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Senior Acquisitions Manager – C4365

A key acquisitions role within the content team of a global producer and distributor, sourcing, evaluating and acquiring rights for non-scripted content intended for international sale.  

The COMPANY


Our client is a prestigious production and distribution company which creates and distributes high profile content around the world.


The ROLE


You will utilise the dynamics of UK and international television production and commissioning process to drive new business and revenue.

 

Key Responsibilities -  


  • Locate commercial non-scripted content  for international and commercial exploitation.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with a range of internal and external contacts, collaborating on commercial strategies for their programming and developments.
  • Liaise with producers  to maximise their international commercial potential.
  • Plan and co-present regular programme pitches at content meetings.
  • Lead on sales forecasts of new projects,  negotiate and write business plans and acquisition deals with producers for senior management investment sign off. 
  • Coordinate  programme pitch marketing materials produced by the Marketing department, initiating and collating post-market sales feedback on individual programme launches.
  • Attend industry markets such as MIPTV, MIPCOM and others as planned by the department.


The CANDIDATE

 

With significant experience in a similar role within a TV distribution company, you will have the proven ability to identify new programming and commercial content alongside a strong understanding of the international non-scripted television market.

 

You will have outstanding relationship building skills and have a pre-existing network of contacts from top independent production companies, with the ability to commercially influence key decision makers.

 

You will also have strong financial, communication and negotiation skills that enable exceptional report writing for clients and senior management.

 

Lastly, you will have the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and the large amounts of data required for the  acquisition processes.


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