Manager, Corporate Strategy - ViacomCBS

Location : CityStateForPosting New York, NY
Job Locations
US-NY-New York
Job Type
Full-Time Staff

About The Brand

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.

Overview and Responsibilities

The Manager, Corporate Strategy is responsible for assisting in the development of efforts to advance ViacomCBS’ strategic position in both the near- and long-term. This effort includes development of quantitative and qualitative analyses, presentations for executive and board-level consumption, business plans, as well as identification of opportunities for growth via build, partner and buy structures. The role will work closely with internal business units and executive management, as well as engage with external partners and advisors. The Manager will play a role in the organization’s expanding and new business initiatives, in conjunction with each business unit’s existing strategy / business development team. The Manager reports directly to the Sr. Director, Corporate Strategy.


The Corporate Strategy group contributes to setting the strategic direction of the organization. Within that framework, the individual is expected to work and make decisions with a high level of independence. The Manager is must be able to thoughtfully and clearly recommend a course of action for unresolved issues. In this opportunity you will develop close working relationships with key leaders at and beyond ViacomCBS. And as such we will need you to exercise sound judgment and quick thinking.


Responsibilities Include

  • Develop presentations around topics or themes to internal partners, including senior executives and board members
  • Collaborate with senior management, corporate groups and business units to advance areas of strategic focus for ViacomCBS
  • Develop broad-ranging analysis and presentations to succinctly summarize/analyze key initiatives at existing businesses, and efforts of expansion to new sectors/ventures of interest
  • Support creation and hypothesis testing of new, innovative opportunities that can be accretive to ViacomCBS’ overall portfolio or individual brands
  • Support and work with cross-functional teams in the formulation and execution of strategic expansion exercises, ranging in form and format from specific topics to organization-wide exercises
  • Work with the business units to analyze areas in which to pursue new “build/buy/partner” opportunities
  • Support ViacomCBS senior management in development of hypotheses, ventures or business plans
  • Participate in partnership discussions and negotiations for critical initiatives
  • Engage in research with internal and external tools
  • Develop quantitative business analysis including operating and financial models, scenarios of projected performance, market opportunity models, and financial statement analysis

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2+ years experience working in the media, entertainment and/or technology industries
  • Experience in management consulting, investment banking, venture capital or private equity preferred
  • Proficiency with 3rd party research databases
  • Expertise in building business plans, scenario analysis of projected performance, financial statement analysis, market sizing and growth analysis, etc. via Excel
  • Expertise in presentation development via Powerpoint and ability to deliver presentations to senior management

Additional Qualifications

  • Familiarity with venture-backed companies and ecosystem of investors and advisors
  • Outstanding project/process management skills; ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously
  • Outstanding interpersonal capabilities and ability to collaborate with all levels of an organization
  • Refined levels of discretion concerning matters of material confidentiality
  • Strong work ethic and ability to manage unpredictable project timelines
  • Ability to persuade others, build consensus and work in a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent ability to organize, synthesize, and present information
  • Strong interest in media and technology, with particular emphasis on digital media
  • Ability to be a self-starter and resourceful, with a strong desire to learn



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