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Senior Manager, Product Finance

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10021423 Location Santa Monica, California, United States / New York, New York, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Sep. 22, 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.

Job Summary:

DMED is seeking a Senior Manager who will lead our Product Finance team. The Senior Manager will be responsible for providing business decision support through financial and user analysis to support user acquisition, engagement, and retention. Specifically, they will be the lead day-to-day partner for the Product and Engineering teams to evaluate product proposals and provide key financial inputs in the decision making process. The right person for this role has exceptional analytical skills, is an outstanding communicator, sets a high bar for themselves, and has a track record of successfully working with Product teams and other relevant business groups. This is a great role for someone seeking a highly influential, data-focused role with the desire to mentor colleagues and build strong relationship with other teams across DMED.

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:

Partner with various business stakeholders, particularly Product, Product Strategy, and Engineering, to evaluate opportunities to improve the user experience and address consumer needs

Oversee quantitative and qualitative cost-benefit analysis for each new product initiative proposal

Lead, manage, and develop a small team of analysts

Play an integral role in developing testing / experimentation culture by partnering with Experimentation Team to test product ideas that accelerate subscriber growth, engagement, and retention

Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training:

Basic Qualifications

  • 6+ years of professional experience in direct-to-consumer, subscription companies

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, or other quantitative field

  • 6+ years of professional experience in a direct-to-consumer, subscription company

  • Business partnership experience with Product and/or Engineering teams is a plus

  • Analytical abilities and strong MS Excel and PowerPoint skills

Role Criteria

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with senior presence and ability to influence all levels of the organization

  • Ability to establish priorities and work independently

  • Organized, self-driven, and comfortable working in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders

  • Comfortable managing analysts who work with Big Data on a daily basis

  • Management consulting mindset that is able to flex from analytical, hypothesis-driven problem solving to strategic thought partnership

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

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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