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VP, Finance & Business Planning

Burbank, CA, USA | Disney

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
    General Management
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Job Description:
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The VP, Finance & Business Planning is a dual report into the SVP, Finance & Business Planning and the President, Freeform, WDT’s cable and digital network for young adult audiences (original series include Grown-ish, Siren, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, and The Bold Type). The role will work closely with the senior leadership of Freeform providing support for the necessary financial and business strategy components required for the division to effectively manage its current business and grow. The VP will also be a member of the finance leadership team to coordinate efforts across the group to enhance performance at the company. The VP will partner with the President, Freeform and drive the long range planning process (LRP), annual operating plan process (AOP), and all business planning, forecasting and reporting efforts.

Responsibilities :

A key member of the leadership team that supports creating an innovative culture where cutting edge ideas, expansion, growth and change are expected, recognized and rewarded

A key member of the leadership team that ensures a long-term focus on building and maintaining cohesion and delivering on a shared WDT mission

Building a strong and influential team that supports the finance and strategy of the business

Developing and leveraging financial and business reporting systems to provide the division leadership with relevant and timely information to make informed business decisions

Supporting a holistic look at revenue growth and optimization along with scenario planning to create the greatest number of options and strategies

Proactively identifying financial opportunities and risks and providing risk mitigation strategies to achieve AOP targets

Leveraging insights from various systems and cross-WDT business insights to help develop the right business strategies

Managing all budgeting, forecasting and cost-benefit analysis, cash flow processes for the business unit

Work closely with the SVP, Finance & Business Planning to evaluate and advise on the impact of business trends and results

Gathering and providing data and leading analysis to assess business strengths and weaknesses, identify/evaluate opportunities and achieve short and long term strategic goals

Monitoring industry trends and interpreting the potential implications for the business

Work closely with senior Freeform and WDT management on enhancing, developing, and implementing policies and procedures to improve the overall organization and financial performance of the business unit

Basic Qualifications :

Strong strategic mindset with the ability to see ahead to future possibilities and translate them into breakthrough strategies

Ability to take a broad/global view when addressing issues without being constrained by existing norms or business models

Expert communication that conveys a clear understanding of unique needs of different audiences

Strong strategic leadership capability with a proven ability to collaborate, build consensus and navigate complex environments in service of meeting shared objectives

Develops people to meet both career and organizational needs

Strong leader and effective manager, who leads by example and will mentor a team to meet high profile and dynamic objectives

Ability to use compelling arguments to influence and gain the support and commitment of others, especially in leading change efforts

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in broadcast or cable television

Experience in some combination of business planning, strategy consulting or business development

Demonstrated track record leading a dynamic, diverse and results driven team

Required Education :

Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business Administration

Preferred Education :

MBA strongly preferred

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