Sr Content Acquisition Manager, Nigeria/Nollywood, Prime Video at Amazon

Key job responsibilities

  • Support and execute the content acquisition strategy for all licensed content categories on Amazon’s Prime Video service in the region of sub-Saharan Africa (e.g., South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya etc.) with a focus on local Nigerian and Nollywood content.
  • Support content licensing including providing insights on content selection, financial analysis, forecasting, and technical requirements with a focus on local Nigerian and Nollywood content.
  • Build and manage relationships with senior-level leaders at content providers.
  • Work closely with Prime Video leadership to develop and document acquisition plans, financial metrics and goals for senior management.
  • Collaborate with internal teams (e.g., marketing, public relations, finance, operations, etc.) and report to senior stakeholders on performance.
  • Use behaviour, usage and consumption data to inform decision-making.
  • Solve time sensitive issues using the range of tools available at Amazon or via your own methodology to improve on our processes.
  • Work closely with Prime Video leadership to help building a content acquisition pipeline for different genres of local Nigerian and Nollywood content.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent experience
  • A deep understanding of the region’s film and TV business and a broad circle of contacts
  • Multiple years of experience in SVOD content licensing, content distribution and/or content strategy
  • Deep understanding of media licensing models, evaluation metrics and deal terms; ability to understand and devise new models that work
  • Prior experience supporting negotiations of complex content licensing and/or business development agreements
  • Robust analytical and quantitative skills (e.g. ability to work with large data sets and develop complex Excel models)
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and logically in written communication
  • Ability to support negotiation of complex license or business development agreements in high pressure environments
  • Excellent written communication and organizational skills


  • MBA is a plus
  • Prior extensive experience in the sub-Saharan Africa (e.g., South Africa, Nigeria, etc.) media & entertainment industry
  • Knowledge of digital video landscape in sub-Saharan Africa, including solid understanding of digital video distribution technologies
  • Multiple years of experience in a senior executive position at entertainment studio/pay TV operator/SVOD operator/AVOD operator/TV Network group within sub-Saharan Africa

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