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Head of Content Acquisition

Head of Content Acquisition

Reference du poste 
516901
Lieu 
FR-Paris
Date de publication 
11-07-2017
Company 
Amazon France Services SaS
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Help create the future of digital entertainment with Amazon Video! Amazon Video is fast becoming one of the major global players in digital entertainment. We are changing the way millions of customers enjoy movies and TV shows through Amazon Prime, new releases for rent or purchase, and subscriptions through Amazon Channels.

Amazon Video is seeking a savvy and analytical senior leader to manage film acquisition for France. This individual will be responsible for helping to define and, in turn, to execute the content strategy for feature films on our Prime Video service across the region.

In addition to being a subject matter expert in film, and having a solid background in acquiring/green-lighting film for France, the successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record in successful film acquisition and very strong negotiation skills. The ideal candidate will be a critical thinker who has an attention to detail, an ability to juggle multiple priorities, is cool under pressure, and isn’t afraid to roll his/her sleeves up as needed. S/he must have the ability to clearly and concisely communicate thoughts and ideas, both written and verbally, be very comfortable basing content decisions from data, and think outside of his/her direct sphere of responsibility.

Responsibilities:

  • Define and execute the content acquisition strategy for original and local film content on Amazon's Prime Video service, in France as well as other international territories
  • Develop and document acquisition plans, financial metrics and goals for senior management
  • Lead all aspects of content licensing/commissioning negotiations, including content selection, financial analysis, forecasting, and technical requirements for US and local film
  • Manage relationships with key content providers/producers
  • Collaborate with internal teams (e.g., marketing, public relations, finance, operations, etc.) and report to senior leaders on performance
  • Use behavior, usage and consumption data to inform decision-making
  • Work closely with Amazon Video leaders to develop new services and product offerings
  • Maintain a can-do attitude and a willingness and flexibility to solve problems at short notice, using any tools necessary

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Multiple years of experience in a senior/cutting edge film position for France, with a deep understanding of the territory’s film business, and a broad circle of contacts.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills (e.g. ability to use and modify data sets in Excel, write SQL queries and export data, etc.)
  • Proven ability to negotiate complex license or business development agreements in high pressure environments
  • A track record of excellence in a similar role
  • Excellent written communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to adapt to a quickly changing, fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA a plus
  • International content licensing and/or business development experience
  • Knowledge of digital video landscape, including solid understanding of digital video distribution technologies

The successful candidate can be based in either London or Paris.

Amazon Video is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.