Sr. Business Strategy & Planning Analyst

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play —it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

 

Sr. Business Strategy & Planning Analyst 

Los Angeles, CA

As a Sr. Business Strategy & Planning Analyst, you will operate in a global, multi-national environment to help drive strategic initiatives that focus on key areas of PlayStation’s global digital businesses across Games and Media (Video and Music). You will have extensive interaction with key stakeholders across various functional lines of management including but not limited to senior business unit executives, product management, global business development, marketing, and network advertising. The work that you do will have a direct impact on PlayStation’s digital business initiatives by driving business decisions and adding value to the platform’s future.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and refinement of global business strategies and plans for PlayStation’s digital businesses including the development of new business models and forecasts
  • Perform strategic analysis and financial modeling for user engagement and operational performance
  • Recommend business and digital services improvements across games and media categories including new product and feature offerings based on analysis of business performance and trends
  • Analyze business opportunities and generate ROI estimates for new feature development
  • Perform competitive and industry analysis for PlayStation digital businesses to provide relevant insights and actionable recommendations to support business strategy
  • Create comprehensive and meaningful strategy presentations for senior executives
  • Support the business planning process including budgets, forecasts, business updates, and strategic short and long-term business views
  • Collaborate with stakeholders on cross-service opportunities through opportunity assessment and financial modeling
  • Support global digital business team with development of monthly performance summaries and identification of operational inefficiencies to aid in supply chain planning
  • Build the framework for and drive the development of dynamic business intelligence tools and dashboards for use in ongoing business planning

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS Degree is required
  • 2+ years of prior experience in a related field (entertainment or e-commerce industry experience a plus)
  • Self-starter and results-oriented
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience developing financial models in Excel AND facilitating business discussions
  • Expert user of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) to prepare all documents, presentations, graphs, briefings, and worksheets
  • Excellent business sense and ability to understand and resolve complex business issues
  • Experience presenting to executive audiences
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Superb relationship building skills
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments concurrently

Preferred: 

  • MBA
  • 1+ years of post-MBA experience in a related field (entertainment or e-commerce)
  • Knowledge of and passion for media, entertainment, and technology industries (including key players, growth trends and drivers, new media models, industry structure, etc.)
  • Familiarity with PlayStation and services offered
  • Experience working in a national or global company
  • Foreign language skills would be helpful
  • Some database knowledge would be helpful

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Sony Interactive Entertainment PlayStation is looking to hire a Sr. Business Strategy & Planning Analyst at their Los Angeles, CA, USA location. Job contains the tags Senior and Unity.
Job discovered on 7/22/2021