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Line Producer

Company: Activision
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Team Name: Job Title: Line Producer Requisition ID: R016636 Job Description: Blizzard Entertainment seeks an experienced Line Producer to serve as a senior financial business partner to the Development leadership across all franchises at Blizzard. Examples of our franchises include World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, Hearthstone, and other unannounced projects. In this role, we are looking for someone who thrives in being a key strategic partner to key collaborators in the development organizations (e.g., Head of Development, Executive Producers, Production Directors) and will provide operational and process leadership. The Line Producer is responsible for driving key finance processes within the development organization including, but not limited to financial forecasting / budgeting for the studios, resource planning, multi-year strategic plans, and providing key strategic financial consultations to the development leadership. In addition, this position helps to drive Development department quarter-end reviews, manage operational risk management processes, and partner with key business leaders to optimize and support the business expansion and resource scaling. As the lead for consolidated reporting and planning to the development organization, the Line Producer will require interaction throughout the entire Blizzard organization. Duties and Responsibilities: * Lead all finance functions for the various Blizzard studios, and work with various levels of management across studio operations and Finance
* Coordinate, consolidate, and manage the financial planning and analysis (FP&A) functions including AOP, forecasts, multi-year strategic plans, variance analysis, and preparation of executive review materials for the development organization
* Partner with collaborators in the Development and Finance community to find opportunities to expand and ensure efficient resourcing across all studios
* Draft studio resourcing cases and provide financial support for resourcing projects
* Establish consistent greenlight P&Ls across the studios
* Coordinate and drive financial process and system improvement initiatives
* Lead all aspects of the quarterly close process (e.g., accrual recommendations), working closely with Accounting team on variance to forecast analysis and other related accounting topics (e.g., product capitalization, amortization)
* Work closely with the partners to ensure title-related and overhead costs are accurately funded, allocated correctly, and on budget
* Lead a team of 1-2 staff Requirements * 10+ years of proven experience, showing responsibility progression, in financial management and requiring strong technical and analytical skills
* Previous experience as senior finance manager for at least 3 years, partnering with senior business leaders in studio/production finance operations with a large development workforce
* A track record of success working in a team-based environment
* Strong leadership, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills
* Financial Planning & Analysis experience within a multinational organization
* Prior experience managing forecast submission and close processes
* Prior experience conducting financial analysis and to influence key decision making
* Bachelor's degree required, MBA preferred
* Ability to communicate written & verbal business intelligence to senior leadership Our World Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, Candy Crush and Bubble Witch. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet! Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for 'Every World' - we've got our employees covered! The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners. Activision Blizzard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Activision, Santa Monica , Line Producer, Other , Santa Monica, California

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