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Manager, Research

Sony Pictures

London, United Kingdom 04-11-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Please note that this role is based in the United Kingdom. In order to enable us to meet statutory and regulatory obligations of the United Kingdom immigration system you must have the appropriate immigration permission needed to work and reside in the United Kingdom.

Sony Pictures Television EMEA Research team are responsible for supporting SPT's Content Distribution and International Production businesses, with market and audience based quantitative and qualitative research, across all territories for all television platforms.

This position plays a key role in providing insight to Sony's businesses in the EMEA region.

Working with Sony's award-winning Research team and based in London, the role will connect the business to audience behaviours and wide trends in the video industry. You will be working on projects across the entire EMEA region. You will be independently delivering analysis and managing relationships with business stakeholders and partnering with Research colleagues based across the region and in the US.

Collaborating with other members of your team and other functions within SPT will be fundamental to success. A broad goal for this position, and the team overall, is to ensure research is used effectively in decision making that positively impact the business.

The role will be working across projects involving; consumer behaviour, landscape trends, linear and digital direct-to-consumer brands, transactional, subscription and ad-supported models, local content productions and large content licensing agreements.

What you'll do:
• Collaborate in the creation of research that supports content licensing sales for the EMEA region, focusing on innovative pitch materials and approaches, especially for large sales events and high-priority content across TV shows and feature films.
• Work closely with Commercial, Marketing and Research colleagues to understand and leverage overarching consumer trends driving physical and digital retail sales for SPT. This will include working on Sony's franchise titles such as Spider-Man, Venom, Ghostbusters and Bad Boys.
• Utilise SPT Research's tools, third-party data, and primary research to support activities related to SPT's International Production businesses.
• Contribute to core research projects using both primary and third-party data sources, providing insights on broad industry trends and potential impacts for the business.
• With a broad regional remit, this position will be among the first to assess yet to be released TV and Film content to kick-off business strategy conversations.
• Communicate effectively with colleagues, clients, and industry-wide initiatives to maximize the value of research.
• Build and maintain positive relationships with internal business partners, stakeholders, third-party suppliers, and industry peers.

What you have:
• Typically 6-10+ years' experience in a similar role or within the relevant media industry.
• An analytic and inquisitive nature, combined with attention to detail.
• Proven ability to produce and present clear, well-messaged insight to various levels within an organisation and in client/external meetings, making the complex concise.
• Ability to contribute to strategic direction using a mix of designed and commissioned research and third-party datasets.
• Proficient in managing deadlines, building stakeholder relationships and collaborating across functions in media or other large corporate organisation would be beneficial.
• Passion for the film and television industry, particularly Hollywood movies and US TV series, with knowledge of consumption behaviours, key players, industry trends.
• Experience in applying research to content licensing and/or home entertainment business is preferred, but not vital.
• Proficient in MS PowerPoint and Excel, with the ability to use sophisticated formulas and pivot tables.
• Flexibility to work extended hours as required.
• Language skills: English essential, other European languages may be beneficial but are not required.
• Experience of TV measurement software or datasets (for example; TechEdge, EMS, BARB, Nielsen etc.) is preferred.
• Some experience with key media research tools such as; GWI, YouGov Signal, OMDIA, TAPE, K7, Parrot Analytics, Whip Media/TV Time, GoldMedia VOD-ratings, Digital-I SoDA, Foresight Factory, FutureSource, Ampere, ComScore, OCC etc. would be advantageous.

How we take care of you:
• Competitive salary, with annual bonus eligibility.
• A choice of comprehensive health plan options that fit your lifestyle including private medical insurance.
• Rest and recharge during a week off during the winter holidays, in addition to the 25 days of paid annual leave.
• Participate in extensive learning & development opportunities at all levels, including curated instructor-led classes and high impact online resources.
• Build your community by joining our Employee Business Resource Groups, and/or Sony Pictures Action – our racial equity and inclusion strategy.
• Access to an employee online store filled with a variety of discounted Sony products.
• Watch the newest movies and TV shows at our exclusive employee screenings at work.
• Entitlement to apply for an interest-free season ticket loan.
• Automatic enrolment in the Company's Pension Plan
• Free counselling and advisory service.
• You will be automatically enrolled in the Company's Life Insurance and Group Income Protection Plans subject to any applicable service requirements.
• The opportunity to attend various social events in our state-of-the-art offices in Paddington.
• In addition to the above we have a range of other optional discounted benefits that are reviewed regularly (e.g., gym memberships, travel insurance, activity passes, car leasing, experience days and many more!)

If you require any reasonable adjustments with any part of the recruitment process, including the application or interview process, please contact us at uk_-_peopleandorganisation@spe.sony.com. Please put Reasonable Adjustment Request in the subject line of the email.

Sony Pictures Entertainment is committed to equal opportunity in all its employment practices, policies and procedures. No worker or potential worker will therefore receive less favourable treatment due to their race, age, creed, sexual orientation, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, religion, gender, marital status or Trade Union membership (if applicable).

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d5yoqz-3-230-173-188-42 in your application.

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Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures' global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.