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Licensing Associate

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Our client is seeking a Licensing Associate to join the team. The Licensing Associate supports the Marketing Manager with general office duties, product development, product launches, and marketing initiatives.

Major Responsibilities:
• Supporting the Marketing Manager with administrative duties, including but not limited to: filing, picking up and delivering mail, calendaring meetings, product archiving and storage
• Coordinating the approval process including preparing and organizing approval meetings
• Receiving and logging-in submissions for approval
• Pre-viewing all submissions for marketing and creative changes before presenting to the Marketing and Creative Managers
• Verifying submissions have incorporated requested changes
• Following-up on all changes with licensee
• Coordinating communication between licensee and licensor regarding approvals, product samples, style guides, line lists and marketing commitments
• Interfacing between Licensing and other company divisions to initiate and secure brand trademark and copyright clearance
• Organizing new licensee orientations specific to the approval process
• Creating and updating category product information, including product line lists, wholesale and retail pricing, retail placement and packaging dimensions
• Coordinating retail presentations, including marketing materials and samples
• Coordinating and troubleshooting scheduling issues and rush requests while maintaining a sense of company priorities
• Maintaining product archives (samples and storage)

Correspondence with Licensee:
• Proactively coordinating development timelines to ensure properly timed marketing dates and product launches
• Requesting product samples and marketing pieces
• Updating and maintaining product line list for each licensee
• Following-up to ensure line refreshes have occurred (e.g. logo updates new packaging implementation, etc.)
• Informing licensees of the company's unique schedule (e.g. company holidays, approval blackout days, etc.)
• Following-up on Marketing Manager initiated requests (e.g. business reviews)
• Generating meeting and trade show notes

Organize, Maintain and Coordinate Samples to Support:
• Consumer Products trade shows
• Presentation meetings
• Public Relations and Marketing Initiatives
• Style Outs
• Photography
• Sample Library

Special Projects & Cross Category Functions:
• Retail road shows
• Marketing and creative summits
• Toy fairs
• Licensing shows
• Special retail initiatives

Assist Marketing Manager with:
• Competitive analysis
• Store checks

A successful candidate must:
• Have experience in a fast paced marketing, licensing & toy industry or fashion environment
• Be extremely organized and adept at multi-tasking
• Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Exhibit exemplary commitment and demonstrated job performance
• Be proficient in MS Office
• Have knowledge of general office duties

Education:
• BA

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