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Director, Corporate Development


Director, Corporate Development, Dublin

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Date: 18 Jun 2024

Location: Dublin, IE, IE

Company: Allied Irish Bank

Role Title: Director, Corporate Development

Location: 10 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2

This role is being offered on a permanent, full-time basis.

About the Role:

An exciting opportunity to join as a Director to AIB Group’s Corporate Development team, who are responsible for completing M&A transactions (acquisitions, joint ventures, divestments) on behalf of the Bank in line with the Group’s strategy.

Recent successful transactions completed by the team over the past 3 years include:

    • Acquisition of Goodbody Stockbrokers
    • Acquisition of the €4.2bn performing corporate and commercial loan book from Ulster Bank
    • Acquisition of the €5.7bn portfolio of performing tracker mortgages from Ulster Bank
    • Joint Venture with Canada Life / Great West Life Co.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Play an integral role in critically assessing and executing strategic investment opportunities which are aligned with AIB's group strategy.
  • Take a lead role in the management and co-ordination of a cross functional due diligence process to assess risk / return probabilities of a Transaction.
  • Build trust and co-operation by two-way engagement with internal and external stakeholders who will assist with transaction processes.
  • Demonstrates strong capabilities in negotiating Transaction contracts.
  • Prepare and present investment approval papers, briefing papers, presentations, etc. to relevant decision authorities as required for transactions.
  • Assist with developing and managing pipeline opportunities through external networking and partnering with AIB business leaders.

You will need to show us that you can/have:

  • Proven and relevant technical experinece in M&A (Corporate Finance / Transaction Services / Equity Investing). 
  • Strong analytical / financial modelling background and commercial awareness.
  • Extensive communication skills (written and verbal) at C-suite level (Board / Executive Committees).
  • Strong relationship and cross functional stakeholder management skills.
  • Proven track record of project delivery against challenging objectives and timelines.
  • Track record of leading and motivating a team of people in pursuit of demanding goals.
  • Life at AIB

    At AIB, we have a clear purpose - Empowering people to build a sustainable future. We want to be at the heart of our customers’ financial lives by giving them an exceptional experience. That goes for our employees too. We are building a culture that breaks the conventions of what our customer and employees expect of a bank.

    We are committed to offering our colleagues choice and flexibility in how we work and live. Our hybrid working model enables our people to balance their time between working from home and their designated office, subject to their role, the needs of our customers and business requirements. More details on our hybrid working arrangements and expected office attendance for your role will be provided to you during the recruitment process.

    AIB is an equal opportunities employer, and we pride ourselves on being the first bank in Ireland to receive the Investors in Diversity Gold Standard accreditation from the Irish Centre for Diversity. We celebrate diversity and believe in a culture of inclusion where all our employees can succeed. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees. Should you have a reasonable accommodation request please email the Talent Acquisition team at

    If you feel you have what it takes, click apply and fill in the online application form. If you would like more information please contact the Talent Acquisition Team at

    By when? Closing date is Tuesday 9th July 2024


    Unsolicited CV’s sent to AIB by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this position. AIB operates a direct sourcing model and where agency assistance is required, the Talent Acquisition team will engage directly with our recruitment partners.

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