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We're Hiring | Business Affairs Manager, EMEA

Job Title: Business Affairs Manager, Whalar EMEA

Salary: On request

Based: Borough, London

Start Date: January 2021

Report: SVP Business Affairs, President EMEA

Whalar Background

Whalar is on a mission to ‘Liberate the Creative Voice’ by connecting brands to creators with influence and democratising the creative process. You might have seen some of our work with brands such as Gucci, Nike, New Look, GAP, Tommy Hilfiger, Facebook, Universal Music Group, Unilever and Dubai Tourism. We’re an official marketing partner of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and Twitter and are setting new benchmarks in the influencer marketing space.

In just over 4 years, Whalar has grown from a founding team of 5 in London to a team of 90+ incredible people in London, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles and Spain.

In 2020 Whalar ranked in the Sunday Times top 100 FastTrack list and was cited as one of Ad Week’s top 20 fastest growing agencies globally. In 2019, Whalar received two Cannes Lions awards and released the world’s first neuroscience study into influencer marketing.

The board consists of advertising legend Sir John Hegarty, founder of BBH, Bob Greenberg, founder of R/GA, and Roxanne Taylor, ex-CMO of Accenture and one of Forbes’ ‘World’s Most Influential CMOs’.

Business Affairs Manager - Role and Responsibilities

The Business Affairs Manager will advise on BA related matters across Whalar EMEA, working in collaboration with SVP Business Affairs in the New York office.  You will have a background in advertising, talent or influencer and be experienced in identifying legal and cultural issues across EMEA. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and are a collaborative team player in all aspects of your work.

Your Role Entails:

Collaboration with commercial, client, finance, operational and senior leadership team from different parts of the world

Advising, planning and coordinating all aspects of Business Affairs

Drafting/reviewing client Statement of Works and legal documentation

Drafting/reviewing vendor agreements to ensure compliance with Client SOW’s and MSA’s

Supporting commercial teams with procurement negotiations and documentation

Supporting delivery team with talent contracts and negotiations

Draft/review talent contracts including influencer and celebrity endorsements for domestic and global use

Advising team on intellectual property and copyright issues

The Ideal Person

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Highly experienced in contract administration and strong negotiation skills

Experience in talent agreements and negotiation

Understands, and can execute against, the nuances in legal necessities of individual countries

Can lead and mentor others on all matters related to Business Affairs

Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and on multiple projects

You Bring

5+ years’ experience in a similar role at a similar agency - advertising/influencer/talent background preferred

Passionate about advertising and social media

Growth mindset

Your Benefits

5 weeks holiday (25 days)

Flexible working (approx. 2-3 days working from home)



If this sounds something you might be interested in, send an email with your CV to emma@whalar.com.