Full Job Description
The Walt Disney Company’s Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) is a new, global business segment for The Walt Disney Company that is responsible for all monetization of content—both distribution and ad sales—and oversees the operations of the Company’s streaming services, including Disney+ (including Star and Disney+ Hotstar internationally), Hulu, and ESPN+ and domestic broadcast and cable television networks. DMED brings together the Company’s best-in-class product, technology, and commercialization teams together 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. DMED works in close collaboration with Disney’s Studio, General Entertainment, and Sports content creation teams on programming and marketing for the streaming services and networks.
This individual will work closely with Disney’s Ad Sales Revenue and Yield Management Sports team, as well as the ESPN Programming Finance and ESPN Research teams to prepare strategic financial plans for key forecast periods (annual budget, long-range plan, and quarterly forecasts) for the ESPN line of business. They will oversee recurring deliverables including Ad Sales consolidation, Rate/Volume analysis, Liability reporting, Ad Sales pacing, and Ad Sales Forecasting/Planning. In parallel to these responsibilities, this role relies on a key understanding and working knowledge of the department’s Business Intelligence activities, namely building ad hoc reports, conducting User Acceptance Testing (UAT) of data enhancements, and creating new data visualizations. A strong analytical and systems reporting background is necessary.
Minimum of 5 years in a corporate finance / business analytics role
Advanced Excel abilities (Nested statements, pivot tables, charting, combining functions like Index Match, Offset and Indirect)
Demonstrated experience working closely with information systems and/or strong ability to quickly learn new information systems
Experience with Business Intelligence products, i.e. Business Objects, Cognos, Micro Strategy (Visual dash boarding a plus)
Strong analytical skills and the ability to transition seamlessly from explaining micro details to communicating how they impact the big picture
Acute attention to detail and aptitude for troubleshooting data discrepancies
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or similar field
Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA)