Full Time Job

Business & Legal Affairs Manager


London, United Kingdom 5 days ago
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Business & Legal Affairs Manager

Reports into: Counsel

Department: International Consumer Products and Location Based Experiences

Unleash your potential in a place you belong!

Come and join a culture where content, people and ideas merge. An exciting and open place where your talents can truly thrive. Ready? This could be the start of something special.

At ViacomCBS, we have an iconic portfolio of brands, like Paramount, MTV, Nickelodeon, and many more - but it is our employees that make it unique. You could be the next addition to our incredible team.

Is this the role for you?

A key role within the International Consumer Products ('CP') and Global Location Based Experiences ('LBE') legal team that is 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.

What will you be doing?
• Autonomously managing, drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts for CP (merchandise, content, digital, gaming, collab and promotions, etc.);
• assisting with drafting, reviewing and negotiation of LBE deals globally (which may include liaising directly with VP);
• maintaining relationships internally and externally (i.e. agents and licensees);
• assisting with reports, research, counterfeit sightings, debt collection and litigation matters as required;
• maintaining templates and suggesting updates;
• creating new templates, as requested, for Senior Counsel's review and approval;
• assisting Senior Counsel and/or VP of BALA on special projects as/when instructed;
• assisting Junior Contracts Managers and other Managers as required; and
• supervising Junior Contracts Managers and other junior team members based in London and NY.

What are we looking for?
• Highly experienced paralegal or NQ-2PQE solicitor;
• experience working in-house preferred, but will consider applicants from private practice background that have had experience managing own caseload and dealing directly with clients;
• strong understanding of IP law;
• confident autonomously drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements and amendments;
• able to think strategically and demonstrate strong commercial awareness;
• able to succinctly explain key issues and provide advice/solutions to business teams;
• keen attention to detail;
• great judgement, analysis and able to develop creative solutions;
• excellent time management, accuracy and speed to ensure fast and efficient turnaround times;
• able to cope with demanding workload and maintain high standards under pressure;
• creates a positive and inclusive working environment;
• able to work well with other team members, other internal departments, agents and licensees;
• experience acting as a supervisor or line manager;
• willing and able to assist other team members with drafting contracts/amendments as/when required; and
• providing excellent and professional service at all times.

Everything else!

We offer an inclusive environment where you can really be yourself and find your niche. You'll get to work alongside streaming platforms you can be proud of, with content that touches millions of lives. Plus, you can learn about the things we're doing to make the industry more sustainable, and enjoy lots of perks:
• A monthly streaming fund
• All the health and financial benefits you'd expect, and some you wouldn't
• Flexibility to own the way you work
• Mental health activities and support
• All manner of BBQs, socials and events

What are you waiting for? Put in your application!
Our Values
Our values are intertwined and work together to drive the business outcomes we seek, and once combined we believe these will power our company forward.
Optimism & Determination

We share a positive belief that we can navigate and thrive in the landscape ahead.

Inclusivity & Collaboration

We Embrace new and diverse voices, act with care and work together to capture opportunities and manager through challenges.

Agility & Adaptability

We think entrepreneurially, are resilient in change and move quickly to anticipate and create what's next.


ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

If you have any difficulties in applying or require access needs arising from a mobility or any other impairment please let us know by emailing uk.recruitment@vimn.com or calling 0207 555 1234. We can then ensure your experience and visit is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1by90-35-172-111-71-42 in your application.

Company Profile

BET Networks is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news, and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and sub-Saharan Africa.