Director, Enterprise Applications Planning & Reporting Services and St

NBCUniversal, See List Below, Multiple Locations

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Level: Manager (Supervisor)

Join NBCUniversal Technology in accelerating our digital business transformation through collaboration with our controllership function and partners to define global best practice business processes and deliver them with excellence thru applications and services leveraging modern technology, automation, and public cloud adoption.

This role is a part of the Enterprise Applications leadership team, responsible for defining and executing business process technology services coupled with a long-term strategy that optimizes planning and reporting operations (Plan to Perform, Operational & Analytical Finance reporting, etc.) across the NBCUniversal brands and functions. You'll be responsible for collaborating on and delivering application portfolio standards, service models, long-term roadmaps, and providing measurements of business value achievement.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Primary trusted internal partner with business process/financial reporting and planning & analysis leaders to document business strategy/roadmaps, technology requirements and service levels required for execution
  • Manage and govern business demand to ensure documented value delivery of all initiatives and services
  • Establish future state planning and reporting applications portfolio and process maps aligned to business requirements, strategy, and transformation initiatives
  • Leverage a standard business analysis toolkit to ensure consistency of documentation and deliverables
  • Provide business analysis to document business processes, user stories, configurations, functional specifications, interface and data designs required within or across applications to deliver on business objectives
  • Partner with EA engineering and architecture to implement new platforms, develop custom applications and integrates, and migrate existing applications to automated, cloud-delivered solutions – reduce friction and enable self-service as much as possible
  • Partner with EA SAP Services and Operations to deliver key FP&A operational metrics, to optimize leverage of core SAP capabilities and to collaborate on a long-term SAP core roadmap that aligns delivery with business needs
  • Partner with Cyber security to ensure applications are securely designed, configured, and delivered to thwart cyber threats and ensure compliance with privacy and legal requirements (SOX, etc.)
  • Configure application software in partnership with the EA SAP Services and Operations team for core SAP software configuration that align with documented requirements, design, and user stories/specifications.
  • Conduct QA/validation of solution design and functionality
  • Lead execution of solution UAT, business adoption, and collaborate with business partners on change management strategy and delivery; including user training as required
  • Manage and maintain planning application security in alignment with NBCU policies and standards
  • Accountable for service performance to stakeholders as documented thru portfolio service level agreements; delivered in partnership across EA, technology & contracted 3rd parties
  • Work closely with strategic application vendors (SAP, Microsoft, AWS, etc.) on their latest offerings to help develop and influence future roadmaps
  • Mentor applications resources to develop, evangelize, and expose the value of revised operating model and services
  • Establish and execute on a strategic resourcing plan to ensure critical intellectual capital is held within NBCUniversal
  • Deliver KPI’s and metrics that demonstrate operational excellence along with progress towards optimization goals

  • Minimum of 7 years of hands-on experience working with multiple enterprise applications technologies in a large-scale, matrixed multi-platform systems environment
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience defining/delivering business applications, including at least 4 in a planning & reporting domain (i.e. Plan to Perform, Financial Planning & Analysis, etc.) portfolio leadership role and at least 3 years in a leadership capacity overseeing an enterprise planning & reporting applications team
  • Proven track record of documenting business processes and translating into business requirements and solution roadmaps
  • Hands-on, practical experience with building end to end business process solutions and services
  • Experience designing an application portfolio strategy comprised of varied solutions (On Prem, SaaS, and Custom but with SAP application leverage/knowledge at the core) based on long term business strategies
  • Strong customer facing experience with the ability to communicate to technical and non-technical leaders at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage/leverage 3rd parties to deliver on commitments/strategies
  • Demonstrated financial management expertise in portfolio management and business case development
  • Demonstrate ability to collaborate and team build across entities to achieve results
  • Clear written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrated ability to drive, deliver, and inspire team results, while also performing workforce management in alignment with company policies and expectations
  • High energy level and flexibility to meet a variety of demands while producing superior work products at accelerated pace

  • Experience as an application analyst or engineer
  • Experience in a business functional role (planning and reporting related)
  • Experience driving a consistent reporting strategy
  • History in a global corporate environment, driving results across multiple business elements with different priorities and governance
  • Familiarity and expertise with our existing tech stack/platforms: i.e. AWS, Azure, Angular, Node.js, Python, Java, Ansible, Kubernetes, Snowflake, Microsoft 365/PowerBI, SAP applications/platform (S/4, Business Planning and Consolidation(BPC), SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP AoE experience a plus), Tibco, etc.
  • A proven track record of modernizing and transforming a significant legacy IT application portfolio
  • A thirst for improvement and an inclination to thoughtfully challenge the status quo
  • Desire to try things and iterate on them, fail fast, and focus on functionality that matters

    At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

    NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.
  • About NBCUniversal

    At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU.

    Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

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