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Berlin, Germany

Manager, Business Affairs EU - 24 Month Contract

Content & Audible Studios   |   Job ID  2445938
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Job Summary

Good storytelling starts with great listening. At Audible, that means each role and every project has our audience in mind. Because the same people who design, develop, and deploy our products also happen to use them. To us, that speaks volumes.

Based in Berlin, Audible GmbH is looking for a Manager, Business Affairs EU. As our Manager, Business Affairs EU (m/f/x) you will build deal terms and execute negotiations for our agreements with global and local original creators, authors, narrators, production vendors & celebrities across Germany, France, Italy and Spain. You will be responsible for all Audible GmbH’s commercial terms with Europe’s content creators and business development partners from the non-book world. The relationships will be developed in liaison with our Global, European & International Content Acquisition and Creative teams, to provide the leading spoken word catalogue for all our European audiences.

As a Manager, Business Affairs EU, you will...
- Manage the deal architecture, deal terms and day-to-day deal requirements for Audible EU’s owned and original content, with a special focus on specific marketplaces as and when required.
- Develop and improve the quality and efficiency of all our European deal terms, negotiations, and agreements to support our direct relations to content creators for German, French, Italian & Spanish spoken word content.
- Work hand-in-hand with our European legal team on complex rights and contracts negotiation
- Collaborate with the global cross functional teams to develop deal strategy, formulate key terms including all related analysis, strategizing and planning for a variety of complex agreements ranging from production to marketing commitments, and negotiations with local or global creators and celebrities.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Berlin, BE, DEU

Basic Qualifications

- Professional Degree (JD, MBA, M.A., M.S., or other post-graduate degree) in relevant field.
- 5+ years of relevant experience in international intellectual property rights licensing businesses (preferably from the audio or wider media, television, film or computer game industry) to create cutting edge agreements where there is no precedent.
- Business fluency in written and verbal English, additional European languages (French, German, Spanish or Italian) are a strong plus.
- A well-developed track record of conducting complex, high profile negotiations that rely on economic understanding and human interaction to achieve the goals of the company.

Preferred Qualifications

- An ability to inspire trust and followership in external vendors, internal team members and peers through passion, charisma, bias for action and intuitive drive towards an inclusive and emotional intelligent working environment.
- Experience in professional relationship building with creative individuals and organizations (e.g. Writers Guild, Actors Guild or equivalent etc.).
- Ability to operate in a high-energy, high-intensity and rapidly evolving environment.
- Ability to communicate clearly, pragmatically and persuasively, also under aggressive timelines, complexity and ambiguity of a global rights landscape and fast-moving business environment.
- Willingness to travel internationally for business.

Audible is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Audible is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, gender, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual identity, or any other legally protected status. We therefore ask you to exclude unnecessary information, such as a photo, date or place of birth, gender identification, family and marital status, nationality, religion etc. from your CV or resume. Thank you for doing your part to create equal opportunities for everyone.
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