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Senior Director, International Digital Financial & Strategic Insights


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

Senior Director International Digital Financial & Strategic Insights

Position Details:

Division: Finance

Location: Chiswick

Department: Digital FP&A

Reports to: Group VP Digital FP&A

Contract: Permanent

Position Overview:

Reporting into the Group VP Digital FP&A, the Senior Director International Digital Financial & Strategic Insights will be responsible for leading international Discovery+ expansion plans and areas of investment, across the digital portfolio from an FP&A perspective delivering insights and analytics for senior management and operating decision makers.

• Responsible for leading the Digital FP&A Financial & Strategic Insights team of approx. 3-4 employees

• Support and develop the Digital FP&A Financial & Strategic Insights team to build and design robust modelling tools, analysis and BI suites

• Partner with business leads to identify key performance metrics and reporting needs

• Working with the CFO Digital, SVP DTC Growth Strategy and senior management team, create and model the strategy for the international business (e.g. Discovery+ expansion case), based on detailed analysis and benchmarking data

• Build strong network within DNI and lead multi-functional teams, across multiple geographies (e.g. coordinating JV business case development)

• As a strategic finance business partner, review and challenge business plans, provide input and present recommendations to the senior management team

• Lead strategic core initiatives such as M&A projects (e.g. strategic JV investments) from a FP&A perspective and represent FP&A in steering committee’s

• Serve as single point of contact to the operations and strategy team for financial planning and analysis

• Continuous analysis of performance metrics with focus on generating actionable insights and improvements

• A background in digital media or consumer product preferred

• Experience working with DTC business models

• 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 to senior stakeholders and negotiation skills

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

• Highly analytical background

• 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

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.