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As the Finance Lead, this individual will serve as a key leader on a Franchise and/or FP&A team, guiding the business and driving value creation while addressing a broad range of financial and operational topics for the organization. The individual will be highly adept at leading multiple collaborators, reporting to the VP of Finance (solid line) while partnering closely with the other members of the Finance/ Franchise Leadership team. The role is accountable for developing financial plans with leadership agreement and ensuring successful execution against business objectives. The individual will drive growth initiatives and establish meticulous investment team, while being mindful of the needs of our players and our organization.

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will:

  • Partner closely with the key leaders at Blizzard to drive sustainable growth and profitability, taking ownership for business performance.

  • Establish appropriate metrics to measure and empower business performance with a focus on continuous improvement.

  • Lead and drive the performance bringing a best-in-class analytical skill and financial perspective to all critical decisions.

  • Provide leadership and direction to ensure the development of strategies and plans to significantly move the business forward. Thoughtfully enable strategic investments to fuel profitable growth.

  • Lead and inspire change in the organization by analyzing, articulating and driving improvements to strategies, business plans, processes, investments, and financial team.

  • Lead long range planning, annual operating plan / budgeting, forecasts, monthly and quarterly business reviews. Work closely with headquarters to ensure proper financial controls, reporting, processes, and visibility.

  • Build a strong, effective team. Purposefully develop and mentor internal talent to meet the organization’s current and future needs. Sustain a healthy and inclusive team culture.

Player Profile

The World of Warcraft Finance Senior Director must have the shown ability to partner with leaders to deliver on committed business targets; consistently contribute to the leadership process and business operations; and maintain the highest standards in financial management.

The successful candidate will have the proven ability to have positively influenced operating results at current and previous companies based on a combination of factors including development and monitoring of key, highly relevant performance metrics and dashboards; partnering with other senior leaders to meet their objectives; and effectively leading resource and investment planning.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess a passion for players, a deep competency in strategic finance and is a capable leader who excels at building talent and driving collaboration across all aspects of the organization.

Required Experience:

  • Experienced financial leader with at least 10 years of dynamic leadership positions in a diverse set of business roles within finance.

  • Operationally oriented, deeply “hands-on” and a true business partner and collaborator. Shown success at providing data-driven insights to help the business make the right decisions. Experience in evolving financial tools and technologies to meet the ongoing flexible needs of a fast-moving and evolving industry.

  • Validated results of making strong data-driven business decisions that improve return on investment, allocating resources or capital, evaluating the market potential of creative products. Strong examples of successful financial and business strategies and initiatives personally implemented or through teams, demonstrating revenue growth, cost control, margin expansion, investment management etc.

  • Ability to view the business from a broader perspective, integrating finance and business issues to develop insight and solutions that contribute to a senior management team. Understanding key operational business drivers with experience designing cross-functional systems in partnership with other department heads to support company growth objectives. Hands on experience scrutinizing operations and implementing internal controls.

  • The experience and maturity to lead organizations through growth. Communicating a passion for the role and for the business by operating at a high level of intensity and acting with a sense of urgency without sacrificing excellence.

  • Consistent track record of identifying and prioritizing vital improvements in organizations, personnel, processes and systems, developing achievable plans and optimally completing those plans including effectively leading cost and resource prioritization within a matrixed, shared-resource organization.

  • Validated competency in consumer market revenue planning, especially subscription and/or micro-transaction models.

  • Exceptional collaborator and communicator who has a proven success rate in influencing creative and operational leadership. Successfully able to influence without authority and involve all vital levels of leadership in making the appropriate decisions. Hands-on, entrepreneurial style, as well as a strong bias for action and results: the ability to work optimally in a highly innovative, unstructured environment; collaborative and without ego.

  • Personally sets a standard for their team and the organization focused on integrity, results, work ethic, transparency, and teamwork.

Education

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent is required.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

Our World

At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from dedicated people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to [email protected]. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

Rewards

We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;

  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;

  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;

  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;

  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $148,320.00 - $274,320.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.