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Sales Executive

34384

London, GB, W4 5YF

Sales
London
Full-Time
Hybrid

Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The film studio’s iconic logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as The Godfather, Chinatown, Forrest Gump and Titanic; and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, Mission: Impossible and Sonic the Hedgehog. Recent, innovative, break-out films such as The Wolf of Wall Street, Arrival, Rocketman, and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount’s film legacy. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount Pictures’ passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount Pictures controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group. Paramount Pictures is a subsidiary of Paramount, which connects with billions of people worldwide through its global brands including MTV, CBS, Paramount Network, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and streaming service Paramount+.

 

 

Is this the role for you?

The UK Sales and Technical Team consists of 6 people – Sales Director, Sales & Commercial Manager, Sales & Distribution Manager, Sales & Exhibitor Marketing Manager, Content & Technical Operations Manager, and a Sales Executive. This team positions, sells, distributes and implements the Theatrical (Cinema) Release of all Paramount Pictures Film releases in the UK. They work closely with UK Exhibition, Logistics and Technical Companies to ensure that Paramount Product gets the best trailer placements, the most commercially viable release date, and the best and most suitable cinema release with an aim to maximising both the overall Gross Box Office for the film, and Paramount’s margin. They nurture the film product through its Theatrical release and provide reporting and analysis as required. The Technical Team also support our Irish office.

To implement PPUK sales strategy with UK Exhibition (selected chains and independent cinemas) and provide administrative and organisational support to the Sales Director and the Sales Team

 

What will you be doing?

 

  • Build, nurture & sustain working relationships and proactively secure bookings with UK Exhibitors including selected circuits and independents, including conducting holdover negotiations
  • Ensure commercial optimisation of all Paramount releases with allocated exhibitors
  • Provide comprehensive admin support to Sales Director and Sales Team
  • Contribute to Sales statistical analysis and Market intelligence info
  • Book and organise Meetings, Conference Calls and Exhibitor Screenings
  • Work daily on software systems including: MACCS (bookings), MIDAS (senior management reporting), SAP & BASWARE (purchase orders), Tableau (data analytics)
  • Compile research on film release dates, UK Marketplace and competitive titles
  • Assist Sales & Commercial Manager with new client set up process
  • Liaise with Revenue Team to ensure consistent and accurate Sales channels & process to minimise exposure to Bad debt and ensure payment terms are honoured

 

What are we looking for?

 

Essential

  • Experience at managing multiple tasks and high volumes of data.
  • Committed, habitual cinemagoer with good film knowledge and commercial judgement
  • Good numerical skills
  • Positive, helpful approach
  • PC literate, with intermediate Excel and Word skills and advanced Outlook and PowerPoint skills.
  • Organised and detailed, with the ability to co-ordinate, prioritise and manage time appropriately
  • Builds effective relationships with internal and external contacts

 

Desirable

  • SAP, IBOE or MACCS experience
  • Film, Creative, Logistics or Exhibitor/Distributor experience
  • An understanding of the UK Distribution & Exhibition landscape
  • Previous Sales experience

 

 Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 

 

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

 

If you have any difficulties in applying or require access needs arising from a mobility or any other impairment please let us know by emailing uk.recruitment@vimn.com or calling 0207 555 1234. We can then ensure your experience and visit is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.