Business Affairs Manager (Chinese / Japanese / Korean)

Cupertino, CA
Job Terms:
up to ~$93/hr, DOE
Start date:
Posted By:
Jennie Brandon

Job Description:

Our client's Business Affairs Manager is responsible for maintaining industry relationships and to secure rights clearances in connection with the marketing of apps, and other third party content. This content is used in global marketing communications including on the ecommerce store, direct marketing, social media, PR and events. This person will have a highly collaborative attitude and keep communication flowing efficiently to ensure rights are secured and processes are being followed with regards to licensing, production, legal clearance, etc.

Liaises with ecommerce store marketing, creative teams and producers to understand what the deliverables are, and how the content will be used in each piece, in order to negotiate appropriate usage rights. Works closely with other teams within client — including the larger Business Affairs team, as well as local teams within the ecommerce store, and global developer relations to secure appropriate content, and client's Legal group in researching trademark and legal issues, and providing the business context for contract negotiations.

Work with third party entities to secure consent and clear rights when referencing their assets
Monitor and ensure compliance with procedures and policies with vendors, talent, licensing and publishing
Facilitate internal communication between teams so projects are moving forward (flag local legal issues, content constraints, timing, etc.)
Maintain communication with team leads to make sure information is flowing properly, action items are clear, and issues are escalated at the right time and to the right people
Work with multiple teams and provide a legal perspective, advice and counseling on a wide variety of matters, including trademarks and copyrights

Assess, manage and communicate risks, and advise team leads concerning risk, exposure and strategic options
Manage third party content review process
Educate teams on legal and third party content in order to ensure teams are working efficiently
Maintain business affairs process deck, releases, and trackers for all projects

Key Qualifications
▪ Minimum 5+ years advertising, marketing or production management experience
• Japanese, Chinese, and/or Korean language skills
▪ Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
▪ Knowledge and understanding of Mac OS & iOS technology
▪ Strong communication skills and calm approach
▪ Demonstrated ability to be effective and to exercise influence in a complex organization; exercising sound strategic, legal and business judgment in challenging situations; independent and proactive
▪ Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with employees
▪ Team player willing to work with staff at all levels
▪ Excellent problem-solving skills and pragmatic legal judgment
▪ High degree of flexibility and availability to travel as needed
▪ Proficient working knowledge of Keynote, Numbers and Pages.

JD a plus, Bachelor's Degree required.

Client Description:

Our client, a leader in consumer electronics, is one of the greatest, most innovative, world-changing companies ever created! More like a cluster of start-ups versus a large company, they are single-handedly credited with creating some of the most impactful products of this generation.

Working alongside some of the brightest and most talented people, the work you do here will add up to something big that could not be done anywhere else.  There is no doubt that your best work will be brought out achieving some hefty goals at a heroic pace.

One thing we know is that you WILL NOT ever be bored.​

WORKING WITH AQUENT: long-term assignments with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
- You're paid weekly
- Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
- Access to Fidelity 401(k)
- Access to FSA Program
- Direct deposit for your pay check
- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/
- Access to free online courses via Lynda.com
- Aquent support: your Aquent Resource Manager checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)