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Manager, Distribution Planning

Company: Warner Media, LLC.
Location: Burbank
Posted on: March 17, 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---The Manager, Distribution Planning at Warner Bros. Pictures International Home Office in Burbank, supports the effort of feature film releases in more than 100 territories overseas. The role helps manage business relationships with third party production and distribution partners (including but not limited to MGM) and performs various tasks throughout each film's release planning cycle. Acts as a project manager and provides sales forecasts, distribution analyses, and reports as directed to the International Theatrical Distribution department, WB senior management, as well as production and distribution partners. Assists in managing and maintaining internal systems and process changes.Your Role Accountabilities---Distribution Planning Under supervision, manages a wide array of day-to-day pre-release activities for theatrical feature film releases internationally Liaises with WB Marketing on matters impacting film distribution effort to cinemas overseas Under tight deadlines, interacts with WB international field offices on information requests, strategy and sales coordination, pre-release deliverables, and other ad hoc requestsBox Office Performance Reporting & AnalysisAnalyzes film performances on a weekly and lifetime basis Prepares pre and post release performance analyses and reporting, including MGM and other partners' films Liaises with third party partners, including MGM, and handles all reporting correspondence Monitors and keeps record of notifications between WB and MGM and/or other partners according to contract terms to ensure compliance Ad hoc reporting as requested by senior managementAccount AdministrationActs as a WB360 (a WB proprietary system) specialist to ensure key film and marketing material information is provided to WB offices for their local exhibitors Assists with WB360 rollout in Europe, Asia, and Latin America by liaising with international super users to develop deployment strategy Facilitates training sessions with international offices via online conference calls Updates training materials and presentations accordingly Participates in application design and user acceptance testing with key users for DASH (a WB proprietary system) to validate box office, revenue and ultimates functionality and workflow Manages reported issues and troubleshoots as needed, and coordinates with Technical Support to resolve and test problems.Qualifications and Experience

  • 3 - 5 years of analyst experience preferred. Financial Analysis background highly desirable
  • Entertainment or related industry experience a plus
  • Previous experience working on multiple tasks in a deadline driven, fast paced environment
  • International experience a plus
  • Undergraduate Business, Finance or Accounting degree required; Graduate degree preferred.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access required
  • Must have strong analytical skills
  • Knowledge of general Sales and Distribution processes
  • Knowledge of information management system
  • Strong ability to navigate various systems to capture analysis and results
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Must pay close attention to detail and understand written and oral instructions
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to work well under time constraints
  • Must be able to handle multiple task and communicate effectively and tactfully with persons on all levels
  • Experience with an international audience desiredHow 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. $72,240.00 - $134,160.00 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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