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Manager, Reporting & Analysis

Discovery Inc
Sterling, VA 20164
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Discovery Inc

Location: Sterling, Virginia, United States, Req ID: 975

Discovery hires the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company's mission of empowering people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity.

In exchange for their talent and drive, employees are provided with an engaging, diverse workplace and the resources they need to learn, thrive and grow in their careers.


Our Team

As Discovery Inc's portfolio continues to grow - around the world and across platforms - the Global Technology & Operations team is building media technology and IT systems that meet the world class standard for which Discovery is known. GT&O builds, implements and maintains the business systems and technology that are critical for delivering Discovery's products, while articulating the long-term technology strategy that will enable Discovery's growing pay-tv, digital terrestrial, free-to-air and online services to reach more audiences on more platforms.

From Amsterdam to Singapore and from satellite and broadcast operations to SAP, we are driving Discovery forward on the leading edge of technology.

The Role

The Manager, Reporting and Analysis will contribute to executing operational excellence, preparing key information designed to assess and correlate ongoing operational and financial performance as well as providing increased visibility to highlight specific areas, driving the use of information to solve business problems and improve a variety of business processes across Discovery Communications. Role is responsible for managing the curation and visualization of operational and financial data and metrics necessary to information and guide critical business decisions.


Develop and manage multiple operational and financial reporting initiatives supporting key stakeholders across GT&O organization. Work with stakeholders to determine reporting needs, available information, data visualization views, etc. for purpose of providing visibility, linking operational metrics and financial impacts, identifying process improvements, cost savings, etc.

o Global Feeds

? Responsible for maintaining company information detailing global linear and linear digital feed information consisting of over 500 feeds across multiple origination sites and serve as primary resource to address questions to individuals inside and outside GT&O regarding feeds

? Ensure ongoing updates on new launches and cessations are completed on timely basis

? Plan and execute data visualizations necessary to support individual client requests for information

o Global Content Supply Chain

? Track and coordinate metrics to measure incoming program content, technical evaluations, content preparation, editing, and linear and non-digital distribution by type and partner

? Develop visualizations of data and working models to assess relationships and drive understanding to facilitate planning / management of operations

o Other Operational Metrics

? Track and coordinate with SME's other key GT&O metrics such as number of people supported for IT purposes, number of technical devices supported, number of offices supported, number of business systems supported, etc.

o Discovery Discrepancy System (DDS)

? Maintain Discovery Discrepancy System (DDS) used for reporting discrepancies on linear feeds and utilized by teams globally

? Address questions from users and coordinate with Database Management team as needed

? Provide ad hoc analyses detailing discrepancy information

? Support the development and implementation of new discrepancy tracking system (Didi) by coordinating with Broadcast Ops team and Data Analytics teams to define and test requirements

Responsibilities (cont.)

o Prepare clear, compelling information and analysis on budgetary information to support GT&O SMT decision-making on annual large-scale annual non-C&B operating expense spend (>~$200M)

? Consolidate and maintain data on contracts across GT&O to be used by SMT to determine addressable spend, upcoming expirations, vendor management and consolidation opportunities, etc.

? Maintain tool that provides details on spend and is coordinated with over 45 global budget managers covering all Discovery and Eurosport operations and serves as primary source of input for ~ 90% of GT&O non-C&B opex budget. Incorporate TVN broadcast and technology spend in 2021.

? Plan and execute reports necessary to highlight and contextualize key information such as financial categorization by BAU, New Business, Digital, Non-Digital for analysis and management

? Assimilate information from multiple sources (e.g., Finance, HR, GT&O groups, etc.) to construct holistic pictures to address questions and drive decision-making

? Manage process to capture and maintain global performance metric information across GT&O services.

? Maintain full accountability and responsibility for reporting information (definition of information to be captured, alignment across sources, changes over time, etc.)

o Post Production Reporting and Analysis Management

? Responsible for completion and submission of monthly inter-company post production chargebacks in alignment with company financial close calendar

? Manage charges of approximately ~ $18M / year covering 228k hours of edit / audio work and fulfillment billing for VOD, SVOD, and other non-linear platforms

? Serve as main point of contact to Post Production Scheduling team and wider ScheduAll client base and coordinate with Engineering team to address any system issues

? Deliver monthly Post Production report providing operational metrics across multiple locations

? Complete annual post production rate card analysis to assess costs of operating post production services and inter-company rate card per service to recover costs


Identify and construct operational models and financial scenarios to address new and changing business requirements
Produce clear and compelling charts, reports and data visualizations on demand to senior-level leaders to support operational analysis, resource planning, and performance management
Cultivate relationships with GT&O peers, executives and business partners to understand current challenges and develop potential opportunities for improvements by applying reporting and analysis solutions.
Apply critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and utilize data to identify, recommend, and support teams in executing operational and financial improvements and transformation

Basic Qualifications

Minimum 8 years in operations management, management consulting, technology planning & strategy, project management, financial planning & analysis, or a related field
Bachelor's degree in related field; advanced degree a plus
Deep expertise in data visualization domain using Power BI, Tableau, etc. Ability to construct dynamic dashboards and ability to drive data dependency / relationships to successfully map and merge data from multiple sources.
Advanced user of Microsoft Excel; mastery of Formulas, Formatting, Pivot Tables, and Data Analysis and Modeling techniques
Working knowledge of ScheduAll Scheduling Database or ability to learn
Strong working knowledge of financial and managerial accounting
Demonstrated project management skills
Must possess strong leadership skills with focus on execution
Critical thinker and strong problem solver with ability to frame issues, articulate findings, present optimal solutions, and work collaboratively
Excellent client interface, verbal, and written communication skills; ability to clearly articulate operational and financial metric information across multiple audiences
Legal right to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

Understanding of Broadcast, Media Operations, Information Technology is a plus

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.



Posted: 2020-10-31 Expires: 2020-12-01

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