Sony PicturesLondon, UK
Full Time Job
Research Manager (Baltics, Israel, Greece, Africa)
Please note that this role is based in the United Kingdom. In order to enable us to meet statutory and regulatory obligations of the United Kingdom immigration system you must have the appropriate immigration permission needed to work and reside in the United Kingdom.
Sony Pictures Television's Research department EMEA for is responsible for supporting SPT's channels, content licensing, home entertainment and international production businesses, with landscape and audience based quantitative and qualitative research throughout the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa.
This newly created position within the wider Distribution team plays a key role in providing strategic analysis to Sony's businesses specifically in the Baltics, Israel, Greece and Africa markets and highlights the growing importance of data driven insights within the organisation as a whole. Based in London the position will be vital in connecting the B.I.G.A. business with regional and global trends and will be heavily involved in all strategic research in the territory, while also extending the geographical scope into other markets in the region and the US where needed. Collaborating with other Research colleagues in the regional team and also other functions within SPT will be fundamental to success, ensuring research is used effectively in driving decision making, supporting sales activities and influencing external client and industry relationships.
The role will be working across projects involving; consumer behaviour, landscape trends, linear and digital direct-to-consumer brands, transactional and subscription models, local content productions and large content licensing agreements.
• Lead the creation of research that drives content licensing sales via innovative pitch materials and approaches for the B.I.G.A territories. Specifically, for large sales events and high priority new and library content across both TV shows and feature films.
• Collaborate closely with commercial teams and Research colleagues to understand and utilise over-arching consumer trends driving digital retail sales for SPT.
• Deliver core research projects utilising both primary and third-party data sources and provide an educated opinion on broad industry trends and potential impacts for the business.
• Owning the role of local expert, while also collaborating with team-mates in other locations to enhance the flow of industry themes and insights across both the Research team and business. Specifically working closely with colleagues in similar roles for other territories and the EMEA Primary Research lead will be a key to success.
• Maximise the value of research through impactful communication with all internal colleagues, key clients and industry-wide initiatives.
• Build strong relationships with internal business partners and stakeholders, third-party suppliers and industry peers.
• Typically 3 - 8+ years' experience in a similar role or within the relevant media industry.
• History of analysing TV Ratings data to provide insight on content performance.
• Expertise in producing concise and well-messaged insight presentations to all levels of an organisation and in client/external meetings.
• Experience in managing deadlines and collaborating across functions in a media organisation.
• Passion for the film and television industry, particularly Hollywood movies and U.S. TV series.
• Advanced MS PowerPoint and Excel skills with the demonstrated ability to use complex formulas and pivot tables. Competency using, or interest in, data visualisation tools (specifically Tableau) and working with big data sets to derive business insights.
• Willingness to work extended hours when needed.
• Language skills: English essential, other languages related to the region may be beneficial but are not required.
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