Business Development Analyst

Saudi Aramco

Title:  Business Development Analyst


Job Req ID:  7451



Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world’s largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


We are seeking a Business Development Analyst to join the Transactions Center of Excellence (TCOE).  TCOE is responsible for providing transaction execution advisory to insure quality and excellence in executing both core and non-core corporate transactions from the origination process through to the ongoing portfolio management until the successful exit of the investment. 

Duties & Responsibilities

The Business Development Analyst primary role is to support the screening, planning, development, and execution of new business ventures by applying extensive knowledge in the area of business development and formation of commercial entities. The Business Development Analyst independently evaluates new business proposals and participates in the development of new business ventures. The Analyst also extends support beyond business analysis and planning and may be involved in the structuring and negotiation of deals to achieve final deal closure.

Responsibilities for transactions include but not limited to:
Commercial due diligence
Economic evaluation 
Pre-gate compliance assurance
Commercial deal structuring
Negotiation strategy 
Sensitivity analysis
Governance structuring
Exit strategies
Post transaction setup and readiness plans
Portfolio management
Board of director preparations
Performance & KPI reporting
IPO / exit readiness & assessments  

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration from a recognized and approved program. An advanced degree such as Masters of Business Administration or a relevant charter such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) is preferred. 

Minimum of eight to ten years of experience in commercial or business development, investment banking, management consulting & advisory; preferably with at least three to five years in investment / portfolio management.

Work Experience – candidates from these sources would be the primary target 
Investment banking – valuation or buy/sell side analyst, customer facing and in the front office (not back office staff or experience in exchange / commodities trading or risk)  
Management consulting – analyst / associate with experience in company strategy, post transaction setup, joint ventures and business optimization
Business development / mergers & acquisitions at NOC or IOC or at a major corporation
Private equity – buy / sell side with valuation experience & portfolio/investment management 
Venture capital – buy / sell side with valuation experience & portfolio/investment management

Skills – candidate should have skills in a many of these areas
Investment portfolio management
Joint venture / affiliate coordination and support
Buy / sell side transactions
Business development / mergers & acquisitions
Company valuation
Financial modeling
Strategy development
Post transaction setup & readiness
Transaction management and oversight
Business optimization 
Solid understanding of business model
Experience with risks analysis, reporting and risks dashboards
Understanding of portfolio management principles
Solid understanding of accounting fundamentals and financial statements
A degree in finance, Business; MBA preferred

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.



Country/Region:  SA

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