Planning & Forecasting Analyst

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
  • Sep 01, 2018
Full-time Business Analytics Data Analysis Excel Finance Forecasting Quantitative R SAS SPSS SQL

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 position will report to a Sr. Manager, Forecasting and Planning.

The successful candidate will have exceptional communication, partnering, attention to detail, and analytical skills as well as strong influencing skills to accomplish projects / processes where they have no direct authority. They will also have an ability to determine what factors drive performance, will have a natural curiosity to understand "why" performance is favorable or unfavorable, and will take a proactive role in problem-solving.


  • Manage the reporting and long-term forecast consolidation processes for attendance/ admissions revenue, rooms/rooms revenue, Food & Beverage (F&B) revenue, Merchandise revenue, and other revenue across Walt Disney World (WDW).
  • Partner with key players across the segment and proactively evaluate business performance metrics to ensure all communications include relevant insights regarding the business.
  • Lead consolidation process improvements to add efficiencies and ensure accuracy.
  • Lead Forecasting’s knowledge repository initiative.
  • Provide analytical support for special projects.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years financial or statistical analysis experience
  • Demonstrated exceptional presentation/deck writing skills, with the ability to craft a story using quantitative measures and visuals
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated experience with SharePoint or related platforms
  • Demonstrated exceptional attention to detail and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and partner with multiple individuals simultaneously and with a positive demeanor
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple priorities, and perform job responsibilities in a fast-paced environment accurately and with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated exceptional sense of responsibility, ownership, and pride in delivering quality results and understanding the business impact

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts (WDP&R) forecasting/reporting processes
  • Knowledge of revenue management and analytics
  • Knowledge of WDP&R data platforms
  • Familiarity with SAS, SPSS, R, SQL or other statistical/data query languages

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, 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.

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