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Analyst, Forecasting and Modeling

Company: Sony Playstation Network
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

PlayStation isn't just the Best Place to Play -it's also the Best Place to Work. We've thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we're recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Analyst, Forecasting & Modeling

San Mateo, CA

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the GPDR (Global Partner Development & Relations) Business Operations, Planning, & Strategy team as an Analyst, Forecasting and Modeling.

What you'll be doing:

  • Responsible for managing data for third-party software on the PlayStation platform to support the disc-based forecasts and collaborate on digital forecasts
  • Supporting business units as they go through their annual, quarterly, and monthly OPEX budget & forecast submissions
  • Performing comparable title and industry-based analysis to determine impact of potential partnership deals
  • Forecasting and measuring title and partner progress against benchmarks
  • Lead and support the administration of various cross-functional partner focused programs and initiatives
  • Other ad hoc analysis and team operations functions as needed

What we are looking for:

  • Analytical and able to clearly articulate the thought process behind your analysis
  • Organized and able to get things done on your own initiative
  • Excellent attention to detail with a commitment to accuracy
  • Team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage deliverables on tight deadlines
  • Highly motivated and quick to learn

Essential experience:

  • 1+ years of finance and analytical experience, ideally within tech and/or entertainment: You have the financial acumen and basic accounting knowledge to understand what sits behind the numbers and how it impacts the organization
  • Forecasting experience: You can put together a forecast, justify your assumptions, and track your accuracy
  • Highly proficient using Excel: You're comfortable combining data from multiple sources and can quickly produce accurate summaries and analysis of data
  • Data visualization: You can distill larger volumes of data into clear, intuitive charts using Excel or other tools

Desirable experience:

  • Prior FP&A experience, particularly dealing with media payments and big-ticket marketing items
  • Experience using MicroStrategy, QlikSense, SAP BOBJ, and/or similar BI tools (e.g. Tableau, Domo, Power BI)
  • Genuine interest and/or knowledge of the video games industry

#LI-SV1

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and we thank you for your interest in PlayStation.

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Keywords: Sony Playstation Network, San Mateo , Analyst, Forecasting and Modeling, Other , San Mateo, California

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