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Head of 3rd Party Channels at Anonymous Employer

This is a job opportunity from an anonymous employer targeted towards interested individuals in Lagos. Applicants are needed for the available position of a Head of Third Party Channels. Please look through the full details of the position below:

  • Job Title: Head, 3rd Party Channels

  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Basic Qualification: Degree
  • Work experience: 10 years
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: Advertising and Media

 

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Job Summary

Our Client is looking to hire a suitable candidate to fill this position, to create and deploy Third party channel strategy on content and campaigns that connect, inspire and entertains the audience, strengthens the relationship, and deepens brand loyalty, which leads to increased revenue and greater lifetime value.

Head Of 3Rd Party Channels

 

Job Summary

Our Client is looking to hire a suitable candidate to fill this position, to create and deploy Third party channel strategy on content and campaigns that connect, inspire and entertains the audience, strengthens the relationship, and deepens brand loyalty, which leads to increased revenue and greater lifetime value.

Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure that content planning and production of the 3rd party channels are aligned to the master content strategy of MultiChoice, including but not limited to linear programming, video-on-demand, and subscription video-on-demand.
  • Develop a strategy that ensures that the channels cluster brands and content offering grows, supports, and uplifts the organizations’ entertainment culture.
  • Develop and implement content acquisition strategy for the channels
  • Build, develop and manage relationships with hyper-local content and Media sectors.
  • Competitor insight and analysis of the respective key markets, identifying new programming, channel development, and market opportunities
  • Regular performance management of all 3rd party channels, providing editorial and performance feedback to internal and external channels
  • Proposes content changes /acquisitions (channels or commission of new programmes) with supporting business cases (developed in coordination with analytics teams)
  • Build relationships with local/ international suppliers and be abreast of their key programming activities
  • Maintain Channel Launches, Terminations, and Events calendar for wider business information needs
  • Recommend Qualitative and Quantitative Research that needs to be undertaken in the respective markets to improve channel performance
  • Ensure the 3rd party channel vendors have the skill set and relationships to develop for the platforms the most compelling programming to suit the needs and preferences of the target audience
  • Performance manages established 3rd party channels and ensures that they resonate with the audience.
  • Analyze relevant market information and reports from research teams about viewer preferences and behavior and use the information as a guide in making programming and brand-building decisions for the Afrikaans language cluster.
  • Stay informed on industry content and consumption trends, and attend key market events to stay abreast of the latest developments in the video entertainment arena.
  • Ensure alignment between content scheduling and planning, content production, and acquisition.
  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation in the 3rd party Channels clusters.
  • Ensure compliance with license conditions, and safeguard Multichoice’s reputation across programming, marketing, and communication.
  • Collaborate with the finance and content teams to ensure adequate contractual compliance.
  • Review audit issues and findings to ensure adequate measures are implemented to mitigate against risks to the performance of the Channels.
  • Create a strong, sustainable, robust leadership pipeline – outstanding bench strength
  • Invest appropriate time to find, attract, develop and retain the right talent (no unwanted turnover)
  • Appoint the right leaders in the right jobs (at the direct report level), manage performance, and deal with poor performance
  • Provide leadership in the aspect of Performance direction, goal clarification, communication, engagement, ethics, commitment & energy
  • Talent management, capacity, competence & skills – development
  • Responsible for team strength & performance level (attraction, selection, retention & development)
  • Ensure alignment with Team strength, performance, and energy matched strategic requirements – underperformers identified, improved or removed
  • Change & transformation readiness
  • Ensure the team adapts to change effectively and achieves transformation objectives set
  • Create a Model for a full, diverse, and flowing talent pipeline.

Requirements: 

  • Minimum academic qualification of a Bachelor’s Degree Preferred:
  • An MBA is advantageous
  • International industry experience is an advantage
  • At least 10 years of leadership experience in content, marketing, or product management within TV or communications industries
  • Experience in formulating & implementing new and profitable growth strategies and launching new products
  • Content Planning, Acquisition, and Channel Management experience
  • Deep knowledge of current and future trends in the broader local, cultural, and entertainment sector
  • Must have a passion for entertaining and informative video entertainment programming
  • Established knowledge of media content
  • Awareness of competitors and best competitive strategies
  • Familiarity with current content trends in African and other markets
  • Understanding of Qualitative and Quantitative research methods Developing value propositions
  • Competitive analysis
  • Reporting and Research
  • Project Management
  • Financial Management/Budgeting
  • Product/Brand Knowledge
  • Regulatory and Legal Compliance
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Networking
  • Risk Management
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Future-Oriented

 

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