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Business Manager


Santa Monica, CA 05-07-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Business Manager (Hulu)

The Business Management department is a fast-paced, dynamic team whose responsibility is to partner with Marketing and Publicity teams to effectively manage their budgets, track invoices, troubleshoot AP-related issues, and support Finance with reporting.

The Business Management team is seeking a Business Manager who will be an integral part of the team supporting Hulu Marketing. The Business Manager will be reporting to the Director of Business Management and will oversee business finance operations, manage budgets in partnership with budget owners (VPs and above) to inform budget decisions, collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive strategic initiatives, and maintain compliance with company policies and procedures. In addition, the Business Manager is responsible for submitting monthly and quarterly Forecast or Close reports with written variances on show title fluctuations to Business Finance. Also including but not limited to manage budgets to support Business teams to ensure SAP actuals spend is accurate, pending invoices are tracked, and forecasts reconcile to AOP-approved budgets. This involves day-to-day operations ensuring vendors are set up in the system, liaising with Accounts Payable (AP) and Procurement, handling purchase order (PO) exceptions, after-the-fact POs, and, as needed, working with Contingent Workforce Management, HR, and Legal. The Business Manager is also responsible for establishing or iterating business management processes that will solve business teams' needs, such as working with HR to develop a process to hire and pay Daily Hires in Workday and Kronos, respectively. The Business Manager needs to submit internal budget adjustments via journal entries or external adjustments via billbacks. This is for year-round Awards Media, Fall events, and quarterly and fiscal year end close. We are looking for a professional who can build relationships and trust and who has the resourcefulness to tackle any assignment, think through it, and readily grasp the most efficient and effective way to get to the goal.

• Provide guidance and expertise in business operations, budget management, and strategic planning.
• Inform Long-Range and Annual Operating Plans
• Review budget reports and scenarios with Senior Executives, incorporating actuals and commitments to drive strategic budget management decisions
• Interpret internal and external business challenges, lead projects, and recommend best practices to improve processes and operational efficiency.
• Build, maintain, and iterate reporting for Hulu Marketing to share actionable insights across Brand and Performance Marketing
• Create or iterate existing business finance operations processes, such as managing Daily Hire Onboarding, Workday, SAP, or Kronos, including training, reviewing, and providing guidance.
• Provide expertise on all financial tools technically and operationally.
• Liaise with Finance and Controllership on behalf of the business teams to ensure accuracy of P&L with the following duties:
• Review and submit monthly/quarterly Forecast/Close Reporting for multi-$100MM budget
• Write variances on budget fluctuations in Forecast/Close submissions
• Responsible to submit adjustments to Controllership via journal entry
• Manage bill backs for external and internal parties
• Process and audit invoices within the SAP enterprise resource planning system and Procurement tool
• Deposit with company Cashier deposits of checks & Controllership
• New Vendor setup for APEX (AP) and for vendor portal issues
• Connect and communicate with all levels of management
• Communicate difficult concepts clearly
• Foster collaboration and build relationships across departments to achieve shared objectives.
• Ensure internal controls are followed
• Be compliant with the Walt Disney Company Policy and Procedures in managing business finance operations through partnering with Finance and the business teams (Hulu Brand, Performance, and Live Marketing, Media, Publicity, Engagement & Retention Marketing, etc.).
• Preserve integrity of the vendor master database to mitigate risk to company data and/or assets
• Oversee two contractors and serve as a mentor to junior team members, providing support and expertise as needed

Basic Qualifications
• Minimum 3 years of work experience in Business, Accounting, or Finance ideally at a streaming or entertainment company
• Self‐starter with critical thinking, attention-to-detail, and problem-solving skills
• Proven leadership experience, with the ability to lead functional teams or projects
• Ability to multi-task and learn quickly in a fast-paced environment
• A positive, team-oriented attitude to fit our culture
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels
• SAP, Workday, and Payroll knowledge
• Working knowledge of MS Outlook, MS Excel, and Google Drive apps

Preferred Qualifications
• Familiarity with Kronos and Airtable

Required Education
• Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related major

The hiring range for this position in Santa Monice, CA is $92,800 to $124,400 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About Disney Entertainment Television:

Disney Entertainment Television is a collection of renowned content brands at The Walt Disney Company creating original entertainment and news programming for the company's streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu and Star, and its broadcast and cable networks. Its extensive portfolio is comprised of ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content and Onyx Collective, in addition to Disney Television Studios, which include 20th Television, 20th Television Animation, ABC Signature and Walt Disney Television Alternative. Responsible for over 4,500 hours of programming a year across more than 300 programs of all genres, Disney Entertainment Television's creative brands are at the forefront of groundbreaking storytelling, captivating audiences and generating critical acclaim. In 2023, Disney Entertainment Television's programming excellence earned 163 Emmy® nominations across daytime, primetime, news & documentary, and children's & family categories.

This position is with Hulu Enterprises, LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment Television.

Hulu Enterprises, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney champions a business environment where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a constantly evolving world.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g6yomn-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary: $100.00 Per Hour ($ USD)