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Stamford, CT Full Time Posted by: WWE Posted: Thursday, 26 March 2020
 
 

Support long-term Inorganic growth initiatives including M&A, JVs, investments, etc.
Drive the identification, evaluation, and structuring of acquisitions, JVs, and other investments
Work with key functional and business stakeholders to head the diligence process, manage internal business partners, develop valuation - drive deal structure via coordination with key stakeholders including Finance, Legal, Accounting, Tax, etc.
Lead the identification of new early stage companies that represent interesting investment opportunities for WWE, and help manage the portfolio of existing early-stage investments
Build and maintain a network of relationships across the banking and VC community
Manage interactions across a portfolio of companies who are synergistic, competitive, or adjacent that offer WWE unique opportunities to acquire, partner, or invest
Collaborate with executive team to prioritize, source, evaluate, execute deals that align with our long-term Corporate Strategy
Manage and contribute to projects which explore, evaluate and recommend strategies and tactics to support Innovation across WWE various Lines of Business (Television, Live Events, Consumer Products, Network, Digital)
Lead cross-functional teams to drive transformational initiatives throughout the innovation lifecycle, including from idea generation through business case creation to implementation
Analyze quantitative (eg market analysis, consumer trends, economic conditions, etc.) and qualitative (eg objections, competitive strategies, winning applications etc.) market feedback to establish strategic and tactical measures to support innovation
Work closely with leadership from the Global Strategy team, and several functions across WWE including Analytics, Finance, Research to develop holistic recommendations
Effectively build relationships and collaborate with team members across multiple lines of business and functional departments

Qualifications
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MBA required with minimum of 3 years post-graduate experience in top-tier investment banking, private equity, strategic consulting, strategic planning/corporate development, business development, or innovation strategy
Deep understanding of and experience in the Media & Entertainment industry preferred - familiarity with Digital Media, OTT/DTC distribution a plus
Meaningful experience with early-stage investments and M&A - demonstrable experience supporting deals from beginning through execution
Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical ability with exceptional oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated direct team leadership experience in similar consulting/banking/strategy environments, and indirect team leadership of cross-functional resources
Proven ability to independently drive all facets of a strategy project from identifying the question, structuring and performing complex analyses, and developing models and presentations
Ability to rapidly identify the key drivers of a business issue and develop/lead analyses that produce actionable insights
Intellectual curiosity, with an interest in the sports, media and entertainment industries - ability to synthesize key market developments to develop strategic implications for WWE
Passion for exploring and understanding new technologies to drive innovation
Strong planning and organizational skills
Outstanding ability to build consensus around direction and effectively lead discussions toward resolution
Strong experience interacting with and presenting to senior executives
Strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence. Diplomatic, with an ability to adjust approach according to audience
Openness to an environment of active developmental feedback and coaching from peers and managers, with desire to learn and grow rapidly
This position may require travel, but expectation that role will operate primarily from WWE Headquarters in Stamford, CT


Stamford, CT, United States of America
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WWE
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3/26/2020 12:14:11 PM

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