Director, Distribution Strategy & Operations

Posted: 4/24/2019

Location: Universal City, California
Function: Sales & Business Development
Specialty: Business Development, Planning & Strategy
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

The position will have the opportunity to learn about the full workings of a major motion picture studio’s global distribution organization by working with key business units overseen by the Chief Distribution Officer. It is a unique position to experience firsthand high-level strategic decision-making around film distribution in a fast changing media landscape.

The Director will work directly with a small team under the SVP of Distribution Strategy & Operations on providing financial and strategic support around windowing, new distribution models and cross-divisional business growth initiatives (theatrical, home entertainment, TV, SVOD, etc.). Specifically, this role will:
  • Perform financial analyses to evaluate distribution related decision making.
  • Assist developing and executing innovative growth strategies to support film distribution and operations.
  • Prepare comprehensive business plans, including P&L and cash flow projections, as well as NPV & ROI analysis for (i) new window/channel distribution initiatives, and (ii) internal business performance improvement, including organizational design and efficiencies.
  • Lead cross-functional business unit resources in critical strategic projects including market assessments and sizing of new opportunities, specific company evaluations, partnership structures and terms.
  • Evaluate commercial partnership opportunities.
  • Develop strategic relationships with companies operating across a variety of platforms in both traditional and digital consumer segments.
  • Conduct research and analysis related to the media landscape to track trend evolution and inform distribution priorities.

  • Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS from top university
  • 7+ years of professional experience that includes one of the following: Management consulting; Investment banking within the Media, Technology, or Telecom practice; Business development, strategy, corporate development, or corporate finance at a media or technology company
  • Advanced financial modeling skills; high proficiency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Superior analytical, presentation and communication skills – written and verbal
  • Strong business / financial acumen - ability to form judgments with little guidance and work well independently

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be willing to work some late evenings and occasional holidays or weekends per business need

    Desired Characteristics:

  • MBA from top university preferred
  • A solid understanding of the film and/or media markets/business models
  • Strong interest and prior experience in the entertainment industry is strongly preferred
  • Self-starter with an ability to work well within a dynamic environment
  • Forward-thinking, strategic, tactical and detail-oriented; proven ability to work across an organization at all levels with technical, creative, and executive team members
  • Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information in a discrete manner
  • Ability to identify key priorities within a heavy workload and execute on them

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