Job Opportunity: Director Production Business Development at HBS

HBS is working on a wide range of events and sports, either as host broadcaster, or in a consultancy role

Host Broadcast Services (HBS) AG is a dedicated host broadcast organisation which has been appointed as Host Broadcaster for all FIFA World Cups™ since 2002; HBS is now the host broadcaster of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

In addition, since 2008, the company is delivering the host broadcaster operations for the French first and second division football (Ligue 1 and 2) on behalf of “Ligue de Football Professionnel”. HBS has further worked on a wide range of other events and sports, either as host broadcaster, or in a consultancy role, or as a service/facilities provider.

HBS AG is a 100% subsidiary of Infront Sports & Media AG, one of the leading international sports marketing companies in the world. For the newly created Media Production Committee, which coordinates all production activities within the Infront subsidiaries and identifies new profitable business opportunities, HBS is looking for a:


Director Production Business Development

Reporting to the CEO of HBS AG in his capacity as Chairman of the Media Production Committee, the primary roles of the position include:

•    Develop and expand the production business across the Infront Group and with external clients

•    Play a leading role in bidding, planning and overseeing new production projects

•    Coordinate and track all existing production and distribution activities within the Infront Group

•    Ensure exchange of information and dissemination of innovations within the Infront Group

•    Identify and develop intra group synergies


Required skills, experience and personality:

•    Strong background in international TV Sports Production, either at a Broadcaster or a Production Company, and familiarity with the live broadcasting of Major Sports Events around the World

•    Familiarity with the very latest live - and post-production techniques, technology (including HDTV and 3D production) and service providers from all over the World

•    Track record of independently developing innovative, creative and attractive written production proposals, budgets and bids

•    Familiarity with current developments in the entire media value chain, vast network

•    Entrepreneurial spirit with can-do mentality, self-starter

•    Intercultural sensitivity, excellent communicator and networker, integrative personality

•    Fluent spoken and written English

If you are interested, please apply through the HBS website