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General Manager - Corporate Strategy

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Date: 27-Aug-2021

Location: Mumbai, India

Company: Tata Communications

Purpose of the Role

Leads the Corporate Development  initiative and is part of the Corporate Strategy team at Tata Communications Ltd. The Corporate Development function is responsible for end-to-end execution of all inorganic activities, capital structuring, investment analysis, stakeholder management, partnering and market assessment  in line with the long term strategy of the organization. The team supports the CEO’s office and the senior leadership on key strategic initiatives. The team works on specific strategy projects initiated either at the company level or at function levels. This entails working closely with the leadership of each of the functions to provide directional inputs to aid the execution of strategic initiatives. The role also requires keeping a tab on the market context, including laying out the landscape around customers, regulatory and macro-economic environment, competition and technology. In addition to the core responsibilities the team also aids in scenario planning, risk management, analysis around new region/products/service entry strategy, value proposition analysis, competition analysis and go to market strategy as other key imperatives.

You Will be

A multi-faceted professional, a brilliant communicator and organiser, a proven leader and cultivator of engaged and high-performing teams, a natural problem solver and relationship builder.

Proactive and hands-on, with strong business acumen and drive and determination to succeed.

A consultant & trusted advisor to business leaders using deep knowledge of functional areas

Key Responsibilities

Provide advisory support to senior management, business leaders and functions

Analyse new business opportunities for inorganic growth

Portfolio management of internal lines of business and subsidiaries of Tata Communications

Align, structure, and execute inorganic initiatives

Financial analysis, valuation, and business plan creation

Liaise with multiple internal, external and regulatory stakeholders on various initiatives

Analyse business scenarios and create viewpoints to facilitate business decisions

Ensure smooth execution of qualified corporate strategy projects, including scoping discussions and assigning resources, while juggling between both operational/tactical and strategic activities

Identify problems and significantly improve, change or adapt existing method and techniques

Engage in regional/segment projects to lead teams under overall supervision

Form and lead ad-hoc cross-functional teams to drive the projects to closure

Minimum qualification & experience

Business management graduate in Finance , preferably from a tier-1 business school. Undergraduate in engineering.

Financial analysis and Business valuation - Very firm understanding and hands-on experience in different approaches to financial modelling and valuation including but not limited to DCF, comparative valuation, economic analysis and debt analysis

Ability to lead multi-cultural crossfunctional teams effectively under precise execution timelines

Research: Hands on exposure to financial research resources like Bloomberg and ability to research and analyse financials, market, industry and macroeconomic research reports, and comparative analysis

Pitch creation and impactful presentation skills

Structured problem solving - Given the dynamic environment we operate in, you would be expected to work through seemingly unstructured situations, identify the key business priorities and take the initiative to apply your problem solving skills

Database management: Experience in creation and management of VDRs and internal databases




Good understanding of

Indian merger code and basic corporate law

Communication skills - Communicating problems and ideas in a structured and succinct manner, both in spoken and written English, for the purpose of inter-personal communication, presentations and business writing is a must have

Inter-personal skills – Your job would entail building professional relationships, putting together ad-hoc teams and often resolving conflicts and willingness to learn on the job.

Team player - We strongly believe that individual success lies in the success of the team. To that end, we work as a non-hierarchical team and often in groups, supporting one another within the function and cross-functionally. We are keen to add another team player to the team. The role can require unstructured work across teams in varied geographies and with very diverse set of stakeholders.

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