Senior Manager -Corporate Development, Japan

  • Location:
    Tokyo, Kanto, Japan
  • Area of Interest
    Business Strategy and Operations
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

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.

Your overall work will include inorganic strategy planning as well as deal sourcing and execution, working with and driving cross functional teams during the process. 

You will:

  • Collaborate closely with the Cisco Japan leader and Product organizations
  • Understand 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
  • Evolve the overall inorganic strategy for Japan and an investment thesis and then sourcing investments pipeline and potential partners for IBA/Joint Ventures
  • Build the business case to execute transactions
  • Lead due diligence on investment and acquisition opportunities working closely with Corporate Finance, Corporate Legal, Cisco BUs and other functional teams.
  • Represent 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:

  • operational, strategy consulting, or deal experience within the technology market,
  • understanding of market disruptions and emerging technology trends,
  • 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. We focus 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. We are 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 real 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. You are 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
  • Minimum 3 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 IT industry
  • Skills to prepare and present Investment cases for review by the Investment Committee.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English and Japanese

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their different talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

We connect everything – people, process, data and things – and we use those connections to change our world for the better.

We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.

We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status