Director Corporate Development

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Business Strategy and Operations
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id
What You'll Do
Cisco Investments & Corporate Development is the strategy, venture investment and M&A team within Cisco Systems. Its charter is to define corporate strategy 1-3 years out and accelerate company growth through venture investments and acquisitions. We make VC investments, acquire companies, and advise our executives on the most important strategic decisions for growth and innovation.

Who You'll Work With
As one of the most active corporate venture investment and corporate development teams, this group actively manages a venture investment portfolio of over $2B and has led over 175 acquisitions. The small team is a strong mix of technology, strategy, and transactional expertise. This individual will join a team focused on cloud, infrastructure software, and big data. They will work closely with Cisco product teams in the cloud and software business units as well as cross-functional leaders across the company.

Who You Are
The Corporate Development Director is responsible for leading acquisitions and investments for Cisco as well as guiding the strategy underlying these projects. This individual will work closely with Cisco product teams in the cloud and software business units as well as cross-functional leaders across the company.
* Source investment and acquisition opportunities in relevant areas
* Develop market landscapes and overviews of startups and incumbent players and understand internal initiatives
* Understand market and technology trends and serve as a good partner to business unit teams
* Analyze investment and acquisition opportunities and identify key drivers and commercial assumptions
* Financially model various structures and expected returns
* Prepare and present investment and acquisition cases for review by key stakeholders
* Leading due diligence on investment and acquisition opportunities
* Structure and negotiate transactions
Our Minimum Qualifications for the Role Are:
* Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in the technology industry with relevant experience in software, cloud, and/or big data markets
* Familiarity with a deal-oriented process and environment, along with some experience in product management, marketing, or engineering
* Strong communication skills to work with senior executives across various business units and global theaters
* Structured thinker with analytical and financial skills to work on complex financial transactions with minimal supervision

Our Desired Skills Are:
* MBA from a top school preferred, along with an undergraduate degree in a quantitative field

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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