Merger and Acquisition Assistant

Term: Full Time

Category: Office Staff

Competition #: 19-203

Rubicon Pharmacies is currently accepting resumes for a full-time Merger and Acquisition Assistant.  Join our dynamic and growing retail pharmacy organization, which has over 100 locations across Western Canada! This position will work out of the Regina Office and must be willing to travel across Western Canada as required.

As a member of the Corporate Development team, you work collaboratively across functions (including Executive, Operations, Finance and Human Resources) to assist in identifying and evaluating acquisition opportunities. You understand the industry landscape and regional nuances, and provide the management team with the needed insight to drive intelligent, sound decision-making. With an air of humility, you bring strong quantitative skills, strategic thinking and sound business judgment, along with the ability to think about what is and what could be.

Relationship building across our store network as well as with candidates is a critical function of this role.  Applicants should also possess superior communication and customer service skills, ability to manage multiple tasks or projects at one time, and blend well as part of a team.




OBJECTIVE: Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Merger and Acquisition Assistant drives Rubicon’s growth by identifying exciting and strategic acquisition opportunities across existing and future markets – and then working to make them happen. Focusing on merger-and-acquisition, investment, scouting, strategy, and integration, we're dedicated to identifying the business opportunities of tomorrow.  We drive team decisions, lead negotiations, and help run post-acquisition integration and performance evaluation.



  • Identify and engage potential M&A opportunities via personal and event networking, industry meet-ups, cold outreach and industry research.
  • Build a continuously flowing pipeline of viable acquisition targets, always focusing on relationship and long-term fit versus a transactional focus.
  • Understand and stay current on various regional markets, industry trends, competitive landscape, and business development efforts; leverage this knowledge to help evaluate opportunities.
  • Build connections and relationships with industry experts.
  • Structure complex problems, gather and analyze massive amounts of information expeditiously, and deliver insights and recommendations to Rubicon’s executive team.
  • Use Customer Relationship Management tool to compile and consolidate data in an orderly fashion, relating to individual acquisition targets and the acquisition pipeline.
  • Coordinate activities related to monitoring risks and ensuring regulatory compliance for acquisition candidates with Legal, Risk, Compliance and/or Audit as required.
  • Represent Rubicon at transaction closings, attend and chair client meetings and presentations and prepare related relevant documentation to support the attraction, retention and expansion of acquisition candidate relationships. 




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business, or combination of equivalent relevant experience and education.
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in a business development, acquisition, or analysis role.
  • Ability to negotiate business contracts and build a trustful relationship.
  • Strong communication skills. 
  • Possess valid drivers’ license.
  • Must have availability to travel.