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Assistant Licensing Manager - Disney/Pixar

Company: Parks, Experiences and Products,Disney Licensing
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

From toys to apparel, books to games, Disney Consumer Products, Games and Publishing (CPGP) brings our company's products, through stories and characters, to markets worldwide. With a portfolio of renowned franchises including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, 20CS, National Geographic and Star Wars, our efforts to deliver innovative and experiential products, designed to entertain and inspire, is industry leading and category shaping.

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 Disney portfolio of brands.

Responsibilities :

  • Work with licensees and retailers to deliver exceptional apparel product for (CPGP) Accountable for implementing the business strategy for sleepwear and unisex medical scrubs
  • Finance and Business Planning:
    • Obtain, review and analyze quarterly sales forecast information from licensees in order to build quarterly forecast and budget
    • Analyzes account (licensee, retailer, brand and property) business performance and develops growth objectives that are aligned with (CPGP) initiatives.
    • Responsible for category input within the 5 years strategic plan
    • Compile and analyze retail sell-through information
    • Brand and Content Management:
      • In conjunction with/ support of the PR & Franchise team:
      • Ensure timely approvals of licensee's marketing/promotional elements in or outside of OPA as needed
      • Liaise with Disney channel and/or studio partners to support licensee needs
      • Consumerist: Consumer obsessed, constantly balancing the art and the science of merchandising to find opportunities, elevate brand and delight our consumer
      • Category management
        • In conjunction with Manager, define category and property strategy to identify new business and revenue opportunities
        • Manage day to day 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, / co-manage where relevant with LOB partner
        • Support apparel team in everyday responsibilities such as sample organization, social media requests, buy boards, placement grids and other projects as necessary
        • Product Development:
          • Partner with Product Development team to innovate & bring to market compelling, trend relevant product for categories managed
          • Liaise with Product Development team to ensure timely approval of products which may include: lead meetings; coordinate programs across multiple categories/consumer segments; review line lists; maintain milestone calendars
          • Liaise with the design partners in packaging development process to ensure timely approvals and to ensure product features are communicated effectively.
          • Prepare product presentations included but not limited to internal line reviews
          • Champion our diversity, equity and inclusion goals through product & collaborations
          • Ensure licensee product lines reflect Disney quality and brand/property objectives.
          • Assist licensees with securing of assets to support product development
          • Research & understand competitive landscape. Relentlessly monitor the global competitive landscape to capture opportunity
          • Retail, Sales and Marketing
            • Build strong team-oriented relationships with other key business units and/or global stakeholders for new business and/or cross-promotional opportunities
            • Provide all needed product and licensee information to the sales and marketing teams to support retail road shows and presentations
            • Liaise with Sales Trade Marketing team to define account promotional and marketing plans and ensure licensee participation
            • Partner with sales in assortment / retail planning / sales pitches/ retailer exclusive products where relevant
            • Supports internal initiatives generated by Marketing and Sales Teams
              Basic Qualifications :
              • Strong understanding of brand and property positioning, manufacturing process, retail business development function, retail distribution and the retail environment
              • Fashion experience is important. Strong product development experience and keen sense of fashion/trend
              • Excellent follow up, organizational and project management skills; ability to handle multiple tasks/assignments
              • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to influence a diverse audience including experience working with external partners and business owners to bring product and assortments to the market
              • Team player with and a can do attitude
              • Show up as compelling, dynamic, knowledgeable to cross functional teams
              • Self-starter, motivated, proactive, dependable, flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment
              • Analytical/strategic thinker
              • Solid computer skills (Keynote, Excel, Power Point, Word, Outlook)


                Required Education :
                • Bachelor's degree + 4-5 years related experience or MBA with 1-2 years experience
                  Additional Information :
                  This role is located in Orlando, FL.
                  Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at https://jobs.disneycareers.com/benefits

                  #CPGPJOBS #DPEPFLA #LI-HH2

Keywords: Parks, Experiences and Products,Disney Licensing, Chicago , Assistant Licensing Manager - Disney/Pixar, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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