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Business Affairs Manager, New York City

Country : USA USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Sales

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Like any winning team, NIKE relies on hardworking, ambitious individuals to thrive. The Chief Administrative Office (CAO) drives innovation in process, technologies, and services, while fueling NIKE with exceptional levels of support.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a Business Affairs Manager to join us in NIKE's New York City Creative Studio to oversee our NYC-based content production, and provide overall marketing legal support to the Brand Marketing teams. The best Business Affairs Managers are organized, flexible multitaskers with an ability to prioritize tasks and solve problems with a high degree of independence and collaboration!
What will you work on?
As a Business Affairs Manager within the Brand Marketing Legal team you will be responsible for supporting the Global Brand Marketing team in the creation and delivery of all types of marketing content and campaigns, concentrating on, but not limited to, our NYC Studio-based content. You will apply your industry knowledge and expertise to provide content clearance and licensing, and risk-based guidance related to third party rights issues and other business and legal advertising concerns. You will work with the Marketing teams in a fast-paced environment to help them achieve their desired outcomes. You will be responsible for regular engagement with your business partners to ensure they are informed of risks, trainings and the process excellence to engage with the Business Affairs team, in addition to the following:
- Secure usage permissions and approvals from brands, leagues, organizations and artists in a manner that protects Nike's interests
- Secure legal clearances, and coordinate the preparation of contracts and payments for commercial use of intellectual properties
- Proficient with script review to identify potential red flags or licensing issues and coordinate risk assessments through partners and agencies
- Properly connect with people across the Nike matrix to ensure all necessary partners are involved
- Liaise with agencies and vendors and build strong working relationships with the agency Business Affairs contacts and vendor representatives
- Stay current on legal issues associated with advertising (trademark, copyright, rights of privacy/publicity, licensing language, production, unions and product claims)
Who will you work with?
You will report to the Sr. Business Affairs Manager, Brand Marketing, and you will work closely with your colleagues in Business Affairs, Legal, Marketing as well as outside counsel. On the daily, you will provide legal support to the Brand Marketing teams in NYC and other locations, where you will encounter business partners with a variety of communication styles and needs. People will appreciate your ability to be resourceful in the face of ambiguity and to find solutions.

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What you bring to nike
- Bachelor's degree preferred
- 5- 7 years' experience as a Business Affairs Manager at a creative advertising agency or corporation
- Strong working knowledge of consumer-facing content (advertising, social media, UGC, consumer digital experiences, entertainment and editorial) and associated risks
- Working knowledge of licensing music, stock footage, photos and other intellectual property for use in content (broadcast, digital, etc.)
- Must be comfortable with ambiguity, resourceful to find solutions on your own, and cognizant on when to elevate
- Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple tasks at one time and prioritize and carry out responsibilities independently and flexibly
- Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
- Strong teammate who is committed to collaboration, and the coordination of tasks in a changing environment
- Exceptional initiative, organizational, attention-to-detail and follow-through skills
- Proven ability to have a strong bias for action, be a forward thinker and bring a point-of-view
- Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented, team environment and quickly grasp new concepts
- Demonstrated ability to learn business goals quickly, analyze risks and propose creative, business solutions
- Intermediate to advanced level proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint/Keynote and other workflow tools
- Working knowledge of SAG, AFTRA and AFM union contracts a plus
- Experience with trademark, and product claims review and clearance a plus
- Overnight travel may be required
- Must be willing to relocate to the New York, NY area
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