Strategy Manager

PlayStation, San Mateo, CA

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PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play —it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.


Strategy Manager 

San Mateo, CA

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) seeks a highly qualified candidate for the position of GSBO Strategy Manager. Global Sales & Business Operations (GSBO) is the Sales & Operations division of SIE. The GSBO Strategy team resides within GSBO and is tasked with planning and directing strategic business initiatives within the organization based on the priorities of the organization's leader.

This is an exciting and challenging role with the opportunity to influence the entire GSBO organization and SIE as a whole.  The candidate is expected to bring research and analytics, strategic problem solving, and strong communication skills. A strong record of accomplishment in business planning, analysis and modeling is necessary. The GSBO strategy manager will work with the strategy team to challenge the status quo, and identify, articulate, and advocate for growth opportunities.

What you'll be doing: 

  • Generating complex analyses and scenario planning for executive recommendation and decision-making
  • Evaluating new business models, as well as making recommendations on how to optimize existing business opportunities
  • Generating, synthesizing and analyzing relevant research reports to inform mid and long-term strategy
  • Partnering with internal & external stakeholders to identify business opportunities and inform long-term strategy
  • Supporting strategic initiatives with rigorous data analysis
  • Analyzing and interpreting large business intelligence data sets to discover key insights to drive business objectives
  • Generating ad-hoc internal analysis and Power Point presentations, optimizing for salient information and flow
  • Assisting in research of overall industry trends and qualitative/quantitative competitive analysis

What we're looking for:  

  • 2+ years of strategic planning, management consulting, or investment banking experience
  • Experience performing research and data analysis to develop business strategy and plans
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication, and executive presence
  • Advanced financial & managerial model building
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work under pressure to meet fixed deadlines
  • Strong team-player
  • Ability to work and lead projects independently
  • Ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects at one time, and rapidly change priorities based on business needs
  • Proactive, able to self-start, pitch and manage relevant projects with minimal supervision
  • Video game industry knowledge
  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Functional proficiency with database driven analytics & visualization tools and techniques (e.g. SQL, Tableau, R, PowerBI, MicroStrategy)


  • Passion for video games
  • Knowledge of video game technologies & trends
  • Knowledge of cloud computing & networking technologies for consumer services
  • Experience in customer journey analysis & customer lifetime value analysis
  • Experience in mobile gaming
  • Tech, gaming or related industry experience
  • MBA or equivalent degree


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