Licensing Manager, Fragrance & Beauty

Overview

Work with VP of Licensing to relaunch and manage all aspects of the TB licensed fragrance/beauty category.

 

Work with brand founder to articulate vision for the category and onboard licensee.

 

Ensure consistent execution of brand strategy to present a seamless brand experience to the consumer.

 

Be the fragrance/beauty category expert.

  • Liaison with licensees on the long term plan and the day to day issues
  • Interface with licensee’s design, creative, sales, marketing, business development teams.
  • Interface with brand Design, Creative Services, Marketing/PR, Sales, Finance, Retail/Ecomm and International teams.

Responsibilities

Product/Creative

  • Work with founder, brand executives, and licensee to inform and articulate TB product strategy that supports brand, category, and commercial goals.
  • Own the PD process from competitive/best in class recommendations to development meetings, direction and approvals, to launch.
  • Manage and drive PD and asset creation development process across all touchpoints.

Marketing

  • Interface with TB divisional and licensee’s marketing/PR and creative services teams to inform, align, and guide marketing and PR goals and plans to optimize the category.
  • Work with creative services to develop required asset support.
  • Manage licensee requests for sales support material.
  • Ensure adherence to corporate brand standards.
  • Compile information for brand kits and brand reports.

Sales/Reporting

  • Work with VP and licensee to develop the commercial strategies.
  • Monitor sales to budget and LY; track financial performance, compile reports working with finance.
  • Collect and analyze weekly/month sales reports, prepare and distribute monthly business updates with actionable findings.
  • Identify challenges and opportunities based on sales results and competitive landscape.
  • Communicate seasonal style selling and impact of results.
  • Maintain detailed domestic and international door matrices and distribution records.
  • Research and handle new acct requests.
  • Preparation of licensee sales info for meetings.
  • Research as requested any potential new category/product development.
  • Competitive and trend reporting (positioning/pricing/product mix/presentation).
  • Maintain category information; synthesize trade articles and highlight potential impact/opps. Maintain trend files for category(ies).

Finance/Legal

  • Monitor adherence to and timely submissions of contractual obligations.
  • Summarize findings/changes and review with VP to ensure all commercial goals are on target. (examples: Sales reporting, Royalty statements, Projections, Marketing spend, OP sales, create yearend report summaries, distribution matrices)

Administrative

  • Assist with coordination of meetings and schedules.
  • Maintain department records (ie financial, distribution, communications) and licensing server folders.
  • Assist with meeting preparation and other projects as needs arise.
  • Help manage total department calendar with key dates, activities and deadlines.

Other

  • Training on product style data creation, entry, and maintenance into various internal systems to understand the process and assist if needed.
  • Work with cross-functional partners and on special projects as needed (i.e. retail training, market coordination, category launches).

Qualifications

  • College graduate.
  • 8+ years – Fragrance/beauty product, commercial and brand development, Licensing.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to interface with all levels of management.
  • Excellent product sensibility and market awareness in fashion, fragrance and beauty.
  • Creative with an eye for trend and innovation.
  • Ability to project manage complex launches with multiple cross functional partners.
  • Business and sales analytical skills.
  • Self-starter - strong sense of urgency and initiative.
  • Ability to multi task in fast environment.
  • Diplomacy and sensitivity in communications.
  • Strong Power Point, Excel, Word skills.


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