1+ months

VP, Strategy - DTC

Discovery Inc
Los Angeles, CA 90001
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Discovery Inc

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States, 90001
Req ID: 388

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.

Job Summary

Discovery's rapidly growing Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) business is looking for a big-thinking, innovative, analytical leader to drive strategy for a critical segment of the business. As VP, DTC Strategy, you will lead a team responsible for developing and implementing strategy across Discovery's global DTC portfolio focused on content and distribution, reporting to the Group SVP Content & Commercial Strategy. The right person for this role is nimble and adaptable, proactive, and has deep DTC / SVOD / streaming expertise. This is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the highest priority new business initiative of Discovery, and the leader of this team will guide critical business decisions through financial, operational, and strategic analysis with high visibility to senior leadership.


? Establish data-driven approach to inform and build overall content and commercial strategy to increase subscriber acquisition and retention / engagement through content and partnerships.

? Build overarching plans and strategies to meet growth objectives across original programming, content acquisition, distribution, and advanced advertising, and see those strategies through to implementation once proper buy-in and support has been secured.

? Develop frameworks for ongoing performance evaluation and optimization, particularly around content and partnerships. Develop, evaluate, and monitor DTC KPIs in partnership with BI, Finance, Central DTC Strategy, Data. Establish framework for evaluating and improving strategic initiatives against them.

? Work closely with other departments, especially Data & Analytics, Finance, Research, DTC-Business Intelligence teams, and International Strategy team to arm leadership with all the right information to guide decision-making

? Support the Content and Partnerships teams, working to identify new content categories / sources to pursue, or opportunities to expand partnerships in new ways

? Continually look for opportunities to increase the efficiency of broader DTC operations against content and partnerships

? Work in partnership with Finance teams in developing long-range plans

? Lead team in creating materials for Discovery Board meetings and other Discovery leadership meetings to drive critical decisions around such topics as content investment, content portfolio mix, windowing strategy, and partnership optimization

? Own competitive benchmarking with a particular focus on content offerings and distribution partnerships

? Build and lead the team to pursue and deliver excellence


? Bachelor's Degree, MBA preferred
? 9+ years of work experience, including Consulting, Investment Banking and/ or Corporate Strategy experience; including direct work experience at a streaming platform

? Proven track record of seeing initiatives through from conception of idea, to analysis and business plan development, gaining organizational buy-in, and partnering with teams to implement

? Strength in quantitative analysis and visual representation of data - extreme proficiency in using PowerPoint and Word to tell data-driven stories; excellent Excel skills to both build and vet others' analyses, experience with Tableau / Microstrategy a plus

? Exceptional project management skills

? Strong oral and written communication skills

? Highly collaborative and ability to demonstrate diplomacy, tact and integrity - ability to inspire, motivate, and lead cross-functional teams to achieve goals

? Comfortable in ambiguity and effective operating in a matrixed organization

? Experience building and leading high-performance teams

? Understanding of / passion for content and business development from a strategic point of view

? Must have the legal right to work in the United States

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: 2020-08-18 Expires: 2020-09-18

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