Corporate Development Associate

  • Competitive
  • Memphis, TN, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Freds Inc
  • 08 Feb 18 2018-02-08

Job Summary-The Corporate Development Associate reports to the CEO & CFO. This position will work closely with the senior leadership team on critical and value maximizing initiatives. They will provide analytical support for business decisions throughout the organization. They will also play a key role in crafting and helping in executing/implementing business strategies across functional areas. The position is designed as a rotational program with the Associate spending 6-12 months on key projects within different business areas of the Company. This position requires a hardworking, organized and highly analytical team member who is comfortable interacting with senior level executives.

Compnay Overview:  Fred’s is a leading discount general merchandise store and pharmacy in the Southeastern U.S. with approximately [$2 billion] in revenue and [600] stores.  Fred’s has been in business since 1947, and is currently in the middle of an exciting turn around. We are looking for talented people to join the team.  The Company offers ideal candidates the opportunity to put their experience, abilities, dedication, energy and creativity to excellent use!

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work directly with the CEO, CFO, and other executives in developing new business lines and assessing current strategy
• Provide advanced analysis in assessing and evaluating current and new business opportunities
• Perform analysis and modeling for key strategic decisions including transactions and new business initiatives
• Project manage complex, cross-functional projects and see them through to completion,  in areas including business technology evaluation, strategic decision making, and M&A transactions
• Lead teams across various functional areas on special projects and initiatives
• Help prepare transaction proposals, support capital allocation initiatives, and implement strategic and operational plans

Knowledge and Skills:
• Critical thinker possessing superior analytical abilities with the ability to make logical decisions based on limited information.
• Microsoft Office: Strong financial modeling and presentation building skills
• Ability to manage multiple projects, while maintaining sufficiently high attention to detail
• Self-starter attitude and ability to work with ambiguity
• Flexibility and proven ability to diagnose and resolve issues
• Strong history of leadership with intellectual curiosity, ability to think outside the box and challenge the norms and “status quo”
• Hard working, smart, creative, analytical, highly driven, exceptionally organized
• Strong communication skills, ability to solve problems, assertive, focused on execution and results driven


Exceptional educational background required
Minimum of 2 years of banking or management consulting experience