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Head of Acquisitions - C4264

A senior role at a global distributor with responsibility for securing high-profile factual content in order to drives sales and grow revenue.  

The COMPANY


Our client is a global media company, which focuses on the distribution, marketing and sale of IP and content rights.


The ROLE


Reporting to the CEO, you will manage the overall acquisition process for content from around the world, from initial submission and investment appraisal to negotiation and contract.


Key Responsibilities –


  • Identify, source, evaluate factual programming in the UK, USA, Canada and internationally and build relationships with their producers.
  • Evaluate content for sales and present potential programming to the sales team.
  • Maintain relationships with international broadcasters to maximize market intelligence, pre-sale opportunities and development slate knowledge.
  • Work with sales team to assess sales projections and build investment case for potential acquisitions.
  • Negotiate commercial terms and close distribution deals.
  • Advise on distribution strategies, budgets and forecasting.

 

The CANDIDATE


With a wealth of experience in a similar acquisitions role, you will have a high level of expertise in securing and managing strategic relationships with producers to bring in new programming for international sales.


You’ll have a solid understanding of international financing plans and original programming deal structures, particularly with regard to factual content,  and a comprehensive knowledge of the international broadcasting environment.


A strong team player, you will also demonstrate strong people management skills and the drive to exceed target.


Excellent presentation and direct negotiation skills are also essential.


The REWARDS


A competitive 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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To learn more about Searchlight, see:  www.searchlight.com 


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