Sr. Analyst, Production Integration

Posting
Job Title
Sr. Analyst, Production Integration Time Warner
Division
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group WB Business Unit WB Technology Industry Film Production and Distribution Area of
Interest
Technology/Information Technology Location United States - California - Burbank Requisition # 164098BR Position
Type
Full Time Company Overview Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years through the world’s most-loved characters and franchises. Warner Bros. employs people all over the world in a wide variety of disciplines. We're always on the lookout for energetic, creative people to join our team. Business Unit Overview WB Technology combines Warner Bros.’ industry-leading technologists and disciplines to ensure global alignment with business strategy and accelerated delivery of innovative technology solutions studio- and industry-wide. From pre-production through archiving, the WBT organization will provide critical business and technology intelligence and services to all Studio business units. WBT manages the Studio’s enterprise systems and solutions, emerging platforms, information security, consumer intelligence, content mastering and delivery, and more. Posting Job Description What part will you play?
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. seeks a Sr. Analyst, Production Integration for the Enterprise Technology- HR/ Shared Services/ CAO department. Position is responsible for relationship management and application ownership for clients and applications related to the payroll and production accounting integrations within WB’s Financial Eco-system. This position is accountable for advising and partnering with clients and software vendors on end to end Production Payroll, Payroll Fringe, Production Accounting and Production Budgeting applications, leveraging best in class solutions to support business requirements. This position participates in the oversight of internal and external resources delivering new technology into service on behalf of the client organizations, while managing the total cost of ownership (TCO). This position reviews Service Level Agreement metrics for outsourced services in their portfolio and identifies risks and issues to senior management. This position maintains the pipeline of enhancements and project requests that improve existing solutions as well as requirements for new solutions. This role collaborates with the business to ensure solutions are implemented with the proper governance, with business impact in mind, and appropriate organizational change management support for business cutover.
  • Oversees the development of key strategic attributes for the client’s information technology strategy. Supports the financial analysis and forecasting for Payroll Fringe, Financials Integration, PSL/Vista Integration, and Easy Budget, with the overarching objective to optimize TCO. Assists in the development of project budgets including ROI substantiation.
  • Works with Clients and WB Production Technology to capture business requirements and participates in the development of Technology requirements, and leads application development related activities.
  • Oversees vendor due diligence, information security compliance, analysis, procurement, acquisition and integration of complex software applications and systems including creation and approval of statement of works.
  • Responsible for the lifecycle management of client application portfolio from ideation to delivery and retirement of legacy solutions.
  • Monitors the performance of the internal and external service provider(s) as it relates to the support of the application portfolio, and/or projects for the supported client groups.  Provides the internal and external service provider(s) with prioritization for client change requests associated with the client’s portfolio.
What do we require from you?
  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • Graduate degree or professional certification preferred.
  • 3 to 5 years of Information technology experience in an active role supporting a portfolio of applications across multiple technical platforms.
  • Knowledge of Time Entry to Payroll, Payroll Fringe, Financials and Production Accounting processes for the filmed entertainment industry required.
  • Understanding of technical components required to support business processes, including effort estimates and resource oversight experience.
  • Experience planning and implementing changes to existing process and live productive applications.
  • Experience in team lead capacity with at least 3 full end-to-end life cycle implementation of a large Technology project in leadership roles.
  • Practical experience with application of software development life cycle with industry standard best practice methodologies.
  • Experience with ERP and SaaS software.
  • Prior experience in Business Process Re-engineering efforts.
  • Ability to develop information technology project plans to deliver high quality services at reasonable costs.
  • Understanding of application technology and associated solutions and strategies related to the client’s business to help them achieve their business goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of Time and Attendance, Payroll Fringe, Financial Integrations inclusive of downstream applications for Production Accounting business processes, and ability to translate them into Technology requirements to satisfy financial and reporting obligations.
  • Integration design and testing concepts.
  • Issues documentation and analysis for payroll and related financial activities used to identify systemic issues or problems with integrations.
  • Integration frameworks (e.g. middleware / transformation and error handling logic).
  • Knowledge of all phases of system development lifecycle, including production support.
  • Strong knowledge of ERP and SaaS client application(s) that support(s) the business process, with practical implementation of multiple modules / applications.
  • Knowledge of accounting processes and related systems integration.
  • Excellent knowledge of payroll processes including studio residuals, pay calculations, time reporting, workflow and general best practices.
  • Data conversion concepts and impacts on new business processes.
  • Client deployment readiness concepts (e.g. business cutover).
  • Strong customer service focus and responsiveness.
  • Proficient decision-making and time management skills. Demonstrates leadership abilities. Maintains current knowledge in use and industry trends of technology.
  • Strong analytical skills, interpretive and evaluative skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills across multiple threads of work streams.
  • Outstanding documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Creative and resourceful approach to the business and an ability to think and deliver creative value-added solutions to clients.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to all levels of management and staff.
  • Ability to lead a productive and effective workforce consisting of employees and contracted resources.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and tactfully with all levels of personnel, both in person and on the telephone.
  • Must be able to pay close attention to complex detail and understand written and oral instructions.
  • Must be able to organize and schedule work effectively.
  • Must be able to work well under time constraints.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks with changing priorities, communicating changes in scope and schedule to all parties concerned.
  • Must be service-oriented.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including possible overtime, when necessary.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
But Wait, There's More! At WBT we look for members who want to:
 
  • Be Curious: Seek out opportunities to learn, and who aren’t afraid to ask questions
  • Own It: Be the driver, and take accountability
  • Embrace Change: The technology landscape is ever changing – we’re looking for people who are ready to change along with it.
  • Engage and Influence: Share your passion for technology, and develop great relationships with colleagues and collaborators
  • Respect: Show empathy and respect to all, and operate with the best intentions
  • Live the #WBLife: At WBT we look for team members who want to “Contribute to Our Community

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The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran's status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by law.