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International Digital Finance & Insights Director

Discovery

London, United Kingdom 02-22-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Director International Digital Financial & Strategic Insights

Position Details:

Division: Finance

Location: Chiswick

Department: Digital FP&A

Reports to: Senior Director International Digital Financial & Strategic Insights

Contract: Permanent

Position Overview:

Reporting into the Senior Director International Digital Financial & Strategic Insights, the Director International Digital Financial & Strategic Insights will support on key initiatives for International Digital (especially Discovery+). Supporting FP&A leaders and operational management teams in creating more efficient and streamlined processes, to enable greater time for identifying opportunities for value generation.

Responsibilities
• Review, analyze and track key projects performance vs. plan (e.g. acquisition of premium sports right) generating and sharing learnings with teams and senior management to be applied in future projects

• Cooperate closely with central finance team in structuring internal projects such as budget or LRP processes and support the business FP&A leaders to make processes more efficient and shift focus to create actionable insights

• Support multi-functional finance projects as a digital representative coordinating digital stakeholders, such as D+ revenue recognition project or impairment procedure

• Create process flows to ensure efficient and compliant workflows

• Lead and coordinate organizational structuring and execute change with focus on deploying funds most efficiently (e.g. ESD / D+migration)

• Identify opportunities from analysis of existing projects, thereby generating learnings and better allocation of Discovery investments and allocation of resources

• Drive standardization across International Digital FP&A Financial & Strategic Insights working closely with the CoE and GBO teams

• Work proactively on tasks with minimal supervision and collaborate with the International leadership teams, accepting feedback and refining work as required

Requirements
• A background in consulting, investment banking or corporate development

• Experience working with DTC business models and ideally firsthand experience working within the media industry

• Experience with subscription/advertising-based business models, especially in media, is preferred

• Strong leadership skills, with demonstrable experience of managing and coaching a team

• Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, matrix environment with quickly evolving, often uncertain, business goals

• Ability to confidently and concisely present information

• Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, with the ability to build relationships and networks at all levels

• Pro-active self-starter, who uses their own initiative

• Excellent academic qualifications, with a degree in a numeric or business-related field, as well as 8+ years of work experience

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Discovery

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.