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18 Apr 2024

Senior Contracts Manager

🇺🇸 Miami, FL, USA
Full Time
10+ years exp.


These are your key tasks:

  • Primary responsibility for document management and rights management systems, such as Docusign.
  • Responsible for all contract handling, execution and archiving of revenue-generating contracts, including being primary liaison with Finance and Project Managers throughout FIFA.
  • Creation and maintenance of customers in SAP for rights contracts and Docusign.
  • Support to project managers across FIFA in understanding the application and requirements of internal processes, including the Team Handbook.
  • Coordinate with project managers across FIFA in preparing contract documentation for presentation to the Bureau of the Management Board.
  • Support Operational Legal directors and department heads with budget and department administrative reporting.
  • Coordinate and assist in preparing quarterly budgeting with department heads and subdivision director.
  • Coordinate accruals registration before year-end, including communication with external service providers.
  • Assist in department forecasting and implementing contract tracking systems.
  • Support department heads and subdivision director in day-to-day activities including invoice handling, law firm engagement budgets, meeting rooms, travels and expense requests.
  • Complete and lead projects assigned by Director of Commercial Legal with the goal to deliver them with quality, in a timely manner and within budget.


We work hard at FIFA.
We are dedicated, ambitious and innovative.

And we respect our values. Always.

For all roles, we seek talented people with an entrepreneurial spirit and a global mindset.

The specific competencies we require for this position are:

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in an in-house legal department with commercial and media rights contract management
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • First class written and spoken English language skills.
  • Ability to provide and communicate effectively
  • Client oriented, efficient and effective as well as solutions oriented
  • Ability to define strategic goals, give clear directions and accomplish complex tasks
  • Able to set priorities, keep deadlines and achieve organizational goals
  • Enjoy interaction and coordinating with other internal and external stakeholders
  • Enjoy working in a team of highly professional individuals
  • Excellent understanding of contracts management and rights management for a legal department
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Structured, reliable, well-organised with a strong eye for detail
  • Strong commercial acumen with an ability to transfer legal knowledge into commercially and operationally oriented solutions
  • Proactive, with a strong sense of personal responsibility with an ability to work autonomously on a wide variety of projects
  • Resilient with an ability to competently handle a large workload amid rapidly shifting priorities.
  • Open-minded team player with an affinity for working within a variety of cultures and excellent communication skills
  • High degree of professionalism and confident demeanour
  • Ability to be a good ambassador for FIFA in all manner of external facing situations, including during contract execution, external clients
  • Willingness to operate outside of comfort zone
  • Takes initiative to reflect on how to improve and develop working styles and methods to assist the organisation and internal clients
  • Native level English (or equivalent), consistent with requirement to read and draft complex and nuanced English-language communications.
  • Proficiency in any other FIFA language (French/Spanish) is an asset but not required
  • Proficient in Word / PowerPoint / Excel
  • Proficient in SAP
  • Proficient in document management system tools
  • Varia
  • Comfortable with international travel and alternative hourly schedules given international time zones.
  • Readiness for stand-by duties and special projects


The biggest benefit of a career at FIFA is the privilege to work for the beautiful game and create something that matters.

Alongside that privilege, we also offer some extra perks and benefits:

Health insurance: We offer generous medical, vision, and dental insurance coverage.

Continuous learning: We care about your development and encourage internal mobility, offering a variety of training and education to help achieve it.

Retirement: We offer generous 401(k) employer contributions.

Vacation: Maintain a healthy work/life balance with a generous vacation allowance.

About FIFA

We are FIFA, the global governing body for football.

Our vision is to make football truly global, diverse and inclusive, for the benefit of the entire world. The last FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022 attracted more than 5 billion viewers and the last FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2023 was the greatest-ever FIFA Women's World Cup that inspired millions of girls and women around the globe. The opportunities for growth are exciting.

We are a modern organisation with over 850 passionate employees who are Living Football every day. Our headquarters are based in Zurich, Switzerland, and we have offices in Miami and Paris, plus eleven regional offices from New Zealand to India, Congo, Panama and Paraguay.

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