New Graduate - Strategy Analyst, Strategy and Corporate Development

VMware, Inc. Palo Alto, CA
New Graduate - Strategy Analyst, Strategy & Corporate Development

Location: Palo Alto, CA Starts: Summer 2018

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Role Description:

VMware is seeking a Strategy Analyst to join its Strategy & Corporate Development (SCD) team. This is an opportunity to join a team addressing key strategic areas of growth for VMware, providing an excellent platform for strategy professionals to play a prominent role in shaping the future of one of the most exciting companies in the software industry. We are a small, core group of professionals who help plan and develop strategic plans of record, address key cross-business-unit strategic questions, and find opportunities for strategic partnerships and investments to help the company realize its growth goals. As a key member of this team, you will be responsible for supporting VMware's strategy and corporate business development efforts.


* Develop a keen understanding of, and monitor key technology and market trends in specific areas of interest to VMware

* Maintain firm view of market landscape of industry participants. This includes emerging startup companies, market shares, relative competitive advantage, and business models

* Deliver analytically rigorous insights derived from data, to support strategic direction and prioritization

* Work collaboratively across organizations to support cross-company strategy efforts

* Support the full lifecycle of investment and strategic business development deals; develop strategic rationale, source deals, create business cases, conduct company and industry due diligence to support investment or business development opportunities

Required Skills/Experience:

* Technical or business undergraduate degree with strong academic record

* Strong passion for technology, and understanding of key technology trends

* Exceptional analytical abilities and a natural predisposition toward data driven decision-making

* Excellent communications and collaboration skills

Desired Skills/Experience:

* Undergraduate degree in Computer Science; hands-on experience with software development process

* Demonstrable leadership skills in a team setting where team members are not direct reports

You must have permanent work authorization in the U.S. to apply for this role.

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