Strategy Associate

Careers at Bloomberg

New York

Posted May 26, 2017 - Requisition No. 58734

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

  • Strategic Advisory - Provide business leaders assess new opportunities as well as to improve execution of existing strategies. This work often includes evaluating new markets, understanding product / industry trends, analyzing Bloomberg’s competitive positioning, and developing commercial strategies for Bloomberg to enter these markets.
  • Transaction Execution - Help our business leaders 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.
  • New Market Exploration - 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 technology and data players that may have impact or can be additive to our business.

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, interviewing 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 help drive business insights and decisions.
  • Synthesize work in PowerPoint and/or written memos to define business opportunities, strategic rationale, financial drivers, and integration strategies. Make recommendations on appropriate courses of action.
  • 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.
  • Support the execution of transactions, across partnerships, joint ventures, and acquisitions.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in business, finance, or economics
  • 2-4 years of professional work experience in financial services or strategy consulting
  • Knowledge of capital market technology systems and workflows preferred; client-facing experience a plus
  • Extraordinary problem-solving, quantitative, and analytical skills; strategic and creative thinker
  • Proficiency with Excel, financial modeling, and preparing Board-level presentations
  • 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
  • Collegial orientation; relationship-builder with creative solutions
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong personal initiative, good judgment, and impeccable ethics; desire to succeed in a demanding, innovative, and entrepreneurial environment
  • Buy-side product or sales experience

Does this sound like you?

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