About The Brand
ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.
Overview and Responsibilities
This team serves as the junction point between the Consumer Products Account Executives (AEs), Finance, Accounting, Business & Legal Affairs (BALA), Creative, and Media & Technology Services teams in support of a $200MM+ global Consumer Products (CP) business. The goal of the group is to drive operational excellence through technology, operational improvements, and data analytics.
The position will begin remotely and can ultimately be located in our NYC office. We will also consider qualified candidates across the US for a fully remote opportunity.
The Manager, Consumer Products Contract Operations will:
Manage day-to-day responsibilities of one NY-based Contract Compliance Analyst and two off-shore Contract Operations Analysts who enter and validate contractual data in contract management systems.
Apply Viacom Policies & Procedures, GAAP and ensure accurate financial controls and procedures are in place, focusing on Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
Coordinate with a cross functional team to refresh CP Health Checks Policy (a robust set of Business, Finance and Legal guidelines) quarterly
Provide counsel throughout the team’s review of proposed deal terms to ensure compliance with guidelines established by our Finance, Legal and Brand Management partners.
Provide the team with guidance around contract language interpretation and system application
Perform detailed evaluation of contract language and system capabilities; recommend strategic process improvements; build cases for change and encourage adoption of the suggested improvements.
Advise/resolve complex contract trouble tickets daily
Perform monthly analysis of volume, aging and trends within both a web-based deal submission tool and a separate trouble ticketing system
Hold monthly deal status meetings with a cross section of agents, account executives, compliance, legal and systems users to seek cloaure of pending deals and address any issues preventing execution.
Accurately complete contract data entry and execution tasks while balancing multiple priorities.
Design stop gap procedures to remedy findings from weekly contract execution audits and integrity reporting.
Liaise with Systems Operations to resolve systems issues and facilitate their outreach to Collections, Billing, Finance, and MTS on new processes and workarounds impacting other departments.
Troubleshoot inquiries from various functional areas across the CP business.
Manage quarterly review of internal/external training materials and department SOPs to ensure process optimization.
Manage and execute on ad hoc projects including but not limited to: agent transitions; intellectual property acquisitions; assessing the impact of process and policy changes.
5+ years of related experience; a focus on product licensing, especially globally, preferred
Bachelor's Degree, a focus on Business, Finance, or Economics a plus
3+ years of people management experience preferred
Experience in legal affairs, accounting, and operations management preferred
Strong ability to understand and interpret contracts
Strong understanding of General Accounting Principles (royalty accounting is a plus) and Financial skills (knowledge of entertainment and licensing industry practices a plus)
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
Strong written and verbal, time management and organizational skills
Excellent problem solving skills with a willingness to challenge the status quo to continually improve organization, process and technology
Highly analytical and detail oriented with ability to see the big picture and work on cross-divisional projects with many stakeholders
Ability to multitask and manage diverse projects and assignments
Ability to work independently and collaboratively (i.e. a great leader as well as great teammate)
ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.
At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.
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Job Locations US-NY-New York | US-CA-HOLLYWOOD | US-TN-Nashville
Function Consumer Products/Licensing/Merchandising/Retail
Job Type Full-Time Staff
iCIMS ID 2020-15199
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