Provide leadership for the development and implementation of the UK and Europe. Achieving key brand, category and fiscal objectives by identifying and working with Global, Multi Territory and Local licensees. Requirement to work in tandem across the business with Brand/Soft lines/Retail/Product Development teams as well as the audit and finance divisions. Input to development and implementation of strategy with potential and existing global partners.
Main Tasks and Responsibilities
Direct responsibility for the achievement of UK, Nordics and Netherlands category fiscal targets.
Development and implementation of local, multi-territory, global hard lines strategy.
Contributing to development of Global Hard lines strategy by conducting financial and market analysis
of product categories and making recommendations.
Implementation of local licensee hard lines strategy.
Liaising with internal hard lines licensing team members and external new and existing partners.
Managing local licensee product development with the creative/PD team.
Working with the PD team and the licensees to execute key product development across sub
categories in all brands.
Leads the development and implementation of marketing, PR and other programmes to enable the
business to meet/exceed objectives.
Manager, Consumer Products – Hard Lines Category
Senior Manager, Consumer Products
Liaising with necessary internal and external partners including the retail team to support retail activity and promotions.
Educates licensees & other business partners about proper brand image & visual representation; ensures marketing synergies & brand alignment between product & Licensing
Team player – ability to work with a diverse group of talent
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with a strong attention to detail
Sense of urgency to get things done
Proven organization capabilities
Solid project management skills
Self-Motivated and Proactive
Flexibility; ability to adapt to a fast-paced and changing environment
Ability to foster relationships in a highly matrixed organization
Effective negotiation skills with the ability to influence others
Effective analytical skills as it relates to managing the business
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business or related field required;
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