Corporate Development Associate - Discovery Communications
Discovery’s Corporate Development group is primarily responsible for evaluating and executing strategic M&A transactions and investments. The group also supports the development and execution of company-wide corporate strategy and assists business units/divisions in evaluating new business and/or cross-organization opportunities. The Discovery Corporate Development group is looking for an Associate - Corporate Development.Responsibilities:
- The Associate - Corporate Development, will be primarily responsible for working with Corporate Development leadership and Discovery senior management to source, evaluate, and execute potential corporate transactions and to develop and oversee company-wide, mid-range strategic planning efforts.
- Assume a lead role in identifying, assessing, synthesizing, and preparing recommendations relating to the strategic and financial impact of potential transactions on Discovery and on its acquisition targets and/or potential partners.
- Assist in driving the deal conversations while partnering with Business Development & Strategy team to ensure strategic alignment
- To support Corporate Development recommendations, he/she will be experienced in creating and managing the development of business models, financial plans, and enterprise valuations, based on a variety of assumptions and comparables.
- Bachelors degree or equivalent experience required.
- Must have completed an Associate level training program in banking or equivalent relevant work experience or work training.
- Proven abilities to identify, analyze, structure, and make recommendations on a variety of potential deals -- including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other strategic partnerships with an equity component --as well as on new business ventures with significant cross-divisional or global impact.
- Possess a rigorous understanding of the competitive landscape and global business environment
- Experience analyzing and presenting all relevant market, industry, and company factors to support concrete strategic targets and priorities, positioning Discovery for strong financial performance and growth.
- Proven ability to research and model financial outcomes based on a variety of assumptions
- Strong project management skills, with the ability to proactively manage a variety of projects and timelines
- Self-motivated and results-oriented, this candidate should demonstrate the ability to work independently to research, analyze, synthesize, and present complex qualitative and quantitative data clearly.
- Ability to assess priorities and maintain composure and diplomacy at all times.
- Ability to work in a matrix organization.
- Strong oral and written communications skills.
- Candidate must be articulate, detail-oriented, and have strong organizational and administrative management skills.
- Candidate must also demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness, and an ability to manage multiple assignments under tight deadlines.
- Strong computer skills (e.g. Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Calendar Creator, and PowerPoint.)
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