The Walt Disney Company Director, Finance - Direct to Consumer in New York, New York

Fans demand access to content on their own terms on any device, anytime, anywhere. We are those fans. As a result the BAMTECH Media team helped pioneer live event streaming over the Internet in 2002 for Major League Baseball. The passion to improve that experience led to many impressive firsts: the first 720p or “HD Ready” stream, the consecutive record for concurrent streams and the first stream in 8K ultra HD. Today BAMTECH Media has a proven, scalable platform that powers direct-to-consumer applications for leading entertainment brands; and is now a major player in sports and eSports rights acquisition.

BAMTECH Media is a place for the creative and the bold. We’re seeking talent across disciplines to join our team. Whether New York City, San Francisco, Manchester or Amsterdam we provide opportunities to elevate your career and transform an industry.

BAMTECH Media is a global leader in delivering direct-to-consumer live and on demand entertainment at scale and a leading licensee of OTT sports and eSports rights. BAMTECH Media owns and operates a growing portfolio of direct-to-consumer video streaming services, including the NHL, PGA TOUR, and MLS ESPN-branded multi-sport service and the upcoming Disney streaming media service. By driving technological innovations in live sports and on demand video, BAMTECH Media’s mission is to give global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location. A subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, BAMTECH Media is headquartered in New York, with European headquarters in Amsterdam. To learn more, visit BAMTECHMedia.com.

BAMTECH media is seeking a Director of Finance to partner with the Direct to Consumer organization which is being built to support recent launch of ESPN+ and the new Disney streaming service. This critical hire should be a key member of the DTC team and the trusted financial advisor for the head of developing SVOD service and ESPN+. The pace and cadence for change at BAMTECH requires an ability to manage multiple projects, collaborate with multiple stakeholders across both BAMTECH and Disney and roll up your sleeves to support these important businesses.

Responsibilities :

  • Prepare or review financial models to support marketing, customer acquisition and content components of the business.

  • Develop performance metrics for ESPN+ with the team

  • Provide reporting of ESPN+ financial results and financial metrics

  • Develop performance dashboards and analyze results of operations to identify areas of success which may justify additional spend to gain traction

  • Perform scenario analysis on investments that are being considered to increase subscriber count and subscriber experience

  • Manage variable costs to promote an acceptable gross profit

  • Analyze aspects of operations, structure, and spending patterns to help identify opportunities with the goal of maximizing operational efficiency

  • Partner with Disney finance teams to improve processes and pursue strategic initiatives across the portfolio

  • Support systems development and improved analytics with BAMTECH’s analytics team

  • Champion BAMTECH culture of integrity, creativity, collaboration, diversity and innovation

Basic Qualifications :

  • 10+ years within Finance

  • Must have experience with digital streaming

  • 7+ years of experience managing cross-functional stakeholders / projects

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Strong work ethic

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills combined with solid business and financial acumen.

  • Ability to interact and partner with all levels of management and stakeholders

  • Ability to identify issues, generate and evaluate alternatives and implement solutions.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to translate financial information to various business audiences to drive decision making

  • Knowledge of financial processes and financial systems, including ERP, Reporting, and Planning tools

Preferred Qualifications :

  • New media experience a plus

  • Digital streaming experience is a must

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field

Preferred Education :

  • MBA or CPA preferred

Job ID: 527203BR

Location: New York,New York

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)