MTV: SVP, Strategy and Business Development (MTVN International)

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MTV Networks

Position: Senior Vice-President, Strategy and Business Development, MTV Networks International

Location: New York, NY

Type: Full Time


Reports to Senior Vice-President, Strategy and Business Development, MTV Networks International



The Strategy and Business Development department at MTV Networks International (“MTVNI”) is responsible for developing the overall strategy for the division. We strive to become MTVNI’s Sr. Management’s advisors of choice by developing data-driven analysis that helps them make the most important strategic decisions in our business. We help the Company maximize its return on capital within International markets by focusing on business unit strategy, cost improvement, revenue growth initiatives, and acquisition opportunities, among others.

The Director of Strategy and Business Development will be a very important contributor to the department through high-impact work. The ideal candidate will possess a unique combination of outstanding analytical/strategic abilities, above-average relationship skills, significant initiative, and an easy to relate to personality.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1)      Participate in the development of broad-ranging analysis and presentations across all our businesses and regions

·         In charge of individually developing high-level data driven analysis

·         Develop high-impact presentations

·         Concisely articulate the story and punchlines within presentations

·         Present in an insightful and professional manner to MTVNI Executives, as required

2)      Assist in annual Long Range Planning (LRP) process

·   Synthesize all regional LRP’s and help craft a message for the MTVNI LRP

·   Assist in the drafting of particular areas of the LRP presentation

3)      Assist in potential transactions as required

·   While not main focus of position, should be prepared to step in and assist in ongoing transactions – relationships with regions and/or Viacom

4)      Develop relationships across MTVNI

·   Establish relationships with key constituencies across clusters and in MTVNI

5)      Help identify opportunities, processes or systems that could lead to the improvement of on-going business operations


Candidate Profile:


Possess a Bachelors of Arts Degree, MBA preferable

Two years experience in a strategy consulting firm (preferred) or investment bank

Very strong written communication skills

Outstanding strategic, analytical and conceptual abilities

High proficiency with Power Point and Excel and with advanced analytical and financial techniques

Able to build effective working relationships and credibility with staff at all levels, and from all functional/cultural backgrounds

A combination of the following will be a plus:

Extensive experience in international media, preferably in Strategy or Business Development

Experience of negotiating large, multinational corporate transactions

International work experience

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