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Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Senior Manager - Finance, Disney Networks Financial Planning in Burbank, California

Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) is responsible for all monetization of content and oversees the operations of the Company’s streaming services and domestic broadcast and cable television networks. DMED brings together the Company’s best-in-class product, technology, and commercialization teams into one global organization, with the goal of expanding the footprint of Disney’s world-class content and beloved brands and delivering highly-personalized entertainment experiences to diverse consumers around the world.

Disney General Entertainment Content (DGE) is home to dynamic storytellers and talented creators and is responsible for developing, producing, and programming exceptional content of unparalleled scale and reach. DGE creates more than 250 programs a year representing over 4,500 hours of programming across Disney’s portfolio of network and streaming platforms, including Disney+, Hulu, ABC Entertainment, ABC News, Disney Channels, FX, Freeform, and National Geographic.

The DMED Networks and DGE Financial Planning Team is responsible for managing the Long-Range Plan, Annual Operating Plan, and Forecasts for segment-level executive review (e.g. CFO / Chairman) for both DGE and Disney’s domestic television networks. Additionally, the team engages in a variety of analyses across the businesses to provide leaders with an understanding of segment-wide strategy and performance as well as the consolidated advertising revenue, affiliate revenue, programming costs, marketing costs, and SG&A costs. This position reports to the Director of Finance.

Responsibilities :

  • Manage the consolidation of the Long-Range Plan, Annual Operating Plan and Forecasts with a focus on slate/content spend and programming costs

  • Prepare presentations and ad hoc analyses and present to senior management

  • Analyze forecast information to ensure accuracy, identify trends, and develop key storylines

  • Proactively identify, recommend, and drive improvements in existing models and processes

  • Manage the forecast process by creating timelines, crafting deliverable requirements, and preparing partner communications

  • Build effective partnerships across multiple levels with finance, controllership, and other teams across the organization to facilitate consolidation of forecast data

  • Provide Cognos TM1 support both within the team and as needed by partners

  • Manage two senior analyst direct reports

Basic Qualifications :

  • Strategic mind-set with aptitude for thinking broadly both across the team’s work and across a complex set of businesses

  • Strong analytical skills with ability to solve complicated business issues with autonomy

  • Advanced technical skills with a variety of applications / systems including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint (experience with Cognos TM1 is a plus)

  • Innovative orientation with a proactive approach to problem-solving

  • Deliverable-focused, strong work ethic, able to prioritize and resolve an array of issues simultaneously

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to influence leaders, peers, and partners through building effective and productive relationships

  • Proven leadership ability with experience building / managing an inclusive and collaborative team

Preferred Education :

  • Advanced Degree – MBA, Finance, Accounting or Economics preferred

Job ID: 935716BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

The Walt Disney Company is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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