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Associate Manager/Manager, Corporate Strategy & Business Development, APAC

Job ID 10076447 Location Seoul, South Korea Business The Walt Disney Company (APAC) Date posted Jun. 27, 2024
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Job Summary:

Overall Purpose of the Role

Corporate Strategy & Business Development (CSBD) is responsible for developing strategies to drive long-term growth for the company. CSBD team works closely with both APAC leadership and Managing Director of Korea of the Walt Disney Company (TWDC) to drive and support strategy development and execution.


We seek a candidate with experience in management consulting or corporate strategy in Korea. The role requires strong business development, problem solving and analytical skills, excellent team work, effective communication in both English and Korean, as well as ability to collaborate across a diverse range of stakeholders, including multiple levels of business and functional teams within TWDC.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Support and drive the Company’s strategic planning, partnership/M&A and new business initiatives in Korea
  • Serve as a core task force team member for a variety of strategic projects and initiatives.  Collaborate and coordinate with various teams/lines of businesses (LOBs)/functions in the development of key initiatives and provide analysis to inform strategic decisions
  • Support the country GM in identifying, analysing and executing potential partnerships in Korea
  • Support Strategy Head in driving TWDC’s Five-Year plan strategic planning process for Korea
    • Research and analyze new and/or evolving market and consumer trends and draw insights and implications on business strategies
    • Develop business plans to capture new business opportunities and key growth initiatives
    • Contribute Korea input into APAC and global initiatives/strategies
  • Create compelling, persuasive presentation materials to communicate key learnings and recommendations to senior level executives

Experience and Professional Qualifications Required

  • 6+ years of experience with minimum 3 years in a top management consulting firm and/or media/entertainment/tech company in strategy/business development
  • Strong strategic thinker with excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills (both English and Korean), particularly the ability to develop cogent arguments and present them concisely to a range of stakeholders, including senior executives
  • Excellent teamwork capabilities and good cultural sensitivity
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint; ability to produce complex financial models and full PowerPoint decks to support decision-making
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing business needs and priorities
  • MBA from a top business school with 3+ years of post-MBA experience (preferred)

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About The Walt Disney Company (APAC):

For over 70 years, The Walt Disney Company has been entertaining consumers in Asia Pacific – and enriching people’s lives. Today’s consumer can discover new branded experiences in many ways and in many markets from Australia, New Zealand, Mainland China, Japan, Korea to Southeast Asia.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with The Walt Disney Company (Korea), LLC, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (APAC).

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