Business Development Analyst

  • SoundCloud
  • New York, NY, USA or Berlin, Germany
  • Jun 29, 2020
Full time Business Development

Job Description

What's next in music is first on SoundCloud. As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is powered by a connected community of creators, listeners and curators who share, discover and influence what’s new, now and next in music and audio.

We are looking for a BD Analyst to join our Strategy + Business development team to help accelerate the growth of our creator & listener businesses.This person will play a significant role in shaping the BD roadmap, identifying partners and executing on deals while working across divisions in our organization. 

In this role, you will partner closely with the VP of Strategy to define and execute the BD roadmap for Soundclouds Creator + Listener Businesses. You will actively monitor the competitive landscape and help identify commercial and strategic partnership opportunities. You will be responsible for competitive, strategic, and financial analyses of opportunities. Additionally, you will lead the execution and scope of opportunities from origination to launch by liaising with senior stakeholders throughout the company. You will help create and maintain frameworks to monitor the success of BD partnerships, along with regular reports + updates for Senior Management.

This is a highly cross functional role with exposure to stakeholders across all of our SoundCloud offices in New York, Berlin, LA, and London. The successful candidate will have a keen analytical mind, is commercially driven, excellent at communication and project management, a self-starter and enjoys working in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment. Who you are:

  • BA Degree or higher in Economics, Business or Finance 
  • Minimum of 3  years experience - preferably with an investment banking, management consulting or corporate strategy background
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to concisely summarize data and complex findings to build compelling analysis and engaging presentations to executives/senior management
  • Excellent strategic thinker
  • Familiarity of the music and/or media/entertainment industry is a plus
  • You have the ability to conduct research, analyze data, develop robust business cases with relative autonomy and high attention to detail
  • Excellent business judgment; ability to handle complex situations with clarity and confidence and thorough analysis
  • Self-starter with pragmatic, solution oriented mind-set, must be able to work independently and comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Excellent ability to build relationships and networks with multiple functions, regions, and at all levels of the organization
  • Strong resiliency and ambition to get things done despite an often-changing market and competitive situation
  • Excellent stakeholder and project management skills
  • Strong sense of urgency and will to achieve

Diversity at SoundCloud

SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute.

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