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License Manager (all genders) - Berlin

Reference: 466191
Your Mission
We are seeking to build a license management team from the ground up so we need ambitious and hard-working people with a passion for software licensing and therefore don’t adhere to strict role descriptions for this team. We will instead it will be offering the possibility to structure your new role according to your own experience. There will however be two major focus points: purchasing/contracting and license management/reporting. Please apply if either of these or both could fit your profile. We would additionally be happy to accept applicants with an engineering background (especially with experience in software patents) who have an interest in rights management/purchasing. Members of this team will work very independently so the ability to structure your own workload is vital. 
The license management team will be an integral part of the supply chain, which will make these roles very varied with a lot of attention from relevant stakeholders, such as procurement, developers, suppliers and function owners. A strong focus will be set on both FOSS and proprietary software licensing, including necessary compliance. Please be aware that experience in car development is not necessary but appreciated. Candidates with a vested interest in the field but experience from other industries are equally welcome to apply for the rights management aspect of this role.
 
Sneak preview of your future tasks
  • License management organisation throughout the wider organisation and along the supply chain
  • Aiding other departments with general licensing and compliance questions
  • FOSS compliance can be part of this role
  • Stakeholder management (both internal and external)
  • Various other focusses depending on the role
Your Profile

Education:
You have either successfully completed your studies with a focus on (business) law, (software) engineering, business studies or a related field, or have comparable relevant education or significant expertise that enables you to fill this role.
 
Experience:
You have hands-on experience in either license and/or rights management (with enough legal education to be able to understand and process contracts) or purchasing with a focus on contracting.
For the purchasing role: extensive experience in software purchasing is necessary. 
You understand the different models of software licensing or alternative rights management with an interest in software development.
 
Nice to have:
  • Experience with software patents and/or FOSS is desirable.
 
Personal skills:
  • You have a hands-on mentality of getting things done, combined with a support and process-oriented mind-set. 
  • You can flexibly integrate in both corporate as well as agile inspired teams.
  • You are self-directed and comfortable working in a remote team environment.
  • You are able to structure your own working day and work load to perform against tight deadlines with success.
 
Language skills:
  • English (B2 or higher) language skills with both business and technical terminology
  • German (optional but helpful)
Why us?
  • A chance to work on a new generation of Infotainment Systems, which will power millions of cars
  • An international, interdisciplinary innovation lab, which is part of the Mercedes Benz AG
  • Agile working methods and open feedback culture
  • A brand new modern and fully accessible office facing the Spree
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free coffee and fruits and more…
Interested?
We look forward to receiving your complete application, including CV (in English) and relevant references with the following information:
 
• Job title and reference number
• Salary expectations
• Earliest start date
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