Corporate Development Associate job – ARM – San Jose, CA

ARM’s microprocessor technology is helping to shape the world we live in as smart chips connect each of us to our friends, to our communities, to our work, and to our online lives. ARM technology is increasingly used in a widening range of digital products from sensors to servers. ARM is continually investigating new markets and experimenting with new technologies to discover new opportunities to grow.

The Corporate Development Associate role is an opportunity to significantly impact the expansion of our business and shape the connected world where our technology will be used by billions to communicate, learn and prosper. You will be responsible for delivering timely and robust financial, market and operational analysis by supporting the Corporate Development team and ARM business groups in evaluating investments, M&A transactions and other business analysis. You will work with the VP Finance, the rest of the Corporate Development group, and ARM business group leaders. As a functional expert, you will prepare the business case, financial models, coordinate due diligence, post-acquisition evaluations, and undertake other activities with little oversight and in a collaborative, dynamic environment. The team will count on you to analyze and derive meaning from data and deliver meaningful business judgments. This role has the opportunity to grow into a deal execution leader role over the longer term ( > 3 years), and –in the medium term– lead aspects of transactions including due diligence.

This role will be located in San Jose, CA. Local candidates are preferred and no relocation is available.

What will I be accountable for?

Provide transaction execution support to the Corporate Development team and ARM business groups:

Develop clear and credible investment cases, accurate financial scenarios and prudent financial valuation analysis for M&A and strategic investments

Prepare presentations and papers credible at an executive level used to gain approval for a given transaction

Follow and analyze key industry trends and developments and M&A, investment, and venture deal activity in the markets in which ARM operates

Conduct industry or company specific research as required in order to gain industry intelligence in advance of any transaction

Manage Corporate Development team infrastructure including but not limited to: Prepare reports and analysis including quarterly investment portfolio reports, budgets, 5 year plans, cost center analysis, monthly dashboards, and CFO reports

Budget system and analysis

5 year operations plan

Quarterly portfolio and auditor reports

Monthly dashboard and CFO report

Transaction database management

Job Requirements

What skills, experience and qualifications do I need?

Bachelor’s degree (typically in Engineering, Economics, Business or Finance) is required, with MBA (Masters of Business Administration) preferred.

Minimum of 2 years of experience as an investment banking or corporate development associate, preparing the financial analysis, model and valuation for M&A transactions

Preference for 2 or more completed M&A transactions with experience that includes building financial models and business cases

Strong modeling, valuation and financial analysis skills including interpretation of financial statements and translation into meaningful trends and assessments

Demonstrated ability to probe for and drive the construction of key business case assumptions and translate those assumptions into credible financial scenarios with internal stakeholders.

Strong written and oral communication skills

Able to work effectively in environment with high degree of ambiguity, capable of exploring new technology/ markets quickly with little oversight

Preference for working knowledge of semiconductors, software, and related technologies for consumer electronics and ARM technologies

Ability to travel up to 25% of work schedule internationally

This role will be located in San Jose, CA. Local candidates are preferred and no relocation is available.

What are the desired behaviors for this role?

At ARM, we are proud to have a set of behaviors that reflect our unique culture and guide our decisions, defining how we work together to defy ordinary and shape extraordinary. These behaviors are assessed as part of the recruitment process:

Delivery of results – You demonstrate a can-do attitude and you drive to overcome obstacles, acting with a sense of urgency because you’re passionate about what you do.

Partner / customer focus – Your tendency to put your partners and customers first in all that you do by understanding their needs and striving to achieve win-win solutions.

Creativity / innovation – Possessing curiosity and a passion for driving continuous improvement through spotting opportunities and seeking the views of others.

Collaboration / communication – Your ability to forge lasting relationships which are built upon mutual trust, open communication and sharing of information and success.

Personal impact / influence – You listen to different perspectives, evaluate, persuade and carefully shape your work to deliver truly impactful results.

Team / personal development – You take time to drive your own development, while also encouraging team members and partners to do the same.

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