Come direct the premier licensing business in its segment! Our licensing business ?has it's roots in the early 19?60's and has grown ever since.
Acument Global Technologies is looking for a leader to run its global intellectual property (IP) and licensing business. As the leader of this business, you have the opportunity to use your creativity and ?strategic business acumen to find new avenues for growth and service expansion. The ideal candidate will have technical acumen and experience running a global business with direct P&L responsibilities and managing a global workforce. In addition, the candidate should be accomplished in selling and negotiating. Knowledge of licensing and intellectual property is a strong plus.
This role fulfills administration and management of Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights) and licensing of Intellectual Property (IP) for Acument worldwide.
Position Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To:
Grow revenues through new products, new licensees, and other-for-fee services
Write, evaluate and negotiate contracts for licensing arrangements
Develop and maintain key customer relationships for present and future licensing opportunities
Work on licensing contract management
Identify, evaluate, and support in-licensing opportunities
Develop/manage royalty structures
Management of employees in both North America and other global locations including staffing and monitoring performance to objectives and training
Monitor services performance
Expand and improve customer services
Accountable for profit & loss of business
Support the creation of new IP by team members
Administer existing IP
Address infringement issues that come up from our IP
Coordinate with external and internal counsel when legal support is needed
Monitor patent landscape in support of research & development, marketing, management, and master license opportunities
Manage IP costs
Launch and administer patent rewards program
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Operate within the approved annual budget for the department
Teamwork, skills and personal growth of employees.
Generate the results specified in the annual performance management process in the following areas:
3rd Party Royalty Income
Gage Sales Income
Number of patents maintained
Number of trademarks maintained
Execution against strategic plan and tactical plans
Qualifications- Education/Experience Required:
Bachelor’s degree in technical field
Minimum of 10 years management experience
Experience working directly with customers and building relationships
Demonstrated success in growing a business
Experience in writing, evaluating and negotiating contracts
Profit & loss management
Experience working with European and Asian cultures
Quality first. Engineered to last.®
As the world’s most innovative manufacturer of value-added screws, bolts, nuts and cold formed components, Acument Global Technologies is known for some of the longest-standing and most trusted brand names in our industry including TORX® Drive, TORX PLUS® Drive, STRUX® Fasteners, Mag-Form® Fasteners, Z-Form®, and Taptite® Fasteners.