Good storytelling starts with great listening. At Audible, that means each role and every project has our audience in mind. Because the same people who design, develop, and deploy our products also happen to use them. To us, that speaks volumes.
ABOUT THIS ROLE: Audible’s Global Head of Corporate Development & Planning will architect and execute both organic and inorganic growth opportunities to accelerate Audible’s continued growth. Amidst an evolving audio landscape, you will source, negotiate, structure, and execute advantageous transactions and investments across Audible’s geographies and functions. You will also identify and vet new growth opportunities for the executive team, drawing on customer trends and the competitive landscape. The business is strong and we believe the impact of this role can fuel our company to grow in unprecedented ways.ABOUT YOUYou have a demonstrated track record of sourcing and executing creative transactions with non-obvious deal structures. You are equally comfortable “thinking big” and prioritizing strategic initiatives as you are rolling up your sleeves on the day-to-day operational details. You are an inspirational leader who has effectively mobilized cross-functional teams toward common goals on compressed timelines. You thrive in an entrepreneurial, high-velocity environment and want to work for a company with distinct cultural purpose and mission. You will be a trusted advisor to Audible’s global business leaders to unlock Audible’s next phase of growth. As Global Head of Corporate Development & Planning, you will…Support Audible’s growth through identification, assessment, and execution of potential mergers, acquisitions, investments and joint ventures.Discover and activate new venture and emerging business investments, distinctive transactions, and growth opportunities for Audible’s core priorities.Establish and lead a robust and comprehensive process to identify and evaluate potential strategic transactions and venture investments that could lead to content and business development partnerships in both existing and new marketplaces.Guide and leverage Audible’s investment in Audible-created Newark Venture Partners Fund II.Partner with business leaders before, during and after transactions, to ensure the deals make strategic sense, fit with the forward-looking business plans, and are integrated smoothly and fully optimized.Partner with CFO on three-year strategy and annual operating planning (OP1) processes in close coordination with the executive team.Actively provide an “outside-in” perspective and recommendations to executive leadership on strategic priorities based on competitive and consumer intelligence.Lead cross-functional teams in developing business case analyses across product, content, international, finance, accounting, legal, tax, HR and other departments.Work with product, content, and international teams to understand their roadmaps and inform deal sourcing and priorities.Manage, mentor, and coach team members within the Corporate Development and Planning team and across functions.