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Manager, Subscription Finance - International

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 918593BR Location Santa Monica, California, United States / New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Date posted May 09, 2022

Job Summary:

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.

DMED is seeking a Finance Manager that will play a key role in supporting the Direct to Consumer Business, focused on Disney+. They will help identify some of the business’ key issues by providing financial and subscriber transparency, and help provide solutions by partnering with cross functional teams to evaluate strategic initiatives. This is inclusive of but not limited to: developing and tracking KPI’s to drive execution and operational improvement, identifying new business and product opportunities, assessing partnerships and deal structures, and more. They will also be responsible for initiating and maintaining alignment with a global team, serving as an anchor for financial frameworks as Disney+ launches across the world.

The pace and cadence for change at DSS necessitates an ability to manage multiple projects, collaborate with multiple stakeholders, and roll up sleeves to support this important segment of the Disney business.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and enhance Disney+ financial planning model with focus on key underlying subscription and marketing metrics
  • Develop financial models to support new business cases and marketing/distribution initiatives
  • Establish content performance reporting and analysis framework to support the optimization of content strategy
  • Maintain a strong understanding of operating performance (e.g. KPIs, subscribers), major deals and transactions, issues and challenges facing the businesses, and relevant trends in the streaming business
  • Develop impactful, compelling presentation materials (decks, notes, write-ups, backup materials, etc.) that effectively communicates financial projections, drivers, business performance, risks and opportunities to leadership

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of relevant finance/strategy experience in media, direct-to-consumer subscription, management/strategy consulting, investment banking or similar fields
  • Expert Excel skills; extensive experience building operating models and analyzing large data sets
  • Excellent communication and PowerPoint skills; ability to distill complex analyses into structured outputs and present to all levels of management
  • Deliverable-focused, strong work ethic, able to prioritize, and resolve an array of issues simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the video streaming or direct to consumer industry a plus

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Education

  • MBA a plus


About Disney Streaming:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 Disney DTC LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Streaming.

Disney DTC LLC 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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