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EVP Operations (International)

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Job Introduction

BBC Worldwide are looking for a EVP of Global Operations to lead a strong area within our forward thinking business. The successful candidate will need to provide leadership, strategic direction and drive transformational programmes that deliver maximum value, quality and efficiencies across Global Operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for substantially contributing to the productivity and growth of the business through proactive engagement with all key stakeholders.

You will be the single point of accountability for the secure and effective distribution of our content and products across BBC Worldwide globally.

Role Responsibility


  • Provide clear leadership and vision, defining success criteria for how to seamlessly operate and deliver a global operations capability across the Global and regional businesses
  • Manage the division through a clear set of financial and operational key performance indicators, that outline the total cost of Global Operations to the company and the value we bring from a cost and quality perspective.
  • Ensure the processes of acquiring, customising and distributing assets are as effective and efficient as possible, always ensuring the highest level of service quality.
  • Drive the development, implementation and on-going review of secure systems and processes through the evaluation and benchmarking of supply chain operations, both inside and outside the media and entertainment industry
  • Work with the regional businesses to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our operational processes across physical products, digital & broadcast content and channel play out, ensuring local sales revenue are protected/grown, while clear effective governance is maintained
  • As a champion of One BBC, proactively build, develop and implement new ways of working with Public Service and the content production community
  • Recruit, lead, motivate, develop and manage the performance of direct reports, building a high calibre team with the skills, capabilities and team ethic needed to deliver the required results.

The Ideal Candidate

Professional Experience

  • Substantial experience in a senior management role
  • Significant media sector experience
  • Significant experience in a consumer-facing business
  • Experience in a global role
  • Significant team management skills

Knowledge & Skills

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A strong commercial mind-set with a focus on achieving targets and standards.
  • Excellent service background with passion for the customer.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Strong bias for operational detail, but able to maintain the overall strategic perspective
  • Clear track record of delivering commercial success ideally across a matrix managed/multi-product, and multi-channel media organisation.
  • Entrepreneurship; successful track record of generating innovating ideas and executing, through challenging the status quo
  • Possess up-to-date knowledge and networks in Internet, Mobile and Digital Media industries and have a deep understanding of the threats and opportunities for media companies in a digital age
  • Extensive knowledge and networks in the media market.
  • Highly articulate and an excellent communicator in English, with strong influencing skills and the ability to communicate well with peers and senior executives, locally and in different regions

Leadership Behaviours

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Global mind-set: thinking and acting for both local and global needs
  • Change leadership: resilience - ability to listen and respond and hold the course
  • Accountability/Making tough decisions
  • Proven excellent leadership skills, with the ability to influence also in positions of no direct authority and across international teams
  • Empowering of others
  • Creating shared understanding (being transparent)
  • Professional credibility
  • An enthusiasm for BBC Worldwides ambition and strategic objectives, and an appreciation of its values.
  • Ability to execute a strategy in a situation of organisational transformation, through demonstrable influencing skills

About the Company

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

BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the BBC. BBC Worldwide exists to support the BBC public service mission and to maximise profits on its behalf. It does this through investing in; commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC in the UK and around the world, In 2015/16, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of 133.8M and headline sales of 1,029.4M and returned 222.2M to the BBC. Comprised predominantly of the non-English speaking world, our Global Markets business encompasses Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMA), Asia and Latin America. Business activities range from TV sales and channel operation to production and intellectual property exploitation, Commerce.

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