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Huron Consulting Group Corporate Development Associate, Corporate in Chicago, Illinois

The Opportunity

Huron is redefining what a global consulting organization can be. Advancing new ideas every day to build even stronger clients, individuals and communities. We’re helping our clients find new ways to drive growth, enhance business performance and sustain leadership in the markets they serve. And, we’re developing strategies and implementing solutions that enable the transformative change they need to own their future.

As a member of the Huron corporate team, you’ll help to evolve our business model to stay ahead of market forces, industry trends and client needs. Our accounting, finance, human resources, IT, legal, marketing and facilities management professionals work collaboratively to support Huron’s collective strategies and enable real transformation to produce sustainable business results.

Join our team and create your future

Position Summary

Huron’s Corporate Development team focuses on identifying, evaluating, engaging and integrating acquisitions and third-party strategic alliance candidates to support the Company’s growth strategy. Among others, recent completed transactions include the acquisition of GG+A (philanthropy advisory), Roundtable Analytics (healthcare predictive analytics), Customer Evolution (customer relationship management software advisory), AIMDATA (data management), and Perception Health (healthcare data and predictive analytics).

The Corporate Development Associate will report to the Corporate Vice President of Corporate Development and collaborate with Huron’s senior leadership team to execute the Company’s corporate development initiatives. The Corporate Development Associate will be responsible for supporting the identification of industry trends. They will support the evaluation and execution of new acquisitions, spin-offs, third-party alliances and joint ventures across Huron’s industries and capabilities. This position offers opportunities to work closely with internal cross-functional stakeholders to influence Huron’s growth strategy.



• Develop strong knowledge of our competitive ecosystem and deliver insightful analyses of market opportunities to inform our M&A and alliance strategy

• Conduct market analysis and company-specific research

• Work with the Corporate Development team on the evaluation of potential opportunities, including the analysis of markets, business plans, and financials

• Support the identification of potential acquisition and partnership candidates

• Provide day-to-day support for transactions, including with respect to analysis, due diligence and integration

• Collaborate with internal cross-functional teams to execute due diligence, onboarding and integration of acquisition and third-party alliance candidates, including interfacing with legal, finance, accounting, HR and other departments to ensure seamless deal execution

• Support post-integration teams to identify and realize deal synergies

• Effectively build and maintain effective relationships with colleagues from across the organization and other external stakeholders


• 3+ years of experience in corporate development, investment banking, private equity, strategy or management consulting

• Demonstrated project management skills and experience in managing multiple projects of competing priority and display the ability to reallocate resources when needed

• Superior problem-solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual rigor and analytical capabilities and experience

• Exceptional attention to detail

• Excellent communication and presentation skills, including strong oral and written communication skills

• Ability to work independently and organize, plan, coordinate and manage multiple workstreams simultaneously

• Collaborative work style with ability to effectively interact with and earn trust of peers and senior management across the organization

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience



The estimated base salary range for this job is $70,000 - $100,000. The range represents a good faith estimate of the range that Huron reasonably expects to pay for this job at the time of the job posting. The actual salary paid to an individual will vary based on multiple factors, including but not limited to specific skills or certifications, years of experience, market changes, and required travel. This job is also eligible to participate in Huron’s annual incentive compensation program, which reflects Huron’s pay for performance philosophy. Inclusive of annual incentive compensation opportunity, the total estimated compensation range for this job is $80,500 - $115,000. The job is also eligible to participate in Huron’s benefit plans which include medical, dental and vision coverage and other wellness programs. The salary range information provided is in accordance with applicable state and local laws regarding salary transparency that are currently in effect and may be implemented in the future.

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United States of America

Huron Consulting Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage to employees and dependents; a 401(k) plan with a generous employer match; an employee stock purchase plan; a generous Paid Time Off policy; and paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Our Wellness Program supports employee total well-being by providing free annual health screenings and coaching, bank at work, and on-site workshops, as well as ongoing programs recognizing major events in the lives of our employees throughout the year. All benefits and programs are subject to applicable eligibility requirements.

Huron is fully committed to providing equal employment opportunity to job applicants and employees in recruitment, hiring, employment, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, training, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Huron will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, religion, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, creed, citizenship or any other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we do business. We endeavor to maintain a drug-free workplace.