Senior Manager-Strategy

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Non-Executive Management



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Job Description

Walt Disney Television (WDT) is seeking a Senior Manager of Strategy for ABC News in New York. This individual will play a key role in helping to develop and drive ABC News' growth plans. He/she will partner with ABC News leadership in the analysis, presentation, and execution of existing and potential initiatives. This person will work closely with key stakeholders across all functions of ABC News and Walt Disney Television to help ABC News seize emerging opportunities, stay ahead of risks, improve cross-functional efficiency and transparency, and align overall thinking.

The position will report into the Vice President, Finance & Business Planning for ABC News.

Job Type

Full Time

Segment

Media Networks

Category

Finance and Accounting

Basic Qualifications

* Minimum 7+ years in a management consulting, internal strategy or analytics-oriented role with proven experience with financial modelling and data analysis
* Strong interpersonal and collaborative management skills, excellent presentation skills, and a strong leadership presence.
* Strategic thinker, able to synthesize and story-tell complex issues, write business plans, craft presentations, and get stakeholder buy-in for driving change
* Entrepreneurial problem solving abilities, with a track record of self-guided analyses and project management
* Proven ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding live/24-hour news environment and track record of execution on large scale strategic, analytical, and financial projects.
* Flexible to occasionally work outside normal business hours in the event of deadlines or projects

Business

Walt Disney Television

Required Education

* BA or BS in finance, economics, statistics, engineering - or similar analytical focus

Preferred Qualifications

* Digital media industry expertise at both the macro and micro level, with deep understanding of all aspects ranging from content creation to distribution to monetization

Postal Code

10023

Preferred Education

* MBA

Responsibilities

* Partner with ABC News executives, as well as key stakeholders across WDTV and TWDC, to advance growth strategies and new business initiatives.
* Lead a team of strategic business partners with the mandate to explore, analyze, and present growth and transformational opportunities - including market research, development of business models, and creation of business plans and presentations
* Develop key operating and strategy documents and presentations for ABC News leaders
* Inform key stakeholders of emerging distribution, technology, audience and competitive trends through weekly, monthly, and quarterly updates
* Provide executives with strategic insights regarding ABC News' operational, distribution, and monetization performance and strategy, leveraging input from analytics, finance, research, human resources, ad sales, business development, product, and editorial
* Partner with cross-functional leaders to drive forward the execution of business priorities, providing a structured framework and ensuring transparency and alignment division-wide

Job Description

Walt Disney Television (WDT) is seeking a Senior Manager of Strategy for ABC News in New York. This individual will play a key role in helping to develop and drive ABC News' growth plans. He/she will partner with ABC News leadership in the analysis, presentation, and execution of existing and potential initiatives. This person will work closely with key stakeholders across all functions of ABC News and Walt Disney Television to help ABC News seize emerging opportunities, stay ahead of risks, improve cross-functional efficiency and transparency, and align overall thinking.

The position will report into the Vice President, Finance & Business Planning for ABC News.

Basic Qualifications

* Minimum 7+ years in a management consulting, internal strategy or analytics-oriented role with proven experience with financial modelling and data analysis
* Strong interpersonal and collaborative management skills, excellent presentation skills, and a strong leadership presence.
* Strategic thinker, able to synthesize and story-tell complex issues, write business plans, craft presentations, and get stakeholder buy-in for driving change
* Entrepreneurial problem solving abilities, with a track record of self-guided analyses and project management
* Proven ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding live/24-hour news environment and track record of execution on large scale strategic, analytical, and financial projects.
* Flexible to occasionally work outside normal business hours in the event of deadlines or projects

Required Education

* BA or BS in finance, economics, statistics, engineering - or similar analytical focus

Preferred Qualifications

* Digital media industry expertise at both the macro and micro level, with deep understanding of all aspects ranging from content creation to distribution to monetization

Preferred Education

* MBA

Responsibilities

* Partner with ABC News executives, as well as key stakeholders across WDTV and TWDC, to advance growth strategies and new business initiatives.
* Lead a team of strategic business partners with the mandate to explore, analyze, and present growth and transformational opportunities - including market research, development of business models, and creation of business plans and presentations
* Develop key operating and strategy documents and presentations for ABC News leaders
* Inform key stakeholders of emerging distribution, technology, audience and competitive trends through weekly, monthly, and quarterly updates
* Provide executives with strategic insights regarding ABC News' operational, distribution, and monetization performance and strategy, leveraging input from analytics, finance, research, human resources, ad sales, business development, product, and editorial
* Partner with cross-functional leaders to drive forward the execution of business priorities, providing a structured framework and ensuring transparency and alignment division-wide


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