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Company Profile:

Direct Energy generates electricity and produces natural gas, as well as selling 
commodities and servicing the energy needs of homes and businesses in 46 U.S. 
states plus the District of Columbia and 10 Canadian provinces. We also help our 
customers save on their energy bills through energy efficiency. Located in over 50 
locations, our team of 6,000+ employees serve over 6 million residential and 
commercial customer relationships.

Direct Energy is a subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE:CNA), one of the world's leading 
integrated energy companies with over 20 million customers and 34,000 employees 
worldwide. We are committed to being the most recommended energy and services 
provider and leading the transition to a low carbon society.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Centrica Group Head of M&A the VP, Head of M&A North America 
will be responsible for the sourcing and execution of M&A and corporate development 
projects for Centrica across the Americas. The candidate will exhibit a strong client 
service mentality, providing leadership to the organization in evaluating and 
executing new investment opportunities.


An experienced corporate development professional with deep M&A experience 
gained in a comparable corporate development environment, investment banking or 
private equity.
Proven track record of leading projects and transactions and successfully executing 
in the role of internal advisor and guardian of shareholder value.
Experience in a large, complex, multi-location international enterprise.
Senior executive presence that allows the successful candidate to be credible at the 
senior management level.
Bachelors degree is required, with MBA or other post graduate degree desired.
Competencies for Success:

Corporate finance and deal-structuring acumen. Ideally, the successful candidate 
will have a corporate finance skill set with an ability to apply financial objectives to 
investment ideas. The ability to identify business development opportunities will be 
well viewed, as will proven execution and project management skills. He/she should 
have demonstrated the commercial acumen to negotiate transactions, as well as 
structure and facilitate complex transactions and/or projects.
Strong analytical skills. The successful candidate must be both extremely numerate 
and accustomed to synthesizing qualitative and often ambiguous data, with strong 
analytical skills and a natural attention to detail. He/she must have broad business 
acumen with a proven track record of using analysis to drive well-founded 
recommendations and solutions.
Outstanding influencing and relationship management skills. The Head of M&A, 
North America, must be able to quickly establish his/her credibility with senior 
executives across the North American businesses and will possess a high level of 
intellect, polish, maturity, confidence, humility and strong communication skills. 
He/she must demonstrate a track record of working at executive levels to influence 
others and build consensus and commitment to a recommended direction while 
managing multiple stakeholders. He/she must exude a natural energy and passion for 
his/her recommendations. The emphasis will be on working through influence and 
persuasion, and will have a track record of leading cross-disciplinary project teams. 
Finally, the successful candidate will be able to distil complex issues to their 
essence and to articulate a compelling case in support of hard decisions required. 
This individual will genuinely value and solicit others input and expertise.
Passion to lead Is able to lead both direct and indirect reports based on project and 
business needs. Communicates clearly, drives accountability for results and values 
and rewards behavior that is consistent with the organizational values. Is keen to 
mentor and coach team members to build the talent on the team.


Play a key role in all areas of transaction work including identifying, evaluating, 
structuring, negotiating, closing and integrating significant M&A transactions, 
working collaboratively with internal team members and select external advisors.
Lead a portfolio of diverse strategy/M&A projects to maximize the value or growth 
potential of Centrica businesses and assets, often involving the leadership of cross-
functional or cross-business unit teams.
Developing a pipeline of potential acquisition targets for our existing energy and 
services portfolio and global business units as well as identify new markets and 
geographies for Centrica to enter by tapping existing relationships with 
entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and investment banks, and through primary 
research and networking.
Leading negotiations directly and being responsible for the final definitive 
documentation of a transaction (in concert with legal).
Leading and managing a focused team of colleagues to compile research, develop 
detailed financial models, valuation scenarios for potential transactions and drive the 
execution of transactions.
Ensuring efficient and effective due diligence processes across functional disciplines 
at the company, including the proper documentation of diligence findings during the 
transaction process.
Helping drive the debate to make decisions about which transactions to pursue and 
help build the internal case for approval as necessary. Relentlessly focus on value 
creation and risk management.
Have end-to-end responsibility for transaction execution including building 
appropriate business cases, driving the internal process, valuation & analytics, 
managing diligence, deal structuring, negotiations and ensuring appropriate handoff 
for integration (if necessary). Serve as project leader to ensure a proper level of 
strategic, operational and organizational integration and alignment.
Be a leader within the Global M&A team and share responsibility for helping build and 
develop the team. Build and maintain strong collaborative internal relationships with 
(i) senior business leadership in North America and the UK; and (ii) Functional 
groups across the organization.
Be outwardly focused on the market to help build a solid pipeline of M&A 
opportunities for Centrica group. Build relationships with appropriate industry and 
professional groups (including Bankers, Private equity firms and potential industry 
targets) so that the business is always current and pro-actively engaged on the M&A 

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