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Licensing Assistant Manager

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Large Entertainment and Consumer Products company is seeking a Licensing Assistant Manager. The Assistant Manager is responsible for managing several sub-categories and the associated licensee base with the goal of meeting or exceeding predetermined revenue targets and growth objectives across the company's portfolio of brands within toys. The licensee base will be defined with management but directionally focus on small and mid-size licensees

Finance and Business Planning:
• Obtain and review quarterly sales forecast information from licensees in order to build quarterly forecast and budget
• Responsible for category input within the 5-year strategic plan
• Supports manager to compile and analyze retail sell-through information

Brand and Content Management:
• In conjunction with / support of the Franchise team:
o Ensure timely approvals of licensee’s marketing elements in OPA
o Provide any licensee /product information in support of marketing and brand presentations and sales meetings

Category management
• Identify new business and revenue opportunities.
• Assist in defining category and property strategy
• Manage day today relationship with licensees
• Support organizing, pitching and selecting licensees
• Set-up and lead licensee business review
• Provide management support in the contract and amendment process
• Perform all functions of “Contract Owner” for a selection of licensees

Product Development:
• Set-up line review with licensees and Product Development team
• With the Product Development team approve and maintain line lists
• With Sales team define and plan product development for retailer exclusive products
• Liaise with Product Development team to ensure timely approval of products which may include: lead meetings; coordinate programs across all categories; review line lists; respond to product development team in the case of OPA submission changes; execute merchandising plans; public relations and advertising coordination.
• Liaise with the Packaging team to ensure timely approvals and to ensure product features are communicated effectively.
• Prepare product presentations included but not limited to internal line reviews
• Ensure licensee product lines reflect Disney quality and brand/property objectives.
• Assist licensees with securing of assets to support product development
Retail, Sales and Marketing
• Provide all needed product and licensee information to the sales and marketing to support retail road shows and presentations
• Liaise with Sales Trade Marketing team to define account promotional and marketing plans and ensure licensee participation
• With Sales team define and plan product development for retailer exclusive products

Qualifications:
• Experience in and understanding of brand and property positioning, retail business development function, retail distribution and the retail environment
• Analytical/Strategic Thinker
• Advanced knowledge of Excel, with the ability to create and manipulate pivots
• Good understanding of licensees' production and creative capabilities/limitations
• Strong interpersonal skills / team player
• Forms good working partnerships
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Able to handle multiple tasks/assignments
• Self-starter, able to juggle multiple priorities and deadlines
• Flexible
• Creative
• Strong presentation skills
• Knowledge of Microsoft Keynote/PowerPoint, Outlook, Word
• Experience in Toys a plus

Required Education
BA/BS (3-4 yrs. related exp.); MBA (1-2 yrs. exp.)

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