Analyst, Corporate Development APJ

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What You'll Do

About Cisco Corporate Development: This team is responsible for global M&A, Venture Investments, Investment Backed Alliances (IBAs) & Joint Ventures (JVs). We are an active investor with more than 40 investment professionals with deep market and technology expertise located in major geographies, including the US, Europe, Israel, China, Japan, Australia, Singapore and India. Over the last 20 years, Cisco Investments has invested in hundreds of companies across different segments and helped them build to successful IPOs or acquisitions. We currently have an active portfolio of $2B with over 100 direct investments around the world, and we also hold Limited Partner positions in over 40 funds globally. Having invested in over 150 companies and completed more than 190 acquisitions, the team has unparalleled experience and visibility across the high tech industry.

You will be part of Corporate Development team in Asiapac and Japan (APJ) and assist the senior team in the region with market and project related research, financial modeling and preparation of business cases. You will report directly to the Head of Corporate Development for APJ based in Singapore while supporting 3 other senior leaders on the team. This is a multi-dimensional role, that will require amongst other things strong financial modeling skills, a research oriented mindset, an understanding of the tech industry landscape and the tech startup ecosystem and require you to learn Cisco’s growth strategy.

The overall work will include inorganic strategy planning as well as helping with deal execution, working with cross-functional teams during the process. Some of the specific activities will include:

  • Working closely with the MD, Director and Senior Managers on the Corp BD APJ team
  • Understanding the tech, startup and investment/deals landscape in APJ. Bringing well researched views into specific market and technology segments leveraging the tools available on the team and personal initiative
  • Financial modeling skills and understanding of fundamentals of finance
  • Assisting with building out Pitch decks

Other critical strengths for the role could be: (1) operational, strategy consulting, or deal experience within the technology market, (2) understanding of market disruptions and emerging technology trends, (3) strong communication and analytical skills, and (4) ability to operate successfully in an unstructured, team-oriented environment.

Who You'll Work With

The Corporate Development team in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region is responsible for strategic investments, acquisitions and IBAs/JVs to both capture innovation from the region and to fuel the growth of Cisco across APJ. The team focuses on several growth verticals for each geography within APJ as well as key enterprise technology priority areas such as Mobility, Security, Video, Collaboration, Data Center & Cloud, Analytics, Core Routing & Switching, and the IOT apart from others. The team is part of the worldwide Chief Strategy Office organization and collaborates locally and globally with key stakeholders within Cisco – notably APJ Regional Leadership and multiple business units of Cisco.

Who You Are

The candidate should ideally be an MBA from a Tier 1 business school with an undergraduate engineering degree. The person should have a strong interest and passion for the technology industry and the impact technology is creating as an enabler across various verticals. Strategy/consulting experience and/or investment experience in the tech sector will be a plus.

The ideal candidate will be:

·       Self-starter who has the ability to drive and influence things in unstructured and structured environments working across multi-country teams

·       Experience in venture capital or I-banking, Corporate Strategy/Consulting and/or business experience in the tech sector

·       Strong analytical and financial skills to work on complex financial models

·       Skills to assist in preparation of Investment cases for review by the Investment Committee.

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers. We Are Cisco.

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