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VP, Business Development

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Company NBC Universal

Job Title VP, Business Development

Jobid 23768-387314

Location: London, GBR

Description **Job Number** 37162BR

**Job Title** VP, Business Development

**Business Segment** Global Distribution and International

**Sub-Business** International Corporate

**Posting Category** Strategy & Business Development

**About Us** NBCUniversal’s international operations outside the US and Canada include film and television distribution, home entertainment distribution, channels, film and television production, theme parks and news operations. The company is led by Kevin MacLellan, Chairman. MacLellan is responsible for oversight of all NBCUniversal International’s businesses, as well as identifying and executing international growth opportunities for both NBCUniversal and Comcast Corporation. With more than 2,200 employees across 34 countries, NBCUniversal’s international portfolio consists of international channels delivering quality content to 176 territories across EMEA, Latin America and Asia; television production labels in both UK and Australia; a library of 4,000 feature films and 75,000 TV episodes for international television distribution; direct film distribution operations in 11 countries; direct home entertainment distribution operations in 7 countries with licensee relationships covering approximately 55 additional territories; CNBC International, which broadcasts across EMEA and APAC; Parks & Resorts operated through license agreements in Singapore and Japan; and an international NBC News team based in London. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

The GDI Business Development team works closely with our business unit leaders and senior management to facilitate decision making through rigorous strategic and financial analysis. Driving projects from concept stage to conclusion, the team contributes directly to the realisation of operational excellence across our diverse businesses, as well as the development and implementation of GDI’s growth strategy.

**Country** United Kingdom

**State** - -

**City** London


NBCUniversal Global Distribution and International (GDI) seeks a strong candidate for the position of VP, Business Development.

This leadership position will manage strategic planning and business development activities for GDI. Specific projects will include research, analysis, modeling, and recommendations related to emerging industry trends, expansion opportunities, competitive threats, and internal business performance improvement. This leadership position will also be responsible for driving innovation at GDI as well as the development of new products, under the ‘Spark banner’. The individual will work in partnership with GDI’s business units and central innovation teams across GDI and, where applicable, in collaboration with other innovation teams across NBCU. Partnering with leadership across the business units and central business functions, this individual will support the ongoing program to create a more entrepreneurial culture and environment at NBCU.

More information can be found at www.nbcuni.com.


The primary responsibilities of this position include the following:

– Work closely with senior management in LA to execute current strategy and formulate new growth strategies for GDI

– Work closely with senior management to set the innovation agenda, including setting key goals and objectives of the innovation program

– Prepare strategic market analyses to identify potential areas of future growth across TV, film and new digital businesses related to media. Includes preparation of corporate profiles, strategic market analyses, updates on ongoing market trends and M&A activity.

– Work with business unit and functional leaders across GDI to build stakeholder and employee buy-in to the innovation program at all levels of the organisation

– Identify trends in a fast-evolving digital market and recommend a coherent point of view on areas for NBCU to explore from an innovation perspective

– Coordinate with central and local HR teams to develop a cohesive learning program to share knowledge and inspire employees within selected innovation topic areas, ultimately culminating in a more informed and engaged employee base

– Coordinate with central and local communications teams to develop an ongoing comms program – regularly updating employees on idea selection and new product development

– In partnership with Media Labs, responsible for driving ideation at all levels of the organisation

– Day-to-day oversight and review of new idea submissions to Spark portal

– Market analysis to source potential M&A options that can accelerate product development


NBCUniversal is seeking exceptional candidates with a strong innovation mindset. The individual must possess the ability to interface effectively at all levels of the organisation, including but not limited to senior management. The individual must be a self-starter and have a high degree of self-motivation as well as a keen desire to drive change within a corporate environment.

The ideal candidate will also possess the following attributes:

– Strong strategic mindset, highly analytical, thought leader

– Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to author and deliver presentations to senior management

– Strong appetite to drive the innovation agenda and drive change

– Experience developing and driving a digital agenda at the Senior Executive level

– Comfortable working in a fast-changing environment

– Out-of-the-box thinker

– Self-starter and hard-working

– Strong team player

– Willingness to challenge the status quo

– Quick to learn lessons from failure and adapt approach (at both strategic and individual project levels)

– Well organised and structured

– Capable of overseeing and driving, in parallel, multiple innovation projects at different stages of development

– Experience partnering with technical leads on identifying and selecting internal or external technical partners

– Experience driving new product development from design and prototyping phases through to product launch

– Experience originating and executing transactions with new digital businesses related to media

– Experience working on M&A transactions

– Ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines

– Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in matrix organisations

– A solid understanding of the media business, including the evolution in digital distribution

– Business-level proficiency in English a must

– Proven ability to interact successfully in an international environment and with executives at both senior and more junior levels

The responsibilities associated with this position are not limited to the above description and may be modified at any time by the Company

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Click Here to view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.


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