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Cluster Strategy Director - 12m mat cover


London, GB

Business Development

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI),  a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB,  VIA),  is comprised of many of the world's most popular multimedia entertainment brands,  including MTV,  MTV LIVE HD,  Nickelodeon,  Nick Jr.,  Comedy Central,  Paramount Channel,  BET and more. ViacomCBS brands reach more than 3.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties,  in 40 languages.


Cluster Strategy Director –

ViacomCBS UK, Australia & Israel

12m ftc


Unleash your potential in a place you belong!


Come and join a culture where content, people and ideas merge. An exciting and open place where your talents can truly thrive. Ready? This could be the start of something special.


At ViacomCBS, we have an iconic portfolio of brands, like Paramount, MTV, Nickelodeon, and many more - but it’s our employees that make it unique. You could be the next addition to our incredible team.


Is this the role for you?


The Director, Strategy - VCNI UK, Australia & Israel will be a key member of the Cluster Strategy team, and will play a pivotal role in setting a strategic path for VCNI in the these geographies, while working through and creating competitive advantages in pursuit of sustainable revenue and OI growth. A large part of the role will be focused on the UK business of the Cluster, however this person will often be expected to work on other Cluster wide priorities across geographies and time zones as needed.


What will you be doing?


Key Member of Cluster Strategy team setting overall strategic direction


  • Support the VP Strategy and Cluster senior management in setting the strategic agenda and manage the ongoing long-range planning process.
  • Contribute to key strategy and transformation projects by driving market and internal research, providing analytical and financial modelling support and preparing business plans and presentations
  • Assist in development and execution of recommended action plans to implement strategic priorities including new product launches and resolve strategic business challenges to achieve sustainable and profitable growth.
  • Project manage or help implement ad-hoc business projects as required by senior management by collaborating with key commercial, finance, content, marketing, and operations leaders across the Cluster.
  • Contribute to thought leadership for the Cluster in relation to key market/competitor/partner dynamics, new business models and other relevant industry developments that impact our business longer term.


Support Business Development and partnerships


  • Continuously stay abreast of latest market developments to be able to identify and propose new business development opportunities across the Cluster’s markets.
  • Analyse merits of potential organic and inorganic opportunities and present summarized recommendations to Cluster and VCNI management.
  • Work with commercial teams on larger partnership renewals and negotiations from a strategy & planning perspective.
  • Contribute to potential transaction projects including business evaluation of opportunity and commercial due diligence.


Contributor to budget and other presentations


  • Help develop overall narrative, strategic story and objectives for Long Range Plans and budgets.
  • Partner with finance to review submissions and assess financial growth and performance vs set strategic & financial objectives.
  • Contribute to drafting and production process of budget and other ad hoc presentations as required by management.



What are we looking for?


  • Demonstrable experience in strategy consulting, investment banking or in a strategy function at a media or tech company
  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of the media industry; experience in the UK media industry preferred
  • relevant BA/BS; MBA preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including expertise in developing Microsoft Power Point presentations and presenting to senior leadership
  • Demonstrated expertise in business case development and financial analysis & modelling; advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Goal-oriented team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong project management skills; ability to manage multiple projects at once while meeting deadlines


Everything else!


We offer an inclusive environment where you can really be yourself and find your niche. You’ll get to work alongside streaming platforms you can be proud of, with content that touches millions of lives. Plus, you can learn about the things we’re doing to make the industry more sustainable, and enjoy lots of perks:


  • A monthly streaming fund
  • All the health and financial benefits you’d expect, and some you wouldn’t
  • Flexibility to own the way you work
  • Mental health activities and support
  • All manner of BBQs, socials and events


What are you waiting for? Put in your application!


Our Values


Our values are intertwined and work together to drive the business outcomes we seek, and once combined we believe these will power our company forward.


Optimism & Determination


We share a positive belief that we can navigate and thrive in the landscape ahead.


Inclusivity & Collaboration


We Embrace new and diverse voices, act with care and work together to capture opportunities and manager through challenges.


Agility & Adaptability


We think entrepreneurially, are resilient in change and move quickly to anticipate and create what’s next.


ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and we take our responsibility in safeguarding children and adults seriously. We work hard to ensure that everyone with whom we engage receive equal protection from all types of harm or abuse, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity; an obligation we take very seriously.

To ensure, we are an exemplar in the field of safeguarding individuals, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria of the role applied for and for those who are successful in receiving an offer for roles that interact with children, completed background checks will be required prior to joining. Should you need any support during the recruitment process, please advise your recruiter or email UK.recruitment@vimn.com where we will support your request as suitably possible.

Additionally, we are proud to partner with a number of incredible communities and if you have a disability or a long-term condition (including hidden conditions such as mental health, autism, dyslexia, etc) that would need an adjustment; either in the application process, the interview process, the onboarding process or day to day, our amazing partner Evenbreak can provide additional help and advice to disabled candidates who may be interested in our vacancies. Find out more at https://hive.evenbreak.co.uk





ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


If you have any difficulties in applying or require access needs arising from a mobility or any other impairment please let us know by emailing uk.recruitment@vimn.com or calling 0207 555 1234. We can then ensure your experience and visit is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. 

ViacomCBS believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, ViacomCBS requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.