Manager, Business Analytics and Strategic Finance

HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY USA

Work at HarperCollins Publishers

Duration: Full-Time

The HarperCollins Children's Books Direct-to-Consumer group is a strategic, growing business within the wider corporation. HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest trade book publisher in the world, and has been in operation for over 200 years. This is a small, driven team focused on scaling and expanding our direct-to-consumer subscription business to young readers and their families.

The Manager, Business Analytics and Strategic Finance, oversees business performance analytics and reporting, financial reporting, payments, and inventory. The role is a true partner to the Vice President, Direct-to-Consumer, and vital member of DTC team. This role is an opportunity to own, shape, and evolve a business as it grows


  • Seek, find, and execute opportunities to grow revenue, reduce customer churn, and deliver efficiencies.
  • Develop and maintain a complex forecasting model(s) to provide insights and analysis to support decision-making.
  • Define, own, execute, and optimize all business performance analyses to inform business decisions, strategies, and action in line with business objectives.
    • Includes regular oversight of subscription metrics including cohort analysis and ad hoc analyses, both self-generated and generated by business team.
    • Lead across business team, data engineering, and data science to define and execute analyses, regular automated reporting, and dashboarding.
  • Maintain accurate visibility of inventory of supply and products, working closely with central inventory and forecasting functions as relates to DTC business, and incorporating supply chain best practices.
  • Manage and implement efficiencies and best practices across, third-party payment processors.
  • Bridge business performance metrics with financial reporting.
  • Regularly report business performance, both to DTC team and up to the executive level.
  • Fluency in various reporting systems, both internal and portals, from third-party partners.

Financial reporting responsibilities

  • Process annual and three-year plan budget; build a budget that incorporates business reporting and strategic goals.
  • Month-end activities, with closing of month and forecasting.
  • Process monthly invoices.


  • Fluency in the financial drivers of a subscription business model
  • Strategic thinker, with an eye for detail
  • Ability to think critically and analytically
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic, and desire to learn
  • Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel ability; strong ability in Word and PowerPoint
  • Interest in publishing or media, or children's products, a plus

HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.

HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.

This role is currently based out of New York, NY. You will need to commute to the office when it reopens.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter on our website:

About HarperCollins Publishers

HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 17 countries. With 200 years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 16 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and can be visited online at


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