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Manager, Subscription Finance

Company: Walt Disney Co.
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Hulu is a premium streaming TV destination that seeks to captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love. We create amazing experiences that celebrate the best of entertainment and technology! We're looking for great people who are passionate about redefining TV through innovation, unconventional thinking and embracing fun. It's a mission that takes some serious smart, intense curiosity and determination to be the best. Come join the team that's powering play.

Hulu's Finance team is seeking a Manager, Subscription Finance who will be an exceptional addition to our Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) group. In this role, you will play a key part in Hulu's business growth through driving an integrated understanding of our overall subscriber profitability, specifically for the core Hulu SVOD product, as well as become an authority on running a subscription-based business and drive leading-edge insight into its financial management and commercial growth. The right person for this role has extraordinary analytical skills, is an excellent communicator, sets a high bar for himself or herself, and has a track record of success when partnering with key business operators. If you are someone seeking a data-focused role that is tasked with sharing business insights, providing strategic recommendations and influencing key operational decisions, this is a great role for you!

Responsibilities:

  • Lead, manage and develop a small team of high-performing analysts.
  • Lead forecasting processes for our subscription business to steer the company's top-level decision making and align targets with teams across the organization.
  • Lead the reporting of key subscriber metrics and trends and produce insights that are shared across the company and used to generate targeted recommendations.
  • Partner with marketing teams to manage our pricing, promotions, and go-to-market decision making through meticulous economic analysis.
  • Lead ad hoc analyses and deliver presentations that will inform financial and strategic decisions around subscriber growth and retention.
  • Work cross-functionally with key partners in Marketing, Analytics, and Partnerships to develop business insights that uncover subscriber growth levers and opportunities to improve customer value.
  • Develop and present recommendations to senior management, informing Hulu's decision making.
  • Work collaboratively across The Walt Disney Company's streaming services to align and optimize

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4-6 years of professional experience with proven success in driving and influencing economic decision making
  • Bachelor's degree with a major in Finance, Economics or similar subject area with an analytical bias
  • Outstanding analytical abilities and strong MS Excel modeling and PowerPoint skills
  • Expertise in building highly sophisticated models adjusting for a wide array of assumptions and communicating findings to executives concisely and creatively
  • High level of curiosity and self-motivation in digging deeper into data trends and driving measurable insights
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization
  • Highly proficient with quantitative data analysis and utilizing data to drive decision-making
  • Organized, self-motivated and comfortable working in a fast-growing environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to adeptly prioritize responsibilities and multitask and the
  • Capacity to work collaboratively and independently when needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with emerging, high-growth companies in the entertainment, media, or technology space
  • Prior experience in a consulting firm, investment bank or other high-intensity work environment is a plus
  • Knowledge of or experience in building a subscription business model
  • Master's in Business Administration or other quantitative MS degree

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

Disney Streaming Operations 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, 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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