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Sr. Principal, Corporate Development



Seoul, South Korea
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Company Introduction

We exist to wow our customers. We know we’re doing the right thing when we hear our customers say, “How did we ever live without Coupang?” Born out of an obsession to make shopping, eating, and living easier than ever, we are collectively disrupting the multi-billion-dollar commerce industry from the ground up and establishing an unparalleled reputation for being leading and reliable force in South Korean commerce.

We are proud to have the best of both worlds — a startup culture with the resources of a large global public company. This fuels us to continue our growth and launch new services at the speed we have been at since our inception. We are all entrepreneurial surrounded by opportunities to drive new initiatives and innovations. At our core, we are bold and ambitious people that like to get our hands dirty and make a hands-on impact. At Coupang, you will see yourself, your colleagues, your team, and the company grow every day.

Our mission to build the future of commerce is real. We push the boundaries of what’s possible to solve problems and break traditional tradeoffs. Join Coupang now to create an epic experience in this always-on, high-tech, and hyper-connected world.

Role Overview

Search, evaluate, and secure external opportunities such as talent, technology, business, and products i) to identify new customer pain points and develop solutions for them, and ii) to accelerate the resolution of existing problems the team Coupang is working on.


  • Maximize customer value through Corpdev activities such as M&A, Investment and strategic partnerships
  • Execute transactions to realize synergies with business units and penetrate into new businesses

What You Will Do

  • M&A and Strategic Partnerships: CorpDev conducts capability assessments and synergy analysis to support mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and strategic partnership discussions, helping to identify potential opportunities for growth and collaboration.
  • Divestitures and Carve-outs: CorpDev manages divestitures and carve-out of inefficient assets to maximize the company’s resource allocation and utilization.
  • Minority Investments: The Minority Investment Program (MIP) targets investments in early-stage companies to enhance strategic growth and financial returns, focusing on those aligned with Coupang's business and innovation goals.
  • Competitor Analysis and Market Performance: Delivering support on global market performance and competitor analysis to inform strategic decisions.
  • Business Case Development: Framing and developing complex analyses to drive the development of business cases for key strategic focus areas
  • Capability Assessments and Synergy Analysis: Performing assessments to support M&A activity and strategic partnership discussions, including build/buy/partner assessments for enterprise-wide initiatives
  • Strategic Fact Bases and Benchmarking: Developing strategic fact bases and conducting benchmarking against disruptive technologies, business models, and macro issues to inform executive-level prioritization and decision-making.


  • Dedication towards the company and its customers
  • Strong team spirit and communication skill
  • Logical problem solving and decision making capabilities based on numbers and facts
  • Tenacity to carry out results, responsibility, flexibility and creativity


  • Minimum 7 years of experiences and achievements in investment or M&A ideally in tech sector through one or more of the following: VC, PE, IB, Corpdev, and Accounting Firm
  • Good financial modeling and/or data analytics skills
  • Fluent in Korean English, ideally at native level, including Formal writing skills

Recruitment Process and Others

Recruitment Process

  • Application Review - Phone Interview - Onsite (or Virtual Onsite) Interview – Offer
  • The exact nature of the recruitment process may vary according to the specific job and may be changed due to scheduling or other circumstances.
  • Interview schedules and the results will be informed to the applicant via the e-mail address submitted at the application stage.

Details to Consider

  • This job posting may be closed prior to the stated end date for application if all openings are filled.
  • Coupang has the right to rescind an offer of employment if a candidate is found to have submitted false information as part of the application process.
  • Coupang does not discriminate against disabled applicants or those with veteran status.
  • We are proud to offer equal opportunities for all applicants.

Privacy Notice

Document Return Policy

  • This notification is given pursuant to Article 11 (6) of the Fair Hiring Procedure Act.
  • A job applicant, who has applied but not been finally selected for a position at Coupang (the “Company”), may request the Company to return his/her hiring documents submitted pursuant to the Fair Hiring Procedure Act. However, this will not apply where the hiring documents were submitted via the website of the Company or e-mail, or where the job applicant submitted those documents voluntarily without a request from the Company. In addition, if the hiring documents were destroyed due to a natural disaster or any other reasons not attributable to the Company, such documents will be deemed to have been returned to the job applicant.
  • A job applicant who wishes to request the return of his/her hiring documents pursuant to the main sentence of paragraph 2 above should fill out a “Request for Return of Hiring Documents” [Annex Form No. 3 in the Enforcement Rule of the Fair HiringProcedure Act] and submit It by email ( In such case, within fourteen (14) days from the date of identifying the receipt of the request, the Company will send the hiring documents to the job applicant’s designated address via registered mail. Please be informed that the job applicant is required to pay the postage on the registered mail.
  • In preparation for a job applicant’s request for the return of hiring documents pursuant to the main sentence of paragraph 2 above, the Company shall retain the original hiring documents submitted by the job applicant for 180 days from the completion of the recruiting process. If no request is made until the end of this period, all his/her hiring documents will be destroyed immediately in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act.
  • Hiring may be restricted in case the legal qualifications required for hiring and work performance is not met.