Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Dec 17, 2021
Feb 15, 2022
Job Type
Full Time
Job Description:

Dow Jones is seeking an experienced Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer to formulate global business strategy and help steer corporate direction with a strong focus on growth, business innovation and investment opportunities.

We are looking for a talented strategic and operational leader with a partnership-based approach to achieving business goals. Ideal candidates will have deep experience in forging collaborative working relationships with internal stakeholders and external partners, a finely tuned sense of changing market dynamics and a demonstrated ability to balance high-level company priorities while driving effective day to day strategic operations.

In this role you will serve as a proactive and trusted advisor to other members of the senior leadership team while identifying, evaluating and supporting Dow Jones's strategic plans and pursuing new growth opportunities. You will support Dow Jones's purpose to be the source of truth for decision makers by ensuring alignment of corporate goals and execution while driving strategic initiatives and partnerships forward. This role will report to the Chief Executive Officer of Dow Jones, Almar Latour.

Position Location:

New York, NY (work within EST timezone in 2021)

Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
  • Partner with the CEO and DJ Leadership to define and realize the vision: Creating the world's leading business information platform
  • Collaborate with senior stakeholders across our Consumer, Professional Communities and Professional Information businesses to:
  • Find new opportunities for Dow Jones including M&A investments
  • Identify paths to deliver on our goal of doubling our business in five years
  • Create and build models for organic and inorganic growth opportunities
  • Establish the model to accelerate Dow Jones customer centricity
  • Analyze customer feedback, experience, and potential customer needs to inform strategic projects
  • Serve as a partner to our parent company, News Corp on strategic initiatives
  • Engage in a data driven approach to inform strategy
  • Challenge conventional wisdom; serve as a sounding board and sparring partner to CEO and other key execs
  • Live-map the competitive environment and create competitive benchmarks
  • Evaluate and interpret market shifts, long term trends, competitive and customer intelligence to inform strategic business decisions
  • Articulate and drive strategic plans across the organization to insure our plans, investments, partnerships, and affiliations are effectively executed to realize the intended outcomes.
  • Drive action on strategy decisions across the organization
  • Coordinate the delivery of strategic initiatives with Chief of Staff, CFO, CHRO and Head of Communications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or a related field from an accredited college or university required
  • MBA or equivalent degree preferred
  • 15+ years of strategic planning, business management, corporate leadership and/or transformation projects in a dynamic and fluid environment
  • Experience in strategic consultancy, banking and/or within a corporate strategy or related function
  • Media industry experience desired
  • Highly analytical, with strong quantitative/commercial aptitude
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment across research projects, data analysis and coordination with the executive team
  • Must possess exceptional creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .

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Business Area: OCEO

Job Category: Strategy Group

About Us

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world's top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

If you are a current employee at Dow Jones, do not apply here. Please go to the Career section on your Workday homepage and view "Find Jobs - Dow Jones." Thank you.

Req ID: 24090

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