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Berlin, Germany

Deal Operations Manager - 24 Month Contract

Product & Customer Experience   |   Job ID  2693687
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Job Summary

At Audible, we believe stories have the power to transform lives. It’s why we work with some of the world’s leading creators to produce and share audio storytelling with our millions of global listeners. We are dreamers and inventors who come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences to empower and inspire each other. Imagine your future with us.

ABOUT THIS ROLE
Based in Berlin, Audible GmbH is looking for you! As a Deal Operations Manager, you'll play a key role in Audible’s contract execution, data management, deal implementation, partner onboarding processes in our EU and UK marketplaces. You'll manage changes over the contract lifecycle, foster good working relationships with internal and external partners, enter, validate and maintain contract data in several key databases, provide reporting to support departmental operational activities, and oversee internal and external operations for Audible’s sublicense agreements.

This position is a 24-month contract fixed-term contract.

ABOUT YOU
You have professional experience in a digital media or publishing related field and are an avid consumer of media with an interest in books & entertainment. You're a self-starter and creative problem solver with impeccable operational, organizational and analytical skills; a confident and upbeat written and verbal communicator; highly organized and detail oriented; and able to thrive in a high-energy entrepreneurial environment.

As a Deal Operations Manager, you will...
- Manage the contract execution pipeline, digitally file fully executed contracts, and work in partnership with Legal and Content Acquisition teams as subject matter expert on deal implementation
- Act as a gatekeeper to ensure data is accurate and actionable and work is done according to standard
- Foster positive working relationships with internal and external business partners and drive to tight deadlines
- Work closely with Audible’s Legal, Business Affairs, Finance, and Metadata Teams as well as external partners to on-board new partners, enter terms in Audible’s contract database, update internal trackers, request upfront payments, and kick off contractually required next steps downstream
- Continuously evaluate existing processes and contribute to cross-functional process improvements and (re-)design, e.g., in the area of contract discovery and filing
- Coordinate updates at the deal, payment, and title level across relevant systems and teams and perform monthly and quarterly reviews to ensure changes are implemented consistently and correctly
- Create and review reporting for business and content operations with a focus on rights management and key financial terms
- Drive the validation and upkeep of Audible’s contract data and validate deal terms and royalty data at period close
- Plan and execute data clean-up projects, conduct ad hoc research, respond to inquiries and trouble tickets
- Collaborate with Product and Tech to define requirements for enhancements in our tool/ system infrastructure and drive operational readiness for successful launches

ABOUT AUDIBLE
Audible is the leading producer and provider of audio storytelling. We spark listeners’ imaginations, offering immersive, cinematic experiences full of inspiration and insight to enrich our customers daily lives. Our Hub+Home hybrid workplace model gives employees the flexibility between gathering in a common office space (work from hub) and remote work (work from home). For more information, please visit adbl.co/hybrid.

Basic Qualifications

- B.A. or equivalent degree
- 2+ years of experience in IP licensing, contract processing and rights management
- Data entry experience, demonstrated high level of accuracy
- Experience in planning and execution of data cleanup projects
- Experience in database concepts and best practices
- Experience in SQL
- Business fluency in English, both written and spoken
- Functional fluency in Outlook, Excel, MS Word and Power Point

Preferred Qualifications

- Demonstrated successful collaboration with a global group of stakeholders, making sure results are delivered on time
- Demonstrated multi-tasking and problem-solving skills in a fast-paced time sensitive environment
- Business fluency in German, both written and spoken
- Highly organized and focused on impact
- Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
- Intermediate to advanced SQL skills
- French, Italian an or Spanish language skills
- An entrepreneurial mindset
- A confident and upbeat successful communicator with established written and verbal business communication skills
- A self-starter with impeccable organizational and analytical skills and an eye for process improvements
- An avid reader and consumer of online media, including books, websites, blogs, and other digital content sources

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice (https://www.amazon.jobs/en/privacy_page) to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

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