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Media & Entertainment Manager, Director, & Senior Director – Strategy & Media Operations

Location: New York, NY, United States
Date Posted: Nov 10, 2023

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Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and advisory services, is seeking Managers, Directors, and Senior Directors to join its growing Media & Entertainment (M&E) team within the Corporate Performance Improvement practice.

We are looking for candidates with a bias toward action and a track record of delivering meaningful results.  

Our ideal candidates will have deep functional expertise in many of the following areas:

  • Industries:
    • Television & Streaming
    • Publishing/Education/Information Services
    • Advertising
    • Music
  • Solutions:
    • Content Enablement (Content Acquisition & Production Strategy; Content Supply Chain Enablement; Rights & Royalties Management Systems; Intellectual Property Analytics & Advising)
    • Media Finance Transformation (Rights, Royalties & Studio Accounting)
    • Operating Model Optimization (Media Operations Transformation, Media Consolidation & Acquisitions Cost Takeout; Technology Platform Modernization)
    • Revenue Maximization (Advertising/Subscription Optimization, User & Customer Experience)
  • Technologies:
    • Ad Stack (Wide Orbit, Operative, Programmatic)
    • Royalty Systems
    • Cloud (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
    • ERP (SAP, Oracle, Navision/Business Central)
    • Rights Systems (RSG, Rightsline, Filmtrack)
    • CRM (Salesforce, Dynamics)
    • RPA / Automation
    • Process Modeling (Celonis) 

Project and Communication Skills

  • Ability to employ high emotional IQ in client and team interactions to build consensus and buy-in to support change efforts
  • Ability to synthesize diverse ideas, facts, and data into a cohesive analysis that includes problem statement, solution hypotheses, and robust data analysis to support recommendations
  • Provide service excellence by identifying key client business issues
  • Analysis validation / recommendation development for the client in the context of the overall engagement
  • Deliverable quality management and oversight
  • Team and day-to-day client relationship management to ensure exceptional performance
  • Participate in the development and presentation of proposals for business development activities
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to handle multiple, and often conflicting, priorities at one time
  • Great attention to detail and a high level of accuracy in all work
  • High degree of professionalism and confidentiality in handling and having access to client information
  • Strong analytical, project management, oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills (MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to travel depending on home base (primarily for clients in the Northeast)

People Skills

  • Demonstrated success in developing and managing business stakeholder relationships
  • Highest personal and professional ethics consistent with the A&M’s Core Values (Integrity | Quality | Objectivity | Fun | Personal Reward | Inclusive Diversity)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment that is fast-paced and entrepreneurial
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Advocate of team concept

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in the media and entertainment industry demonstrating a track record of delivering measurable and sustainable results
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years of experience in consulting at a major firm or media boutique firm

The salary range for Manager is $135,000-$165,000 annually, Director is $150,000-$205,000 annually and Senior Director is $175,000-$245,000 annually, dependent on several variables including but not limited to education, experience, skills, and geography. In addition, A&M offers a discretionary bonus program which is based on a number of factors, including individual and firm performance.  Please ask your recruiter for details.


Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor or any other characteristics in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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