Sr. Manager, Revenue Planning & Forecasting - WDW Consolidation

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
  • Jul 13, 2018
Full-time Analytics Business Analytics Data Reporting Data Visualization Excel Finance Forecasting Revenue Management SAS Tableau

Job Description

The Planning & Forecasting team is responsible for evaluating internal and external data to support the strategic direction and revenue growth of Walt Disney World (WDW). This role will lead the team consolidating reporting, forecasting, and planning processes for Walt Disney World key revenue drivers. The team partners with key players across Finance/Revenue Management & Analytics (RM&A), Commercial, Consumer Insight-Measure & Analytics (CIMA), and Operations to proactively evaluate business performance metrics.

The successful candidate will have strong communication, partnering, and analytical skills. Other key capabilities include influencing, determining critical performance factors, a natural curiosity to understand "why" performance is favorable or unfavorable, and a proactive approach to problem-solving.

This position will report to the Director-Domestic Planning and will have five direct reports.


  • Reporting and Communication
  • Lead the team responsible for consolidating reporting, forecasting, and planning, leveraging a keen attention to detail and an ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Communicate timely and accurate information to partners in support of Commercial business updates, quarterly earnings reports, and other senior leadership presentations.
  • Improve reporting processes and develop new reports/dashboards to support executive decision-making using Excel, SAS, Tableau, and other data analysis/visualization tools.
  • Insights and Strategic Decision Making
  • Translate business performance data into insightful analysis, recommendations, and presentations for senior leadership.
  • Partner with multiple stakeholders within RM&A, Finance, Consumer Insights, etc., to provide actionable insights and influence business decisions.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum seven years of experience in financial/quantitative analysis
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills and ability to develop convincing analyses/presentations that articulate a compelling story
  • Exceptional partnering skills and the ability to work in a team environment with a positive demeanor
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple priorities, and perform job responsibilities accurately with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated exceptional sense of responsibility, ownership, and pride in delivering quality results and understanding the business impact
  • Experience managing direct reports

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with WDW forecasting/reporting processes
  • Knowledge of WDW financial processes/systems
  • Experience with multiple reporting and data visualization tools

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Industrial Engineering or other quantitative field

Preferred Education

  • Master’s degree or equivalent

Additional Information

We strongly encourage applicants to upload a copy of their resume and to print a copy of this role description so they can refer to it in the event they are selected for an interview.

About Disney Parks & Resorts

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts are where dreams come true. More than sixty years ago, Walt Disney created a new kind of entertainment families could experience together, immersed in detailed atmospheres and vibrant storytelling. His vision now includes a collection of six of the world’s leading family vacation destinations – Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, Calif.; Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; Tokyo Disney Resort, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan; Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallée, France; Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, located on Lantau Island; and Shanghai Disney Resort, Pudong New District, Shanghai, China. In addition, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts includes the world-class Disney Cruise Line; Disney Vacation Club; Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa; Adventures by Disney, a guided group vacation experience to some of the world’s most popular destinations; and Walt Disney Imagineering, which creates and designs all Disney parks, resorts and attractions.

About The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Disney Parks & Resorts.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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