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Senior Manager, Strategic Planning & Business Development, Paramount Pictures


Los Angeles, CA, US, 90038

Los Angeles

Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The film studio’s iconic logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as The Godfather, Chinatown, Forrest Gump and Titanic; and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, Mission: Impossible and Sonic the Hedgehog. Recent, innovative, break-out films such as The Wolf of Wall Street, Arrival, Rocketman, and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount’s film legacy. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount Pictures’ passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount Pictures controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group. Paramount Pictures is a subsidiary of Paramount, which connects with billions of people worldwide through its global brands including MTV, CBS, Paramount Network, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and streaming service Paramount+.


Job Summary:

The role of Senior Manager, Strategic Planning & Business Development is responsible for developing, evaluating, and implementing strategic business opportunities for Paramount Pictures. You will explore growth opportunities for our existing lines of business as well as potential new business areas. In addition, the Senior Manager will work to identify and analyze industry trends and changes.

You possess critical thinking skills as well as intense attention to detail. You are also strong with quantitative analytics and financial modeling and enjoy applying those tools in several settings. A clear proficiency in verbal and written communication is needed as you will be required to lead meetings and present to all levels in the company, including the senior executive team.


Overview & Responsibilities:

  • Identify new strategic opportunities across all media and platforms on a worldwide basis, while developing viable business models and performing strategic analysis to evaluate opportunities
  • Find market opportunities across territories and in new adjacent entertainment verticals that deliver value to Paramount Pictures
  • Analyze key industry trends and maintain knowledge of Paramount’s competitive positioning.
  • Build business models to evaluate the financial and strategic costs and benefits of partnerships
  • Prepare presentations and scripts to brief senior management on new opportunities and key strategic business decisions for both internal Paramount and third-parties
  • Ability to drive insight from raw data and/or when evaluating unfamiliar industries/companies
  • Collaborate with multiple divisions of Paramount Global on cross-company projects
  • Maintain visible standing within the industry as a positive representative of Paramount Pictures


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from best-in-class business school. MBA preferred.
  • We require at least 3 years experience in the media/film entertainment industry, business/corporate development, investment banking or management consulting.


Additional Qualifications:

  • Passion for working with business partners to find opportunities, innovate, and deliver results with working knowledge of film economics and accounting
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and problem-solving skills
  • Consulting and/or banking background/M&A experience a plus!
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Possess financial modeling and analytical abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to convey information to a variety of internal and external audiences
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work well under time constraints
  • Desire to be hands-on: collaborate with teams, manipulate data, apply innovative ways, summarize and story-tell, and move the business to action
  • Shown ability to ideate and complete both strategic and tactical priorities


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


At Paramount, 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. Paramount 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 are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 

Paramount 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, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles