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Corporate Development Manager @ Verizon in Palo Alto, CA

Come join a Fortune 15 company in our new office at the heart of Silicon Valley to help lead the next wave of digital revolution in Communications, Internet and Media.
We are looking for highly talented individuals with strong analytical and communications skills to join the team as a Strategy and Corporate Development Manager. If successful in joining our team you will have an opportunity to work on new and exciting topics including Autonomous Driving, Internet of Things (IoT), Shared Economy, Personal Mobile Financial Services, Telematics and Smart Cities.
You will support the Company’s acquisition target evaluation, due diligence and transaction processes, with particular emphasis on financial analysis and strategic rationale development. The role involves analyses that span a range of industries and companies, ranging in size from small private venture capital-funded startups to public multibillion-dollar market cap companies. Analyses often deal with complex accounting, tax, credit, and financial deal structuring issues. Industry trends and competitor/peer intelligence is incorporated into the analyses.
Corporate Strategy and Development team is working on high-visibility projects including Board, CEO and CFO-level topics and serves as a pipeline of top leadership talent into the organization.

Responsibilities include:
Assist in the preparation of presentations and recommendations for senior management review and for board meetings.
Investigate and evaluate acquisitions, divestitures, licensing opportunities, and strategic alliances.
Perform detailed financial analysis; develop comprehensive pro forma financial models and valuation analysis in support of potential transactions and organic business cases.
Work closely with legal, accounting, tax, and investment banking experts to support the pre-acquisition due-diligence activities and assist in post-acquisition integration support, as required.
Research and analyze diverse industries and verticals, identifying trends and strategic areas of interest for Verizon business unit portfolio.
Work with business units to assess and prioritize transactions to best align with business strategy and growth plans.
Develop and maintain related internal and external benchmarks for transactions in the related industries.

 
What we’re looking for…
You’ll need to have: Bachelor’s degree or six or more years of work experience. Six or more years of relevant work experience. Experience in one or more of the following areas: Investment Banking Management Consulting Corporate Development Private Equity Venture Capital Financial experience in analyzing data, within finance/accounting field. Knowledge of research databases. Experience presenting to Executive-level including storyboarding, development and delivery to executive audience .

Even better if you have: MBA is strongly preferred. Exceptional project management skills: leading client teams, peers, and junior team members through key aspects of strategy projects, owning work streams towards development of critical project deliverables. Ability to balance multiple projects of varying duration supporting both the pipeline as well as projects underway. Experience working in a transactional environment is preferred. Knowledge of telecommunications, Internet and media industries preferred. Executive presence and high degree of comfort in working directly with senior management is highly desired. Robust financial modeling skills and the ability to perform quantitative analysis with relative autonomy. Knowledge of research databases and ability to conduct research, analyze data, and develop models. Writing/editing/interpersonal/organizational skills. High energy, strategic thinker with track record of executing with strong analytical with critical thinking abilities. Exceptional attention to detail.

When you join Verizon…
You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

 

If interested, please apply here.

 

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Written by sandeepashah

June 21, 2017 at 11:14 pm

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