The IMG Licensing division are searching for an enthusiastic, hardworking, professional with a passion for brands to manage the licensing programme development of existing clients and new programme development. Reporting into Senior Licensing Manager, the Licensing Manager will manage over 40 licensees across four brands. Responsibilities will include providing administrative and business development support on a number of IMG Licensing brands. This will include business development, deal approval processing, product approvals management and best practice operations.
Day to day activities will consist of interacting with internal and external stakeholders such as the client team, finance, legal, PR, licensees and retailers on behalf of the client/IMG. There will be a focus on researching and identifying new prospective licensees to be approached. This role is also responsible for tracking products/sample shipments and deliveries as well as researching prospects, drafting documents and creating brand presentations for pitches.
The ideal candidate will have strong MS Office skills (particularly Excel and PowerPoint), numeracy skills, strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships. Ideally the candidate will have experience working within brand management and/or licensing and have knowledge and interest in brand extension. Interest and base understanding of what Licensing is and its purpose is essential. We are looking for a positive team player who is proactive with a professional and flexible approach. The ideal candidate must have mental ‘dexterity’ with royalty/financial reports, licensing contracts and other business documents. Some experience of a sales environment would be advantageous.
Note: this role will sometimes require some flexibility on working hours and some international travel.