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Senior Financial Analyst, International Disney+ Subscriber Finance

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10005965 Location Santa Monica, California, United States / New York, New York, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Aug. 05, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

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.

Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) Subscriber & Engagement Finance is a highly visible team of professionals with backgrounds in consulting, investment banking, private equity, media & entertainment, and technology who serve as in-house advisers to the Disney Streaming Services’ executive leadership and own the subscriber & engagement growth planning and reporting. The team’s activities and accomplishments have contributed to the rapid growth and success of the Disney Streaming Services.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a Senior Financial Analyst that will play a key role in growing our direct-to-consumer business, focused on Disney+, Star+, Combo+ and Disney+ Hotstar. They will help identify some of the business’ key issues by providing subscriber transparency and help provide solutions by partnering with cross functional teams to evaluate strategic initiatives. This is inclusive of but not limited to: modeling subscriber growth, 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 regional team, serving as an anchor for subscriber frameworks as Disney+ launches across the world.

The right person for this role has phenomenal analytical skills, experience in working with large data sets and building complex financial models, sets a high bar for him/herself, and must display initiative in anticipating and exceeding the business demands of the key stakeholders. This role will be data-focused, responsible for sharing business insights, providing strategic recommendations, and influencing key operational decisions.

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+ operating model with focus on key underlying subscription and marketing metrics

  • Develop strategic 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 subscriber projections, drivers, business performance, and risks & opportunities to leadership

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years of strategy or finance experience and proven track record with a top tier tech or media & entertainment firm, management consultancy or investment bank / private equity firm

  • Strong analytical capabilities and financial modeling skills (MS Excel), including the ability to build models from scratch

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including PowerPoint) and ability to simplify complex matters for an executive audience

  • Ability to work well in teams, both within the group and also with other business units

  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and projects at the same time, while keeping management properly informed

  • Familiarity with working in or with global, large organizations is a plus

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a top-tier school with a major in Finance, Economics or similar discipline with an analytical bias

 Preferred education:

  • MBA from a top graduate business school (or equivalent experience) is a plus

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

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 Streaming Services LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Disney Streaming Services 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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