Principal Mergers and Acquisitions Analyst

Region: Americas
Location: Woburn MA

Advertising Date: Thu 06 January 2022

Sirtex Medical is a global healthcare business with offices in Boston, Sydney, Germany, and Singapore, working to improve outcomes in people with cancer. Our current lead product is a targeted radiation therapy for liver cancer called SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres. More than 100,000 doses have been supplied to treat patients with liver cancer at more than 1,300 medical centers in over 50 countries. We are a fast growing, dynamic organization.

This role will directly support the Business Development team to ensure successful execution of inorganic transactions. Candidate will lead and assist across all stages of the business development lifecycle and must have strong financial modeling experience to perform due diligence on potential acquisition targets.  Will also provide strategic financial insight to the management team through financial projections, modeling, and forecasting.  Must have ability to work in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision and show good initiative to be successful in this role at the company. 

This is an on-site position based in the Woburn MA office and the employee will be required to work in the office on a regular basis.


  • Directly supporting the business development team to identify, prioritize and execute M&A and other business development transactions from start to finish
  • Partner with and support the Business Development team and other functions in the execution of complex M&A projects, corporate strategy, and deal analysis
  • Lead the execution of mid-sized M&A projects
  • Developing complex valuation and financial analyses (DCF, market multiples assessment, impact to Sirtex financials, etc.)
  • Assisting and managing due diligence processes, including project management
  • Developing business case materials and presentations to support internal reviews
  • Supporting deal negotiations, and participating in discussions with targets and their advisors
  • Supporting legal documentation, including coordinating contracts and closing transactions
  • Performing research and industry benchmarking using various databases and sources (equity research, FactSet, etc.)
  • Strategy Formation – Support annual and long-term strategy development
    • Organize suitable forums to create strategy narrative
    • Conduct market / competitor analysis to establish market size and shares, monitor competitive behavior incl. investment, M&A and other
    • Prepare financial projections including required investments and revenues/costs/profits per business development project
  • Strategy Execution – Support efforts to communicate the regional strategy across the organization
    • Identify strategic topics and prioritize based on value and strategic alignment
    • Manage monthly strategic topic updates including reporting to senior management, tracking project results (opportunities, issues, risks)
    • Support selected strategic project managers in their implementation efforts (
    • For selected strategic projects, establish business plans and a detailed integrated project plan to execute and track progress against
  • Maintain highest levels of internal and external confidentiality.
  • Undergo all formal Training Events as may be Directed from time-to-time.
  • Observe and Comply with all Sirtex Corporate
  • Work within, and ensure adherence to Quality System procedures, work instructions and other Quality System requirements.
  • Work within, and ensure adherence to Health, Safety and Environment Management System procedures, instructions, and other Quality System requirements.
  • Work within, and ensure adherence to Health, Safety and Environment Management System procedures, instructions, and other

Educational Prerequisites and Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, Engineering or Mathematics preferred.; Master’s/MBA degree desired
  • Experience in Pharma/Biotech/Medical Device industry
  • At least 5 years of experience in the field of strategy / business development, investment banking including prior experience with due diligence
  • Strong analytical skills, profound understanding of financial statements
  • Strong financial modeling and analytical skills, detail oriented
  • Ability to organize, facilitate and/or manage a pipeline of different projects
  • Able to deal with ambiguity
  • Strategic, big-picture thinking backed by a deep focus on the detail-oriented requirements
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, strong project management skills
  • Possess superior organization, management, and analytical skills, with the ability to prioritize assignments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, an energetic, proactive, flexible individual who can work independently and as a team player, with high integrity and ethics in all dealings.
  • Open to learning, enthused by the day and resilient with a sense of humor.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Perseverance and ability to inspire others without having hierarchical influence
  • Working proficiency in Mandarin is beneficial
  • Ability to organize, facilitate and/or manage a pipeline of different projects
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.

Conditions of Employment

  • Sirtex Medical has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy effective November 1, 2021 requiring the COVID 19 vaccination for all employees.  In accordance with Sirtex’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.
  • Individuals seeking an exemption from this requirement for medical or religious reasons should complete a request for accommodation form and submit the form to the human resources department.

What you can expect from Sirtex

If you have the right skills and experience and want to work for a company making a real difference to the quality of people’s lives, Sirtex will offer the right candidate:

  • Diverse and flexible employment and working arrangements to achieve the optimum balance between work and personal responsibilities and objectives
  • A working culture of respect, diversity and performance to help facilitate an inclusive culture
  • Attractive compensation and benefit packages which are practical, robust, fair and equitable
  • A place to grow through career development and training opportunities
  • Challenging work to continue to develop new and better ways to improve clinical outcomes for oncology treatment around the world
  • Physical requirements include: sitting, walking, standing for prolonged amount of time, possible exposure to radiation.


To apply, please click the apply button or email your cover letter and resume to Human Resources at

Sirtex is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Disabled/Vets



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Effective May 7, 2021, SIR-Spheres will have the following indication for use:
SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres are indicated for the treatment of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and unresectable metastatic liver tumors from primary colorectal cancer in patients refractory to or intolerant of chemotherapy.

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