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Director, Strategy & Business Development - Spectrum Networks

Company: Spectrum
Location: Stamford
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, timely news that's important to the local communities we serve.

Who we are: Spectrum Networks is a series of 30+ hyper-local news and regional sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. Spectrum Networks seeks to provide the most essential local news and information, cultivating relevant and thoughtful conversations that foster informed and engaged communities.

Being on our team means --- You're ready to inspire and be inspired! You're passionate, creative and highly technical, driven to flourish in a competitive, fast-paced environment. You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories to viewers in our local communities. You're nimble, having the ability to pivot in an ever-changing workflow. You are a team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills. You have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.

What we're looking for: Spectrum Networks is seeking a Director, Strategy and Business Development with a deep knowledge of Media to pave a path to effectively scale the business' success markets while assessing the industry, competitors, technology innovation opportunities, capabilities and risks.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actively and consistently supports all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
  • Research, develop and present strategic insights and opportunities to further the company's expansion efforts, with a specific focus on market evaluation, content strategy, industry intelligence and the development and management of a repeatable Charter model.
  • Develop a local programming and distribution model that identifies and quantifies opportunities that leverage the Company's vast and unique assets and localization capabilities across markets.
  • Craft stories of growth successes and opportunities in PowerPoint presentations for senior leadership.
  • Identify all market opportunities for growth. Determine the competitive landscape and audience composition in each market and define the underserved areas and expansion opportunities for Spectrum Networks to deliver against.
  • Advise senior executives across a variety of topics spanning from programming, operational and technology innovation strategies to partner relationships. Communicate findings effectively both verbally and in written form including end-to-end, polished, executive-ready presentations.
  • Work to ensure that the Spectrum Networks model is applied as quickly as possible and continually assessed, with the goal of building greater value for subscribers through local differentiated content.
  • Develop strategic relationships with companies operating across a variety of platforms in both traditional and digital consumer segments.
  • Identify new trends, categories, concepts and potential business partners that will enhance the news and sports product offering or multiplatform delivery mechanisms in alignment with the strategic plan.
  • Maintain a keen awareness of industry dynamics to provide macro points of view and the creative/critical thinking required to formulate positions, create complex economic and pricing models and conduct timely analysis.
  • Bring excellence, organization, discipline, accountability and leadership to the Spectrum Networks group.
  • Perform other duties. Qualifications:
    Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
    • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
    • Experience evaluating specific business categories and marketplace trends to identify prospective opportunities that enhance positioning against competitors in the marketplace
    • Expertise in PowerPoint and presentation writing; advanced Excel skills
    • Strong understanding of market trends, consumer and distributor needs, bundle and packaging trends, new technologies related to production and delivery, new platforms such as advanced advertising and emerging digital products
    • Ability to quickly synthesize qualitative and quantitative information to build working investment hypotheses
    • Analytical strength and process mindset; ability to identify inventive solutions and isolate key issues quickly
    • A proven track record of thinking creatively (or disruptively) and recommending new and unique ways to enhance overall business performance
    • Well-versed in financial modeling, business economics and cost structures
    • Ability to synthesize and expand the localism vision and provide thought leadership to envision what Spectrum Networks can become by re-imagining and repositioning the strategy to aggressively grow in this highly competitive and constantly evolving space
    • Ability to identify opportunities, secure relevant information and identify possible causes and solutions that anticipate short and long-term business demands. Focuses on key priorities. Unique combination of financial modeling, innovation and operational understanding Education & Experience:
      • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience; Master's Degree preferred
      • 10+ years of strategic planning experience in the media industry; functions could include: strategy, business development, corporate development or chief of staff; some experience in a strategy management consulting firm preferred Our Culture:------Every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude! MNB720 314301-1 314301BR

Keywords: Spectrum, Stamford , Director, Strategy & Business Development - Spectrum Networks, Executive , Stamford, Connecticut

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