Business & Commercial Affairs Executive

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Job Overview

Do you want to work at the cutting-edge of the advertising industry, in a business critical team? Are you a commercially-minded natural dealmaker, who relishes the thought of using interpersonal, strategic and leadership skills to solve business problems? Are you excited to learn about how businesses work and run, from the ground up?

Billion Dollar Boy, a next-generation creative agency leveraging the power of influencers and social media, is looking for a talented Business & Commercial Affairs Executive to join its Business Affairs team - which operates at the nexus of the agency’s commercial, operational and administrative activities - with opportunities for rapid growth and advancement.  

Recently named as one of the Financial Times’ 1000 fastest-growing companies in Europe, Billion Dollar Boy is offering an enthusiastic and driven individual an exciting, ground-floor opportunity to join an agile, commercially-focused team that is playing a vital role in the expansion of the business. You will be at the heart of our team and your responsibilities will centre around ensuring that Billion Dollar Boy enters into smart, innovative and commercially sound deals with international clients (ranging from boutique brands to household names), talent (influencer & celebrity) and production partners. Aside from assisting in wide-ranging negotiations and spearheading the administrative side of our production shoots, you will also have responsibilities in helping future-proof our evolving corporate structure and business-management processes. 

In this role, you will develop and enhance the fundamental skills required for managing a successful business, including: dealmaking & negotiation, communication, contracts, collaborating with people in varied roles (e.g. finance, creative, strategy), working under pressure, identifying and assessing risk & understanding the pros and cons of various corporate structures.   

Responsibilities

  • You will carry out varied work directly related to evaluating, negotiating & structuring deals, and advising on best practice in a range of business matters, including - but not limited to - talent & brand partnerships, production, content licensing and marketing services. 
  • You will work closely with our UK and US teams, supporting them through all stages of dealmaking & in negotiations. 
  • This will involve: 
    • working closely with your line manager;
    • working alongside Account Management, at different levels of seniority, and other key stakeholders across the business (e.g. Finance, Sales, Creative), to ensure all negotiating positions are commercially approved and represent the agency’s best interests;   
    • being the first port of call for Account Management, when they need support from Business Affairs; and 
    • building relationships with talent agents and clients to promote streamlined deal negotiation. 
  • You will help the Business Affairs team handle varied business challenges and find solutions to complex problems - including employment and people management issues. 
  • You will develop strong commercial relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • You will implement established contracting and production processes.   
  • You will support and ensure the smooth running of the administrative side of advertising productions.
  • You will support and manage music rights procurement, following established processes and liaising with our music studio partners, as relevant. 
  • You will successfully manage individual ad hoc projects and tasks from start to finish.  Business Affairs is a versatile department with a varied workflow. 

 

Attributes 

  • Appetite to learn about many different business areas and how they interact to make the business a success. 
  • Genuine interest in business management and administration. 
  • Entrepreneurial spirit. 
  • Keen to build knowledge of the commercial deal-making market.
  • Solutions-oriented and able to critically evaluate commercial issues, suggesting ways they could be resolved. 
  • An inquisitive mind and an out-of-the-box thinker, who is looking for a genuinely exciting professional experience.
  • Good commercial instincts and the ability to evaluate risk. 
  • Eagerness to give and receive regular feedback.
  • A strong collaborator: you will be working across matters for the agency’s three international offices. 
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritisation skills.
  • Ability to keep a cool head in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Outstanding written and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Interest in developing negotiation skills: you will be working at the dealmaking heart of the business. 
  • Importantly, a desire to make personal connections with colleagues and clients.


Requirements 

  • Any combination of qualifications or experience that can demonstrate the desired Attributes. 
  • 0-3 years of professional experience.

Who this role is right for: an individual who wants to build a career in Business Affairs, on the commercial, dealmaking side of the advertising industry. 

Who this role is not right for: qualified solicitors/ those on the solicitor track (including paralegals), who are looking to qualify as solicitors. 

This opportunity is for an American-style Business Affairs role that is commercially, administratively and operationally focused.

About  Billion Dollar Boy

Billion Dollar Boy (BDB) is the global creative agency for influencer age, with offices in London, New York and New Orleans. 

BDB harnesses the exceptional creativity of global content creators and connects them with the world’s most creative brands to deliver first-class influencer marketing campaigns. We were founded to specialise in influencer marketing, we view it as a discipline, not an add-on. Since 2014 we have ensured that creative excellence is our company’s north star - empowering social media and changing the global ad business as we know it. 

BDB is the influencer marketing agency of record for Zalando and has long-standing partnerships with PepsiCo, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Shiseido and Campari Group. Working with vastly different brands and their audiences keeps us smart, nimble and (dare we say it) ahead of the competition.

BDB client campaigns have been nominated for 2021 The Drum Chip Shop Awards, Webby Awards, Influencer Marketing Awards, and Shorty Award.

Our Culture

Billion Dollar Boy is a hyper-caffeinated transatlantic creative agency with 85+ employees and counting in London, New York and New Orleans. We are actively creating campaigns across 7 continents with top brands spanning categories of beauty, fashion, lifestyle, consumer goods, food and beverage and automotive. We are harnessing the power of influencers to win hearts, catch eyes and reinvent advertising as we know it.

We encourage employees to be open and confident and appreciate that every member of the team makes a vital difference.  Outside working hours we enjoy regular socials, team lunches and team building.   


Our Values

  • Collaboration is key
  • Creative to the core
  • Quality at scale
  • Integrity & Inclusion is everything

We encourage employees to be open and confident and appreciate that every member of the team makes a vital difference.


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London

26 Bedford Row
WC1R 4HE London Directions +44 20 3637 0447

Perks & Benefits

  • 📓 Training

    We offer formal training for our employees. From soft skills, to inclusion to technical skills we've got you covered.

  • 🚀 Travel

    Where we can, we encourage travel to visit our international clients.

  • 🌎 International Exchanges

    As a reward for great performance, we send staff to work between our New York/London offices.

  • ⛺Annual Leave


    We offer generous holiday allowance of 25 days. 1x additional day of annual leave per year of service (up to 5).
    On your third year of service, you'll get an another 5 days for that year!

  • 🎁 Other Perks

    Access to products from our fantastic brand partners.

    Pension Scheme.

    Recruitment introduction scheme.

    Salary sacrifice for tech & bike purchases.

    Introduction bonus for clients and recruitment

Workplace & Culture

With offices in London, New York and New Orleans, we merge British sensibility with a New York pace. As our global team of 50+ continues to grow, we remain committed to adapting our strategies to keep pace with the speed of social communication as it continues to transform the marketing landscape.  We promote friendship and communication within our Billion Dollar Boy global community.  

We encourage employees to be open and confident and appreciate that every member of the team makes a vital difference.  Outside working hours we enjoy regular socials, team lunches and team building.   

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