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Manager, Corporate Development

Sony Pictures

Culver City, CA 06-22-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Manager, Corporate Development

Sony Pictures Entertainment's Corporate Development Group is seeking a Manager with proven financial and strategic skills and a strong interest in the entertainment industry. The Manager will have the opportunity to apply business and financial expertise to deals and strategic initiatives for various SPE business units, including digital media, television, and motion picture. The Manager will be involved in identifying growth opportunities globally, evaluating proposed transactions from a strategic and financial perspective, driving development of SPE's overall strategic plan, and coordinating the initiatives of each of SPE's divisions into Sony's growth plans. The Manager plays a key role in merger & acquisitions (M&A) deal flow, competitive and strategic analysis around specific issues or opportunities, strategic oversight for annual corporate budgeting and forecasting, and interfaces with internal clients across SPE's operating groups, including senior executives, and third parties.

The ideal candidate for this role will have 3-5 years of experience working for a prominent investment bank, valuation firm or private equity firm who wants to make the jump to deal-making and strategy in the Media and Entertainment business.

Specific Responsibilities include:
• Provide financial, analytical modeling, detailed due diligence, and strategic support for evaluating potential M&A candidates, joint venture partners, and business development growth initiatives
• Perform industry due diligence including market research of industry metrics, trends, and competitive analysis
• Perform and oversee complex financial modeling and analysis for potential transactions using valuation techniques
• Perform due diligence, prepare presentations for senior management, and coordinate with senior executives to support and execute transactions
• Maintain an up-to-date view on market research related to the industry
• Drive complex, cross-functional strategic initiatives that impact all aspects of the business and organization
• Partner with leadership and finances teams to conduct analysis, craft messaging, and create deliverables for board meetings and key investor updates
• Formulate and prepare presentations to share findings and recommendations for divisional and senior management critical to the decision-making process
• Conduct ad-hoc analyses at the request of senior executives

Experience and Skills Desired:
• A minimum of 3 years of experience in investment banking, valuation, private equity, or corporate / business development
• Experience in entertainment and/or media preferred
• B.S / B.A. required; MBA strongly preferred
• Strong analytical and financial modeling skills
• Hypotheses driven and comfortable with ambiguity
• Ability to logically break down approach and assumptions
• Experience developing compelling business cases and presentations
• Deadline-driven, organized, and able to multi-task
• Ability to work in a team and on a standalone basis
• Ability to develop a collaborative rapport with divisional executives and teams
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Proficiency with MS Office applications including Excel and PowerPoint
• Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics

* Sony Pictures - CA - Culver City Area & Studios

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d5z500-3-236-84-188-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures' global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.