Vice President, Head of Contracts & Procurement Legal at Fanatics | Powderkeg

Location: New York - New York

Employment Type: Salaried

Team: Business Affairs & Legal

Company Overview

Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.

The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, through Topps as a cornerstone of the business, building a new model for the collectibles and trading cards hobby with top leagues and players association partners; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. Fanatics’ partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.

As a market leader with more than 9,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.

At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support. We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.

Fanatics has constructed one of the world’s most transformative companies, which over the past decade has innovated the sports industry in a way that no other brand has. With more choices at the fingertips of consumers than ever before, Fanatics is building the leading global digital sports platform – featuring the largest selection of officially licensed fan merchandise, NFTs/digital collectibles, sports betting and iGaming, trading cards, other collectibles and much more - to create interactive, lasting fan experiences which also helps partners establish better direct-to-consumer relationships in today’s highly competitive world. “IT IS ALL FOR THE FANS”.


Fanatics’ Legal team is seeking to add you to the team - an experienced talented new colleague to fill the position of Vice President, Head of Contracts & Procurement Legal. You will be a senior member of the global legal team. This role will provide strategic legal support with respect to all contracts and procurement matters across Fanatics Holding Co. and the full spectrum of all the Fanatics family of businesses. You will work directly with the global General Counsel as well as all Heads of Legal for the various verticals. You will also work directly with all business contacts cross all areas and businesses.

What You'll Do:

  • Serve as primary point of contact and have primary responsibility for providing legal and contract support for procurement related matters;
  • Serve as the point person for drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and advising on all contracts across Fanatics Holding Co. and the full spectrum of all of the Fanatics family of businesses
  • Draft, review, negotiate and advise on a variety and large volume of contracts, ranging from the day-to-day/routine to highly complex transactions, including but not limited to vendor and supplier contracts, technology and software related agreements, services and goods agreements, commercial agreements, intellectual property agreements, real estate leases, non-disclosure agreements, event and venue agreements;
  • Develop and improve contract templates, policies and procedures;
  • Interpret and advise with respect to rights and obligations under the Company’s operations and procurement related contracts;
  • Monitor applicable laws, rules and regulations, as well as industry standards, and advise members of the Global Legal Team with respect to relevant changes and trends;
  • Onboard and oversee screening of all parties to contracts;
  • Create and manage on an ongoing basis an overall database of all contracts;
  • Assist with diligence of the Company’s operations and procurement related; and
  • Collaborate with other members of the Global Legal Team, including with respect to issues requiring subject matter expertise, and oversee and leverage outside counsel, as needed.

What We're Looking For:

  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school or international equivalent.
  • Member in good standing of at least one us State Bar.
  • Minimum of 8 years of legal professional work experience, including direct experience in all forms of commercial and other operational corporate contracts and procurement experience that includes drafting, reviewing and negotiating all such contracts.
  • In-house experience is required.
  • Be a doer whose ready, willing and able to roll up your sleeves, jump in and get things done.
  • Be a self-starter with a strong work ethic, capable of taking ownership of projects/matters.
  • Have a strong desire to assume a wide variety of responsibilities, be flexible and grow with the Company.
  • Able to accomplish multiple tasks at once while balancing competing objectives and deadlines.
  • Produce high-quality carefully crafted work product in a timely manner.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Work effectively both independently and as a team player in a team oriented environment, friendly and excited about “play nice” culture.
  • Be confident Be a collaborator and initiative taker.
  • Be a creative thinker who can initiate and develop alternative approaches to complex issues.
  • Professional and have a perfect sense of integrity, reliable and does the right thing.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Able to function in excellence in a high-paced and constantly evolving environment.
  • Aim to be best in class – goal oriented and task focused learner who is innovative and influential.
  • Driven to win, ambassador of the Fanatics brand who brings passion, energy and positivity into the workplace.
  • Strong preference for NYC location – we are in a mature independent and responsible hybrid work environment

Things We Care About

· Your career growth, your ideas, your work-life balance, and your well-being.

· Diversity and Inclusion

· Our Company Culture and Values

· Providing outstanding Company Perks and Benefits

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Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.

Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Vice President, Head of Contracts & Procurement Legal
  • Company
  • Location
    Jacksonville, FL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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