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Manager, Contract Management

Company: Warner Media, LLC
Location: Burbank
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery--- the stuff dreams are made of.Who We Are--- When we say, "the stuff dreams are made of," we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next---From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.Your New Role...Working with minimal supervision, must be self-directed and resourceful in the performance of supervising staff of Contract Administrator(s); drafting and reviewing contracts, amendments, and product notices; review of data processing in WB systems (COSMOS); and the analysis of output and volume agreement criteria for product inclusion and categorization. Needs to understand the business completely to correctly identify and solve rights, availability, holdback, pricing issues, and revenue recognition or seek guidance as necessary. Exhibits an understanding of the construct and operation of legal documents.Your Role Accountabilities...

  • Reviews drafts of output / volume agreements prepared by Business Affairs / Legal. Reviews analysis of output and volume agreement criteria for product inclusion and categorization. Reviews one-off contracts, amendments and product notices (including product schedules) and provides feedback of the same to staff. Responds to questions from Sales and Legal on contract language and product information.
  • Works with Sales Planning, Sales Strategic Finance, Sales Executives, Sales Administrators, Rights Management and Contract Administrators to ensure all contracts and associated changes to contracts are correctly and timely input into COSMOS (sales and distribution system) and all associated documents are accurately prepared and sent to the Licensee timely. Responsible for oversight of distribution, filing and archiving of fully executed contracts and amendments.
  • Supervises 2-3 Senior Contract Administrators / Contract Administrators and provides training and support in regards to their COSMOS data reviewing and contract document drafting, as well as the Sales Administrators with whom they work in regards to COSMOS input and contract order drafting. Responsible for managing workflow of Contract Administrators, including reviewing Work Logs, and identifies if assistance is needed from other Contract Administrators in the Department.
  • Provides support to Sales (Administrators and Executives) by supplying sales and availability reports, information regarding status of contract processing and document preparations and status of resolving COSMOS / contracting issues.
  • Responsible for ensuring rights, legal and other conflicts are resolved timely. Coordinates with Rights Management to resolve clearance and availability issues and to ensure resolution of conflicts prior to concluding COSMOS processing and executing agreements.
  • Coordinates with Finance and Sales to ensure all contractual obligations have been fulfilled and ensures all outstanding legal documents, tentative/TBA dates, contractual options and future selection commitments have been received and processed.
  • Coordinates with Sales for updates and review of quarterly revenue report prepared by FP&A to ensure forecasted revenue is achieved each quarter.Prepares, reviews and submits quarterly revenue accruals to Finance Deal Processing ensuring appropriate support(executedagreement,proofofexhibition,relianceletter,etc.)hasbeengatheredto recognize revenue in the period
  • Identifiesprocessinefficienciesandproposeswellthoughtoutsuggestionsfor improvement to Department Management.Qualifications & Experience...
    • BA/BS degree required
    • Typically, minimum 5 years of related work experience required.
    • Prior Television Distribution or other Media experience, including international experience required.
    • Previous Contract Management experience required.
    • Typically, at least 1-2 years prior management experience required.
    • Experience in established internal control environments strongly preferred.
    • Experience in working with and enhancing Enterprise Wide financial and operational systems strongly preferred.
    • Must have experience with handling/processing large volumes of data with excellent attention to detail.
    • Experience interacting daily with colleagues based in other countries / time zone a plus.
    • Must understand terminology as it relates to Domestic and International Television licensing.
    • Must be able to discuss deal points of contract with sales personnel for clarification or revision.
    • Must be able to provide staff with guidance on complicated sales orders and resolve problems.
    • Must have effective and tactful managerial and communication skills, which fosters open dialogue and team involvement.
    • Must have strong math, analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Extensive research skills are required.
    • Must have ability to quickly learn new applications in a complex Enterprise-wide environment.
    • Ability to effectively manage staffHow We Get Things Done---This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at - along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.The Legal Bits---In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. $90,709.00 - $168,459.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO).Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.If you're a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at recruitadmin@warnermedia.com.

Keywords: Warner Media, LLC, Burbank , Manager, Contract Management, Executive , Burbank, California

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