Disney ABC Television Group VP, ABC Entertainment & Studios Finance & Business Planning in Burbank, California

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The VP, ABC Entertainment and Studios Finance & Business Planning is a dual report into the SVP, Disney ABC TV Finance & Business Planning and the ABC Network and ABC Studio Presidents. This role is the lead business partner to the Presidents providing support for all financial and business strategy components for the respective business units. This leader will collaborate with the business unit Presidents and their teams to develop and successfully implement innovative business unit specific strategies that foster growth for the business unit and Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG). The role will lead a team to drive the long range planning process (LRP), annual operating plan process (AOP), and all business planning, forecasting and reporting efforts.

The VP will lead a finance & strategy team of 20+ employees and will have five direct reports including leads for ABC Entertainment, ABC Studios, Participations, Residuals and Strategy.

Responsibilities :

  • A key member of the DATG CFO’s leadership team that ensures a long-term focus on building and maintaining cohesion and delivering on a shared DATG mission

  • A key member of the SVP, Finance & Business Planning’s 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 ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios senior management teams, functioning as a finance partner to the business unit to provide timely input and advice on all key operational and strategic matters

  • Deliver on a shared mission, inclusive of business unit, segment and enterprise priorities, by leveraging common COEs and functions

  • Exhibit a strong and influential business partnership role with the ABC Network and ABC Studio Presidents, their leadership teams, finance leadership and others within DATG and TWDC

  • Build a strong team that supports the finance and strategy components of ABC Network and ABC Studios

  • Develop and leverage financial and business reporting systems to provide business unit leadership with relevant and timely information to make informed business decisions

  • Support a holistic look at revenue optimization across the segment and develop tradeoff analysis and scenario planning

  • Identify financial opportunities and risks to the forecast during the fiscal year, and provide risk mitigation strategies to achieve AOP targets

  • Leverage insights from various systems and cross-DATG business insights to help the Network/Studios Presidents develop the right business strategies that best positions the business unit and DATG overall for growth

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

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

  • Monitor industry trends and interpret the potential implications for the business

  • Collaborate with various senior leader stakeholders across DATG

Basic Qualifications :

  • Strong preference for previous leadership experience, and knowledge of best practices within, Television network and production

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

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

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

  • Creates new and better ways for the business unit and organization to be successful

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

  • Consistently achieves results even under difficult circumstances

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

  • Ability to make timely and quality decisions that keep the organization moving forward, even with high levels of ambiguity

Required Education :

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

Preferred Education :

  • MBA and/or CPA strongly preferred

Company Overview :

The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of the Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, as well as radio and publishing businesses. This includes the ABC Television Network, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, ABC News, ABC Studios, Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family, Radio Disney, as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The company’s equity interest in A&E Television Networks round out the Group’s portfolio of media businesses.

Additional Information :

Equal Opportunity Employer- Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability

Job ID: 521731BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks