International Financial Strategy Analyst
Stage Entertainment is one of the world’s largest musical theatre producers and owners. We have offices and own theatres across Europe and in New York and produce some of the biggest titles in musical theatre. Our international show portfolio ranges from iconic titles such as Mamma Mia!, Chicago, Lazarus, Disney’s The Lion King and Aladdin to originally developed work from within the group such as Anastasia and Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, a wide variety of shows that excite broad audiences from London to New York, from Madrid to Hamburg, and from Amsterdam to Paris. ‘Touching hearts, creating memories’ is our mission and with 3,000 brilliant, talented, diverse individuals worldwide we deliver a premium experience to those +7 million people who visit a Stage Entertainment production or venue each year.
We live, breathe and dream live entertainment, are connected by a shared passion and put our heart and soul into everything we do. We respect everyone’s talents and embrace our differences and the unique role we each play in the bigger team. Regardless of who you are or where you are from. We bring people together. That is at the heart of everything we do. When we create, produce or perform.
Stage Entertainment is part of Advance Publications, Inc., an American media company. Directly and through various subsidiaries, the group owns amongst others Condé Nast and is the majority shareholder in Reddit.
As a leading company we have the unique combination of sophisticated creative and business capabilities, while we keep pace with change, always explore new directions and look for ways to improve and innovate.
Are you our International Financial Strategy Analyst who shares our passion and dares to challenge and likes to be challenged?
Overview of the International Productions Team
The International Productions Team functions as a Centre of Excellence that ensures the success of End-to-End process for our global productions across markets. End-to-end process covers from selection of titles and investment decisions through the production to analysis during and after show’s running period.
The way international productions team operates is based on the 'One Company' philosophy of intensive global/local collaboration, co-creation and synergies, with a closely-knit international production expert community.
One of the key responsibilities of the team is coordinating the investment approval process for all our productions and set clear and achievable performance goals. Under the guidance of the Business Director for International Productions, this role will be in charge of preparation of business cases for and performance tracking of all future and current productions. The successful applicant is self-sufficient in creating insightful financial and strategic analysis, which supports business cases. He or she is responsible for getting the correct (financial data), will challenge the country teams and track the progress and status of the business cases. Next to that the International Financial Strategy Analyst supports in licensor negotiations and legal agreements.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
With the guidance of the Business Director for International Productions and together with country teams, create, review and analyze the business cases of new productions
Support in building financial models for business cases with the correct financial data;
Set clear, achievable and fact & data based financial and strategic targets for the group portfolio
Carry out financial and strategic analysis to help top-executives make fact-based decisions
Track the progress/status of business cases, licensor negotiations and legal agreements;
Coordinate the country teams to adhere to end-to-end process calendar
Review contracts carefully and ensure compliance
Analyze external investment papers and challenge external producers;
Support the Business Director International Productions in the OPEX (Operational Excellence) process on behalf of the International Production Department
Have a master’s degree from an accredited university from an analytical field (e.g. Economics, Business, Finance, Engineering, Math, etc.)
Have around 2-3 years of experience at a strategy consulting firm or at a multinational company with a strategy or finance related role
Have experience in building financial business cases/models and managing projects/processes
Have excellent analytical and conceptual problem solving skills
Have excellent Excel/Word/PowerPoint skills, (other data analytics tooling knowledge, such as Phyton or R, not a must but very nice to have)
Have experience in coordinating stakeholders to meet process deadlines and reach defined objectives
Have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Have the ability to work successfully across cultures and in an international and fast-paced corporate environment
Have experience in licensing, programming or producing theatre in Germany, Spain, France, or the Netherlands (optional but a major plus)
Are a team player who is proactive and self-motivated
Are keen and willing to travel
Are fluent in English (Dutch, German or any other continental European language is a plus)
What is in it for you?
You will make a big impact and work in a diverse, passionate and international team that is full of co-creation and expertise to deliver the best performance
You will be working with the global team leading our worldwide business, and your input will significantly contribute to the global strategy and expansion
An inspirational, exciting, inclusive work environment with flexibility to also work remotely, e.g. from home
We take your development seriously and offer a.o. online trainings via our Next Stage Campus
And you will get a competitive salary package and employment conditions
Do you own your actions and take responsibility for results, dare to challenge and like to be challenged and you do this with by putting your heart and soul in it? Then we are looking for You!