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Corporate Development Manager MBA (Intern) M&A and Venture Investments United States

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113
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Who We Are 

Ciscos Corporate Development team drives Cisco's long-term growth strategy through acquisitions and venture capital investments. The team dedicatedly sources new opportunities, develops strategic perspectives on creative market segments, completes M&A transactions and actively handles VC investments. Cisco is looking to add a few rare team members to grow its organization and support the companys continued growth. Managers are an integral part of the deal team and will lead/support a wide range of activities. 


What You'll Do 

  • You will identify and evaluate strategic investment and acquisition opportunities 
  • You will develop an outside-in view on market trends and shifts which impact Cisco and our customers 
  • You will be able to understand industry landscapes, conduct market analysis and perform company benchmarking 
  • You will help build the business case and model returns in close partnership with business unit leaders 
  • You will negotiate deal-terms, lead strategic execution, and manage all stages of due diligence 
  • You will work collaboratively across functional teams (i.e. engineering, finance, integration, legal, HR, tax) to drive timelines and execute on transactions 
  • You will provide senior executives with necessary insight to drive intelligent, informed decision-making 

Who You'll Work With 

Cisco is a leading high-tech company that delivers the network that powers the Internet and offers Enterprise, Data Center, Service Provider, Collaboration, Cloud, Security, IoT, and Analytics platforms. Cisco Investments/Corporate Development is responsible for global M&A and venture investments. We are consistently one of the most active acquisition and investment teams in technology. Our global team includes more than 40 deal professionals and portfolio development specialists with deep market and technology expertise, and we have a local presence in major geographies, including the US, Europe, Israel, China, India and Singapore. As an active investor for over 20 years, Cisco Investments has invested in hundreds of companies across different segments and helped them build to successful IPOs or acquisitions. We have an active portfolio of >$2B with direct investments around the world, and we hold Limited Partner positions in over 45 funds globally. With an active portfolio of over 120 companies and having completed 217 acquisitions, the team has unparalleled experience and visibility across the tech industry. 


Who You Are 

  • You should be entering your final year of studies towards an MBA degree during the summer of the internship
  • Experience in corporate development, investment banking, management consulting or venture capital/private equity 
  • Demonstrated interest in enterprise technology and familiarity with Cisco products 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, standout colleague and ability to drive impact across teams 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills 
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, including experience building financial models and valuing companies 
  • Intellectually curious thinker, highly motivated, adaptable and a mature standout colleague 

Why Cisco 

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all. 

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box! 

But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.) 

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward. 

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! 




Cisco COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.
Posted: 2022-09-05 Expires: 2022-12-24
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