Yahoo! – Sunnyvale, CA – $ 200.000+


About BU/Product

The Director is part of the Global Operations Finance Analytics and Reporting (GOFAR) team, with a focus on implementing Display Marketplace based infrastructure, reporting, analytics and forecasting in line with the overall aims of the GOFAR team:

Infrastructure – Partner with systems teams to create and continuously enhance core reports for display monetization metrics

Reporting – Deliver a suite of C-staff to L2 reporting with global data definitions and operational to financial data transparency

Analytics – Accelerate decision making across Yahoo! leaders through analytics, metrics and accumulate deep knowledge of company growth drivers

Forecasting – Coordinate and consolidate Global display revenue forecast with the aim to standardize on a global process and forecasting tool

Job Responsibilities

  • Partner with Ops Fin teams (product and regional) to understand and explain main drivers of variances to display monetization metric
  • Partner with GOFAR Audiences, Sales, and Corporate teams on improving business through key KPIs raised to the C-Staff level
  • Lead analytical studies and forecast models around our global supply, sell-through rate, and pricing to drive revenue growth actions
  • Partner with Pricing and Yield Management (PYM) team to build quarterly forecast model a view of baseline and initiative reven

Demand Side Insfrastructure

  • Drive finance needs through standards and definitions across product team developments, such as Unified Advertiser Datamart (UAD) and yo/metrics
  • Understand end-to-end business processes to the degree that the right data is capture in the right way for finance reporting and analytical requirements
  • Provide finance input for changes in reporting systems of new product releases that impact key reports

Team Excellence

  • Lead a team of 4 managers/analysts to balance priorities of work and persona development
  • Lead by example a high performance culture within the GOFAR Revenue team

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics (or related field) plus 10+ years of related experience
  • Exceptional problem-solving, quantitative and  analytical skills demonstrating the ability to understand key drivers of the business
  • Superior Microsoft Excel financial modeling and PowerPoint skills
  • Solid understanding of financial and operations reporting, e.g., dashboards, metrics, and management reporting, including dealing with large volumes of data and consolidating cross-system information
  • Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience on cross-functional teams and matrix organization, including the ability to deal with multiple stakeholders
  • Prior experience in managing and developing a high performing team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Internet industry/marketplace and understanding of key user and monetization metrics
  • Evidence of best practices in management and financial planning of analysis
  • MBA and/or advanced Finance degree/qualification

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