Program Manager Non Tech 2 in Redmond, WA at Volt

Date Posted: 4/5/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contingent
  • Location:
    Redmond, WA
  • Job Type:
    Computer Industry
  • Duration:
    16 weeks
  • Date Posted:
    4/5/2018
  • Job ID:
    107813
  • Pay Rate
    $41.93 - $48.83/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone
    503.820.5225

Job Description

Position: Program Mgr Tech 2 
Type: Contingent
Duration: Thru 6/30 (Ext likely - 18 mths) 
Location: Redmond, WA

OVERVIEW:
Our client is looking for an experienced Licensing Specialist to drive and close deals in the studio’s licensing portfolio, and to drive other assigned licensing projects & deal negotiations. 

We’re looking for a seasoned individual with a combination of skills and experience across the multiple areas of responsibility for this exciting role.  Those areas of responsibility include closing licensing deals for IP assets related to game titles and other franchise projects & products as well as project management on internal licensing projects. The successful candidate will have a critical mass of experience and skills in these areas.

Top Must-Have Hard Skills/Experience:

  • Project management skills and previous experience managing a lot of moving pieces
  • Exposure to licensing, legal agreements and royalty agreements
  • Experience with high level internal and external communication

Best vs. average:

  • Comfortable performing the research required for this role
  • Shows initiative to solve issues and dig deeper
  • Experience handling international business and communications

Additional Skills/Experience:

  • 2-5 years of relevant industry experience, either in Consumer, Gaming or Automotive industry
  • Experience with license agreements and licensed content
  • Familiarity or a certain level of experience with the practice or methodology of scrum
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a highly matrixed environment with production teams to make the right product decisions, minimizing costs while delivering quality products on-time and on-budget
  • Ability to plan, create and maintain a highly effective production schedule sufficient to manage multiple approvals taking place simultaneously on different timelines
  • Experience using, developing or evolving tools to track and manage deals; CRM experience would be ideal
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and be a master at conflict resolution
  • Passion and energy
  • Preference for candidates who can work, or have experience working, internationally, whether in-person or by phone or email on US-based programs.  This will include being available at various hours to accommodate partners, and considering cultural differences.
  • Really want someone who has had exposure to international clients.
  • Not intimidated by language.

Responsibilities:

  • Gather new game features and IP wish list from content and design teams
  • Assess and communicate risk of license-ability of IP
  • Drive negotiation and signing of licensing agreements in a timely manner to support launch of Forza Motorsport products
  • Assess legal and financial agreement terms from a licensing standpoint
  • Manage internal compliance of contractual terms and requirements
  • Work with other team discipline project leads to ensure alignment
  • Compile licensing program timelines, calendars, and weekly reports to keep the team updated on contract status and varying phases of execution of programs and projects
  • Facilitate collaborative and effective communication between team members across the studio
  • Preference for candidates who can work, or have experience working, internationally, whether in-person or by phone or email on US-based programs.
  • Develop process efficiencies & documentation
  • Identify risks and drive the team towards successful resolution before risks turn to roadblocks
  • Your unique blend of skills and passion could come from a broad range of disciplines: legal, business development, business operations, marketing, product planning, or project management.  The key requirements are:
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a highly matrixed environment with production teams to make the right product decisions, minimizing costs while delivering quality products on-time and on-budget
  • Ability to plan, create and maintain a highly effective production schedule sufficient to manage multiple approvals taking place simultaneously on different timelines  

Volt has over 60 years of staffing experience. We work with many of the Fortune 500 and 1000 companies to provide workforce solutions. We offer many direct hire full-time positions as well as many contingent/temporary positions. We offer our workers competitive pay and benefits, as well as educational programs and redeployment assistance.

Volt is publicly traded on the NYSE MKT under the symbol "VISI". To learn more about Volt, please visit: http://www.volt.com and to see more of our job postings, please visit: http://jobs.volt.com

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.