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Sr. Analyst, Corporate Strategy & Business Development

25 days ago by Activision

  Santa Monica (California), USA

Level: Intermediate

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Data

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Job Description

Job Title: Senior Analyst

Department: Corporate Strategy & Business Development

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Activision Blizzard Corporate Strategy and Business Development

Corporate Strategy and Business Development is a critical and high-caliber team focused on the top strategic priorities for Activision Blizzard. The team is responsible for setting the corporate strategy and driving long-range planning for the Company, driving M&A and corporate development initiatives, and working closely with senior leaders in Activision Blizzards Business Units on key initiatives. This is a high-profile team working with a diverse mix of both internal and external stakeholders, and Corporate Strategy alumni can be found in various leadership roles across the Company.

Your Mission


The successful candidates responsibilities will include, but are not limited to

The Senior Analyst role in Corporate Strategy and Business Development is a unique and highly visible role at Activision Blizzard that offers a tremendous career path with significant responsibility for highly talented individuals. The successful candidate will support the teams effort in formulating corporate strategy and analyzing business opportunities to drive both organic and inorganic growth. The successful candidate is an independent, analytical, and intellectually curious individual who can identify issues, structure analyses, develop solutions, and articulate findings to wide range of business stakeholders, including senior leadership throughout the organization.

Corporate Strategy

  • Actively participate in key corporate strategic planning processes, working across businesses and functions to frame the corporate strategy, outline key initiatives, and develop financial plans
  • Shape the Companys growth strategy by identifying and evaluating new growth segments and markets, including assessment of market potential and competitive dynamics, framing and evaluation of strategic alternatives, and developing recommendations and execution plans
  • Support key strategic projects end-to-end: define the problem, develop a hypothesis, structure the analysis, collect the necessary data, communicate findings thoughtfully, and build consensus

Business Unit Strategy & Support

  • Develop a deep understanding of how our Business Units operate, the markets they play in, their strategic priorities and potential opportunities
  • Develop deep relationships with Business Unit leaders and work closely with them on priority initiatives to improve Business Unit performance

Corporate Development and M&A

  • Support evaluation and execution of potential merger and acquisition opportunities by conducting due diligence, developing business cases, building detailed financial models (DCF, comps, accretion / dilution), and working closely with internal leaders and external advisors
  • Support assessment of potential partnership and other corporate development opportunities
  • Support key corporate financial processes, including share buyback programs and capital structure reviews

Player Profile

  • Bachelors degree with 2+ years of work experience, ideally with background in management consulting, investment banking, private equity, and/or strategy at a leading media or technology company
  • Exceptional problem-solving, decision-making and quantitative skills, including strong financial modelling abilities
  • Comfort with ambiguity; strong judgment and ability to make well-informed decisions displaying both high IQ and EQ
  • Does not tolerate thestatusquo
  • Persuasive communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to tailor communications to a broad range of audiences
  • Ability to build trust-based relationships and effectively collaborate across several operating divisions
  • Self-starter who can identify problems, outline solutions, and drive execution
  • Interest and passion for interactive entertainment and technology

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is the worlds largest interactive entertainment company, with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty, Skylanders, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and Candy Crush. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries!

Were proud to be recognized as one of FORTUNEs "100 Best Companies To Work For for four consecutive years and have earned a spot on FORTUNEs Most Admired Companies, and Future 50 lists. Our 9,000+ global employees are some of the best and brightest talents across entertainment, media, and technology.

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision Blizzard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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