Junior Contracts Manager (Senior Coordinator), Business and Legal Affairs, International Consumer Products

Location : CityStateForPosting New York, NY
Job Locations
US-NY-New York
Brand
ViacomCBS Networks International
Job Type
Full-Time Staff
iCIMS ID
2020-14289

About The Brand

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is comprised of many of the world's most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, MTV LIVE HD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel, BET and more. ViacomCBS brands reach more than 3.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties, in 40 languages.

Overview and Responsibilities

Our team is growing, and we are looking for a Junior Contracts Manager fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese to join the International Consumer Products team! This person will play a key role within the Consumer Products (‘CP’) legal team. They will be responsible for ensuring a fast and efficient turnaround time for licensing deals across all international territories, whilst providing the business with a high level of professional service at all times. They will also provide support to the Contracts Manager, Senior Contracts Manager, Senior Counsel and Vice President as needed. This role is based out of our New York headquarters.

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing, drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts for licensing deals (i.e. merchandise, content and promotions) for business groups across the international region, as required, for Contracts Manager’s review and approval
  • Drafting NDAs, notices, termination letters, consent letters, customs and authorization letters, and other correspondence
  • Maintaining relationships internally and externally (i.e. agents and licensees)
  • Assisting with administrative tasks, research, sightings, debt collection, litigation matters, and assisting other Junior Contracts Managers/Contracts Managers as required
  • Maintaining templates and suggesting updates, and creating new templates, as requested, for review and approval of Senior Counsel and/or VP of BALA
  • Maintaining and updating internal reference resources for CP relating to onboarding and training materials
  • Liaising with Global Operations team to track and manage deal status and related reporting
  • Handling the organization and distribution of signed CP contracts and coordinating with Systems/Operations team
  • Maintaining and circulating BALA reports as required
  • Assisting Senior Counsel and/or VP of BALA on special projects as needed, and providing administrative support to manager and other senior team members as needed

Basic Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is required (oral and written)
  • Experienced paralegal - certificate in paralegal studies or contract management preferred
  • Experience drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements and amendments

Additional Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Spanish is preferred
  • Experience working in-house preferred, but will consider applicants from private practice background that have had experience managing their own caseload and dealing directly with clients
  • Keen ability to analyze and interpret documents and written communications
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Self-starter with excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work both independently and with other team members, internal departments, agents and licensees
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly across different cultures and languages
  • Willing and able to assist other team members with drafting contracts/amendments as needed
  • Providing excellent and professional service at all times

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