Business Development Senior Manager, Corporate Development - Japan

  • Location:
    Tokyo, Kanto, Japan
  • Area of Interest
    Business Strategy and Operations
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    *None
  • Job Id
    1214732
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What You'll Do

Reporting to the APJ Head of Corporate Development, you will lead our Corporate Development activities in Japan. This is a multi-dimensional role that will require an understanding of the global tech industry landscape and the tech startup ecosystem in JAPAN, understanding Cisco’s growth strategy and using this to give to Cisco Japan’s inorganic growth strategy through Venture Investments, M&A, IBAs or JVs.

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

  • Partnering closely with the Cisco Japan leader and Product organizations
  • Understanding the tech, startup and investment/deals landscape in Japan. Developing views into specific market and technology segments by working with startups, customers, partners, regional leaders and Cisco business units
  • Evolving the overall inorganic strategy for Japan and an investment thesis and then sourcing investments pipeline and potential partners for IBA/Joint Ventures
  • Building the business case to execute transactions
  • Leading due diligence on investment and acquisition opportunities working closely with Corporate Finance, Corporate Legal, Cisco BUs and other cross functional teams.
  • Representing Cisco on the Boards of portfolio companies and driving the Cisco – portfolio company partnership.

You are expected to bring thought leadership and influencing capabilities as they work internally within Cisco and with the external ecosystem and portfolio companies.

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 confirmed leadership capabilities and the ability to operate successfully in an unstructured environment.

Who You'll Work With

The Corporate Development team in the Asia Pacific and Japan 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 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.

Who You Are

You should ideally have an MBA from a Tier 1 business school. You should have a strong interest and passion for the technology industry and the impact technology is creating as an enabler across various verticals. You have led a function and have a deal execution track record in tech industry. A senior professional from the VC, Corporate VC or I-Banking industry who also has strategy and business experience and strong exposure to the tech industry is ideal.

You are:

  • Self-starter able to drive and influence things in unstructured and structured environments working across multi-country teams
  • Strong experience in venture capital or i-banking, Corporate Strategy/Consulting in leadership positions with a deep understanding of the VC/Investments Industry
  • Minimum 2 years of transactional experience in Investments and/or Acquisition
  • Strong executive presence and leadership potential
  • Strong analytical and financial skills to work on complex financial models with minimum supervision
  • Strong industry background/network in the tech and startup ecosystem in Japan
  • Skills to prepare and present Investment cases for review by the Investment Committee.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English and Japanese

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking 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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We connect everything - people, process, data and things. We innovate everywhere to create fresh ideas and possibilities. We make a meaningful difference that will benefit everyone - our people, our customers and the world around us.

Our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. But our edge doesn't come from technology. It comes from our people. We're looking for the kind of people who take smart risks, thrive in diverse environments, inspire their colleagues, and are committed to having an impact on the world. Whether you create technology solutions that redefine business or build connections that strengthen the community, you can make it happen at Cisco!

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