WildBrain

Partner Manager

Job Locations UK-London
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/21/2022 5:15 AM)
Job ID
2022-5552

Overview

Location: London
Hybrid work: Employees work in a hybrid model balancing collaboration in our Euston office and remote work.

Find a job that lets your imagination run wild!

 

WildBrain Spark is a digital media leader that creates, manages and distributes kids’ entertainment content on platforms such as YouTube, Amazon Video Direct and ROKU. WildBrain Spark’s branded YouTube network is one of the largest of its kind, featuring over 500 brands and 300K videos across 800 kids’ channels.

 

Our team also produces original content at our studio including animation, stop motion and live action, both for our channels and those of popular kids’ content and toy brands. If you have an idea, WildBrain Spark will help you develop and grow it into a reality! Our content reaches 1 in 3 kids globally with over 4 billion monthly views, engaging families everywhere! This huge reach could not happen without our legendary team – and we are looking to add to it!

To work at WildBrain Spark means you get to help create and share stories that let imaginations run wild. Join our team today to become part of the story!

 

About the Job/Role

The Content Partnerships team is responsible for developing and driving the strategic direction of both internal and external content partnerships at WildBrain Spark.  As Partner Manager you will be responsible for managing the execution of third party partnerships and Owned & Operated (O&O) IP’s digital strategy, as well as identifying new opportunities to expand the WildBrain Spark network and deepen existing partnerships. You will build and maintain relationships, develop and manage opportunities with key internal and external stakeholders, monitor deployment of projects and lead cross-functional teams to deliver the goals of the partnership or brand. This role is responsible for tracking account and brand performance while ensuring strategic optimisation throughout the IP lifecyle.

 

Responsibilities

3rd Party Partnerships

  • Ownership of key-partner relationships; leading cross-functional collaboration and complimentary extension opportunities to achieve partner objectives.
  • Align WildBrain Spark divisions and ensure continued adherence to Partners’ overall strategy, timelines, and brand guidance.
  • Agree and set partner specific goals, objectives, and performance benchmarks.
  • Negotiate contractual terms (new business, amendments etc),
  • Support Commercial decision making and financial models around strategic projects.
  • Contribute to the annual budgeting and re-forecasting process.

WildBrain Owned & Operated

  • Oversee and drive cross-functional execution plans for digital-first IP.
  • Work with key internal stakeholders across related Business Units to align brand objectives for cross-platform delivery.
  • Measure, monitor, track and communicate project KPIs.

Qualifications

  • Account Management experience (ideally gained within a kids’ content/media business or kids’ category licensing business).
  • Experience with integrated social strategies, content production and/or digital channel management.
  • Outstanding communication skills, great attention to detail, a resourceful attitude and an ability to explain difficult concepts in simple language building vision for partners.
  • Strong organisational skills and highly adept at managing multiple high priority projects simultaneously and successfully.
  • Experienced in retrieving, summarising, and applying analysis and insight in making business decisions, reporting, and forecasting.
  • Commercially focused and strong client management experience with a proven track record of delivering against targets.
  • Experience of YouTube and/or wider AVOD distribution, preferredMa

What We Offer

Working at WildBrain Spark is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality. We offer competitive benefits and we invest in our people and their future. Some of the perks we have are private medical insurance, income protection, gym subsidy, bonus time off, employee share programmes, reduced summer hours and flexible & home working.

 

Our Commitment

Diversity and Inclusion are in our DNA. As a global leader in kids and family entertainment, we strive to reflect and honour the diversity of our audiences around the world. We believe that creating diverse and inclusive content & brands begins with fostering a culture of belonging at WildBrain CPLG. To us, a culture of belonging is one where we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders, and external partners and strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and brings their authentic self to work.

 

We demonstrate our commitment to this by striving to provide a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities. We recognize that people bring experience and talent that goes beyond the technical skills and requirements of a job. If you possess similar experience that is close to what we’ve listed here, we encourage you to please still consider applying. We strongly believe that diverse experience, transferable skills, and passion are key! 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 – a parent company of WildBrain Spark

At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. 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, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. WildBrain’s portfolio spans all areas of the entertainment industry: WildBrain Studios, where we develop and produce hit animated and live actions series; WildBrain Television, which is composed of prominent kids’ television channels in Canada (Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino); home to Peanuts Worldwide; brand management to some of the world’s most-loved kids brands; celebrated global licensing and distribution teams with WildBrain CPLG, and a leading children’s YouTube network in WildBrain Spark, one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 168 million subscribers.

 

WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit wildbrain.com to learn more!

 

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