Job Title:  Manager, Sales Planning

Department:  Sales & Distribution

Santa Monica, CA, US, 90404

Summary of Position

Lionsgate is currently seeking a Manager, Sales Planning & Distribution to report to the SVP, Sales Planning, in the Worldwide TV Sales department. The successful candidate will have experience in finance, sales or acquisitions within content distribution and a deep knowledge of the TV/streaming landscape.


  • Track complex financial and windowing information as part of market-wide sales initiatives 
  • Validate financial goals in relation to current business trends
  • Identify sales opportunities across franchises and singular content for various linear and digital platforms based on strategic programming concepts, financial targets, and/or availability of titles
  • Troubleshoot rights data – identify and facilitate correction of rights in or rights out errors and ensure new titles are reflected in the availability platform
  • Serve as the liaison with IT for system development projects to provide feedback, communicate needs for new reporting requirements and participate in testing
  • Input and distribute deal memo summaries of closed deals
  • Identify and compile data, deal points and clauses in agreements to track follow-up items, deadlines, and critical dates pursuant to agreements; execute necessary tasks to fulfill related contractual obligations
  • Create actionable package proposals and/or submit high priority titles to the sales team 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Advanced excel skills
  • 3-5 years of related experience
  • Must have a strong knowledge of and relationships with key industry players
  • Strong ability to show initiative and multi-task in a fast paced, collaborative environment
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and tactfully at all levels, and possess strong organizational skills

Nice to Haves

  • MBA

About the Company

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) encompasses world-class motion picture and television studio operations aligned with the STARZ premium global subscription platform to bring a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world.  The Company’s film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and a valuable collection of iconic film and television franchises. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for audiences worldwide.

Business Unit Overview

Lionsgate Television
Lionsgate Television is one of the foremost third-party suppliers of premium scripted series to streaming, broadcast and cable platforms alike while also serving as a prolific supplier of premium content to Starz. Drawing upon its production partnerships with many of the top content creators, it supplies dozens of scripted series to more than 20 different network partners. With a reputation for creating “brand-defining” shows for a diverse range of platforms, Lionsgate Television has produced and distributed the iconic long-running series Mad Men, one of the most acclaimed shows in television history, the ground-breaking Orange is the New Black, Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Nashville, Dear White People and many others while continuing to develop strong slates of acclaimed new series. Lionsgate also operates a robust in-house unscripted television business partnering with a diverse array of linear and streaming platforms. Lionsgate television series have garnered 238 Emmy® nominations, 38 Emmys®, 66 Golden Globe® nominations and nine Golden Globe® wins.
The Lionsgate Television Group collaborates closely with the Company’s other television businesses, including Debmar-Mercury, a leading producer and syndicator of evergreen game and talk shows, Pilgrim Media, one of the top producers of unscripted series, and 3 Arts Entertainment, a leading talent management and production company that has become a major television production partner and a source of top talent for all of the Company’s businesses. The Lionsgate Worldwide Television Distribution Group licenses the Company’s feature film and television slates, 17,000-title film and television library, one of the largest in the world, and Starz’s original programming slate to nearly every major OTT and linear platform through a global network of deep customer relationships. 

Our Benefits

  • Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental
  • Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, 11 holidays, and Impact Day
  • 401(k) company matching
  • Reimbursement –Rideshare Program and Tuition (up to graduate degree)

EEO Statement

Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer.  All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws.  In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.  

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles