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Senior Analyst, Business Development & Strategy

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10062628 Location London, United Kingdom Business The Walt Disney Company (EMEA) Date posted Feb. 21, 2024

Job Summary:

Job Level and Title

Senior Analyst, Business Development & Strategy


Business Development & Strategy

Reports To

Vice President, Business Development & Strategy



Note: This role is based in Hammersmith, London 4 days per week

The BD & Strategy function is responsible for strategic initiatives, identifying growth opportunities, new product launches, joint ventures and M&A, as well as supporting the optimization of business performance in EMEA.

Working closely with EMEA business leads, the BD & Strategy team provides invaluable support and direction in driving long term growth and delivering global strategic goals. The department works in close collaboration with Burbank based teams focused on global Strategy & Business Operations.

The team’s activities and accomplishments contribute to the growth and success of TWDC EMEA.

Role description and responsibilities

The Senior Analyst will assist and support the Business Development & Strategy team with the development and delivery of EMEA-wide business strategies and initiatives.

The role requires superior strategic and analytical skills – and the ability to apply these effectively as part of the BD&S team. you will posses the ability to interface with multiple levels of management, ranging from senior corporate executives to local managers in the field, and executives at potential strategic partner companies.

Key areas of responsibility include:

Organic development

  • Support strategic and financial analysis of growth opportunities, ranging from D2C product launches, to optimization of linear channel portfolio, to content windowing across TWDC platforms
  • Working with BD team to engage with regional LOB leads and local Country Managers to build business cases for new opportunities, identifying associated revenue streams, costs and risks
  • Provide advanced business modelling/analysis (including interpretation) of financial data to support business operations
  • Support the analytical review of business plans prepared by local Country Managers to test viability and alignment to overall company goals

Strategy & Planning

  • Analysis of key market trends and competitors to provide insights for senior management to ensure effective decision making
  • Support preparation of the annual strategic business review and 5 year plan
  • Prepare analysis to support content investment strategies across Disney’s various media distribution outlets including theatrical, linear networks, and direct-to-consumer
  • Tracking and analysing key business performance trends to identify potential risks and opportunities for improvement
  • Support organisational transformation initiatives

Partnerships / Joint Ventures / M&A

  • Assessing potential partnerships to support the growth of Disney+
  • Calculate internal and target company valuations, monitoring of competitor quarterly earnings to identify insights
  • Collaborating with TWDC’s corporate strategy team to evaluate potential M&A opportunities related to businesses managed by Disney Entertainment and ESPN globally and in EMEA


  • Support to deliver integrated EMEA initiatives as identified by the EMEA President
  • Ongoing support across strategic and operational priorities 

Qualifications/Work Experience:

  • Experience working in a top tier Management/Strategy consultancy firm within the media sector, and/or experience of working within a media organisation’s central BD/strategy team
  • Strong analytics – ability to think in structured way (both conceptually and analytically) and to perform/ review complex quantitative analysis to inform business decisions
  • Experience in financial and valuation models, and ability to apply financial analysis in solving business problems and integrating financial discipline into operational decision making
  • Demonstrable track record of delivery and ability to support and execute projects to an extremely high standard and to demanding deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written to be able to produce accurate reports and to engage with group employees of different countries and of all levels
  • Advanced MS Office skills, specifically Excel and PowerPoint, and ideally some experience with Big Data analytical tools, e.g. Tableau, Alteryx or similar

Personal Attributes:

  • Proactive, rigorous analytical skills and good attention to detail
  • Effective team player
  • Strong interest in media industry
  • Self-motivated, autonomous
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver against multiple deadlines
  • Used to working in fast moving environments providing accurate and timely information to a high standard
  • A positive “can do will do” attitude, able to deliver workable solutions and improvements

The Perks: 

  • 25 days annual leave 

  • Private medical insurance & dental care 

  • Free Park Entry: You will have the opportunity to enter any of our parks with your family and friends for free 

  • Disney Discounts: you are entitled to discounts on designated Disney products, resort F&B and ticketing 

  • Disney+ Subscription 

  • Excellent parental and guardian leave  

  • Employee Resource Groups – WOMEN @ Disney, Disney DIVERSITY, Disney PRIDE, our new disability & neurodiversity focused group - ENABLED, and our Mental Health & Wellbeing Group, TRUST. 



The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. 

About The Walt Disney Company (EMEA):

Disney EMEA aims to drive growth, innovation and brand affinity across an extremely diverse collection of countries with a team of over 6,000 employees operating in 59 markets with offices in 29 countries.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Limited, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (EMEA).

The Walt Disney Company Limited is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. 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.

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