VIZ Media is looking for a Digital Animation Business Manager to join our Animation Sales team!

  • MUST have strong understanding / familiarity of the current digital distribution landscape with an emphasis on EST – iTunes, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Google Play, & Amazon Instant Video
  • MUST have experience being measured on achieving revenue goals, working in a sales driven environment, and familiarity with budgeting / forecasting.
  • MUST be highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience (content provider or distributor) in digital distribution STRONGLY PREFERRED
  • Experience with and knowledge of anime & manga, publishing, entertainment, home video, consumer products, and/or channel marketing fields PREFERRED

SUMMARY

The Digital Animation Business Manager will take ownership of the day-to-day business related functions for VIZ Media’s Electronic Sell-Through business across a variety of existing and emerging digital platforms. This position is responsible for driving / achieving established annual revenue goals through the execution of pricing policies, product windowing, and partner opportunities.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  1. Works closely with VP, Animation and finance teams to establish / forecast annual revenue goals.
  2. Acts as a liaison to VIZ Media’s 3rd party EST partners.
  3. Analyze business performance and makes informed decisions related to product windowing / pricing based on findings.
  4. Manages content across all digital EST platforms working closely with internal cross-functional teams to identify and establish proper product windowing.
  5. Develops and executes partner promotions and marketing programs to drive revenue / views.
  6. Works closely with internal business, marketing, and production teams to ensure timely product launch and promotional execution.
  7. Perform ad-hoc analysis to identify opportunities when necessary
  8. Works closely with finance to develop detailed reporting in an effort to track sales & promotional campaigns across all digital product lines.
  9. Will seek out, analyze, and recommend new business opportunities.
In addition to these duties, may perform other duties as assigned

MINIMUM ABILITY, SKILL, AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

  • MUST have strong understanding / familiarity of the current digital distribution landscape with an emphasis on EST – iTunes, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Google Play, & Amazon Instant Video
  • MUST be highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • MUST have experience being measured on achieving revenue goals, working in a sales driven environment, and familiarity with budgeting / forecasting.
  • Experience (content provider or distributor) in digital distribution STRONGLY PREFERRED.
  • Strong organizational skills and entrepreneurial drive
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Proficiency with computer usage, including email, Internet, and standard software
  • Ability to speak, read, and write effectively in English
  • Ability to pay strong attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate and interact professionally with culturally diverse clients, providers, and staff
  • Ability to work effectively in a small organization with an emphasis on teamwork
  • Ability to work legally in the United States
  • Ability to live in/commute to the San Francisco Bay Area
  • MUST be able to travel as needed

MINIMUM PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND EDUCATION

  • 5-7 years of relevant business experience
  • Experience with and knowledge of anime & manga, publishing, entertainment, home video, consumer products, and/or channel marketing fields PREFERRED
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a record that demonstrates suitable preparation for this position, MBA a PLUS

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position supervises designated members of the Animation Sales team, and may give guidance to the work of interns and freelancers.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Approximately 90% of time spent on the job involves use of a video display terminal; therefore, must be able to sit for extended periods and to utilize standard ergonomics practices. Primarily works in an office environment, requiring the following activity: lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 15 pounds, kneeling, bending. Must be able to use standard office equipment such as copiers and faxes. MUST be able to travel both domestically and internationally as needed. As part of a multi-media entertainment company, employees may be subjected to work-related images including content such as: sexually explicit images, nudity, and graphic violence. Employees should be willing to work with this type of content. VIZ Media does not condone the viewing of this content where not work-related.

OTHER INFORMATION

Employees must adhere to all applicable VIZ Media policies and procedures. Regular and predictable attendance is required. Willingness and ability to work non-standard business hours, such as nights and weekends, on an as-needed basis is required. Employees must be able to cope effectively with deadlines and multiple demands.

TO APPLY

Please send your detailed cover letter, resume, AND salary requirements. Please specify “Digital Animation Business Manager” when applying.

By e-mail (NO ATTACHMENTS!!!) to jobs@viz.com

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!!!