Manager, Third Party Licensing Audits

Join the leader in entertainment innovation and help us design the future. At Dolby, science meets art, and high tech means more than computer code. As a member of the Dolby team, you'll see and hear the results of your work everywhere, from movie theaters to smartphones. We continue to revolutionize how people create, deliver, and enjoy entertainment worldwide. To do that, we need the absolute best talent. We're big enough to give you all the resources you need, and small enough so you can make a real difference and earn recognition for your work. We offer a collegial culture, challenging projects, and excellent compensation and benefits.

Summary Description:
Based in San Francisco, this position reports directly to the Director of Intellectual Property Protection & Enforcement Programs (IPP&E). This sole contributor role will be responsible for developing, implementing and executing supply chain control programs that support business strategies. This is a highly visible and collaborative role. Success is directly dependent on the ability to maintain a coordinated worldwide approach for targeting, development and enforcement support as needed.

Essential Job Functions:

Licensed Supply Chain Review & Analysis

  • In a cost effective manner, conduct Implementation Licensee audit selection, manage the background research and data analysis prior to all supply chain reviews
  • Manage selection of third party auditors, review documentation and determine material problems
  • Audit Implementation Licensees, distributors, subcontractors, purchasing agents and other indirectly approved entities
  • This role is responsible for all supply chain reviews, liaising with the Licensing Compliance, Data Strategy, Forensic Engineering, and Litigation teams on audits and other reviews, maximizing cross-reference opportunities and mutual targeting possibilities
  • Identify product samples for testing and verification of specifications during internal and third-party review fieldwork in close collaboration with Forensic Engineering
  • Act as IPP point of contact with Implementation licensees for reporting issues and training
  • Manage and track program budget and third party billing on a day-to-day basis
  • As necessary, brief senior leadership on audit developments

Post-Review Analysis
  • Provide timely post audit assessment to the team and other internal stakeholders with respect to the findings and recommendations
  • Lead coordination in preparation of documentation and analyses for related negotiations and settlements.
  • Support settlement negotiations as needed in collaboration with regional leadership
  • Ensure process and quality checks are in place so that clean data is fed to internal systems post review
  • Provide quarterly management updates highlighting project status, recoveries, key learnings and major events

Unlicensed Supply Chain Review & Analysis
  • Support the development and maintenance of processes to monitor unlicensed supply chain
  • Provide analytical support to IPP&E regional heads in tracking unlicensed supply chain in each region
  • This position requires interface with the Licensing Compliance team and close coordination with sales account managers
  • Perform related analyses and assessments as required from time to time
  • Support litigation as required

Required Skills/ Experience:
  • Strong data querying, mining and analysis skills
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Experience with program and project budgeting
  • At least five years of related experience, preferably working with technology firms, where work involved audits and risk reviews with an IP licensing component
  • Solid communication skills; including written, oral and presentation
  • Proven ability to think independently and demonstrate sound judgment
  • Self-motivated, intuitive individual with excellent organizational skills
  • Able to thrive in a team environment
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including an ability to drive consensus, generate creative solutions to meet deadlines, and maintain a positive, service-oriented attitude
  • Effective deadline manager
  • Proven ability to make prudent, independent decisions with limited supervision when needed
  • Adept at coordinating activities in an interdepartmental global setting
  • BS/MBA in accounting/finance/economics or equivalent
  • Mandarin, Korean or Japanese language proficiency desirable
  • Willing to travel up to forty percent of the time

Dolby will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco Police Code, Article 49, and Administrative Code, Article 12

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Dolby is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our success depends on the combined skills and talents of all our employees. We are committed to making employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, family status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

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