ShowMax Job for a Content Acquisitions and Planning Manager

ShowMax seeks to recruit to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Content Acquisitions and Planning Manager

Job Location: Nigeria

Educational Qualification: Appropriate Degree or Post Graduate Degree.

Years of Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in content acquisitions / distribution (licensing, structuring and drafting pay or free TV agreements).

Other Requirements:

  • International market (acquisitions / distribution) experience will be an advantage. 
  • Financial management experience.
  • Legal experience.
  • Negotiating skills
  • Practical industry experience (content consumption and viewing trends, content protection/security, media windowing models/strategies – theatrical, VOD, Pay TV, FTV, syndication and home video landscapes).

Job Specification(s):

  • The successful candidate will be required to work with the Head of Content to structure and guide the content strategy, acquisitions and planning. 
  • He or she will be involved in the negotiating and drafting agreements with various content suppliers locally and internationally. 
  • In addition he or she will facilitate territory specific content operations. 
  • This position is for someone passionate about the fast-paced and ever changing content and digital space, and who has a love of all things content.

External factors which will influence the work environment taking future conditions and strategic requirements into account:

  • Dynamic organization and fast changing environment
  • Policies and procedures
  • Competitive global business environment
  • Regulated environment
  • Multi-cultural environment
  • Digital media content environment
  • Technology, media and telecommunications sector
  • Business environment


  • Local and international studios and distributors.
  • External agencies and production companies.
  • Myriad Programming and other group companies.


  • Accountable for implementing and updating the approved territory specific content strategy.
  • Identify and acquire SVOD relevant and resonant, territory specific content (movies, series and other genres) – in line with approved content strategy.
  • Administer and assist with the negotiation of territory specific content deals (independent studios, distributors and local suppliers).
  • Closely liaise with local and international content suppliers regarding available current and upcoming content catalogues.
  • Regularly analyse content performance and subscriber feedback and make changes accordingly (content acquisitions, content scheduling, and content discovery).
  • Research and keep abreast of new content and consumption trends (locally and globally).

Inventory management and content scheduling:

  • Effective inventory management and planning – content schedule must maximise negotiated deal terms.
  • Administer and request suitable license start dates from suppliers, taking into account volumes, categories and refresh rates for all content.
  • Create, implement and sign off on all territory specific content schedules and plans (across platforms).
  • Approve and manage all schedule changes.

Budget, inventory management and content scheduling:

  • Assist in creating, forecasting and managing budgets across all territory specific content genres.
  • Ensure that the required volumes and categories of content have been planned for, and adhered to, in the overall budget.
  • Facilitate finance related functions (budget VS. forecast, payment administration etc.) 

General administration:

  • Manage all administration specific to the contract and finance.
  • Facilitate content operations – ensure content delivered according to required material specifications and manage workflows with suppliers. 
  • any changes to executed contracts.
  • Facilitate and oversee content contract administration.


  • Manage supplier relationships.
  • Manage monthly ad hoc projects, reports and presentations.
  • Manage the performance and output of staff through the approved procedures and processes.
  • Attend international markets where required.
  • Support business with any new developments.

Competencies, Qualities and Attitude

  • Extensive local and international content knowledge and passion.
  • Understanding and experience of the digital television market (all distribution windows/platforms).
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to lead a team.
  • Someone who is well organised and has a proven track record in end to end product development and maintenance.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change.
  • Ability to work under pressure, quickly and accurately.
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • Flexible working hours required to ensure contact with international suppliers.
  • Assertiveness, attention to detail, performance driven, goal orientated, ability to build relationships.

Apply Before: Not Speciified

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV’s to:

Note: Only candidates who are currently based in Nigeria will be considered.


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