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VP – Business Affairs

Updated on 6/25/2024



501-1,000 employees

Creative brand-building and marketing services

Consumer Goods
Social Impact

Senior, Expert

Kansas City, MO, USA

Contract Management
Legal & Compliance
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience specific to the advertising industry in a Business Affairs Role.
  • Must have proficient and current knowledge of SAG-AFTRA commercial contracts
  • Ability to lead and grow a team of Business Affairs Managers
  • Self-starter who can work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail, high degree of accuracy and work well under pressure
  • Strong negotiation and contract management skills
  • Willingness to speak up, lead tough conversations, and be solutions-oriented
  • Having a law background is not required but is a considerable plus
  • Be extremely well versed in the 2022 SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract
  • Work collaboratively as a partner to Producers and Brand teams to review creative work for 3rd party clearances and/or legal implications
  • Owns the responsibility of drafting production contracts, casting specs, releases, affidavits, music rights agreements in concert with agency legal counsel
  • Be an integral part of the Integrated Production Team, available to Producers
  • Generates talent estimates (sessions and usage) and provides guidance on most cost-effective ways of managing talent residual budgets
  • Oversees all talent billing & production advances with support from Business Affairs manager
  • Prepare and submit spot completion reports, informs final cast advises on holding fee notifications and reports talent usage via the ER platform
  • Manage all renegotiations of talent, music, photography
  • Partner with producers to secure stock footage and image rights
  • Handles celebrity and popular music license negotiations when required with agency legal counsel
  • Oversees Business Affairs / Talent manger
  • Proactively works in educating other departments on the aspects of the SAG commercial contract, licensing, talent, and intellectual property regarding all aspects of our work
  • Research industry trends to advise the agency on what is happening across the industry and what will be coming up in a year or ten years
  • Film Tax Credit knowledge and filing experience
  • Have many industry contacts at other agencies, music and production

Barkley is a full-service creative idea company that specializes in building whole brands for modern consumers, emphasizing Whole Brand Thinking™ to guide and connect every action, from marketing to business ideas. The company is committed to sustainable growth and is a Certified B Corporation, focusing on using creativity as a force for good in the world. Specific technologies/methods used in the product are not provided.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Kansas City, Missouri



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth