Sr Manager, M&A and Business Development

  • Location:
    San Francisco, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Pre Sales and Product Management
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
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Who We Are

Cisco’s Cloud and Network Security (CNS) business is comprised of a group of hard-working, resourceful , and creative people who are determined to reinvent the security industry with endless innovation, extraordinary research and unrivaled products and services. We are intently focused on building products that are simple to use and easy to manage. We seek bright, committed team members who are excited about contributing to a company with a vibrant and outstanding culture.

What We Do

Cisco’s Cloud and Network Security (CNS) organization is one of our fast-growing business units focused on evolving the networking and security landscape and leading the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) movement. The Chief Strategy Office within Cloud and Network Security is focused on the vision and longer-term planning for our organization. The Chief Strategy Office consists of experts and leaders across business strategy, product strategy, technology, UX, and data science and works collaboratively with various teams across the Cloud Security business.

What You’ll Do

Do you like combining both your creative and analytical abilities to tackle sophisticated problems? The Chief Strategy Office within Cisco’s Cloud and Network Security business unit is looking to hire a Senior Manager. As a Senior Manager in our Chief Strategy Office, you will partner with UX, Product Strategy and Technology leaders within the team as well as leaders across the business to help guide our M&A Strategy.

As one of the key groups within the Chief Strategy Office, the Business Development Organization will be responsible for:

  • Developing a build, buy, partner framework to help guide the M&A Strategy for Cisco’s Cloud & Network Security business
  • Maintaining our M&A Pipeline of potential targets for acquisitions alongside key activities
  • Standing up strategic partnerships and measuring their success
  • Developing financial models in close partnership with leaders across the Security Business Group and Corporate Development to evaluate specific targets
  • Developing a point of view on our driven positioning

As a Senior Manager leading this team, you’ll mentor talented individual contributors in a highly varied and dynamic environment.

Who You Are

Someone that brings:

  • Significant experience and deep understanding of SaaS businesses, pitfalls, and standard methodologies
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience working with cross-functional teams to ensure effective decision making
  • Highly analytical thinking and an ability to solve complex problems
  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills – extensive experience with presenting data-supported business cases top executives
  • Fun, highly upbeat personality; great teammate that works well in collaborative situations

Professional Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience as a people leader with a strong record of impactful results
  • Several years of experience in a premier consulting firm, corporate strategy function, or similar
  • Experience leading an M&A function
  • Knowledge of Cisco’s portfolio and business a strong plus
  • MBA degree from a world class institution
  • Quantitative undergraduate degree (e.g. business, finance, economics, science, engineering, or a related 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 leaders with vision, tech enthusiasts and pop culture connoisseurs. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

We are an award-winning company voted at the top of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies To Work several years in a row, the recipient of SC’s Best Security Company Award and many others!

We Are Cisco.

U.S. Vaccination Requirements
Cisco requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated or have an approved religious or medical accommodation. Candidates accepting an offer must provide proof of vaccination status on their first day. If someone anticipates requesting an accommodation for this requirement, they must receive approval before the start date. Candidates receiving an offer will receive additional information about the accommodation process at the time of the offer. All offers of employment are contingent upon complying with Cisco's vaccination policy.