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New Growth Strategy & Innovation Commercial IOT Strategic Business Development Manager

Cox Communications Inc
Atlanta, GA 30303
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*Primary Location: *6205-B Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA, USA
*Division: *Cox Communications
*Job Level: *Manager/Senior Manager
*Travel: *Yes, 25 % of the Time
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *212686
Do you love engaging with innovative technology companies and building strategic alliances? Is finding connected things to solve challenging problems in buildings, vehicles, hospitals and communities something you enjoy? Do you love working with inspirational teammates to build new things? If this sounds like you, we have the perfect opportunity for you! At Cox Communications, we are searching for a Strategic Business Development Manager. Keep reading to find out more!

Investing isnt just for venture capitalists and M&A is not just for Corporate Development. As a Strategic Business Development Manager in our New Growth Organization, youll combine the best of intrapreneurship, investing and corporate development to help Cox Communications drive growth through strategic partnerships. The New Growth & Development organization is focused on identifying and analyzing areas of future growth and plans to achieve sustained and balancedgrowth across the enterprise. The organization works to answer "whats next" for Cox and our customers. We develop growth hypotheses and test those hypothesesthrough1) skunkworks,2) investmentsin new businesses,3) traditional R&D,4) strategic partnerships,and 5) exploration ofemerging businesses. Growth opportunities are currently being incubated across a variety of adjacent business and technology sectors includingbut not limited toHealthcare, Commercial IOT, Energy,andEdge Computing.

*What Youll Do*
Curating relationships with CEOs, venture capital firms, and industry experts is more than just networking, this role will invite you to bring a myriad of skills to the table ... or coffee shop ... or desk.

This role is responsible forthe strategic business developmentofnew sources of growth at Cox Communications. You will identify high-potential companies and opportunities based on both signals ("whats trending?") and theses ("what do we believe will happen in a specific market?"). In addition, you will contribute to the diligence anddecisionmakingprocess, collaborate with the rest of the New Growth and Corporate Development team, the Mergers & Acquisitions team and interact with our portfolio of partner companies to ensure the success of our partnerships, investments, and acquisitions.

This role will be responsible for supporting the Director of IoT Strategic Business Development in the following daily duties:

* Find interesting companies and projects: Build and continuously update a set of companies to meet and projects to follow based on qualitative and quantitative signals, market theses, and a network of key relationships

* Evaluate prospective partnerships and investments: Assist in diligence efforts for specific companies we are considering partnering with or investing in, or an entire category of startups we are evaluating

* Capture key assumptions and critical uncertainties during pitches, checking references, analyzing metrics (in concert with our M&A team), creating market maps, and other tasks related to evaluating a potential investment

* Conduct due diligence, including financial assessments, analysis of go-to-market strategies, and competitive landscape

* Support business development function with external partners - targeting potential new business partnerships and alliances to work with Cox New Growth & Development teams on building adjacent growth opportunities.

* Build and develop materials for executive presentations

* Support board responsibilities for relevant investment portfolio companies

* Program manage various workstreams, communication and stakeholders across related efforts

*Whats in it for you:*
Good question. Cox believes in supporting everyone on our team, and that would include competitive pay and a busload of benefits that give you options and opportunities to grow and thrive.

* Well set you up with a *competitive salary* and load you up with some great benefits, from retirement (*a company matching 401(K)*), Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits from day one, *tuition reimbursement*, and *free internet* and other *discounted services* from Cox Communications (in certain markets).

* Were big on work-life balance, so expect some *flexible vacation days*, plus paid holidays.

* *We****re also big on inclusion* and we want you to bring your authentic self to your work. We believe in mutual respect and honoring who people are ... if you feel the same way, youve found the right place. So, know that we want you to feel at home...and to make others feel at home as well.

* *We know you like to give back to the community*, so we make it easy to do so, with employee volunteer opportunities.




Qualifications: *Who you are:*

* Where permitted by applicable law, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S. based job. (Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will be considered.)

* 4-5+years related experiencein business development, investment banking or consulting/strategy disciplinesor combination

* "Do-er" that can help translate ideas into actionable content. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute tactically to develop inorganic theses that support our strategic vision

* Inquisitive mindset, ability to learn new facts and concepts quickly and comprehensively, and to synthesize and communicate effectively to others in both verbal and written forms

* Ability to operate independently to navigate tight deadlines, juggle a long list of competing priorities, and operate in a dynamic environment without compromising sharp attention to detail

* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills,in addition to excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Strong and demonstrable project/processmanagement experience and large team facilitation skills


*Preferred:*

* MBAor equivalent

* Experienceinventurecapital,privateequityor high-tech

* Experience in start-up businesses and/or end-to-end new product development experience, with entrepreneurial spirit

* Proven ability to structure and negotiate complex business agreements addressing technology, operational, intellectual property, and policy matters

* Business AND technical understanding and working knowledge of the cable /communication industry, systems, and networks, as well as current and emerging technologies such as Internet of Things and standards is very beneficial


Join the Cox family of businesses and make your mark today!


Who We Are
*About Cox Communications*
Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. Were dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique.

*About Cox *
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, [visit our benefits page](http://jobs.coxenterprises.com/life-at-cox/benefits/).
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.
Posted: 2021-04-05 Expires: 2021-10-18
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