Director, Corporate Strategy and Business Development (Davis)
: $164,410.00 - $164,410.00 /year *
: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
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Job Summary: At Disney, we re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.
Corporate Strategy and Business Development is a highly visible corporate department of approximately fifteen professionals with backgrounds in media & technology, consulting, investment banking and private equity who serve as in-house advisors to The Walt Disney Company s executive leadership. Specific activities include evaluating and negotiating acquisitions and joint ventures, developing new businesses, and fostering corporate growth. The department s activities and accomplishments have contributed to the growth and success of many of the Company s business units and Segments, including Studio Entertainment, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, Media Networks, and Direct-to-Consumer and International.
Examples of work completed over the last several years include:
Strategy: Disney and ESPN direct-to-consumer strategy, Disney Interactive restructuring
Acquisitions: 21st Century Fox, BAMTech, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar
Joint Ventures: Equity Investment in Hulu, Combination of A&E and Lifetime
International: Acquisition of Indian media conglomerate UTV, Launch of Russia Disney Channel
Divestitures: Miramax, ABC Radio
Assess and analyze critical media and entertainment trends worldwide
Calculate internal and target company valuations
Develop growth strategies for the company
Perform company portfolio optimization analyses
Work with senior business unit executives to help strategic development process
Define and analyze critical new business development opportunities for the company
Help execute mergers & acquisitions, and divestitures
Create business plans for new corporate ventures
Serve as project team member for a variety of strategic projects and initiatives
Help create and analyze corporate long range plans
Minimum 6 years of post-MBA work experience
Experience and proven track record with a premier management consultancy, global investment bank or private equity firm
Experience in doing business in foreign markets
Experience in executing M&A transactions and developing strategic insights
Enthusiasm for media, technology and branded consumer products & experiences
Strong analytical capabilities and financial modeling skills
Familiarity with working in or with large organizations
MBA from a top graduate business school
About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):
At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.
About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.
This position is with The Walt Disney Company, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).
The Walt Disney Company is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.