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FTC MC Manager Legal - CEEMEA

Responsibilities

  • Drafting and negotiating of corporate and commercial contracts, mainly affiliate sales but also advertising and general issues (such as piracy and bad debt) relevant to a broadcaster across the EMEA region.


  • Primary responsibility for sub-sections of EMEA region reporting into Director.


  • Provide back up support to other members of the legal department as and when required (capacity permitting).


  • Ensure that proper support is provided to the rest of the legal team.


Skills & Requirements

  • Good commercial knowledge essential - must have a deep understanding of the impact that deals potentially have on other business or revenue streams so as to involve other parts of the business as appropriate.


  • Must be UK (or comparable jurisdiction) qualified lawyer - excellent academics; training and experience at top City (or equivalent) law firm an advantage.


  • Post qualification in-house affiliate sales experience with a Pay TV broadcaster would be ideal.


  • Ability to work autonomously on complex deals and to own key internal commercial relationships - there will be supervision and support but no micro-management.


  • Negotiation skills must be proven - to deliver both proper legal protection to the company and excellent commercial results.


  • Flexible and pro-active approach to work, including a recognition that some work may be needed to support key deals out of usual working hours.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to work effectively at all levels within the company.


  • Clear and concise communicator (both orally and written) - ability to present and distil legally complex issues into legally compliant but practical and commercial solutions, in a way that engages the key stakeholders.


  • Well organised and attention to detail: this role requires focus and energy.


  • Posess the maturity and foresight to keep the Legal Director informed on workload and escalating issues to them where risk is high in deals being worked on.


Desired Behaviours

  • Extremely professional: calm under pressure, clear thinking, well organised, proactive and grasps concepts quickly.


  • Will be a key provider of day to day support to all members of the EMEA team so must be a good team player, and have flexible, hands on approach.


  • Inclusive behaviour - ensuring that all key stakeholders are consistently kept in the loop.


  • Ability to manage own time judiciously and deal effectively with competing interests.


  • Confident, sociable and ability to interact with clients from different cultures and backgrounds.

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