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Licensing Program Manager - Turn 10 Studios

Turn 10 Studios, creators of the hit Forza Motorsport franchise, and a division of Microsoft Studios, is looking for an experienced PM to drive and manage approvals 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 managing & driving approvals of licensed assets related to game titles and other Forza 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.


Accountabilities for the successful candidate will include coordination across multiple individuals and/or team disciplines such as content, design, marketing, business development, legal, and studio management as well as external partners & licensors.   You’ll work with key external licensors to ensure their intellectual property is accurately represented in Forza games.   Success for this role includes a disciplined and predictable approach to asset approvals that supports the timely launch of Forza titles, products and services and the incumbent schedules and dependencies.   To succeed, the Licensing Asset PM will need to continually evolve, document, and drive new approaches towards approvals.


Responsibilities:


•Drive asset approvals of licensing in a timely manner to support launch of Forza Motorsport products.


•Drive assigned licensing projects and / or deal negotiations towards successful completion


•Manage internal compliance of contractual terms and requirements.


•Work with other team discipline project leads to ensure alignment.


•Guide the licensing team through the various stages of development to ensure milestones are delivered on time and within targeted parameters.


•Project manage our asset approval process including delivering reporting & analysis.


•Facilitate collaborative and effective communication between team members across the studio.


•Develop process efficiencies & documentation.


•Act as a licensor point person for payment related issues that arise.


•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.  


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:


•2+ years of relevant experience, either in Consumer, Gaming or Automotive industry.


Preferred Knowledge, Experience, and Skills:


•Familiarity 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 approvals.   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 taking into account cultural differences.


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

Job #

1053281

Locations

United States, Redmond (WA)

Job families

Business programs & operations

Products and technologies

Forza

Teams

Windows and Devices Group – Studios
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