Head of Content Acquisitions - Italy C4680

A senior commercial leadership position for a leading SVOD provider, responsible for defining and executing content strategy across the Italian region.

This role is based in Milan.


Our client is an international provider of VOD content, and is home to a huge portfolio of original content.



You will be responsible for growing the company’s channels business in Italy through the definition and execution of the content acquisition strategy.


Key Responsibilities -  

  • Build a plan to acquire compelling content through developing acquisition plans, financial metrics and goals for senior management.
  • Lead relationships with studios, broadcasters, channel groups, and content owners /aggregators
  • Manage all aspects of content negotiations regarding content selections, financial analysis, forecasting, and technical requirements.
  • Use customer behaviour, usage and consumption data to inform decision-making.



With a deep knowledge of the TV and digital video markets in Europe, you will have extensive experience in content/channels licensing.


Strong analytical and quantitative skills are essential in order to assess financial viability and inform strategy. (A background in consultancy would be especially valuable for this role).


You will have a proven track record in establishing commercial relationships with third parties and negotiating complex license or business development agreements.


Complete fluency in English and Italian is essential.



An attractive salary is available to the successful candidate.

If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to take the next step, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.

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