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Walt Disney Television Manager, Strategy (ABC Entertainment) in Burbank, California

Be part of the magic of Walt Disney Television! If you have a proven career trajectory in Strategy and Financial Analysis, this role is for you!

A bit about Walt Disney Television…

Walt Disney Television is the iconic collection of The Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) entertainment and news properties creating award-winning content across an impressive portfolio of television brands and businesses, including ABC Entertainment, ABC Studios, ABC News, the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, Freeform, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios, FX Networks and FX Productions, the Disney Channel networks and National Geographic Partners. A home to dynamic storytellers and talented creators, WDT develops, produces and programs exceptional content of unparalleled scale and reach with more than 250 programs each year reaching upward of 227 million households a month across multimedia platforms.

The ABC Entertainment Group Finance & Strategy team manages the overall planning and strategy for ABC Entertainment, ABC Daytime, and ABC Late Night. The finance and strategy team provides critical financial support and analytics to the WDT senior management team as well as key business partners across The Walt Disney Company.

Ideal candidate…

We are seeking a highly qualified Manager to support the formulation and execution of ABC Entertainment’s growth and profitability strategy.

Responsibilities :

​ The Manager will be a highly valued member of the Strategy team, working closely with the entire Finance & Strategy department and ABCE executives on various strategic and operational initiatives. The Manager will play a key role in leading strategic analyses, as well as identifying and assessing new growth initiatives. The Manager will drive analytic and research support across the network, assessing its content, advertising, and distribution strategies. The individual must be an excellent communicator, curious about diving into complex problems, and comfortable presenting to senior executives and stakeholders across TWDC.

  • Develop effective, compelling presentations for senior-level executives

  • Lead research, modeling, and other required analyses to inform business decisions

  • Independently manage small/medium-scale project assignments end-to-end

  • Work with senior business unit executives to create the Long Range Plan and Annual Operating Plan for ABC Entertainment Group

  • Work effectively and partner with other leaders to implement improved processes and pursue strategic initiatives within ABCE and across the entire WDT portfolio

  • Perform marketplace research and analyze trends to inform leader decisions

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum of four years of prior experience in management consulting, investment banking, and/or strategic planning

  • Deep strategic knowledge or interest in the linear/digital business and media ecosystem

  • Superior analytical, financial modeling, and research skills

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

  • Superior attention to detail

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication 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

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; highly effective at working with a variety of business partners and diverse stakeholders

  • Familiarity with working in or with large organizations

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, or related field

  • Proven strong academic track record

Preferred Education :

  • MBA from a top-tier business school preferred

Job ID: 709945BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks

ABC Cable Networks Group 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 or protected veteran status. 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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