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(Closed) Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Operations, Consumer Products

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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Santa Monica, CA

Your Mission

Activision Blizzard Consumer Products Group (ABCPG) drives nearly half a billion in consumer retail sales annually and manages a premiere roster of licensees around the world. With IPs such as Call of Duty, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Diablo and an Esports business, our licensed products drive profitability for the Company, extend brand reach, and deepen fan engagement.

As a Senior Manager of Financial Planning and Operations, you will play an integral role in supporting a growing consumer products business, partnering closely with senior leadership and sales executives to define business plans that drive topline growth.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead strategic initiatives including long range planning, business model evaluation, and category go-to-market planning
  • Develop, implement, and champion key strategic initiatives to drive long term growth for CPG team and align with franchise and commercial objectives
  • Support international financial management – partnering with revenue accounting and regional finance leads to analyze existing business operations and international growth areas
  • Drive business development with deal analysis, scenario modeling, standardization and deal term optimization
  • Support CPG business leads on special projects, long-term strategy, ad-hoc analysis, and revenue forecasting
  • Conduct market research, competitive analysis, and synthesize consumer products industry/category insights to inform business strategy
  • Lead global licensing forecasting and manage the quarterly licensing forecast process by analyzing historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions, and competitive landscape across other IPs
  • Build relationships with various Corporate teams to be positioned as a trusted and knowledge partner to collaborate with as necessary (e.g. Corporate Strategy, Business Activation, FP&A, Product Management, Go To Market, Legal, etc.)

Year One Successes

  • Establish processes to effectively communicate KPIs related to operational performance to senior leadership and business leads
  • Manage the quarterly close and forecast process
  • Support senior leadership and business leads with insightful and actionable recommendations on expanding ABCPG portfolio

Player Profile

  • 5-7 years of experience in Finance
  • Strategic thinker who excels at data analysis, conducting and communicating quantitative research, and Excel modeling
  • Strong executive presence and proven experience communicating business intelligence to senior executives that ultimately influence and drive key business results
  • Highly collaborative team player with a roll-up-one’s-sleeves attitude, and innate sense of proactivity
  • Experience managing a global footprint, overseeing regional reporting and operating in a matrixed organization
  • Promotes cultural competency in day-to-day engagement with international teams
  • Exceptional technical, analytical, and project management skills. delivering high-quality results in a fast-paced, complex, dynamic business environment
  • Experience in developing business cases including pro-forma projections
  • Financial Planning & Analysis experience within the software/gaming industry, consumer packaged goods, retail, or entertainment preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred, CPA is a plus
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