Marketing Associate

Providence, RI | Freelance | Job ID #41609 |
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We are looking to bring on strong Marketing Associate with branding and licensing experience. This person will Partner with Category Managers and collaborate with licensees to drive best practices and to ensure product innovation, brand consistency and quality compliance.


  • Manage the product development approval process from conceptual designs to post-production
  • Work with licensees to develop product in line with the latest style guides and product development calendar, ensuring key milestones are achieved, tracking and communicating key information on a timely basis
  • Proactively manages the product and packaging approval processes using the Licensing Approvals System
  • Educates licensees and maintain understanding of all necessary client tools such as LAS, HCSP, Product and Packaging Style Guides and Approvals, ensuring all relevant materials such as assets, merchant/licensing style guides, marketing decks, and sales pitches are provided
  • Set up and maintain an archive of all approved artwork, samples and production for all product and packaging developed
  • Participation in cross functional team leadership areas including: partnership building, brand management, legal compliance, competitive research, travel & attend yearly Trade Shows/Sales & Marketing meetings
  • Undertake research projects on an as needed basis, to maintain an up to date knowledge of competitive landscape, product, price and retail trends for the market via comp shops, publications and on-line research etc.
  • Play an active part in the wider creative community – work and build relationships
  •  Act as a “brand ambassador”

Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience of working with strong brand, or within a category industry would be beneficial
  • Experience in Licensing is highly desired
  • Experience in Product Development/Approvals
  • Highly organized self-starter with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Must have an eye for detail and a desire for consistency
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Able to manage multiple projects in various stages simultaneously
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office, Excel, etc.
  • Confident in collating presentation material together and using relevant software such as PowerPoint
  • Clear, concise written and oral communication essential
  • Comfortable working alone and as part of a wider team
  • Ability to collaborate and influence cross-functionally




  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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