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Manager, Franchise Planning & Analysis

Job ID 436598BR Location Glendale, California, United States Job Posting Company Disney Consumer Products, Disney Interactive Job Posting Area Disney Consumer Products, Disney Interactive Date posted 04/11/2017
DCPI is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that brings stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games. DCPI comprises four main lines of business: Licensing, Retail, Games and Apps, and Content. The combined segment is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

The Division Finance team is a fast-paced, dynamic team working directly for the segment CFO, supporting any and all financial needs of the Disney Consumer Products and Interactive segment. The group is a centralized point for financial data, handling everything from operating results and capital planning to franchise analysis and long range projection modeling. The group is also charged with developing presentations to inform segment Senior Management, Corporate teams, Segment partners and Investor Relations regarding a wide variety of topics about the segment including things such as forecasted financial performance, business trends and capital investment.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with senior management teams to provide analytical support and modeling including competitive, ultimates, forecast, film and TV Share and varied ad hoc requests
  • Contribute to ongoing decision support and strategy
  • Development of executive and communications prep documents for earnings, press releases and other events
  • Support strategic franchise initiatives using analytics and other information
  • Manage complex projects with minimal direction
  • Sift through multiple types of information to distill key insights and develop recommendations to make key strategic decisions
  • Creation of periodic reports and presentations to senior management
  • Collaborate and liaise with the international finance teams to address requests and analytics on various franchises and initiatives
  • Preparation of key deliverables for senior management teams in DCPI Franchise, Investor Relations, Corporate Franchise Management, Studio, Media Networks and other TWDC groups and segments
  • Drive market Research and Insights to support strategic decisions in DCPI and across the enterprise
  • Guiding and mentoring of senior analyst
  • Provide direct financial and analytical support for the DCPI franchise team

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years of previous management experience
  • More than 5 years of robust financial analysis in fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • World-class analytics, problem-solving, data and technical capabilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with great influencing, partnering, and collaboration abilities
  • Experience managing processes and projects that involve collaborating with teams across the enterprise
  • A passion for problem-solving and intellectual curiosity
  • Ability to be decisive and have a high level of comfort with ambiguity
  • Extensive Excel and PowerPoint capabilities (data consolidation tools (Cognos, Microstrategy) also preferred
  • Excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills, able to develop compelling and credible arguments,ability to tailor messages for the audience, articulate and clear
  • Experience with analyzing data and creating business models in a consumer-focused company (consumer goods, retail, or entertainment ) a plus
  • Experience in management consulting or investment banking a plus

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree required preferably in a quantitative field

Preferred Education

  • MBA

Company Overview

From toys, apps and apparel to books and games, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media brings our company’s stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences, inspiring the imaginations of the young and young at heart.

Additional Information

This position is a legal entity of Disney Consumer Products & Interactive Media, an equal opportunity employer.

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