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Director, Technology Finance

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 710950BR Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted Oct. 08, 2019

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment (DTCI) is a global, multiplatform media, technology and distribution organization for high-quality content created by Disney’s Studio Entertainment and Media Networks groups.

DTCI includes Disney’s international media operations and the Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the upcoming Disney+ direct-to-consumer streaming service, the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu, and the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN. BAMTECH Media, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney-branded streaming platforms, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company as part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment.

Specifically, the Director will lead one of the FP&A Technology Finance teams for DTCI with budget responsibilities of $700 million in Operating Expense and +$100 million in Capital Expense. Duties will include leading and coordinating clients’ monthly forecast, annual operating plan and annual five-year plan. In addition, the role will help support the overall service costing and allocations of technology costs to the various LOB’s, along with tracking synergies and TSA progress. The position reports to the VP Technology Finance and will have two Managers as direct reports.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with technology teams to manage operating and capital plans
  • Identify opportunities, make recommendations and assist VP with optimization, automation, savings, and quality improvements
  • Prepare annual service cost structure including unit cost analyses
  • Oversee the tracking of technology service costs and manage the allocation process of these services to LOB’s
  • Provide trend analyses of spend patterns, KPIs and performance vs business cases 

  • Monitor Continuous Improvement / Optimization projects and quantify benefits realized
  • Oversee tracking of TSA requirements and
  • Provide ad-hoc support for strategic initiatives
  • Manage and motivate a team

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in financial planning, strategic planning and/or management consulting, including experience leading cross-functional teams

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Education

  • MBA

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; the upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney-branded streaming platforms, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with ESPN, Inc, which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International.

ESPN, Inc 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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