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Manager, Segment Content Planning & Analysis

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 771853BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted Jan. 13, 2021

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company's Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) is a new, global business segment for The Walt Disney Company with the mission of providing consumers around the world access to the content they want most, on the latest platforms, at a time of rapidly-evolving consumer habits. Combining the Company's direct-to-consumer streaming services – ESPN+, the Disney+ streaming service and its ownership stake in Hulu -- alongside Disney's international media businesses, DMED aligns cutting-edge technology with world-class content and beloved brands to expand the Company's global footprint and deliver highly-personalized entertainment experiences to diverse consumers around the world.


The Segment Content Planning & Analysis team drives analysis around the distribution of each of our content assets across Network, Content and Theatrical Sales, as well as DTC platforms in partnership with DTC CP&A. This team will inform the windowing strategy for content deployment across distribution platforms, optimizing the commercialization strategy of films and series across TWDC content brands. This role closely partners with stakeholders in platform distribution to provide support (including but not limited to) on availability decisions, forecasting, content specific deep dives and data analytics.

  • Evaluate new business models / opportunities and participate in building business plans for key strategic initiatives
  • Support business teams to evaluate and optimize current business models and optimize operational efficiencies
  • Create sophisticated models for financial analysis to understand impact of deals on Disney and partner P&L used by senior leaders for deal negotiations
  • Able to build tool prototypes for reports that create efficiencies and support insights; requires visualizing complex data sets and advanced excel formulas
  • Partner closely with Data Science and Advanced Analytics team to leverage statistical results to inform business decisions
  • Effectively communicate findings to clients, equipping them with timely, relevant, and actionable insight to support short-term tactical and long-term strategic decision-making
  • Translate business requirements for the internal database into technical requirements for the technology teams
  • Manage and communicate results from box office forecasting model used in release date decision making by senior management; requires understanding of statistical concepts

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4-6 years of experience in finance, business planning or other quantitative field
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to quickly understand complex business problems with high level of ambiguity and provide potential solutions
  • Strong excel skills, leverage formulas including index/match, indirect, sumif, and embedded if statements; comfortable with finding new formulas to optimize models
  • Superior financial modeling, ability to utilize millions of lines of data to create sophisticated and dynamic models and maintain / understand already built model
  • Experience manipulating data using SQL and statistical programming package (e.g. R, python, etc.)
  • Ability to lead projects independently from start to finish, working with internal and external teams to make decisions and maintain momentum
  • Excellent time and project management skills, with the ability to manage detail work and communicate project status effectively to all levels
  • Excellent communication skills, including presentation development and delivery; Ability to influence others by telling a story with data to make business improvements
  • Proactive, highly collaborative and team-oriented work style

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in Media/Entertainment

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field with strong academic performance

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; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic; 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 +, 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 Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International.

Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International 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, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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