Full Time Job

Executive Director Technology Opex FP&A Coe


Warsaw, Poland 10-27-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description

FP&A COE is known for its innovative thinking, best practices implementation and great customer service. Warner Bros. Discovery seeks to unlock value for the company through igniting curiosity in all of its team members, encouraging collaboration and constantly transforming the way we work.

As the Technology OPEX Executive FP&A Director, you manage one of the domains within the OPEX CoE which offers you a great opportunity to participate in the overall finance transformation roadmap setting standards for the financial processes for annual $3Bn+ cost spend.

Your main responsibility is to ensure proactive and timely high quality forecasting, reporting and analysis of the Technology OPEX spend including content distribution costs, software expenses, cloud costs and supporting the business partners in decision making. You will manage a global team of FP&A managers and FP&A analysts and you will ensure deep knowledge and competencies are developed within the team. You will deploy world class end to end financial processes within the managed domain and ensure alignment with other FP&A teams and business partners.

• Managing the Long Range Plan, Annual Operating Plan and Monthly Financial Forecasts for Technology OPEX in all WBD segments in collaboration with business partners and Finance colleagues
• Provide high quality financial information and insights from managed OPEX area to business partners to support strategic and tactical decision making process
• Monitor actuals utilization vs budget/prior year and provide required commentary on key variance
• Early identification and communication to stakeholders of risks and opportunities related to managed area
• Initiate and design standard FP&A processes within the manged OPEX domain and ensure effectiveness and efficiency of these processes
• Support with productivity analysis, reporting and control mechanisms to ensure targets realisation
• Manage and develop a team of FP&A managers and analysts and ensure robust FP&A workforce (knowledge management, competencies development, coaching)
• Provide in-depth understanding of the business by translating variances in KPI's and initiate corrective actions
• Advise and drive developments in FP&A systems (e.g. EPM, data visualization, self service dashboards) to provide more accurate and timely reporting to stakeholders
• Work proactively together with the Business Partners on special projects in the area of Networks cost
• Manage communication and responsiveness to stakeholder requests and questions in a timely manner based on criticality of business
• Collaborate with Accounting and Transactional Finance teams to improve financial processes and data quality related to managed OPEX area
• Collaborate with Procurement teams and support contract negotiations with required analysis and reporting

• 10 years relevant experience preferred
• CIMA/ACCA qualified or edcution in progress desired
• Experience in managing large teams (recruitment, coaching, competencies development)
• Progressive experience and deep understanding of the business from finance perspective
• Working experience with financial control, management reporting and business analyses, preferably within an international environment
• Intellectual capacity to digest complex information, see trends and analysis through data and to translate this into concrete actions
• Project management, change management and process improvement experience
• Strong IT affinity to drive required digital agenda in FP&A (EPM ie. Hyperion, SAP BPC/SAC, , BI tools ie. Power BI)
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Strong team player
• Business driven attitude and a sparring partner for management
• Excellent analytical skills
• Pro-active and hands-on
• High drive and energy level
• Your way of working is characterized by a high level of accuracy
• Fluent in English

What's in it for you?
• Hybrid work model, flexible working hours
• Free access to player.pl
• Benefit package: private medical health care, life insurance, MyBenefit cafeteria including sport card, social funds, retirement pension plans, partial funding company kindergarten, recognition platform, employee referral program
• Work-life balance initiatives: wellbeing platform, yoga, educational webinars, Employee Assistance Program, internal media initiatives
• Training & development: sharing the cost of English lessons, Employee Resource Groups, Bridge learning platform, sharing sessions with experts
• CSR activities: volunteering, eco & social initiatives
• Casual dress code
• Parking space available for booking

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dybk3q-44-197-198-214-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Discovery, Inc. is the global leader in real life entertainment. We serve passionate fans with content that inspires, informs, and entertains, providing leadership across deeply loved and trusted brands, such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, and Travel Channel.