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Director, Business Analytics, Planning, and Strategy


Studio City, CA, US, 91604

Studio City

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV, etc. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution, and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.

The CBS Entertainment Group, a ViacomCBS company, creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. It includes some of the industry’s most successful and popular brands and businesses including CBS Studios and CBS Television Network.


Job Overview

We are seeking a Director to join our Business Analytics, Planning, and Strategy Team for CBS Studios / CBS Network Entertainment. The position works closely with the CBS Studios / Network Entertainment executive leadership and finance teams to provide business analysis and help guide the decision-making process.



Reporting to the SVP, Business Analytics, Planning, and Strategy, the position will:

  • Lead deal analysis & series greenlight process for both CBS Studios and CBS Television network projects, ensuring financials are presented accurately and concisely
  • Conduct ongoing analysis of key business drivers, trends, and performance indicators
  • Partner with key FP&A, Strategy, Business Affairs, Production, Production Finance, and Creative executives to develop financial models
  • Continuously improve forecasting processes and systems
  • Further develop current long range planning model to be a more dynamic/useful planning tool
  • Support the development and implementation of the new ViacomCBS ERP/planning system
  • Provide key inputs to FP&A team including a comprehensive list of series production assumptions (for both in-year forecasts and Long Range Plans)
  • Carry out other ad-hoc analysis as needed


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • MBA or CPA preferred
  • Minimum 7 years related experience
  • Investment banking or management consulting experience preferred
  • Media/entertainment experience strongly preferred


Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team environment
  • Must be detail oriented with the ability to coordinate and prioritize to meet deadlines.
  • Requires strong analytical skills to analyze financial data
  • Strong proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Oracle, TM1 and Cognos helpful




ViacomCBS believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, ViacomCBS requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles