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Managing Director

Warner Bros. Discovery

Zaventem, Belgium 06-17-2024
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  • Full Time
Job Description

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, ''the stuff dreams are made of,'' we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

About This Opportunity

Warner Bros International TV Production (WBITVP) is seeking a Managing Director to lead its Belgium entertainment television production company, who will be responsible for conceptualizing, building and executing the company's strategy, in order to be a leading television producer in the market.

Reporting to the EVP & Head of International Television Production, the MD will be responsible for delivering a business that develops, sells and produces television programming to the highest standards. Programming will be based on original development, WBD formats and third-party formats, covering studio entertainment, documentaries, reality and realistic fiction and continues to build on a well-established business.

WBITVP Belgium produces programmes for both Flemish and French-speaking public and commercial channels and also co-produces with sister companies in Holland on certain titles.

The Managing Director of WBITVP Belgium will work closely with the Managing Director, Eyeworks Film and Drama. Together, they represent Belgium within the WBITVP group of companies. Whilst both have distinct and separate labels, concentrating on their specialist slates, they share back-office support and staff and infrastructure.

The Managing Director WBITVP Belgium will be responsible for:
• Establishing and implementing the company's strategy in connection with the development, pitching, selling and production of programming in Belgium
• Working with WBITVP to prepare business plans and financial forecasts, and ensuring that budgets are met and commercial activities are maximized
• Managing a team of experienced TV executives
• Overseeing and actively contributing to the company's creative process (both development and production), with the ultimate responsibility of the production slate
• Actively participating in marketing and sales activities, including pitching formats and programmes to broadcasters, as well as in the deal making process
• Bringing and maintaining privileged relationships with talent (producers, presenters, actors etc.), broadcasters, policy makers and other relevant industry institutions
• Maintaining a strong knowledge of the latest market developments and international formats (both Warner Bros. and third party)
• Coordinating interactions with WBITVP's London headquarters (including creative, operational and financial reporting) and Warner Bros. Discovery networks

About You

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• Senior management role in one of Belgium's leading TV production companies or broadcasters
• Demonstrated ability to manage and lead a team. In particular, is able to demonstrate the ability to efficiently manage creative processes and projects
• Outstanding TV production expertise, with ideally a focus on the factual and entertainment genres
• Creative acumen and vision
• Strong relationships with key Belgium broadcasters and talent
• Excellent knowledge of every aspects of a company's operations (including finance, HR, legal, IT etc.)
• Superior interpersonal skills and ability to successfully manage multiple internal and external stakeholders
• Must be culturally flexible and speak English fluently
• Experience in DEI initiatives across both Workforce and Creative strongly desirable

Championing Inclusion at WBD
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.

If you're a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at recruitadmin@wbd.com.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g374m5-44-200-194-255-42 in your application.