Licensing Manager (Softlines)

Glendale, California | Freelance | Job ID #54020 |
Posted Earlier this month
 

Our client, a major entertainment studio, is seeking a freelance Softlines Manager join the Consumer Products Design team.

In this role, you will be responsible for managing the Tween apparel product category and liscensees with the goal of meeting or exceeding predetermined revenue targets and growth objectives.

 

Finance & Business Planning:

  • Accountable for implementing the business strategies for Softlines categories to Tween Sleepwear, Tween Underwear and Tween Apparel.
  • Manages and drives planned wholesale sales and operating income for products generated by Tween Apparel.
  • Fiscal responsibility for assigned categories to include quarterly revenue forecasting.
  •  Participates and contributes to the strategic planning process for the Tween Apparel business.
  • Develops strategies and business plans by retailer, brand and property.
  •  Identify new business and revenue opportunities.

Brand and Content Managemen:

  • • Provide licensee/product information in support of marketing and brand presentations and sales meetings.

 

  • Category Management:

  • Acts as an ambassador for the category. Research & understand the competitive landscape. Analyze and understand market trends, consumer trends, retailer and industry needs.
  • Analyzes account (licensee and retailer) business performance and develops growth objectives that are aligned with Disney Consumer Products initiatives.
  •  Partner with sales in assortment / retail planning/sales pitches where relevant.
  • Ensures licensee requests are researched and responded to in a timely fashion.
  • Manage licensee portfolio / co-manage where relevant with LOB partner (contract negotiation, data management, approvals, submissions, promotion/advertising) as well as the day-to-day relationship with licensees.
  • Support Senior Manager in everyday responsibilities such as contract and amendment process, financial analysis, preparing presentations and other projects as necessary.
  • Product Development:
  • Partner with the Product Development team to innovate & bring to a market compelling new product for categories managed.
  • Ensures licensee product lines reflect quality and brand/property objectives.
  • Managing a group of product categories and licensees with the goal of meeting or exceeding predetermined revenue targets and growth objectives.
  • Accountable for developing, proposing, overseeing and implementing the business strategy for Media, Classics, and entertainment soft lines categories including infant/toddler, girls, boys, and tween apparel.
  • Fiscal responsibility for assigned categories to include annual budget planning and quarterly revenue forecasting.
  • Participates and contributes to the strategic planning process. Develops strategies and business plans by retailer, brand, and property.
  • Identify new business and revenue opportunities.
  • Provide licensee/product information in support of marketing and brand presentations and sales meetings.

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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