Business Manager, assigned to Radio Music and Radio Arts & Entertainment – TOR02622

Take pride in what you do – and where you work. CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. CBC/Radio-Canada brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French and eight aboriginal languages

Are you an experienced Business Manager who is interested in being part of the CBC team? If so, we currently have a position available that might interest you!

What you do:

  • Reporting to the Directors of Radio Music and Radio Arts & Entertainment, you will work directly with CBC producers and programmers to bring national radio shows to air.
  • You will be responsible for providing confidential administrative and financial/budgetary management support to Radio Music and Radio A&E.
  • You will play a key role in providing advice and analysis in aspects of financial budgets, talent contracting and personnel management.
  • Plans and directs the department operating and programming budgets of Radio Music and Radio A&E. This includes responsibility for financial planning, budgeting, implementation and reporting.
  • Participates fully in decisions relating to program planning and allocation of financial and resources as they pertain to matters that have a financial or administrative implication.
  • Initiates, records and verifies expenses and recoveries from internal and external clients through on-going analysis of data from SAP, Scheduall, LiveLink, HR for Managers and other sources, as required.
  • Acts as advisor to Senior Management and program leaders on the interpretation of and compliance with Corporate Policies and Collective Agreements (CMG, ACTRA, AFM, WGC).
  • Plans, directs and oversees the daily activities of the Radio Music and Radio A&E financial and administrative support personnel.
  • Initiates annual planning process for Radio Music and Radio A&E. Prepares the planning books by working with program leaders to develop objectives for operations and programming expenditures, and identifying alternative ways of allocating financial and human resources to meet stated objectives.
  • Prepares statistical/analytical reports to support the department in dealings with Corporate Management and outside regulatory bodies.
  • Collaborate with other CBC departments, Radio and Television, Network and Regional, on joint projects, as well as shared financial and human resources.
  • Negotiates, makes recommendations and approves freelance CMG, AFM, ACTRA, WGC, and unaffiliated payments along with staff contracts.
  • Manages and oversees administration of all staffing activities for Radio Music and Radio A&E.
  • Works to keep annual leave liability to a minimum by ensuring staff are using allotted annual leave.
  • Takes steps to enforce compliance as necessary.
  • Monitors overtime expenditures.
  • Develops and implements plans to reduce overtime wherever possible.
  • Responsible for dealing with representatives of the Internal Audit Department and ensuring that their recommendations are implemented in the department.

What you bring:

We are looking for a candidate with the following:

  • University degree in business, operations management, or a related field as well as at least 3 years of related experience. An accounting designation (CGA, CMA or CA) is a strong asset.
  • In-depth knowledge of financial policies and systems.
  • Proficiency in Excel, SAP, LiveLink, HR for Managers.
  • In-depth knowledge of HR policies and CMG, AFM, ACTRA and WGC agreements.
  • A good understanding of both financial and creative aspects of Radio Music and Radio A&E programming.
  • Experience in successfully building, managing and developing a diverse group of staff.
  • Ability to set priorities and balance competing production needs within budgetary restrictions and broadcast deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with all levels of management and staff.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively for resources (finances, facilities and staff) in order to produce quality programming within approved plans and operational objectives.
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills.

If you are seeking a media environment that fosters creativity and innovation, this is the place for you.

We value the importance of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from Aboriginal Peoples, women, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability.

Please visit and apply online.

The CBC is committed to equity in employment and programming.

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