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PlayStation

Business Planning Analyst - Forecasting

Why PlayStation?

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 recognised as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Role overview:

The Global Store and Services team are part of a vibrant organization that manage both the transactional store and subscription businesses for PlayStation.  GSS brings together staff from around the world, with a passion for engaging PlayStation gamers with relevant and entertaining content. This area of Sony Interactive Entertainment has seen significant growth in recent years to become a key revenue contributor and continues to evolve with the industry to create new business opportunities.  

The GSS Business Planning team drives accountability for business results through empowering leadership with data & intelligence, implementing KPI frameworks linked to our goals, rigorous cost & margin management and accurate forecasting & planning.  We are looking for individuals who are motivated by being part of a truly global team, working together at the forefront of digital content distribution. 

Reporting to the Director, Business Planning the Business Planning Analyst will be part of a small team responsible for planning & forecasting PlayStation’s Digital Store revenue.  They will design and execute forecasting models that deliver business recommendations, identify risks/ opportunities and achieve forecast accuracy.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Create and run global monthly forecasting models for the digital store following key planning assumptions
  • Manage the monthly & quarterly revenue forecast submission process to finance including accurate and timely completion of templates and/or planning tools as required
  • Provide key metric insights and commentary on Digital Store revenue performance, identifying key drivers of variances
  • Continuously review actual performance to forecast, identifying learnings and key insights to support your drive for forecast accuracy
  • Own publication of Store revenue forecasts & targets working closely with the Performance Reporting team and ensuring ‘one version of the truth’
  • Support other forecasting activities as required including for quarterly forecasts, full year budget and mid-range planning

As the role is global, some international travel will be required as well as a flexible approach to working hours to support global business operations

What we are looking for:

  • 3+ years’ experience as a business analyst or a highly commercial financial analyst role
  • Forecasting experience essential
  • Highly proficient using excel
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to structure problems for analysis
  • Proven track record of using data to provide actionable recommendations and drive business decisions
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and priorities
  • Good Bachelor’s Degree

Benefits:

  • Discretionary bonus opportunity
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental Scheme
  • London Allowance (if applicable)
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • On Site Gym
  • Subsidised Café
  • Free soft drinks
  • On site bar
  • Access to cycle garage and showers

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

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

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