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Senior Contracts Executive/Contracts Manager

  • Application Deadline: Aug. 11, 2020
  • London
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 11, 2020
  • London

Job title: Senior Contracts Executive or Contracts Manager

Reports to: Contracts and Royalties Director

Location: London

Salary range: £32,000 p.a. - £41,000 p.a.

General Summary

Bonnier Books UK has an exciting new opportunity for a senior contracts executive or contracts manager to join the London team. The role will assist in the development and day-to-day management of the contracts department in a top UK publishing house.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Work alongside various teams across the business to draft, update and check agreements, addenda’s and letters
  • Negotiate contracts with external parties and stakeholders, in-line with internal requirements and guidelines
  • Maintain a close relationship with the creative, co-edition and rights teams
  • Help develop and improve processes in a fast-growing company
  • Contract management with a diverse range of clients, including authors, agents, illustrators, photographers, production companies, newspapers, foreign publishers, merchandising companies, and non-disclosure agreements
  • Assist in training, mentoring and management of a contracts assistant and freelancers
  • Ad hoc duties as required

Work with great people

Alex Alexandrou
Head of Commissioning - Children's
"When I joined Igloobooks, I saw it as an exciting opportunity that would offer a completely different experience to any other design environment — I still like it after being here for over five years!"
Sahina Bibi
Marketing Executive
"My team is vibrant and fun — brilliant minds brimming with wonderful ideas. Though we each manage our own projects, we're always bouncing ideas off one another and brainstorming fresh new initiatives."
Shane Hegarty
Head of Operations
"From my earliest days in the company I have been encouraged and enabled to have an appreciable input into how, when and what gets done — which is a rare thing to obtain, or sustain, in any company."
Nick Stearn
Art Director
"My first impressions when I joined Bonnier Books UK were: "'Wow, this company is so different." It acts in a different way, it has energy, it's exciting."

Skills & Requirements

Skills and experience

  • Prior experience in drafting and negotiating contracts from internal templates and guidelines
  • Willing to learn and continually improve and develop business processes and personal skills
  • Friendly, approachable and be able to remain calm under pressure
  • Able to maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and clients
  • Knowledge of the book publishing industry advantageous but not essential

Great Place to Work

  • Competitive Salary

  • Working with a team of passionate, talented people

  • Internal learning and development programmes

  • Career Development opportunities

  • Fun social events

About the company

Bonnier Books is a major UK publisher with group sales of £80m. Home to three divisions and 16 adult and children’s imprints, we publish across a wide variety of genres, for different ages. From crime to reading group fiction; memoir to self-help; activity to reference – we believe every book matters.

For more information about Bonnier Books UK please visit our website: www.bonnierbooks.co.uk

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