Manager, Strategic Operations
Job Number: FFE0003973
Organization: 20th Century Fox
Job Type: Operations
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Job Posting Date: January 7, 2017

Job Description

This position will report to the Executive Director of Sales Operations for Twentieth Century Fox International Television Distribution. The Manager. Strategic Operations will manage and maintain support functions essential to sales force productivity. These include planning, reporting, sales admin process optimization, systems/process training, and compliance enforcement and reporting. The individual must be pro-active and will be responsible for the overall productivity and effectiveness of their assigned territories. The Manager will support the Operations department in both a tactical and strategic level while working closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the appropriate objectives and priorities are enabled within the sales organization.

Strategic Operations values include efficiency, teamwork, and strong work ethic. We have very high expectations of our team members. It is our belief that everyone must be a contributor to the organization. As such, we strive to be the best in our field! If you are up for the challenge, we would love to know more about you and what you can contribute to our organization.


  • Streamline the contract entry approach to support cross-media licensing
  • Assist with the design, implementation, and management of systems, processes, and data related to international television distribution
  • Drive organizational strategy through improved analysis methodologies
  • Lead cross-functional project teams to help identify critical priorities and recommendations for assigned territories.
  • Drive the collection of new data and the refinement of existing data sources
  • Coordinates training delivery to sales, sales management, and sales support personnel in the sales organization supported.
  • Monitors the accuracy and efficient distribution of sales reports and other intelligence essential to the sales organization. Recommends revisions to existing reports, or assists in the development of new reporting tools as needed.
  • Proactively identifies opportunities for sales process improvement by working closely with sales management to inspect sales process quality and prioritize opportunities for improvement. Assists sales and support staff in understanding process bottlenecks and inconsistencies. Facilitates an organization of continuous process improvement.
1) Operations
  • Ensure accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of information submitted by Admin for assigned regions / territories
  • Develop and manage reporting mechanisms to review the business and monitor progress against key performance metrics
  • Designing and evaluating experiments monitoring key product metrics, understanding root causes of changes in metrics
  • Building and analyzing dashboards and reports
  • Conduct and provide compliance testing of all operational and administrative processes

2) Exploratory Analysis

  • Proposing what to build in the next roadmap from a system and process perspective
  • Understanding ecosystems, user behaviors, and long-term trends including development of the 3-year strategic plan and annual business review
  • Building models of user behaviors for analysis or to power production systems

3) Data Integrity and Infrastructure

  • Building key data sets to empower operational and exploratory analysis
  • Draw conclusion from data to develop and manage primary research studies


  • Four year college degree from an accredited institution is required. MBA a plus but not required.
  • A minimum of 7-10 years of experience in Television Distribution or related field in corporate setting
  • Experience managing direct reports and/or project management over a team
  • Strong business judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with internal and external contacts
  • Demonstrated proficiency managing analytically rigorous initiative
  • High quantitative reasoning skills a plus
  • Studio experience preferred but not required
  • Background in business, contract admin, or finance preferred
  • Detailed oriented and able to efficiently manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to take direction while adhering to established business protocol
  • Strong team player -- Track record of success and ability to work independently as well as in team settings
  • Experience with implementing or maintaining planning / forecasting systems and processes
  • Passion for film or familiarity with the film business / media / entertainment
  • High proficiency with the Microsoft suite (Excel / Powerpoint / Outlook / Word, etc)
  • Experience with cloud based planning technology a plus (Salesforce)
  • Experience with database / reporting environments (Microstrategy)
  • Contracts analysis experience preferred

One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, Fox Filmed Entertainment (FFE) produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world.  These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of FFE:  Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Fox International Productions.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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