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Senior Director, Strategic Development

Aquatic Informatics

Aquatic Informatics

Sales & Business Development
Waltham, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Imagine a world where everyone has access to clean water, safe food and medicines, and trusted essential goods.

That is the tomorrow Veralto is creating today. Veralto is a $4.8B global leader in essential technology solutions. Our industry-leading companies are building on a long-established legacy of innovation and customer trust to create a safer, cleaner, more vibrant future. Veralto’s Product Quality and Innovation companies—Esko, Linx, Pantone, Videojet, and X-Rite—help protect the world’s food, medicine, and essentials by enabling customers to track and authenticate the billions of goods that travel the global supply chain every day. And our Water Quality companies—Aquatic Informatics, ChemTreat, Hach, McCrometer, OTT HydroMet, Sea-Bird Scientific, Trojan Technologies, and XOS—help customers manage, treat, purify, and protect the global water supply, from municipal and wastewater treatment facilities to lakes, rivers, watersheds, and oceans.

Veralto is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, with 300+ locations worldwide. Our global team of 16,000 associates is guided by the Veralto Enterprise System and united by a powerful purpose: Safeguarding the World’s Most Vital Resources™.

About The Role

Veralto is looking for a Senior Director of Strategic Development to contribute to the corporate strategic direction for the new ~$5B enterprise. Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of Strategy & Sustainability and working with various strategic partners across the Groups and the wider Veralto Strategy and Corporate Development organization, this highly visible role is instrumental in shaping the strategic direction and inorganic growth trajectory of the enterprise and driving shareholder value.

Your Responsibilities

The Senior Director of Strategic Development will help define strategic direction and inorganic priorities for Veralto. This role has the opportunity to significantly impact the company through strategically attractive acquisitions that will deliver strong returns on capital.

This position is part of the wider M&A and strategy team and will be located on-site in Boston with flexible working arrangements for the right candidate.

Your Experience

You will:

  • Learn established processes for market work and deal execution from long-tenured colleagues at Veralto and be a steward of process improvement through VES (Veralto Enterprise System)
  • Become the expert on unfamiliar markets through primary, proprietary market work
  • Partner with operating company presidents and strategy leaders across the segments to inform and support the development of coherent Group and corporate strategic plans
  • Design workshops and convene thought leaders and subject matter experts to advance strategic initiatives for the new enterprise
  • Simplify complex topics and communicate the business levers that define winning and losing in adjacent and unfamiliar markets

Your Attributes

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • 6+ years evaluating the market attractiveness and strategic fit of new businesses/markets/domains
  • 2-3 years in a top-tier consulting firm or equivalent experience focused on market analysis and/or growth/strategy commercial projects
  • Undergraduate degree in software engineering or other technical discipline and top tier MBA required
  • Substantial experience and/or formal education that has allowed the development of a deep understanding of a domain and/or industry resulting in key customer insights and empathy
  • 2-3 years’ experience executing in a non-consulting role in regulated markets

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Line management in a relevant sector/domain to our Veralto businesses or adjacent industries
  • Participated in 2-3 closed outside or inside diligence projects
  • Previous experience or exposure to regulatory, government, or external affairs


The below range reflects the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future. An associate’s position within the salary range will be based on several factors, including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, any collective bargaining agreements, and business or organizational needs.

The compensation range for this role is $230,000 - $300,000 USD per year. This job is also eligible for Bonus Pay.

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Veralto Corporation and all Veralto Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation.

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