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The Walt Disney Company Senior Manager, Finance & Business Planning, Global Licensing in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Job Summary:

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP) brings stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts to apps, books, console games and much more. The business is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, leading retail and e-commerce businesses – Disney store and – as well as renowned artists, storytellers and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Manager, Global Finance to lead the global consolidation for Global Third Party Commercialization across key business cycles: Annual and long-term strategic plans, monthly forecasts and quarter close. The position will partner with business leaders within Global Licensing and regional finance teams to provide strategic and financial support on key operational strategies and company initiatives. He/she will also lead and/or support some ad hoc FP&A projects and initiatives. By providing project management and high-quality, thoughtful insights, the Senior Manager plays an integral role in supporting the short-term and long-term financial success of the Licensing and Commercialization business. The individual must be an excellent communicator, comfortable presenting to senior executives and stakeholders across TWDC. Reporting to the Director, Finance, this role will lead a team of 1-2 direct reports.


Forecast, Planning and Analysis (FP&A)

  • Lead the annual operating plan, monthly forecasts, and 5 year strategic planning process (i.e. financial consolidation, deck preparation)

  • Actively participate in quarter-close processes. Prepare roll-up schedules and executive presentations highlighting quarterly key performance drivers

  • Monitor industry trends (i.e. media, retail, toys, consumables, softlines, consumer behavior) and interpret the strategic implications for the business

  • Complete Divisional and Corporate requests: monthly, quarterly and ad hoc

  • Track and report new business initiatives across regions and franchises; develop and share best practices globally

  • Support the development and reporting of Global KPIs (i.e. region, franchise, product category, revenue / HC)

  • Assist and support the global consolidation team in other ad hoc projects such as cost base review across regions, licensee rationalization and SKU efficiency

  • Partner with IT to systemize planning process leveraging data from disparate sources

  • Drive efficiency through process improvements, including constant update, revision and creation of financial models and templates

Strategic Planning and ad hoc analysis

  • Support the 5YP strategic process (i.e. financial consolidation, deck preparation)

  • Develop competitive analysis, market research and benchmarking analytics

  • Develop and share best practices globally

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7-10 years of Corporate Finance experience; specifically budgeting, forecasting, business development/planning and overall financial analysis

  • Consumer Product experience a plus

  • Superior analytical, financial modeling, and research skills, with high proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel

  • Fluency in communicating complex ideas and data sets graphically in an effective way for senior-level executives

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Takes initiative and is a self-starter, with the ability to lead projects from inception

  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a collaborative team

  • Familiarity with working in or with large organizations

  • Proactive and adaptive communication style, able to effectively communicate with people from various disciplines, organizations, geographic locations and management levels

  • Ability to organize and manage projects of varying complexity and length

  • Analytical and financial modeling skills applying strategic thinking as well as an understanding of execution needs

  • Demonstrated ability to influence and lead others in day-to-day assignments and complex projects

  • Systems agnostic, able to quickly learn and adapt to new systems and tools; advanced Excel and PowerPoint ability; SAP and Cognos experience is a plus

Required Education

  • BS in Finance or related field (Accounting, Economics, etc.)

Preferred Education

  • MBA preferred

Job ID: 859863BR

Location: Lake Buena Vista,Florida

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts

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