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Deal Management Assistant, FTC

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Job Introduction

BBC Studios is a global creative powerhouse for the development, production and distribution of bold, British, content. We produce over 2,500 hours of content per year, operate in 22 markets globally and generate revenue of £1.4bn, returning around £200m profit to BBC public Service each year. In the UK, BBC Studios enables audiences to enjoy their favourite BBC programmes and brands outside the licence fee-funded window on alternative platforms, through a range of partnerships, and in multiple formats, from products and magazines to events and experiences.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Deal Management Assistant within our Global Sales Delivery area. This is a Fixed Term Contract until end of May 2020. Working closely with the Sales and Legal teams, the Deal Management team are responsible for the accurate interpretation, processing and management of sales; ensuring all deal data such as rights and terms granted, content and financials, are accurately translated into the various systems. The team will be aware of the sales pipeline, ensure contracts are understood and accurately keyed into appropriate systems to enable invoicing, contributor and 3rd party payaways, reporting and to ensure the rights availability reporting tool remains accurate.

Role Responsibility

The Deal Management Assistant will review and interpret legal sales contracts or deal memos to understand deal terms and process deal terms into appropriate system set including SPS / S4 Hana and RightsLine.

The role is responsible for the timely management and processing of all sales, which is a business critical activity. It may support regional sales teams where time zones may impact processes. It is supported by Deal Management Executives and the Deal Management Manager.

You will manage customer and account information and perform ‘conflict check’ tests on deals prior to confirmation to validate availability of rights. You will also process deal amendments and cancellations (and re-raise as required) and ensure rolling digital deals are updated with content and term changes when provided by Sales.

You will update deals based on information from Sales provided for un-triggered Sales Events and provide reporting. You will support the Deal Management Executive in validating procedures and processes and support ad hoc projects including system changes/enhancements and data cleanse.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will have previous data management experience in a media and/or rights environment and experience in assessing, understanding and interpreting media contracts would be an advantage. You will have strong oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills. Must be able to communicate with, negotiate and influence across and at all levels of an organisation.

As you will be working with large quantities of data you much have excellent attention to detail and organisation skills. You will need to be proactive with the ability to prioritise and work to deadlines, sometimes under pressure.

Package Description

We’re happy to discuss flexible working.  Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application.  There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to.  Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.  

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation. 
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification. 
  • Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the BBC

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under represented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programmes are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including six production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which makes 2500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector. BBC Studios has revenue of £1.4bn, and returns around £200m to the BBC Group annually, complementing the BBC’s licence fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences.

Diversity matters at the BBC.  We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences.  

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.   

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please visit our website.


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