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Vista Outdoor Analyst, Strategy & Corporate Development in Topeka, Kansas

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Vista Outdoor Inc. is a leading global designer, manufacturer, and marketer of consumer products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets. We serve these markets through our diverse portfolio of well-recognized brands that provide consumers with a range of performance-driven, high-quality, and innovative products, including sporting ammunition, cam cooking, pellet grills, sports optics, hydration systems and packs, golf rangefinders, launch monitors, and simulators, cycle and snow helmets and goggles, rugged e-bikes, technical apparel, footwear and a variety of other outdoor accessories. We serve a broad range of end consumers, including outdoor enthusiasts, hunters, recreational shooters, professional athletes, as well as law enforcement and military professionals. We employ more than 5,900 skilled workers worldwide.

Vista Outdoor is seeking a high performing Analyst to support its high-energy Strategy & Corporate Development . This highly visible role will be responsible for supporting Strategic Planning and Strategic Initiatives across the corporation and within each of our discrete Business Units. Additionally, this position will play a critical role in evaluating potential mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic alliances through fast paced and high-quality analysis, primary and secondary research, and commercial and market diligence. Additionally, this position will be part of deal sourcing, sector analysis, and managing an ecosystem of diligence and strategic consultants and partners. This position is part of a small, active team that drives and manages many of Vista Outdoor’s most significant strategic decisions and has direct and frequent access to Vista Outdoors Senior Leadership Team, CEO, and Board.

This position reports to our VP, Strategy Development and allows you the flexibility to work from your home office.

As an Analyst, Strategy and Corporate Development, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Support Vista Outdoor’s Long Range Strategy Planning Process, coordinating strategy development with BU leadership, supporting market and customer research, assessing, and supporting the implementation of Vista’s highest priority strategic initiatives and overall plan.

  • Provide project management, analytical support, and thought leadership for high priority initiatives such as new market entry, competitive analysis, internal operational and financial improvements, channel expansion, sales force effectiveness and pricing, international, and digital strategies.

  • Maintain Vista’s Living Strategy Dashboard and support continuous improvement of our business processes.

  • Support commercial and market due diligence on potential acquisition targets and provide analytical support for transactions, including acquisitions, mergers, and divestitures, and manage key internal advisors, professional advisors, and ecosystem partners.

  • Develop, build, and nurture effective relationships with potential acquisition and partnership targets.

  • Prepare high-quality presentations in support of Strategy and M&A projects.

  • Independently develop analysis and research that can be utilized to drive better and faster decision making.

  • Present analysis, findings, and recommendations to senior leadership.

  • Be a thought partner to BU leaders, executives, and the Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development.

You have:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics, or related business field.

  • 1-3 years in management consulting, corporate development, private equity, transaction advisory services, or investment banking.

  • Demonstrated experience in strategic due diligence, research, and analysis.

  • Demonstrated ability to creatively problem solve while under high pressure and deal with ambiguity.

  • Self-starter and ability to manage an independent work process.

  • High-quality written and spoken communication skills and skill with numbers/analytics.

  • Advanced proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Must organize/prioritize work, manage multiple tasks and projects and function effectively as a team member.

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, gear discounts and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

Our Postings are not intended for distribution to or use in any jurisdiction, country or territory where such distribution or use would violate local law or would subject us to any regulations in another jurisdiction, country or territory. We reserve the right to limit our Postings in any jurisdiction, country or territory.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

At this time, Vista Outdoor is closely monitoring the developments on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) COVID-19 workplace rule regarding COVID-19 vaccination or testing. You will not be asked any questions regarding these items during application.

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