New Business, Strategy & Corporate Development Specialist

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Bloomberg
  • 17 Oct 18

New Business, Strategy & Corporate Development Specialist

The Role:
The New Business, Strategy & Corporate Development group works with Bloomberg's management team and business leaders across our financial products, enterprise, and data businesses. We think about our work in three ways:

  • New Business Incubator - Identify and execute on new business opportunities that will create new revenue and profit streams for the firm. This work often includes evaluating new markets, understanding how new technologies and regulations are driving product / industry trends, analyzing Bloomberg's competitive positioning, and developing commercial strategies for Bloomberg to enter these markets.
  • Strategic Alliances and Transaction Execution - Help our business achieve their strategic objectives - whether entering a new market or improving execution of an existing strategy - which can involve working with third parties, via partnerships, joint ventures, or acquisitions. In these cases, we help the businesses by managing the transaction process, including helping to develop investment theses, negotiating deal structures, and managing due diligence. Relationship management with strategic partners
  • Market Structure Strategy - Given our team's exposure to industry participants - whether they are disruptive or innovative companies in our industry, investment bankers, analysts, or venture capitalists, among others - we can offer insight into how Bloomberg's competitive landscape is evolving. In doing so, we look to identify emerging technologies, regulations, new data sources, and industry consolidations/expansions that may have impact or create opportunity for our business. Help the firm navigate an evolving landscape in various markets. Help business leaders articulate their long term strategic roadmaps and determine where partnering or investing can accelerate.

We'll trust you to:
  • Develop deep domain expertise across Bloomberg's businesses, including understanding our products, our customers, the competitive landscape, and relevant industry trends. Use insights to help execute project work and to identify business opportunities, critical gaps, and strategic threats.
  • Stay current on how our businesses are evolving, through regular meetings with a network of relevant industry stakeholders. We also conduct research and synthesize implications to Bloomberg and use these findings to help inform strategy.
  • Gather data to support and develop business recommendations and execution decisions. This work includes conducting research, interacting with investment bankers, analysts and industry experts, meeting with internal and external stakeholders, and gathering formal and informal client feedback. It also includes creating business cases to help business leaders make informed and defensible business decisions.
  • Develop rigorous quantitative analyses and financial models to support our business investment decisions.
  • Synthesize new business opportunities across business lines and build supporting business plans to ensure efficient execution
  • Assist in the project management of complex workstreams involving large, cross-functional internal teams that span groups such as Product, Engineering, Legal, Finance, and HR.
  • Identify, negotiate and execute on strategic alliances, joint ventures, and acquisitions in support of our new and existing business goals.

You'll need to have:
  • Bachelor's degree, ideally in business or finance
  • 5+ years of professional work experience in financial services in a banking or strategic investment role
  • Knowledge of new technologies and their impact on financial markets. Understanding of financial products and client workflow is a plus
  • Extraordinary problem-solving, quantitative, and analytical skills; strategic and creative thinker
  • Proficiency with Excel, financial modeling, and preparing Board-level presentations with strong attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills across multiple projects and business units
  • Solid business and financial acumen; understanding of fundamental principles of economics and finance
  • Proven ability to synthesize ideas and drive consensus across business lines
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong personal initiative, good judgment, and impeccable ethics; desire to succeed in a demanding, innovative, and entrepreneurial environment

Does this sound like you?
Apply if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch with you to let you know the next steps.
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