Director of Corporate Strategy & Business Development in Seattle, WA

$200K - $250K(Ladders Estimates)

axon   •  

Seattle, WA 98160

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


8 - 10 years

Posted 41 days ago

Our mission is to protect life.

We're out to make the world a safer place by solving big problems and taking on the public safety challenges of our time. From our company's inception building the TASER device to a full suite of hardware and software solutions, we are focused on providing police agencies with the state-of-the-art devices and services they need to successfully serve and protect us. In the next few years, we're going to eliminate the burden of paperwork in policing, so officers can increase the time they spend building relationships and serving in their communities. We'll put video at the heart of the police record so our justice system can get to the truth faster. And we won't stop innovating until the bullet is rendered obsolete.

It's a big mission, but it's one we'll pursue relentlessly every single day.

Your Impact

Axon is seeking to hire an energetic leader who can help us to create a world-class business development and M&A corporate strategic function.

The Director of Corporate Strategy & Business Development will partner with Axon's other teams in a matrix-like fashion, daily monitoring news flow, tracking the law enforcement technology landscape, and helping us to build a pipeline of companies with which we could partner, invest in, or acquire.

You are energized at the thought of building a process and function that serves the entire organization, enabling product, sales and operations leadership to make build/buy/partner decisions well, faster, and at a higher pace and volume, utilizing data and sound business development processes.

You take capital stewardship seriously, knowing how to strategically value acquisition targets, and must possess key communication and negotiation skills that would allow Axon and its partners to arrive at win-win decisions quickly. You are expected to develop and maintain relationships with multiple principles across the startup, private company, VC and PE landscapes, as well as be able to develop, sign, and execute business partnerships across multiple facets of our business, with assistance from Axon Legal where appropriate.

Axon's corporate culture is fast-paced, competent, and optimistic. We take our core values seriously: Be Obsessed. Aim Far. Win Right. Own It. Join Forces. Expect Candor. Be Scrappy. This is an exciting time to join. We enjoy a strong balance sheet, are early in our SaaS pivot, and enjoy market-leading channel access & product market share.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5+ years of experience assessing strategic corporate valuation
  • 7+ years of work experience in a corporate environment
  • Frequent overnight travel required to meet with partners, acquisition targets, and Axon's headquarters in Scottsdale

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven ability to work with financial models in Excel, either through work experience, official licensure (CFA, FINRA licenses) or formal business education (MBA)
  • Strong written and oral communications skills

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary and 401K with employer match
  • Discretionary paid time off
  • Robust parental leave policy
  • An award-winning office/working environment
  • Ride along with real police officers in real life situations, see them use technology, get inspired
  • And more...

Valid Through: 2019-11-5