The Director, Marketing Finance & Budget Operations is responsible for the overall management and reporting around the Nickelodeon marketing budget. Possessing a creative operations background and an expertise in budgeting, this person will partner with team leaders across the marketing organization and ViacomCBS to plan, report on, and reconcile the budget. The Director will be tasked with building a Marketing Finance & Budget Operations team and implementing best in calls methodologies.
Reports directly into the Vice President, Marketing Operations.
The role includes the following responsibilities:
Manage the marketing budget, meeting frequently with marketing leads to confirm and report on project budget needs and status for the week, quarter, and year
Work with the VP of Marketing Operations and Finance to review and adjust project budgets and allocation of funds
Working with Marketing leadership, build and regularly update new reports that provide insights and recommendations around expenditures and return on investment across properties, channels, and initiatives
Analyze and find opportunities to improve the planning, forecasting, and overall process around maintaining the budget
Recruit and lead all aspects of training for new team members
Lead the following finance tasks
Manage the payout of license payments
Analyze weekly reports, identifying anomalies for further discussion and reclassing costs
Run weekly reporting meetings with finance to assess POs, reclassing activities, overall tracking of projects to budget
Oversee any Time & Expense reconciliation
Ensure consistent use of SAP
Manage individual campaign budgets, including tracking, allotting, and reporting, overall tracking and management between all lines of business, reclassing of costs, and setting of shoot budgets
Manage individual marketing team budgets including on-air, consumer marketing, social, interactive, and digital design
Cultivate and maintain positive relationships within Nickelodeon (business, consumer products, finance and human resources) as well as all related groups across the ViacomCBS universe
5+ years experience in a creative operations/budget management role
Strong budgeting background is imperative, with an ability to find creative solutions with shrinking budgets against increased deliverables
Management experience required
Proficient in Excel, SAP
BA required, MBA or MFA is a Plus
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent visual reporting skills
Ability to partner with and navigate large creative and cross functional teams
Able to thrive in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment
ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.
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