Marketing Business Affairs Lead

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Mar 02, 2019
May 01, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: Marketing Business Affairs Lead About us:Target is an iconic, beloved and well recognized brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Fueling the continued success of one of the world's most beloved and recognized brands is a distinctly capable, creative and innovative Marketing organization. Target Marketing is well known for inspiring and surprising guests, and we pride ourselves on connecting them to the products and experiences they expect and deserve from Target. We study our guests to discover new needs and insights, and then craft every interaction to build brand love. We are market experts who insist on a clear and cohesive understanding of our business objectives, guest segments and behaviors, strategies and tactics, overcoming obstacles and measuring success. Our commitment to partnering both internally and with external agencies gives us a wide range of capabilities, from award-winning creative work to exciting and unique promotional marketing. Leveraging our collective assets and fostering a healthy, supportive and open team culture, we deliver a holistically gratifying experience that guests can only get at Target.

Target Creative is the in-house creative agency dedicated to bringing one of the world's most beloved and recognizable brands to life. Whether through design, marketing or brand work, we are the driving force behind delivering Target's dynamic, inventive and unmistakable storytelling to its massive global audience. Our mission is to inspire a sense of joy, wonder and excitement, and to take our guests—and ourselves—somewhere new. Never resting on past wins or settling for anything less than extraordinary, our origin story built us to thrive in the competitive and changing retail marketplace. We tell a compelling and cohesive brand story, maximizing our messages across multiple platforms—whether via a digital art gallery or a new $1 billion children's clothing brand. Operating as one fully integrated team in both the U.S. and overseas, Target Creative comprises the best and brightest talent to execute market-leading creative strategy, design, writing, video production, operations, digital, UX, social media and more. We leverage smart and rewarding external partnerships while closely aligning with our Target teams. Together, we tackle every creative challenge with our amplified strengths, ultimately bearing the groundbreaking creative work that helps make Target the decisive guest favorite, year after year.

As a Business Affairs Lead, you will manage all business facets of content partnerships and production, including production and talent agreements, licensing and clearances, scoping legal issues and interpreting contracts as they relate to specific productions across Target Creative. This role will also manage influencer/talent approach, negotiations, contracts and facilitate payment to ensure consistency and holistic oversight. You will have additional responsibility as the liaison between business and creative teams, external agencies and legal counsel to address and minimize liability/risk and create solutions.  You will work across all creative production helping establish best practices and firming up all business affairs related processes.

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description.  Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • BA, JD or Paralegal
  • Expertise in business affairs, creative production and talent including influencer and celebrities

  • Minimum of 8 years prior experience in rights related positions in the advertising, entertainment or social media industry

  • Extensive up-to-date industry knowledge on licensing issues in a wide variety of media

  • Ability to partner with Legal and others in the application of legal standards in marketing, including:  production contracts, talent contracts, SAG-AFTRA, overscale/celebrity, and non-union talent agreements, music licensing, clearances and licensing of third-party materials, right of publicity, and copyright and trademark considerations.

  • Can demonstrate leadership and influence in a complex organization; exercising sound strategic, legal and business judgment in challenging situations; independent and proactive

  • Superior organizational, prioritization and time management skills; ability to execute against multiple, high-priority projects, with a keen attention to detail

  • Superior communication skills; ability to explain complex legal and business issues with clarity and simplicity to partners


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