VP of Corporate Development

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TheSoul Publishing is one of the largest digital media publishers in the world, producing tons of entertaining and enlightening online content for more than 1 billion subscribers around the world. We are the company behind the wildly successful DIY channel 5-Minute Crafts, the inspirational and creative channel Bright Side, and other popular channels across YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. With a 16-year history, offices in 4 countries, and a team of 2,700 creative minds globally, the growth of our company continues to accelerate every day.


Currently, we are looking for a VP of Corporate Development to join our incredible adventure and launch a new strategic M&A function in the company.


VP of Corporate Development will be responsible for helping shape TheSoul’s equity strategy by identifying industry trends, maintaining relationships with relevant external partners as well as sourcing, negotiating, structuring, and executing strategic acquisitions/ investments.


VP of Corporate Development will collaborate with TheSoul’s leadership team to lead the company’s business and corporate development initiatives. Deal sourcing, including managing key external relationships is a key component of this role. He/she will provide leadership in evaluating and executing new investment opportunities, partnerships/alliances, acquisitions, mergers, spin-offs, and joint ventures.


The position can be based in any of TheSoul locations or be remote according to the preferences of the candidate.


Responsibilities:


  • Support TheSoul growth strategy through identification, assessment and execution of potential mergers, acquisitions, investments and joint ventures

  • Establish and drive industry data analysis across the company to spot M&A targets early in the lifecycle, proactively identify opportunities for growth and investment

  • Serve as a subject-matter expert and be up to speed with the industry trends and evolving business models

  • Facilitate the investments in a range of YouTube/ Facebook, AVOD based entertainment companies to help them achieve growth faster through partnership with TheSoul

  • Lead all pre-transaction diligence efforts, evaluate value creation opportunities and risks in potential transactions, and bring transactions over the finish line

  • Lead shaping and executing the equity strategy of TheSoul


Requirements:


  • A veteran in corporate development, VC, investment banking, consulting, M&A – successful track of high-budget deals

  • A track record in successfully executed M&A in online media (Youtube / Facebook / Instagram / Snapchat / TikTok, AVOD based media)

  • 7-10+ years in the media field, deep understanding of the online media landscape and key players

  • Deep understanding of financial modeling, forecasting, strategic analysis and financial reporting

  • Exceptional presentation, communication and negotiation skills

  • Strong leadership skills with a collaborative approach to work


What we offer:


  • A very good package with performance-driven bonuses

  • Location of your choice: UK/US, can be office-based or remote

  • A dynamic and professional media-publishing environment

  • Amazing production and coordinating teams to support any commercial activities

  • Creative vibes and an international team: 90% of company employees are creators who work from 70+ countries and make awesome positive content for millions of followers worldwide


Interested? Send your CV to tatyana.malinovskaya@id.thesoul.io with the "VP of Corporate Development" in the subject line.


We appreciate your interest in our roles and the company. Your CV will be reviewed carefully by our team, and if we are ready to move forward with your application, one of our recruiters will contact you and explain the next steps.


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