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Vp Strategic Business And Corporate Development

Company name

BuzzFeed, Inc.

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

May 23,2019

Valid Through

Sep 05,2019

Posted on

Mar 02,2019

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


New York City, NY, United States

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Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - M&A
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VP, Strategic Business and Corporate Development
The candidate reports to directly to company’s Chief Financial Officer. Initially the role will be responsible for directing cross-functional teams for business development, corporate development, and strategic planning; with success there will be the opportunity to build a dedicated team. Maintain a network of relationships, contacts and partners, particularly at the C-level, to enhance company’s access to information and opportunities. Develop forward-looking strategic plans for expanding and diversifying company’s revenue and core business via both strategic partnerships and M&A, backed with appropriate financial hypotheses and modeling. Source new strategic partnership and M&A opportunities with partners across media, technology, and other relevant sectors. Lead diligence, negotiations, and post-deal work (deal management, integration, etc) on on active deals. Manage and grow company’s existing strategic partnerships, particularly those with the major distribution platforms (Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Snap, etc). Advise the company C-suite plans, opportunities and progress to build active engagement and align support. Develop a plan for building company’s business development, corporate development, and strategic planning functions, and hire and manage those teams to the extent needed.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have 7+ years of work on the business side of media or technology companies. Relevant Bachelor’s degree, with relevant Master’s degree (JD, MBA, etc) preferred. Passion for and a fluency with media and entertainment, news, and technology, and an affinity for company and its brands is required. Must have meaningful experience with advertising businesses and the current landscape and macro trends in advertising, preferably with digital advertising. Meaningful experience with M&A and completing M&A deals from beginning through integration is needed. Must have demonstrated financial knowledge and strategic planning and proactive deal making and structuring experience. Should have superior oral and written presentation abilities, including executive-level presentation skills. Must have strong collaboration orientation, with experience spanning functions and levels. Should have outstanding strategic instincts with experience linking strategy to actual operations and operational requirements. Must have strong leadership capabilities with ability to make quick, yet informed strategic decisions related to partnership and deal opportunities. Meaningful management experience, and experience building, via hiring, the growth of one or more business functions is required. Should have experience aligning and driving cross-functional groups.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
BuzzFeed, Inc.
167 Canal St
New York City, NY 10013

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