Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery

VP | Business Operations and Strategy | Global Information and Content Security

Atlanta, GA
Jun 1, 2024
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Who We Are

When we say, "the stuff dreams are made of," we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next...

The Job

As the VP, Business Operations & Strategy, you will work directly with the CISO and serve as a strategic partner and advisor for the Global Information & Content Security (GICS) organization.

Job Responsibilities

Strategic Planning (30%)

  • Collaborate with CISO and other senior leaders to develop and refine the cybersecurity strategy, goals, and objectives
  • Identify emerging threats, trends, and technologies to anticipate future cybersecurity challenges and opportunities
  • Drive the developing and execution of strategic initiatives to enhance the organization's cybersecurity posture

Business Operations (30%)

  • Collaborate with business operations teams to integrate cybersecurity practices into overall business processes and workflows
  • Identify opportunities to optimize operational efficiency and effectiveness through the implementation of cybersecurity controls and technologies
  • Ensure alignment between cybersecurity objectives and broader business objectives, fostering a culture of security awareness and compliance
  • Optimize business processes and workflows to enhance efficiency and productivity within GICS
  • Conduct regular reviews and analysis of operational metrics to measure performance and identify areas for optimization
  • Monitor project progress, identify potential issues, and implement corrective actions to ensure successful deliveries

Communication and Collaboration (20%)

  • Develop overarching communication strategy for the organization, set regular Town Hall cadence, etc.
  • Facilitate open and transparent communication across all levels of the organization, promoting a culture of collaboration and teamwork
  • Strategically align communication efforts amongst GICS leadership team to ensure messages are clear, concise, and timely
  • Serve as a liaison between the Technology Divisions and other departments within WBD, fostering effective communication channels
  • Prepare and present reports, updates, and recommendations to executive leadership and stakeholders
  • Coordinate and facilitate Quarterly Business Reviews (QBR's) with key customers/teams
  • Develop PowerPoint and Excel material that drive strategic GICS initiatives and communications to senior executive leadership

Culture, Engagement and Talent Development (20%)

  • Lead Culture & Engagement efforts, responsible for sustaining and evolving GICS' culture to maintain a positive, inclusive environment that attracts and retains top-tier talent
  • Develop and implement programs to nurture and advance the skills and career growth of team members
  • Implement consistent recruitment and onboarding efforts via the pre-established Equitable Talent Lifecycle
  • Drive recruiting and staffing initiatives to ensure GICS has the talent to support the cybersecurity mission
  • Oversee the creation of cultural events that promote learning, development, and relationship building amongst GICS staff


  • Hybrid work environment. Must be based in the WBD's office, minimum three days/week.
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and/or proven professional experience, hold industry relevant certifications.
  • Proven experience in a leadership role within the information security field
  • Strong project management skills with a record of accomplishment of successfully delivering complex, high-impact projects.
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities, strategic thinking, and analytical skills.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, capable of building positive relationships with diverse teams and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience and broad knowledge of various IT security domains and risk frameworks.
  • Must be comfortable with ambiguity; demonstrate strong writing, problem-solving, and creative thinking skills, and ability to work effectively with conceptual structures, outlines, and models.
  • Strong planning, organizational, and leadership skills, including the ability to motivate teams, resolve conflict, deliver tough messages with tact, and execute with limited information and ambiguity.
  • Ability to promote innovative ideas and accept the risks required to support change.
  • Must have solid experience in developing presentations (PowerPoint), solid expertise in Excel, and communication skills.
  • Streamline and optimize operational processes across GICS, ensuring efficient resource allocation, prioritization of work, and continuous improvement.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance operational efficiency and implement best practices to support sustainable growth.

If You:

  • Are excited to work in an international, fast-paced, multi-faceted media company.
  • Are comfortable ensuring timely escalation, responsiveness, and follow-through to meet deadlines.
  • Are knowledgeable of, and understand, the risk-based business impact approach to cybersecurity.
  • Are actively questioning and influencing actions needed to attain goals and targets.
  • Are comfortable driving initiatives forward without having direct control of staff.

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/ along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

Championing Inclusion at WBD

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

If you’re a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at recruitadmin@wbd.com.

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