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Sr Manager, Strategic Finance


New York, NY 07-23-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

The Senior Manager, Strategic Finance will play on integral role on the Strategic Finance and Capital Markets team reporting directly to the VP, Strategic Finance and Head of Capital Markets. The team works closely with executive management, business divisions, corporate functions and other groups to synthesize cash flow planning and drive free cash flow optimization, create and execute prudent capital allocation and debt liability management strategies, execute FX / interest rate hedging programs to mitigate economic risk and minimize earnings volatility, and lead the Company's driver-based strategic long range planning that drives insights into business and market trends to inform executive decision making. This position will primarily focus on taking a lead role supporting strategic finance activities, including long range planning, cash flow, capital allocation, and investments.

Long Description

The Strategic Finance and Capital Markets Team is responsible for:

Cash Flow Forecasting and Optimization Initiatives
• Leading monthly P&L, cash flow, and balance sheet forecasting and annual budget collaborating across business unit finance teams, Corp FP&A, Tax, Corp Dev, and Accounting

• Leading cash flow optimization projects across the global organization to generate an industry leading free cash flow conversion

• Interfacing with financial institutions to assess, set-up, and maintain supply chain finance platform

Strategic Long Range Planning and Capital Allocation
• Leading the Company's five year strategic plan using a driver-based approach and collaborating across business divisions, content planning, working capital management and tax teams to set targets across P&L, EPS, Cash Flow, and Balance Sheet, provide business and market insights to executive management, and to inform optimized capital allocation strategies

• Identifying and researching key assumptions, critical issues, themes and market trends that inform long range plans and articulate them into a cohesive message for executive level presentation

• Pro-actively recommending improvements to current processes to streamline and create meaningful business insights

Debt / Liability Management
• Managing the Company's total existing debt portfolio and actively pursuing prudent liability management strategies

• Raising new capital for debt re-financing and deal funding, among other general corporate purposes

• Executing and monitoring prudent rate hedging strategies


Long Description, Con't.

FX and Derivatives
• Executing monthly FX cash flow hedges to mitigate FX volatility risk on the Company's operating results (both AOIBDA and AR/Collections)

• Executing cross currency swaps to optimize net investment hedge positions

• Monitoring positions and preparing monthly and quarterly reporting packages for executive management

JV Investments and M&A
• Leading the investment controllership function for Discovery's diverse non-consolidated and consolidated joint venture portfolio, including monitoring investment performance and creating returns analysis

• Collaborating with Corporate Development on deals analysis and Cash Management Operations on international FX funding strategy for new deal

• Bachelor's degree with minimum 5 - 7 finance / accounting or related experience

• Big 4 Transaction Services and / or Investment Banking experience a must

• Additional experience in a corporate setting (Corporate Finance, FP&A, Treasury) highly preferable

• Demonstrated ability to construct complex, dynamic financial models using the three financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, cash flow statement direct and indirect) and returns analysis a must

• Strong analytical skillset with ability to multi-task and work with efficiency a must

• Strong attention to detail with strong sense of ownership of deliverables a must

• Strong oral and written communication skillset to effectively collaborate across the global organization a must

• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Advanced Excel, Power Point) a must

• Strong, efficient user of EPM / SAP highly preferable

• Ability to operate with flexibility in a dynamic work environment a must

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d87x2k-3-236-239-91-42 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.