Deputy Director, Business Affairs

Business Affairs and Coproduction

Status

Specific Term – Up to March 31, 2022

Location

All Telefilm offices

Deadline

January 22, 2021

Posting Number

2020/21-28

Description

Telefilm Canada is committed to building a skilled workforce that reflects the diversity of the Canadian population. The organization promotes diversity and inclusion, and encourages all individuals to voluntarily indicate if they identify as a woman, a member of an indigenous community, a person with a disability, a member of a racialized group or other.

YOUR ROLE

Reporting to the National Director, Business Affairs and Coproduction, the successful candidate will supervise a team of coordinators across different regional offices for administering the Canada Feature Film Fund (development, production, and promotion stream). Among other duties, you will:

  • lead and manage a team across different regional offices in all administrative aspects including team development;
  • assign and supervise files intake for all programs and follow through on commitments for programs deemed low risk (including international marketing, promotion and development);
  • sign evaluations, contracts, amendments, payments and ancillary documents for programs deemed low risk;
  • conduct audits or files review for programs deemed low risk to feed into the continuous improvement process and participate in the analysis and elaboration of action plan deriving from data;
  • evaluate exemption requests for certain projects and submit them to the committee for decision, if necessary;
  • interpret guidelines and policies, develop and maintain tracking and analysis tools;
  • take part in administration and monitoring of funding commitments and act as resource person to local clients or applicants;
  • take an active part and contribute in discussions regarding Telefilm’s programs, projects and vision;
  • cooperate with Telefilm’s various departments to deliver the strategic vision;
  • take an active part in the activities surrounding relaunches of programs, especially those deemed low risk (collect and recommend guideline changes, documents updates, processes actualization, communication and training);
  • determine best practices in relevant sectors, research and analyze examples of such practices, and distribute the resulting information;
  • monitor service levels, ensure compliance with the Customer Service Charter at all times by closely monitoring files, workload management, identify issues and suggest process improvements when appropriate.

OTHER COMPETENCIES AND REQUIREMENTS

  • University degree in a related field;
  • minimum of five years of relevant experience;
  • minimum of three years of experience in team supervision;
  • highly developed skills in managing a team on different sites and time zone, and acute sense of cooperation;
  • experience and knowledge of practices and regulations in film and television industry;
  • solid knowledge of Excel and some exposure to database software;
  • ability to manage several projects simultaneously, strong business affairs, project management and organizational skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in French and English, knowledge of second official language at the BBB level (see https://telefilm.ca/en/careers/diversity-and-bilingualism).