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Director, Corporate Strategy & BD

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10077615 Location Minato-ku, Japan Business The Walt Disney Company (APAC) Date posted Jan. 22, 2024

Job Summary:

Job Summary:

Corporate Strategy & Business Development (CSBD) is responsible for developing strategies to drive long-term growth for the company. CSBD team works closely with the leaders of all businesses to drive and support strategy development and execution.

We seek a candidate with experience in management consulting and advisory in the field of investment banking, corporate development or private equity. This role requires strong problem solving and analytical skills, excellent team work, effective communication in both English and Japanese, as well as the ability to collaborate across a diverse range of stakeholders, including multiple levels of business and functional teams within TWDC.


  • Develop the overall Japan strategy supported by in-depth market assessment and data analysis while working closely with all LOBs/Functions
  • Strategize TWDC’s Five-Year planning process for Japan
  • Evaluate M&A and partnership opportunities in light of the local strategy
  • Support strategy execution and organizational transformation
  • Create compelling and persuasive presentation materials to communicate key learnings and recommendations to senior level executives
  • Provide guidance, advice and analytical support on strategy for all LOBs including DTC and theatrical businesses in the local market
  • Create strategic value-added analysis around growth opportunities, retention levers and core business metrics in order to drive better decisions and results
  • Define the development and execution of key growth initiatives
  • Track, compile, analyze and extract insights from key data needed to inform business strategies, such as industry trends, competitive analysis, and research to inform business strategies
  • Continue to partner with all streams in DTC business to drive future strategies and build efficiencies

Professional Qualifications and Experiences

  • A Master’s degree (MBA from a top business school with 6+ years of post-MBA experience)
  • Experience in management consulting and advisory on the field of investment banking, corporate development or private equity (required)
  • At least 10 years of experience in analytical positions at top tier strategy consulting firms or Corporate Strategy
  • A high level of familiarity with digital platform – SVOD
  • Strong understanding of media and content landscape in Japan
  • Project management skills and ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Solid experience in stakeholder management
  • Preferably comes with relevant experience in digital space or e-commerce players/platforms


  • Ability to influence, persuade and engage in communication at all levels of the organization
  • Outstanding project management skills and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent teamwork capabilities
  • Ability to think pragmatically and ability to drive executions
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills, particularly the ability to develop cogent arguments and present them concisely to a range of stakeholders, including senior executives
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and numerical skills
  • Creative mindset with the ability to leverage on data to develop strategy/decisions
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing business needs and priorities
  • Good cultural sensitivity
  • Champion of Change

About The Walt Disney Company (APAC):

For over 70 years, The Walt Disney Company has been entertaining consumers in Asia Pacific – and enriching people’s lives. Today’s consumer can discover new branded experiences in many ways and in many markets from Australia, New Zealand, Mainland China, Japan, Korea to Southeast Asia.

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 TWDC (Japan) Ltd., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (APAC).

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