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Salesforce.com, Inc Senior Analyst, Corporate Development M&A in San Francisco, California

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Job Category

Corporate Development

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Salesforce's Corporate Development team is responsible for M&A strategy and execution. We help shape the future of Salesforce by identifying industry trends, maintaining relationships with relevant external partners, and sourcing, negotiating, structuring, and performing strategic acquisitions to enable our executive team and other partners to drive inorganic growth and innovation.

Salesforce is one of the most active acquirers in the enterprise software space with 20+ closed acquisitions over the past 3 years comprising more than $45B of value, and 80+ closed acquisitions since 2006. This opportunity provides tremendous exposure and the ability to contribute materially to Salesforce's long-term trajectory. Blending market analysis, product vision and case development, we enable our senior executives to rapidly take advantage of market opportunities and achieve their strategic objectives. Representative acquisitions include Slack, Tableau, MuleSoft, Demandware, Vlocity, and Click Software.

The Senior Analyst position is a high impact role on a highly visible team. This role will support all facets of the corporate development M&A workflow, including competitor and industry benchmarking, target identification and evaluation, financial modeling / valuation, and conducting detailed due diligence. This is an excellent opportunity to join a team that is actively shaping the future of the company and the enterprise software industry more broadly.

The position will be based in San Francisco.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the execution of acquisitions and strategic minority investments, including conducting market landscapes, performing financial / valuation analyses, and coordinating all aspects of due diligence (pre-term sheet evaluation, detailed post-term sheet due diligence and the sign-to-close process) in partnership with senior team members, integration, and cross-functional workstream leads

  • Build trust with internal cross-functional stakeholders, and manage communication and deal updates throughout the process

  • Evaluate potential inbound M&A opportunities against existing strategic priorities, and socialize opportunities internally as appropriate

  • Collaborate with product teams to understand product gaps, conduct build/buy/partner analyses and develop strategic investment themes and business cases for M&A and minority investments

  • Assist in market, industry and company research and analyses to influence decision-making, and identify and prioritize acquisition targets and opportunities

  • Support special projects and presentations for the executive management team

  • Manage the M&A pipeline, present updates and deal progress to internal stakeholders and manage corporate development systems and tools


  • Preferred Background

  • 1-2 years experience in investment banking, private equity, or corporate M&A

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a top university in Finance/Economics/Business/Accounting, or a similarly quantitative / analytical field

  • Experience working on M&A transactions within the technology sector preferred, but not required

  • Technical Skills / Experience

  • Proficiency in crafting detailed, operationally focused financial models and performing detailed valuation analyses; strong accounting skills and understanding of key operational and performance metrics

  • Experience with multitasking various projects effectively in a fast paced, dynamic environment

  • Familiarity with the M&A deal process from sourcing through closing

  • Ability to formulate and articulate viewpoints (written and verbal) in a clear, succinct manner

  • Comfortably interacts with senior level executives both within and outside the organization

  • Characteristics / Traits

  • Ability to build rapport, credibility, and trust with internal and external stakeholders at all levels

  • Shown ability to maintain conviction in high-pressure situations and to work optimally in a matrixed and constantly evolving organization

  • High level of energy, passion, maturity and dedication to success; upmost respect for confidentiality

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, but also aware of when to ask questions and seek help

  • Strong business judgement and attention to detail

  • Good team player with a positive attitude, high energy and enthusiasm



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