From toys to apparel, books to games, and much more, Disney Consumer Products, Games and Publishing (CPGP) brings our company's products, through stories and characters, to markets worldwide. With a portfolio of renowned franchises including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, 20CS, and National Geographic, our efforts to deliver innovative and experiential products, designed to entertain and inspire, are industry-leading and category shaping.
The Director, Finance, Third Party Commercialization, reporting to the VP, Finance, Global Third Party Commercialization, leads financial planning and provides strategic and analytical guidance for the Marvel Third Party Commercialization team and the cross-franchise Softlines category leadership team to drive revenue growth.
The Director, Finance - Third Party Commercialization will provide strategic insights and recommendations, business development direction, and financial planning and analysis for Marvel licensing, Softlines category initiatives, and additional franchise growth opportunities such as Avatar. Works closely with Global and North American senior management to drive business results and support the day-to-day operation of the business.
Additional Responsibilities will include:
Lead, manage, and develop a team of financial analysts
Analyze business performance, including licensing royalty revenue from various perspectives and dimensions such as brands and franchises, product categories, licensees, consumer demographics, distribution channels, and market / industry analysis
Proactively identify and implement tools to improve business insights and efficiency
Monitor industry trends (i.e. media, retail, toys, consumables, softlines, games, consumer behavior) and interpret the strategic implications for the business
Conduct competitive/market research to support business initiatives and long-term strategic direction including leveraging insights from other business areas such as CIMA and retail analytics, as well as industry research sources
Formulate annual 5-Year Plan, annual budget and quarterly forecast, working closely with Third Party Commercialization and Finance teams
Support quarter-end closing regarding revenue recognition and accrual process with an emphasis on forecasting accuracy
Dive deeply into financial data, predict future financial trends, and proactively provide insights and financial advice to senior management
Develop presentation materials and supporting analysis for senior leadership team, with emphasis on "story-telling" as well as quantitative and qualitative insights
Lead or actively participate in various cross-functional projects for new business development, flexible business models, and global strategic business initiatives
Partner with key executives to research, model, and evaluate a variety of strategic projects and initiatives - present recommendations clearly to support executive decision making
Track and provide updates on new business initiatives across regions and franchises; develop and share best practices globally
Provide financial and strategic support to North America and Global deal negotiations including collaborating with regional finance and business teams
Minimum of 7-10 years of work experience, ideally 3-5 years post-MBA
1-2 years Director level experience preferred
Previous work experience in consulting / consumer products / finance / brand management
Strong understanding of the NA retail environment and evolution of retailing channels
Strong analytical/project skills, capable of leading and managing an array of initiatives from project initiation through final presentation
Experience with multi-national business operations
Ability to implement major initiatives in multi-national work environments, often with complex team structures
High-energy, self-motivated with a desire to excel in a demanding, entrepreneurial environment
Deliverable-focused, strong work ethic
Excellent written and verbal presentation skills
Able to communicate effectively with senior management
Job ID: 775105BR
Job Posting Company: Parks, Experiences and Products
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