Full Time Job

Director, Business Intelligence

Sony Pictures

Culver City, CA 06-25-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Sony Pictures Television is looking for a strong leader to join our team as Director, Research Strategy & Business Intelligence. The world's largest independent studio, Sony Pictures Television, produces original content for linear networks and digital platforms. Our series – from dramas like THE NIGHT AGENT, THE LAST OF US, and THE BOYS, to comedies like TWISTED METAL and COBRA KAI, to unscripted series like JEOPARDY!, WHEEL OF FORTUNE, and AMERICAN IDOL – are beloved by our fans and customers worldwide.

We are seeking a highly collaborative and experienced leader who will be at the intersection of data, analytics and creative television production, playing a pivotal role in scaling the capabilities of the Research Strategy and Analysis team. In this role, the Director will collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders across SPT and manage the ingestion of large data sets, advance automation opportunities, and leverage cutting-edge data science techniques to drive strategic decision-making and business growth. The ideal candidate will have strong background with entertainment KPIs, market intelligence, research strategy, data management, and business intelligence, with a proven track record of building impactful dashboards and developing analytic solutions and predictive models. The Director, Research Strategy & Business Intelligence will report to the VP Research, Strategy & Analysis.


Data Management

The Director will lead the development and execution of research strategy and business intelligence initiatives to support key business objectives and drive the growth and scale of Production Research. This leader will be our team's main point of contact in the global, cross-departmental initiative of building and maintaining a studio-wide data warehouse. Additionally, the Director will identify areas of opportunity for digital transformation, automating regular series reporting, and trend tracking
• Manage the ingestion, integration, and analysis of large and complex data sets from various sources, including audience metrics, content performance, market trends, 1st party data
• Identify and implement automation opportunities to streamline data process and improve efficiency in data collection, cleansing, analysis, and reporting for TV Production (tracking series performance, buyer commissions, etc)
• Partner with data teams across SPT to design and deploy new data sources and dashboards
• Collaborate closely with International Research and Data Solutions teams
• Oversee data enrichment while partnering with IT and other cross-functional teams to ensure data integrity, security, and scalability of analytic solutions and data infrastructure
• Source innovative data vendors & methodologies and maintain vendor relationships
• Continuously investigate cutting edge methods & tools to drive SPT's leadership in the marketplace

Analysis, Visualization & Thought Leadership

We are looking for a results-driven leader who can extract meaningful insights and trends from large data sets while serving as a trusted consultative partner and thought leader. This leader will also have a deep understanding of the entertainment competitive landscape, market trends, our buyers and network partners.
• Build relationships with internal stakeholders, building trust to advocate for insight-driven solutions that can impact strategic landscape understanding, development, production, pitch & renewal of SPT series
• Develop advanced forecasting and predictive modeling techniques to anticipate audience behavior, content performance, market trends, and whitespace analysis
• Guide the development and implementation of data science solutions, including machine learning algorithms to unlock insights and drive innovation and forecasting in content development and support teams such as finance and corporate development
• Partner with Finance and Corporate development teams on analyses to support of strategic initiatives, including acquisitions, partnerships, whitespace analysis, forecasting, and financial modeling
• Create visually compelling dashboards and reports using data visualization tools like Tableau that provide stakeholders with actionable insights and key performance indicators that enable rapid decision making
• Drive thought leadership across SPT producing publications/whitepapers/dashboards to provide internal stakeholders and talent with useful insights while building SPT's reputation as an industry thought leader
• Strong presentation skills, able to tell data narrative that are strategic, succint & visual, with a POV, to increase engagement & adoption of insights & data across the business
• Work closely with stakeholders to proactively identify ways of applying data analysis to improve efficiency and inform decision making
• Maintain a deep understanding of SPT Buyer and Network Partners (commissioning forecasts, market-wide genre trends, network audience segments, unique challenges/opportunities)
• Develop strategic insights about our buyer strategies and trends and communicate those to creative teams and to senior leaders

• BS (preferably Masters) in engineering, data science, computer science, statistics, business analytics, or related field
• 7+ years of experience in research strategy, business intelligence, or data science roles
• Expert with Excel, SQL, and BI tools (e.g. Tableau, Looker, Power BI, Alteryx)
• Working knowledge of data warehousing systems (Snowflake)
• Demonstrated expertise in developing and deploying advanced analytics, including forecasting, predictive modeling and machine learning algorithms
• Deep knowledge of Nielsen respondent level data, Luminate, Gracenote, Ampere data is a plus
• Excellent analytical and program-solving skills
• Strong project management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple initiative in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively convey technical information to non-technical stakeholders
• Experience with UX Design
• Passion for film and television!
• Executive presence
• Strategic mindset
• Impeccable attention to detail and love of problem-solving
• Collaborative and transparent team-builder with experience working in a matrixed, multicultural, and international organization
• Exceptionally strong visual and verbal presentation skills and experience leading and delivering insight at an executive level
• Lifetime learner with a strategic mindset and focus on innovation and continuous improvement

The anticipated base salary for this position is $146K to $190K. This role may also qualify for annual incentive and/or comprehensive benefits. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location of the position.

Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rbb676-34-204-198-73-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $146,000 to $190,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures' global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.