Senior Business Affairs Manager
Location: West Hollywood, California
Job Type: Full time
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Expedia Group’s Global Marketing Communications team is dedicated to developing and executing innovative and effective global marketing across our family of brands. Within this organization, the Business Affairs team is responsible in supporting the Marketing Communications efforts across film, digital, print, photo, event production and agency relationships. Today the majority of our work sits with agency partners, however, going forward it will be a mix of external and internal resources.
We are seeking an experienced and passionate Senior Business Affairs manager. An enthusiastic person who can contribute to a team environment and wants to be part of an evolving organization. In this role, you will report into the Director of Business Affairs and you will play a critical role as a Business Affairs lead to help manage our most important creative opportunities and challenges. You are proactive and collaborative with a focus on bringing manageable solutions to support the creative vision. The role requires a deep understanding of advertising best practices, to help us achieve our marketing communications goals.
This position requires an extremely organized and detail-oriented thinker. Someone who is ambitious, who thinks one step ahead, can see around the corner, and the ability to adjust to frequent changes in a fast-paced and developing environment. Flexibility and problem-solving skills are critical.
What you’ll do:
Business Affairs lead across several projects at a time
Advise on Business Affairs matters, including, but not limited to: SOW’s, Negotiations, Contracts, Licensing, Usage, Commercial best practices, Terms and Conditions, Union vs Non-Union, NDA process, etc
Review, negotiate and advise across various types of content, while communicating potential risk and legal considerations to cross-functional leads
Provide guidance and risk assessment across full lifecycle of creative development, from concept through delivery
Think both Global and Regional, with a deep understanding of international and localization best practices, reviewing the advertising nuances within each market
Ensure compliance with contract processes, including various agreements, releases & NDA’s
Work directly with our sponsorships and partnerships team in reviewing and providing guidance within contractual oversight
Work with Director of BA to optimize our current process with the ability to explore, identify and implement new models across brands
Creative, Brand and Production fluency, comfortability understanding complex briefs, while identifying business and legal considerations
Foster relationships with cross-functional teams to ensure we’re delivering against brief, mitigating risk, and creating an environment delivering innovation
Be a strong culture role model, leading by example, and further delivering against Expedia’s principles
Guide and supervise Business Affairs Manager in day-to-day project work
Who you are:
Minimum 7+ years of experience across agency or in-house
Demonstrated skills in common marketing legal considerations, licensing & talent agreements
You have excellent negotiation skill, partnering with internal and external partners in delivering value for the business
You thrive in solving business problems, and have extensive experience across advertising, legal and risk related issues
You have a thorough understanding across all different disciplines within a Marketing Communications Org; Brand, Creative, Media, Strategy, Production, Operations, Studio, Legal, etc
You approach ambiguity with flexibility, always providing solutions when faced with challenges
You are highly organized. You are proactive, self-motivated, and adaptable. You can think strategically and solve problems independently
Strong communication skills, you will partner and build relationships with key stakeholders on the cross functional team in delivering best in-class creative
About Expedia Group
Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®, CarRentals.com™, and Expedia Cruises™.
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