Contracts Manager, 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
2020-14290

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 Contracts Manager who is 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 and will be responsible for ensuring a fast, efficient and consistent turnaround time for all deals across all territories, whilst providing the business with a high level of professional service at all times. This role is based out of our New York headquarters.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing one Junior Contracts Manager
  • Managing, drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts for CP (i.e. toy, merchandise, content, digital and promotions) and LBE deals globally (liaising directly with Vice President)
  • Assisting with ad-hoc marketing enquiries as needed
  • Maintaining relationships internally and externally (i.e. agents and licensees)
  • Assisting with reports, research, counterfeit sightings, debt collection and litigation matters as needed
  • Maintaining templates, suggesting updates and crafting new templates, as requested, for review and approval of Senior Counsel’s VP of BALA
  • Liaising with Intellectual Property team regarding IP infringement matters and supporting Senior Counsel with day to day IP protection matters
  • Assisting Senior Counsel and/or VP of BALA on special projects, and assisting other Junior Contracts Managers and Senior Contracts Managers as needed

Basic Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is required (oral and written)
  • Highly experienced paralegal - certificate in paralegal studies or contract management preferred
  • Strong understanding of Intellectual Property and contracts law required
  • Confident autonomously drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements and amendments
  • Management experience essential

Additional Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Portuguese is preferred
  • Experience working in-house preferred, but will consider applicants from private practice background that have experience managing their own caseload and dealing directly with clients
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Ability to succinctly explain key issues and provide meaningful advice/solutions to business teams
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to understand numbers in a business/financial context
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Accuracy and speed to ensure fast and efficient turnaround times
  • Ability to cope with demanding workload and maintain high standards under pressure
  • Ability to work well both independently and with other team members, other internal departments, agents and licensees
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly across multiple cultures and languages
  • Willing and able to assist other team members with drafting contracts/amendments as needed, and providing excellent and professional service at all times

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