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Southfield, MI, US

Director, Capital Markets


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.




The Capital Markets Director will be responsible for global corporate capital market activities, including capital planning and execution, liquidity, bank relations, pensions, and rating agency relationships among others.  Reporting to Vice President and Assistant Treasurer as a member of the global finance leadership team, Director of Capital Markets will also work very closely with the global treasury teams and other various functions to ensure sufficient liquidity for the continued growth of the business.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Lead the capital markets team, coach, and develop team members, and foster a positive and proactive team-oriented environment
  • Provide recommendations and develop strategies of capital structure plan, as well as assess the appropriateness of capital structure targets over time
  • Lead all bond refinancing activities including managing cross-functional internal and external teams, negotiations of offering documents, marketing, pre-issuance hedging and execution/closing
  • Responsible for the negotiation, execution, and management of Lear’s unsecured syndicated credit agreement; including quarterly covenant compliance
  • Coordinate with regional treasury teams to ensure appropriate levels of liquidity are available in each legal entity and joint-venture; implement bi-lateral working capital facility when appropriate
  • Collaborate with global tax department and regional treasury teams on internal capital structure and cash repatriation initiatives (i.e. dividends, capital reductions, capitalizations, inter-company financings and overall restructuring)
  • Perform ad hoc scenario analysis to determine liquidity in various business situation
  • Develop and manage relationships with the bank group, including internal reporting on wallet allocations across bank services provided to the Company
  • Treasury lead for due diligence on all M&A activities, including acquisitions and divestures
  • Provide recommendations on capital allocation and shareholder distribution strategies, manage corporate share repurchase program and quarterly dividends
  • Oversite of all pensions including management of de-risking and strategic initiates
  • Review and support quarterly earnings, as well as 10Q/10K footnote disclosures for debt and pensions / research, understand financial statement implications for all treasury initiatives, and prepare related technical accounting memos
  • Challenge policies/procedures considering continued growth, industry pressure, and market tools. Continuously benchmark policies/procedures to provide best-in-class capital markets team while maintaining a strong control environment.
  • Work extensively with other functional groups and within treasury, providing analytical support as needed to meet department goals and objectives.
  • Interface with the financial markets remaining current on economic statistics/news/events which impact the financial markets, developing and maintaining relationships with bank counterparts and applying acquired market information to company's situation.



Your Qualifications:

  • Solid foundation in fundamental financial principals and ability to conceptualize practical application of them to company's unique situation.
  • Highly motivated individual with a strong track record in financial analysis
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance (MBA or Master’s degree preferred)
  • Broad finance and accounting skills with 8+ years of progressive experience with large multinational companies 
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving, negotiation, research, presentation, and organization skills
  • Experience in Treasury with a focus in Capital Markets and/or Risk Management
  • Self-starter, ability to manage a project from inception to completion
  • Highly organized and works well under pressure / tight deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with leadership abilities
  • Ability to effectively build relationships with internal and external partners




Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.


Nearest Major Market: Detroit