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Contract Manager - Disney Travel Business

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 703842BR Location London, England, United Kingdom; Hammersmith, England, United Kingdom Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Jan. 02, 2020

Job Summary:

We are looking for a Contract Manager to provide legal support to the Disney travel business, including Disneyland Paris (DLP) and Disney Destinations International (DDI) / Walt Disney Travel Company (WDTC), in particular for Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line.
The position is on an EMEA scope for DDI / WDTC and mostly focused on UK/Ireland for DLP. The role reports to Senior Attorney, Legal Affairs for CPC & Travel and is part of the legal organization supporting Parks & Resorts commercial activities EMEA headed at Disneyland Paris


-Be the first point of contact for queries from Sales, Marketing, Media and Guest Care teams within the specified line of business,
-Draft and conclude vendor agreements, promotion partnership agreements, trade contracts, and amendments thereto, booking terms & conditions, and other legal documentation required by the business,
-Advise on regulatory issues around DDI/WDTC currently supporting Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line in EMEA and DLP in UK/Ireland,
-Provide continuing legal support to DLP and DDI/WDTC in relation to travel-related matters, including websites, media, promotions, consumer law, e-commerce, Guest claims and litigation, etc.
-Liaise with the sales teams in London, Paris and the overseas offices in relation to the deal points on travel regulations,
-Strengthen internal and external relationships in ways that benefit the business.

Deal Management
-Develop a solid understanding of the business’s expectations and negotiating position through effective utilisation of cross-functional expertise,
-Work with sales team to structure and support negotiation of agreements,
-Set up standard processes, including templates and standard contracts as appropriate, and train business teams to follow and use them effectively.

Other General Activities
-Keep up to date with legislative, regulatory and case-law developments and inform clients, colleagues and superiors whenever relevant,
-Work effectively with departmental colleagues on a cross-functional and cross-territory basis,
-Adhere to defined best practice processes, taking opportunities to improve them where available,
-Drive to develop knowledge of the product slate, distribution media and the territory environment (including customers and market dynamics) on a continuing basis,
-Keep up to date with relevant legal developments and, where appropriate, take opportunities to share that knowledge with colleagues,
-Foster a ‘continuous improvement’ culture, ensuring that policies and processes will protect the business.

Basic Qualifications:

-Proven experience in legal department of International company, ideally in leisure and/or tourism industry
-Commercial contract drafting experience
-Experience in providing legal support to sales, marketing and promotional activities

-Understanding of negotiation and good contract drafting skills
-Good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage support to numerous clients in varied areas
-Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
-Ability to work well in a team and good interpersonal skills
-Ability to work with, and drive, outside counsels
-Methodical, meticulous and with great attention to detail
-Ability to communicate legal matters to non-legal audience (e.g. sales and marketing teams)
-Interact well with people who have different backgrounds and work styles
-Listen and ask questions to ensure understanding
-Convey relevant information in a candid and timely manner

Additional Information:

Some travels, in particular to Disneyland Paris.

About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with The Walt Disney Company Ltd., which is part of a business segment we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

The Walt Disney Company Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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