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Corporate Development Manager





United Kingdom

Business Operations and Analytics




Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time


Corporate Development Manager
Corporate Development is a tight-knit team within King that values dedicated and analytical individuals that can think creatively and will proactively seek out opportunities to advance the growth of King.

Your role within our Kingdom
Working collaboratively across the business you will provide the Executive Leadership with recommendations drawn from market analysis, player needs, strategic fit, competitive landscape and commercial attractiveness. You will also provide support to analyze, define and execute on mid to long-term opportunities, including but not limited to acquisitions, partnerships and investments internationally. This is a highly visible position that requires frequent interaction with King's Executive Leadership and external parties in the gaming and technology sector.

Identify and perform detailed research and analysis on opportunities which support King's corporate initiatives;

Source opportunities through regular interaction with senior gaming executives, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and investment bankers;

Work closely with Legal and Finance to execute acquisitions, investments and partnership agreements through developing the key terms, identifying appropriate deal structures and negotiating transaction and legal documents;

Perform appropriate due diligence on potential acquisition targets and manage cross-functional teams across Product, Operations, Engineering, Legal, Finance, Tax, Accounting, and Senior Management;

Build and understand complex operational and valuation models;

Provide detailed competitor analysis and regular updates on potential opportunities to the Executive Leadership;

Partner with internal business units to deliver seamless integration post acquisition;

Act as a subject matter expert on valuation and the competitive landscape.

Skills to create thrills
A strategic and analytical business leader with past investment/transaction experience. You will be an independent thinker who can make convincing, information-based arguments with a demonstrated track record of using good judgment and be able to succeed in a highly ambiguous environment.

4+ years' experience in a mixture of investment banking, venture capital or corporate development roles in mobile consumer internet or media;

Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills;

Proven ability to interact with and influence executives at the highest level of a fast growing organisation;

Highly personable with an ability to work collaboratively with multiple teams across King and build relationships with third parties;

Ability to execute multiple complex strategic projects simultaneously;

Demonstrable personal interest for online or mobile gaming;

Past exposure to consumer facing fast growing technology markets preferred.

A great saga needs all sorts of heroes
Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace, great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply can't expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes. And that's it.

We're Seriously Playful
Officially, we're a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. Unofficially, we're a serious business that's not afraid to have fun. Every day at King, we mix intuition with logic, art with science and magic with mathematics to create the games the world loves to play. Together with our parent company Activision Blizzard, our mission is to bring moments of magic to everyday life. If you think this is something you can help us achieve, let's talk.

Apply now!
Want to join our Kingdom? You'll find all you need to apply, plus more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at All applications should be made in English.

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