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Manager, Franchise Business Planning & Strategy

Company: Warner Media, LLC.
Location: Burbank
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery--- the stuff dreams are made of.Who We Are--- When we say, "the stuff dreams are made of," we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next---From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.Your New Role...This role will support Warner Bros. Discovery Global Brands and Experiences franchise team with business planning & insights, financial modeling revenue and expense forecasting. Also supports financial modeling for division's ultimate process, property evaluations and long-range franchise projections.Your Role Accountabilities...

  • Provides support in analyzing and evaluating new franchise opportunities and overall franchise health, including financial modeling, analysis, and preparation of materials for review with senior leadership
  • Work with franchise and senior leadership to develop greenlight and financial ultimate projections. Also oversees work to deliver projections to theatrical and content finance teams, including loading of data into financial systems and KPI's/key drivers of projections.
  • Management of quarterly business assessment addressing franchise performance emerging risks & opportunities, and other business insights necessary to maximize franchise performance.
  • Provides business leaders with financial data and insights to drive decision-making and enhanced understanding of the drivers of franchise profitability.
  • Works closely with other functional areas to (e.g. Content & Studios Finance, WBD commercial teams, FCRA, Strategy teams, COE, Business Affairs) to streamline processes, and troubleshoot issues impacting franchise. Also serves as SME for any new business system initiatives.
  • Oversees work of senior analyst responsible for Corp ultimate and other franchise deliverables. Participates in divisional and company-wide professional development efforts and supports development of more junior staff across the WBD organization.Qualifications and Experience...
    • 5-10 years in FP&A, corporate development, strategic planning, or management consulting
    • Previous experience with media, entertainment, retail, or consumer products industries preferred
    • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics, or similar field required
    • MBA/CPA preferred
    • Advanced Excel, Tableau, PowerPoint required
    • Superior communication and presentation skills; must be able to communicate effectively and tactfully with persons at all levels
    • Understanding of GAAP and familiarity with ASC 606
    • High level of intellectual curiosity that sparks communication, collaboration, and innovation; must have a willingness to look beyond surface requirements.
    • Ability to adapt and be agile amongst a changing environment and to translate complex problems into solutions
    • Willingness to collaborate with management and peers to advance team and company goals
    • High degree of emotional intelligence and ability to flourish under pressure
    • Detail-oriented, but also able to summarize complex ideas succinctly and develop compelling narratives
    • Able to work independently and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
    • Willing to expand knowledge relating to industry drivers and trendsHow We Get Things Done---This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.The Legal Bits---In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. $93,898.00 - $174,381.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO).Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.If you're a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at recruitadmin@warnermedia.com.

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