Director, Licensing

at Nokia Siemens Networks in Naperville, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Come create the technology that helps the world act together

Nokia is committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. Your career here will have a positive impact on people's lives and will help us build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive world.

We challenge ourselves to create an inclusive way of working where we are open to new ideas, empowered to take risks and fearless to bring our authentic selves to work.


The team you'll be part of

Nokia Technologies is licensing Nokia intellectual property, including patents, technologies, and the Nokia brand, building on Nokia's continued innovation and decades of R&D leadership in technologies deployed in virtually all connected devices used today. Come join us and make an impact!

What you will learn and contribute to

The Licensing Team is now looking for a Licensing Director to join their team in NAM. The Licensing Director is responsible for negotiating and closing licensing agreements, also plays a key role in managing various licensing projects to ensure business continuity and processes that are central for the licensing business to achieve its business targets..
Key tasks and responsibilities:
Is a lead negotiator and closes patent licensing deals while taking into account strategy and business goals of the company.
Develops strategies and sets goals for licensing projects and relating customer engagement plans to deliver recurring revenue and manage team cost performance.
Is responsible for high quality of processes and standards in his/her own area. Is recognized as a thought leader within the organizational unit.
Supports organization in achieving business goals and targets. Ensures that working environment encourages innovation.
Demonstrates strategic thinking and a broad business perspective in order to design and develop projects, processes and content relevant especially for our patent licensing business.
Influences business strategy to address internal or external business and customer issues.

Your skills and experience
Significant relevant work experience. Experience in patent out-licensing is a must.
University degree: Master of Laws.
Proven deal-making skills - ability to understand all sides in a negotiation while seeking effective and creative solutions
Good negotiation, influencing and presentation skills as well as a team player mindset
Familiarity with patent licenses and related legal agreements is required.
Proven ability to draft patent licenses and related legal agreements
Project management skills, and determination to see things through to completion.
Thinks and acts creatively in order to develop and apply new innovative approaches to complex problems.
Analytical skills and understanding of financial analyses
Able to work with high degree of independence within agreed targets.
Willingness to travel and to work under pressure.
Communication skills, excellent command of written and spoken English

What we offer

Nokia offers flexible and hybrid working schemes, continuous learning opportunities, well-being programs to support you mentally and physically, opportunities to join and get supported by employee resource groups, mentoring programs and highly diverse teams with an inclusive culture where people thrive and are empowered.


Nokia is committed to inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer

Nokia has received the following recognitions for its commitment to inclusion & equality:
One of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere
Gender-Equality Index by Bloomberg
Workplace Pride Global Benchmark
LGBT+ equality & best place to work by HRC Foundation

At Nokia, we act inclusively and respect the uniqueness of people.

Nokia's employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
We are committed to a culture of inclusion built upon our core value of respect.


Join us and be part of a company where you will feel included and empowered to succeed.


Additional Information
United States Salary Range: United States salary range: annual base salary of 124,320 - 265,070 USD plus eligibility for incentive/variable pay.
United States Benefits: Nokia offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following: 
* Pension Plan - Cash Account Program
* Medical and dental coverage 
* Short term disability and long term... For full info follow application link.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Job Posting: 11263455

Posted On: Sep 08, 2023

Updated On: Oct 08, 2023

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