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Business Development Manager – C4200

This is an excellent senior vacancy with a highly successful Italian production agency based in Rome.


As Business Development Manager you will new clients, coordinate marketing activities, and supervise the sales team. 

The Company:


Our client is a leading European production company with a great expertise in international TV series and TV movies.

The Role:


A key senior role, you will be  responsible for the commercial and business development of the company.


  • Scout and identify potential customers (co-producers, distributors, broadcasters) in TV long series projects  developed both for domestic and international market
  • Take responsibility for branded entertainment and product placement,  actively identifying  new customers for the development of this strategic business area
  • Coordinate the marketing function and define the guidelines for improving the brand image of the company in agreement with top management
  • Coordinate and supervise the sales department (2 employees) devoted to the sale of  library rights to distributors and network all over the world
  • Coordinate corporate and product communication in accordance with top management guidelines

The Person:


With significant experience in exploiting scripted (and ideally unscripted) content in the international market place, you should be skilled at identifying new commercial opportunities for the company.


You will:


  • Have a good international network of clients and contacts
  • Have specific market knowledge of key broadcasters and their programming ambitions
  • Demonstrate extensive experience in TV content sales
  • Be skilled at identifying and negotiating co-production opportunities, particularly in scripted content
  • Have some experience/understanding of identifying and negotiating brand partnerships
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of marketing
  • Be highly motivated and driven to exceed targets
  • Be numerate and able to provide clear financial reports
  • Demonstrate strong presentation and direct negotiation skills
  • Be willing to travel and work flexibly (but based in Rome)
  • Speak fluent Italian – or be committed to develop Italian language skills.

 

The REWARDS


An attractive salary is available to the successful candidate.


If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to take the next step, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.

 

What to EXPECT 


  • Searchlight only advertises active roles.
  • Your details will be sent directly to the Consultant who is handling this role.
  • Our objective is to respond to all applications within 14 days unless otherwise stated.

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