2018-01-02

Licensing Manager- Apparel
Job Opportunity at bizjobz LLC

Posted on Jan 2

http://www.bizjobz.com    855-BIZ-JOBZ (249-5629)

Location: New York City, NY
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4149160

DO YOU LOVE SPORTS? ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN LICENSING AND SPORTS? IF THE ANSWER IS YES, LOOK NO FURTHER.
 
Must be sports minded and have a love and passion for professional sports
 
Our client utilizes the collective marketing power of professional sports players to assist licensees and sponsors who want to associate their brands and products with professional athletes.
 
Working out of the NYC Office the Licensing Manager will report to the Director, Licensing & Business Development.  The licensing manager develops and manages all aspects of sports industry-licensed apparel category to maximize revenue, protect athlete rights and enhance their images. This position will require 8-10 business trips per year
 
Responsibilities:

  • Construct and execute an annual category business plan
  • Define category objectives, including financial projections
  • Identify market trends and trade opportunities
  • Analyze current and potential business/category strengths and weaknesses
  • Develop strategic and tactical plans to meet objectives
  • Effectively negotiate with licensees, retailers and other business partners
  • Review license applications
  • Secure favorable contractual terms while fostering positive relationships
  • Accurately draft licenses, amendments and other agreements
  • Administer company approval process
  • Review all product, packaging and marketing materials to enforce proper use of rights
  • Respond to licensee approval submissions in a timely manner
  • Monitor and analyze financial reporting and payments
  • Ensure timely delivery to the company of all obligations (including financial)
  • Analyze licensee royalty reports
  • Prepare quarterly and annual forecasts
  • Corroborate financial reporting with internal accounting
  • Support the development and execution of retail/consumer promotional programs
  • Identify potential promotional opportunities to enhance presence of sports-licensed products and increase revenue
  • Work with company staff and licensees to develop concept, create P&L, pitch retailers, coordinate licensee(s) participation, launch and follow-up
  • Ensure compliance with License Agreement terms  

Required Qualifications:

  • Energetic, bright, detail-oriented individual with at least 5 years similar experience including prior experience in apparel and retail
  • Bachelor’s degree, with excellent academic standards
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
  • Strong attention to detail, time management and task prioritization skills
  • Familiarity with hard goods and novelties a plus
  • Passionate sports fan with keen knowledge about professional athletes and teams.
  • Sound computer skills including proficiency with PowerPoint and social media tools
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