Business Affairs Representative (sportswear industry, contract-to-hire)

Portland, OR
52 Limited is a digital staffing agency with an industry-leading focus on the creative + technology space. We exclusively place tech and creative talent in direct-hire, contract-to-hire, and contract roles with our clients in Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco.

Is it you we're searching for? Our Portland, Oregon and internationally-based agency client has a sportswear client in need of a top-notch Business Affairs Representative for a 6-month contract-to-hire role.

In this position, you will provide business affairs services and advice to protect the company's business interests in its marketing content and ensure that related obligations are documented appropriately.

This will involve supporting the acquisition of necessary rights and legal clearance for brand activations from creative development to final delivery, whether led by an external agency/partner or internally produced content. You will also confer with internal legal teams to ensure that rights acquisition and activation is legally sound and consistent with company business practices.

Finally, you will support the copy clearance process to enable compliance with brand content review policies, including sustainability and product benefit messaging.

Key Responsibilities:

* Evaluate creative concepts, scripts, storyboard and edits and associated production elements for potential business affairs issues and risks and communicate Legal BA advice and recommendations to address risks and secure necessary rights; liaise with the appropriate company legal teams where required.
* Maintain updated library of business affairs agreements ensuring alignment with policy and industry best practices
* Maintain business affairs group Sharepoint ensuring most up-to-date content is available and improving functionality when required
* Support internal production teams with completion of business affairs agreements/shoot paperwork
* Ensure alignment with Covid shoot production guidelines confirming adherence to company policy and fluctuating local government regulations and industry advice; provide support and guidance to internal teams and external partners on guidelines; Work on various projects and perform administrative functions as required

Required knowledge + skills:

* A strong sense of business affairs management and administration with an ability to make practical evaluations of risk. Able to critically assess progress, anticipate business affairs issues and provide solutions.
* Ability to work independently and manage and prioritize a substantial and diverse workload.
Understanding of the global marketing/advertising industry, including knowledge of global advertising regulations.
* Understanding of rights management and IP, including negotiations + contracting
* Flexible and result-oriented; Always ready to ‘go the extra mile’.
* Ability to remain calm during stressful situations while managing urgent deadlines, organizing and multi-tasking a variety of details in ever changing situations with a diplomatic and problem-solving attitude.
* Team player, highly collaborative, with a positive ‘can do’ attitude.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Proficiency working with Office 365, Sharepoint and Smartsheet


Required Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

·Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

·4-6 years experience in a global Business Affairs role or similar production and/or marketing experience

·Understanding of the advertising pre-production, production, and post-production processes.