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Director, Corporate Strategy and Business Development

Apply Now Job ID 701760BR Location Japan Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted 11/21/2019

Job Summary:

As we position the business for further growth and maintain our focus on creating high-quality entertainment experiences, and effectively build local and Disney franchises in North Asia (Japan, China, Korea, Hong Kong & Taiwan), the Corporate Strategy and Business Development Team is charged with identifying profitable growth by targeting emerging businesses new to Disney's existing portfolio, managing cross-divisional issues and opportunities, and evaluating new technology and business models.

We are seeking a Strategy and Business Development senior professional to lead company-wide strategic planning and new business development projects (organic growth or M&A/Strategic Partnership) for North Asia with a focus on Japan.


Responsibilities include but not limited to:

I. Strategic planning and implementation of strategies
- Lead Disney’s annual strategic planning process for Japan by closely working with all LOBs/Functions
- Support and lead in the development and execution of key global/regional growth initiatives
- Conduct research and extract insights from internal and external sources, e.g. macroeconomic trends, industry outlook, market and competitor intelligence and develop strategic implications for the business
- Develop metrics to track execution and performance
- Provide ongoing analytical support

II. Identification and evaluation of M&A/strategic partnership opportunities
- Conduct research and develop strategic rationale
- Identify/screen targets
- Evaluate targets through business and financial analysis
- Participate and support negotiations, the process of term sheet and agreement development
- Guide external agencies to conduct due diligence
- Manage deal closing and transition to operational team

III. Identification & Evaluation of new business opportunities
- Identify new business opportunities to drive growth
- Independently and/or manage third party consultancy/agency to conduct research and analysis to evaluate the opportunities
- Perform business/financial analyses and build business plans

IV.Create compelling, persuasive presentation materials to communicate key learnings and recommendations to senior level executives


- North Asia Corporate Strategy & BD team
- Local Disney Japan Corporate team (Country manager, Finance, Marketing, etc.)
- Global Corporate Strategy and Business Development team
- Local and global business unit team (BU head, Finance/BD, Marketing, etc.)

- Professional service personnel (consultants, investment bankers)
- Potential and Existing business partners
- Industry experts


This is a key support position in the North Asia team (with a focus on Japan) in leading strategy thinking by providing timely data, analyses, and perspectives to facilitate decision-making by senior management.

Basic Qualifications:

- Graduate of a top Japanese or overseas university, preferably with a major in Business Administration, Finance, Management or Economics.
- MBA from top-tier global business school (preferred)

Personal Attributes
- Strategic thinking
- Strong problem solving and analytical skills
- Initiative taking and follow through
- Team player
- Creative and resourceful
- Comfortable with ambiguity
- Must be comfortable to work on workstreams independently
- Working effectively with people from various backgrounds and levels
- Strong communication skills (comfortable to speak with/have a discussion with senior level executives)
- Ability to adapt to different cultures

Previous Work (or other requisite) Experience
- 5-10 years’ experience in analytical positions at top tier strategy consulting firms, investment banks, or relevant function at multinational corporations, with exposure to strategy formation, business development, and M&A/investment evaluation in Japan
- Media/Consumer Industry background preferred
- Strong experience in creating PowerPoint presentations for senior management
- Experience with financial modeling
- Project management skills and ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work in a fast paced environment

Fluent Spoken/Written English and Japanese

About ダイレクト・トゥー・コンシューマ&インターナショナル:

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 ウォルト・ディズニー・ジャパン株式会社, which is part of a business segment we call ダイレクト・トゥー・コンシューマ&インターナショナル.

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