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Associate, Corporate Development in San Mateo, United States

  • PlayStation
  • Full time
  • Intermediate
  • Email
  • San Mateo, United States
  • 02/10/2021
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SIE seeks a highly candidate for the position of Associate, Corporate Development. SIE’s Corporate Development Team works closely with SIE’s management team and is responsible for identifying inorganic growth opportunities through acquisitions, investments or joint ventures. The team sources, evaluates and performs transactions that are aligned with SIE’s strategic priorities and drive significant long-term value for the company.

The foundational work of the team involves developing market insights through strong internal and external relationships to identify attractive M&A and investment opportunities. Opportunities are assessed based on meticulous investment criteria and evaluation by internal partners. Members of the team will develop the case (including commonalities) and drive internal alignment on strategic fit and the post-deal plan. The team works collaboratively across all functions and services at SIE.

This is an exciting and ambitious role with significant executive exposure. The Associate is expected to bring financial analysis and deal experience, as well as strategic problem-solving skills. The position offers unique opportunities at the convergence of the global media and technology industries, and a chance to influence the evolution of this fast paced sector.

Major responsibilities:

  • Work with Corporate Strategy and internal partners to continuously refine the major strategic themes that guide SIE’s M&A strategy
  • Construct business case and prepare detailed valuation models for potential transactions
  • Prepare presentations which outline the strategic rationale for transactions
  • Participate in cross functional due diligence process and provide project management from due diligence through conclusion/signing
  • Present business cases and analytics to senior management to gain approval
  • Research and analyze secondary market research to provide support for corporate development, strategic and possible M&A activities
  • Build and manage relationships with partners across SIE and across the other Sony businesses to facilitate discovery of opportunities and alignment on projects
  • Manage and facilitate post-merger integration activities to ensure successful transaction outcomes

Key selection criteria (qualifications):

SIE is seeking seasoned candidates that ideally possess the following qualifications:

  • 2+ years of investment banking, corporate development (M&A) experience
  • Experience evaluating inorganic growth opportunities, including identifying key strategic themes and building financial models and presentations
  • Strategic, quantitative and financial modeling skills, including the ability to structure the rationale for M&A recommendations with data and perform valuation analysis
  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Excel, financial modeling, and PowerPoint
  • Data savvy with the ability to drill down and identify key drivers and communicate insightful, practical recommendations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication and executive presence
  • Ability to multi-task, lead multiple projects at one time, and rapidly change priorities based on business needs
  • Strong team-player
  • Ability to work with multiple cultures and to tailor work style and messaging to function effectively across globally distributed management teams
  • BA required
  • MBA a plus
  • Experience working for a major video gaming or entertainment company a plus

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