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Freelance Business Affairs Manager (French Market)

London (Hybrid)


Placement Type:



£600 - £620 per day (Umbrella Only)

Start Date:



We are looking for a Business Affairs Manager to work within the French market for our clients Global Marketing Communications group. They oversee advertising and marketing to ensure the flawless development and execution of world-class communications.



  • The team is looking for a Business Affairs Manager to advise on BA matters related to the client’s marketing communications in France, based in London. Those include driving the planning, licensing and execution of intellectual property rights-managed content within marketing.
  • In this role, the successful candidate will be representing the clients Business Affairs European team with a high degree of ownership, integrity, and accountability.
  • As a Business Affairs Manager in our team, you will be collaborating with the creative, business and legal teams across functions. Your deep expertise in fostering and maintaining relationships across internal and external stakeholders will be essential for your success.
  • On a day-to-day basis, you will be responsible for advising on all business affairs matters related to original marketing production work produced locally in France. You will also be responsible for securing regionally relevant content for deeper customer resonance and engagement. To this end, you will be coordinating and planning appropriate, locale-specific content to replace Worldwide content that is not available or suitable for use in France.
  • Overall, you are a team player who knows how to react quickly to new information, opinions, and direction and strategically pivot when necessary. Last minute changes to production will leave you unfazed, and your experience to date will have primed you to navigate such changes with confidence and expertise.

This truly is an exciting opportunity to join a unique and diverse global team! The successful candidate will love working with colleagues locally as well as colleagues in different parts of the world. Travel to U.S. company headquarters and short visits to France will be required


  • At least 7 years of relevant Business Affairs experience in the advertising, entertainment, or other media content-focused industry and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong working knowledge of consumer-facing content (advertising, social media, UGC, consumer digital experiences, entertainment and editorial) and associated risks is a must.
  • A strong working knowledge of IP rights including copyright, trademark, and licensing in the area of entertainment and/or advertising law with emphasis on tech, music, film / TV industries.
  • Expertise in identifying potential legal and cultural issues across France for marketing purposes.
  • Demonstrated skills in core areas: reviewing and drafting licensing agreements, strong negotiation skills, partnership management, creative problem-solving.
  • Self-motivated with high emotional intelligence, flexibility, and the ability to work independently and reliably on multiple projects.​

Fluency in both oral and written English and French is required

  • Highly collaborative and responds positively to change.
  • A strong passion for all content types, in particular app technology. Experience with working with app developers is also strongly desired.
  • Sense of humour!

Next steps will be shared with shortlisted candidates by Tuesday 21st May

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Client Description

Our Client is a multinational technology company that boasts some of the most popular consumer electronics on the planet. They also offer prolific media and entertainment services, software, cloud services, fitness accessories, and payment solutions.


Aquent is dedicated to improving inclusivity & is proudly an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups & are committed to providing support to applicants with disabilities. We aim to provide reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, to those with a medical condition, disability or neurodivergence.