Partnership Manager

Job Locations US-CA-Sherman Oaks
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/25/2021 4:54 PM)
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Join a global kids' media company in a newly created role partnering with major toy brand.


WildBrain is a global leader in kids’ and family entertainment. WildBrain Spark is the AVOD division within WildBrain and one of the world’s most popular premium kids’ and family networks on AVOD platforms. We offer a highly curated, brand-safe environment, where kids and families can enjoy broadcast-quality content, including Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Peanuts, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Yo Gabba!, Degrassi, Fireman Sam, Spookiz, Polly Pocket and more.


With 800 kids’ channels on YouTube, YouTube Kids and other AVOD platforms, our network generates billions of views per month and reaches 1-in-3 kids globally on YouTube every 90 days. Based in London, New York and Los Angeles, WildBrain Spark provides a full service for IP owners looking to connect with global audiences through our expertise in the creation of original content, YouTube channel management, digital advertising and consumer-products synergies. Our advertising sales team provides brands and agencies access to our reserved network and bespoke ad solutions.


The Role


The Partnership Manager ensures WildBrain is delivering an exceptional service to our partners across the assigned brands and maximising the expertise and tools within WildBrain Spark. You will build and maintain key relationships, monitor deployment of projects, and lead virtual teams to deliver the strategic goals of our partner’s account.


Working with a global team you will have oversight across all distribution, paid media to support channel health, direct ad buys and production work, you will have a holistic view of each brand’s performance, and ability to maximise the portfolio. You will build a strong working relationship with our partner’s team to provide insights, guide strategy, communicate plans and embed process.


What You'll Do

  • Lead the strategic relationship management with our partner’s marketing, digital engagement and regional teams on assigned brands ensuring all WildBrain Spark activities are delivering against objectives and aligned with overall strategy and brand guidance
  • Analyse and convert content and media strategies into actionable briefs for teams within WildBrain Spark
  • Attend and present at reporting meetings to share performance and provide results commentary, insight and recommendations
  • Identify and commission data insights to prioritise each month
  • Work with our partner’s group leaders for all business reporting and strategic needs, and be proactive at leading planning ahead of budget cycles
  • To ensure all agreed strategy services defined in the partnership agreement are delivered on time
  • Provide our valued partners with impeccable project management
  • Regularly review reporting templates and presentations to evolve and reflect business needs
  • Provide budget oversight and monthly reporting to WBS management team
  • Responsible for ensuring team provides accurate and timely billing, resolve any discrepancies, and provide year-end billing reports
  • Be across all digital market trends and new YouTube platform and advertising to identify test and learn opportunities for WBS to implement, measure and report findings to our partners


What You'll Bring

  • 5 + years Account Management experience in driving high performance within a content or media business
  • Outstanding communication and influencing skills, great attention to detail, and a resourceful attitude
  • Strong organizational skills and highly adept at managing multiple high priority projects simultaneously and successfully
  • Experience using analysis, reporting and forecasting to gather data for the purpose of making business decisions
  • Excellent customer-centric leadership skills
  • Media agency or in house paid media experience with good understanding or direct management of Google and video advertising campaigns in Google ads
  • Have set up, grown or developed a team within a larger business, including the implementation of new processes
  • A passion for working in the kids and toy sector, with comparable learnings from the sector or related sector that you think can bring value


What We Offer:

Working at WildBrain presents the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful, and imaginative people in a kids’ media company led by insights. We will recognize your talents, encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment, that promotes creativity and individuality.

WildBrain is committed to providing a supportive work environment and corporate culture free from barriers to promote inclusion, equity, and diversity. WildBrain Spark accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.


About WildBrain Ltd.

At WildBrain we inspire imaginations to run wild, engaging kids and families everywhere with great content across all media. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Yo Gabba Gabba! Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. At our 75,000-square-foot state-of-the-art animation studio in Vancouver, BC, we produce such fan-favourite series as The Snoopy Show, Snoopy in Space, Chip & Potato, Carmen Sandiego, Go, Dog. Go! and more. Our shows are enjoyed worldwide in more than 150 countries on over 500 streaming platforms and telecasters, and our AVOD business – WildBrain Spark – offers one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, garnering billions of views per month from over 245 million subscribers. Through our leading agency, WildBrain CPLG, we also license consumer products and location-based entertainment in every major territory for our own properties as well as for our clients and content partners. Our television group owns and operates four family entertainment channels that are among the most viewed in Canada. WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit us at WildBrain.com.


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