Executive Director, Brand Partnerships and Solutions
Endemol Shine North America is looking for a dynamic and results-oriented individual responsible for identifying and closing brand sponsorships, integrations, and off-air partnerships across an industry-leading portfolio of assets. The ideal candidate will have sophisticated knowledge of TV media and a broad understanding of solutions-based selling into all levels of an organization. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of successfully executing branded programs, a deep rolodex of brand direct and agency contacts plus strong relationships, and reaching and exceeding revenue targets.
- Work closely with SVP of Brand Partnerships, to drive revenue and develop partnership opportunities for key ESNA formats.
- Manage sales cycle of prospective partners including qualification, needs analysis, demonstration, solution definition, negotiation, closure and execution. Engage and utilize ESNA internal resources as needed.
- Work closely with Producers to develop integration concepts, field creative treatments, and execute partnership deliverables.
- Cultivate brand interest and awareness of ESNA’s properties, assets, and new business opportunities to aid in achievement of revenue goals
- Work closely with internal teams to create win-win scenarios that straddle multiple business entities, and leverage various ESNA platforms.
- Lead day-to-day partnership conversations, fulfillment activities/events, and ensure current and future performance continues to yield strong results.
- Manage all necessary internal and external approvals.
- Personally build and maintain deep relationships with key brands, advertisers, and agencies
- Evaluate and recommend selling strategies and partnership recommendations based on categories, platform, scope of deal, revenue goals and long-term benefits
- Create & execute pre/post campaign ideation and strategies
Skills & Qualifications:
- A professional demeanor with a strong work ethic, sales experience, and a demonstrated track record
- Strong brand direct contacts, agency relationships, and brand partnership/entertainment sales experience, a must.
- Excellent understanding of process amongst media planning/buying/creative agencies and account management.
- Excellent skills in prospecting, presenting, negotiating, and closing.
- Solid understanding of industry trends, the partnerships and brand content landscape.
- Understanding of brand campaign KPI’s, metrics, and analytics.
- Creative, analytical thinker, fast learner - A true team player who is driven, ambitious, and highly motivated
- Has experience and a working understanding of television production
- Self-starter with a confident approach and excellent interpersonal, active listening, communication, and presentation skills (verbal and written)
- Have exhibited success working and managing in a fast-paced, dynamic and evolving environment, managing all the finer details while keeping the larger goals in focus
- Strong intuition to anticipate business needs and challenges and personal confidence to act accordingly for the good of the organization
- Excellent organizational and time management skills, and attention to detail
- Has a drive to succeed and cultivates the same in others through professional and respectful methods
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university
- Minimum 3 to 4 years of experience working in branded entertainment, entertainment sales, strategic marketing partnerships, agency, Fortune 500 brands or related fields
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