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Senior Director , M&A Strategy & Operations

Company: Adobe
Location: San Jose
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Our CompanyChanging the world through digital experiences is what Adobe's all about. We give everyone-from emerging artists to global brands-everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences! We're passionate about empowering people to create beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen. -We're on a mission to hire the very best and are committed to creating exceptional employee experiences where everyone is respected and has access to equal opportunity. We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours!The Opportunity Adobe generated $17.6B in revenue in FY 2022 and has completed > $10B in strategic acquisitions since 2018 including Marketo, Magento, Workfront, and Adobe recently announced the intent to acquire Figma for $20B in cash and stock. Our Corporate Development team drives Adobe's inorganic growth roadmap in conjunction with our CEO, top team, and senior leaders. We strive to increase shareholder value through exceptional, inorganic opportunities.We are looking for a high-impact, well-rounded leader who is comfortable thinking at the 100,000 ft altitude as well as delving into the details of both deal mechanics and post-merger success.Ideally, this leader will translate Adobe strategy into clear inorganic landscapes, develop "around the corner" investment and M&A themes, facilitate executive decision-making, and establish operational cadences to measure acquisition and investment success.This individual will help run "the business" of Corporate Development and M&A by scaling deal and post-merger operations, including appropriate executive reviews of our investment and acquisition portfolio (e.g., QBRs) and evolve strategic reporting to Adobe's Exec Team and Board of Directors. A successful candidate will also naturally lean into critical areas of long-term acquisition success.This leader will also with the VP of Corporate Development to define the external brand-building opportunities across the ecosystem of founders, investors, and advisors.Prior operating experience in global, cross-functional, and collaborative environments will ensure success in this dynamic, high-impact position.What You'll Do

  • Translate strategy into acquisition and investment themes across Digital Experience and Digital Media, in partnership with Corporate & BU strategy and Corporate Development leaders
  • Ideate 'outside-in' understanding of market landscapes, industry trends, competition, whitespace opportunities, target segments, and emerging companies (e.g., calendar of key conferences, portfolio/theme conversations with banks/VC/PE/Growth Equity, competitive analysis).
  • Build out key Corporate Development operational metrics and reporting across sourcing (e.g., companies of interest, interactions/conversations, banker meetings); define funnel stages and qualification/exit criteria to ensure efficient scaling.
  • Articulate strategic and operational acquisition & investment success thinking across Corporate Development, M&A, and internal partners (e.g., GTM, Product, Finance)
  • Create an external engagement strategy that confirms Abobe as a world-class acquirer and strategic investor, including being a great 'home for founders'.
  • Lead, support and/or coordinate key aspects of deal sourcing and execution (e.g., due diligence, management meetings, integration planning, valuation / ROI / payback).
  • Mentor corporate development team members and extended partners
  • Manage all operational tools, key vendors contracts, and budgets for Corp Dev, including Virtual Data Rooms, CapIQ, Pitchbook, SharePoint, Dynamics, etc.What you need to succeed
    • 15+ years of relevant work experience across strategy consulting, investment banking, corporate development, and private equity (value addition or operational teams). Operating or General Management experience and MBA is a plus.
    • Strategic problem solver. Creative, productive thinking. Deep experience with cross-functional business issues and operations. Exceptional program management skills.
    • Exceptional EQ, business intuition, and influencing skills. Strong written and spoken communicator. Proven people leadership skills.
    • Maniacal attention to detail. Strong work ethic. Proactive self-starter. Calm and agile in fast-paced, ambiguous environments. High learning agility. Great teammate. People developer and coach.At Adobe, you will be immersed in an exceptional work environment that is recognized throughout the world on Best Companies lists. You will also be surrounded by colleagues who are committed to helping each other grow through our unique Check-In approach where ongoing feedback flows freely.If you're looking to make an impact, Adobe's the place for you. Discover what our employees are saying about their career experiences on the Adobe Life blog and explore the meaningful benefits we offer.Adobe is an equal-opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of gender, race or color, ethnicity or national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several--- U.S. geographic markets, and we pay differently based on those defined markets. The U.S. pay range for this position---is $178,300 -- $374,600 annually. Pay---within this range varies by work location---and may also depend on job-related knowledge, skills,---and experience. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for the job location during the hiring process.At Adobe, for sales roles starting salaries are expressed as total target compensation (TTC = base + commission), and short-term incentives are in the form of sales commission plans. - Non-sales roles starting salaries are expressed as base salary and short-term incentives are in the form of the Annual Incentive Plan (AIP).In addition, certain roles may be eligible for long-term incentives in the form of a new hire equity award.

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