Reporting directly to the CFO you will help resolve how best to strategically set the Finance department up for success. This role will manage functions essential to the CFO’s which includes partnering with the Finance senior leadership team to develop and implement a department mission and strategy by driving innovation, collaboration, and efficiencies for Finance. This role is responsible for the overall effectiveness of the CFO and her leadership team, and serves as point person for the CFO on a day-to-day basis. A key component of the position would include being aware of activity throughout the business and clearly communicating information and actions relevant to the CFO.
Demonstrates solid understanding of Dow Jones’ core business and strategic plan; regularly promotes the CFO’s vision to the broader team to ensure alignment and productivity
Prepares and briefs the CFO on thoughtful, digestible and concise talking points for meetings and events, including employee town halls and executive leadership meetings; demonstrates strong ability to synthesize the most important points from high-level vision and information
Instills a sense of teamwork and loyalty within the broader team to inspire and motivate others around growth initiatives; acts as “eyes and ears” to ensure such initiatives are implemented effectively
Initiates and spearheads special projects and initiatives
Assists in facilitating decision-making with the CFO and Senior leadership team; acts as confidant, sounding board, and advisor to offer sound perspective and guidance
Transformation & Process Improvement
Identify and scope improvement and transformation initiatives, diagnosing and solving pain points, and implementing improvements
Partner with leadership to find opportunities to be innovative and industry-leading, improve efficiency, and scale the business effectively
Own high impact transformation initiatives and contribute to the overall outcomes, definition, scoping, design, and delivery requirements for cross-functional problems
Communication, Change Management, Facilitation
Create overarching roadmaps, communication and change management plans. Develop well-planned communication and change management strategies for program roll-outs
Help to create/facilitate communication channels, strategies, and tactics that support our goals
Build trusted relationships with key stakeholders within the organization to generate proper levels of awareness and adoption of the team’s objectives and goals
Maintain a consistent communication and socialization plan to ensure all teams have the most up to date information
Understand/Establish internal department processes, develop a scalable project infrastructure, participating in the tracking and reporting of goals, and leading business-focused projects
Identify and manage key dependencies between work streams
Track and report progress, risks and issues to senior management in order to enable accelerated decision making
Responsible for precise execution of operational efforts
Partner with the leadership team and internal partners on headcount planning, department culture, and recognition
Basic Qualifications & Experience
Business operations, transformation, process design, and project management experience
Ability to operate independently with excellent time management skills and confirmed ability to deliver on multiple, competing priorities in a dynamic environment
Ability to effectively interact with people and partners across all levels within an organization
Proven ability to follow through on complex projects from idea to implementation
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Business Area: FINANCE
Job Category: Marketing Group
Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).
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Req ID: 18885