
  • You are collaborative, inclusive, and work well with others towards team goals. 

Additional Information:

  • Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience
  • This role requires up to 10-15% travel


Why NOVA Chemicals?

NOVA Chemicals’ flexible benefit programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees, because when it comes to benefits, everyone has different priorities. Our benefits offerings will vary based on your work location, and are an element of the “Total Rewards” package used to reward employees.


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  • Read more on our Responsible Care® and sustainability initiatives like Project STOP


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.


Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.

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