Associate- Corporate Development & Strategy

US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CA - Irvine, US - CA - San Diego Ref #12419 01-Nov-2022

Job Description

One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We’re looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.

We’re looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Viasat has a diverse portfolio of fast-growing, unique businesses with a wide range of possible growth opportunities and business strategies. As a member of the Corporate Development team, you will work collaboratively across functions both internally and externally to identify and evaluate these opportunities and strategies. You will interface with the highest levels of Viasat’s executive management and regularly provide insight and analysis needed to drive decision-making and turn ideas into executable strategies. We are looking for a high-performing, proactive, and personable individual who can operate in a highly unstructured environment to immediately add value, assist in evaluating opportunities across established and emerging markets, drive investment/acquisition decisions and build business cases that support deal negotiations. The ideal candidate will be expected to lead, execute, and thrive in situations that require creative problem solving high attention to detail, and sound strategic judgment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in the identification, evaluation, and execution of strategic opportunities, including the development of comprehensive business cases involving:
    • Detailed financial valuation models (DCF, project NPV, sensitivity analyses, etc.)
    • Market research & competitive landscape analyses
    • Comprehensive business strategy development
    • Presentations to Viasat’s executive team
  • Collaboration and coordination with cross-functional internal teams to understand quantitative and qualitative drivers to financial and strategic evaluation
  • Work with external 3rd parties at all levels of management to develop, negotiate, and close deals

  • 3+ years of experience in a financial valuation modeling role such as investment banking, consulting, venture capital, private equity, corporate strategy, business management, and/or corporate development
  • Advanced Excel modeling skills and a proven track record of creating complex valuation models that have been used to influence business decisions
  • Advanced PowerPoint skills with experience in presenting complex strategic business concepts to senior leadership
  • Strong critical thinking & problem-solving skills, with a track record for finding solutions to difficult problems
  • Self-starter mentality, with a willingness to independently identify and solve problems
  • Strong sense of ownership, accountability and high attention to detail
  • Comfortable openly sharing and debating ideas
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to conduct yourself appropriately at all levels of business meetings
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • May require some international travel on a project-by-project basis


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    Additional Requirements and Information

    Minimum Education
    Bachelors Degree
    Years of Experience
    3-5 years
    Up to 25%
    US Citizenship required
    Worker Classification

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