Licensing Manager, Softlines Sat Aug 31 02:00:00 CDT 2019 Burbank, CA 572035500 13237 Global Operations & New Business 1 Employee <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">At Hasbro, we embrace the unique skills, experiences, talents and perspectives of our global workforce which, combined with our culture of curiosity and innovation, generates the best ideas. We live our values of Community, Passion, Integrity and Creativity, and we’re committed to giving our 5,000+ employees opportunities to build their individual capabilities, balance work and life, deliver excellence through team work and thrive personally. This enables us to deliver results in all aspects of our business.</span></span></p> <p><strong>We&#39;re seeking a Licensing Category Manager to support our Softlines business, with a focus on apparel! &nbsp;This position is based in our Burbank Studios.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Reporting to the Senior Category Manager, Fashion Apparel, the Apparel Category Manager is responsible for managing a group of products, categories and licensees, with the goal of exceeding predetermined budget targets and growth objectives while upholding HASBRO&#39;s dedication to brand excellence.</p> <p><br /> <u><strong>Responsibilities</strong></u></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Category Management:</p> <ul> <li>Deliver new business opportunities through retailer and licensee activation</li> <li>Support implementation of innovative products strategies, merchandising and launch plans</li> <li>Partner with global CP to develop global product launches and contract requirements</li> <li>Partner with Hasbro CP Sales to support retail planning, presentation and maximization</li> <li>Deliver best in class, day-to-day communication with licensees</li> <li>Unlock portfolio capabilities across the organization</li> <li>Support Sr. Manager/Director in everyday responsibilities as requested</li> <li>Creative and Product Development/Planning</li> <li>Act as a Hasbro brand ambassador across all partnerships, activations and communications</li> <li>Maintain best in class knowledge of the retailer landscape and industry movers and shakers</li> <li>Build positive relationships with Hasbro&rsquo;s Global Brand &amp; US Sales and Marketing teams, to develop opportunities of coordination, new business and cross-promotional opportunities.</li> </ul> <p>Financial:</p> <ul> <li>Annual &amp; quarterly budget planning, reporting and forecasting</li> <li>Long term strategic planning by retailer brand and licensee</li> </ul> <p>Commercial:</p> <ul> <li>Category strategy and implementation of the North America Sleepwear and Adult Apparel categories</li> <li>New businesses and revenue development</li> <li>Brand and Global Team management:</li> <li>CP ambassador supporting partnership, competitive analysis and specific business needs.</li> </ul> <p><br /> <u><strong>Qualifications</strong></u></p> <ul> <li>Demonstrated understanding of brand/category positioning, retailer landscape, business development and retailer distribution</li> <li>Demonstrated experience in reacting to change and operating with urgency</li> <li>Demonstrated experience in chasing business and closing deals</li> <li>Excellent communication and organizational skills. Highly detailed oriented.</li> <li>Self-Starter, motivated, proactive, conscientious and able to work in a high fast pace environment.</li> <li>Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and Powerpoint (as well as MAC specific programs).</li> <li>Required Qualifications</li> <li>Minimum 5 years. Category/Management or direct related experience.</li> <li>Minimum 2 years leadership experience.</li> <li>Bachelors Degree</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If you&#39;re a seasoned licensing professional, with experience supporting softlines/apparel business, we want to hear from you!&nbsp;</p>

Licensing Manager, Softlines

At Hasbro, we embrace the unique skills, experiences, talents and perspectives of our global workforce which, combined with our culture of curiosity and innovation, generates the best ideas. We live our values of Community, Passion, Integrity and Creativity, and we’re committed to giving our 5,000+ employees opportunities to build their individual capabilities, balance work and life, deliver excellence through team work and thrive personally. This enables us to deliver results in all aspects of our business.

We're seeking a Licensing Category Manager to support our Softlines business, with a focus on apparel!  This position is based in our Burbank Studios.

 

Reporting to the Senior Category Manager, Fashion Apparel, the Apparel Category Manager is responsible for managing a group of products, categories and licensees, with the goal of exceeding predetermined budget targets and growth objectives while upholding HASBRO's dedication to brand excellence.


Responsibilities

 

Category Management:

  • Deliver new business opportunities through retailer and licensee activation
  • Support implementation of innovative products strategies, merchandising and launch plans
  • Partner with global CP to develop global product launches and contract requirements
  • Partner with Hasbro CP Sales to support retail planning, presentation and maximization
  • Deliver best in class, day-to-day communication with licensees
  • Unlock portfolio capabilities across the organization
  • Support Sr. Manager/Director in everyday responsibilities as requested
  • Creative and Product Development/Planning
  • Act as a Hasbro brand ambassador across all partnerships, activations and communications
  • Maintain best in class knowledge of the retailer landscape and industry movers and shakers
  • Build positive relationships with Hasbro’s Global Brand & US Sales and Marketing teams, to develop opportunities of coordination, new business and cross-promotional opportunities.

Financial:

  • Annual & quarterly budget planning, reporting and forecasting
  • Long term strategic planning by retailer brand and licensee

Commercial:

  • Category strategy and implementation of the North America Sleepwear and Adult Apparel categories
  • New businesses and revenue development
  • Brand and Global Team management:
  • CP ambassador supporting partnership, competitive analysis and specific business needs.


Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of brand/category positioning, retailer landscape, business development and retailer distribution
  • Demonstrated experience in reacting to change and operating with urgency
  • Demonstrated experience in chasing business and closing deals
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills. Highly detailed oriented.
  • Self-Starter, motivated, proactive, conscientious and able to work in a high fast pace environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and Powerpoint (as well as MAC specific programs).
  • Required Qualifications
  • Minimum 5 years. Category/Management or direct related experience.
  • Minimum 2 years leadership experience.
  • Bachelors Degree

 

If you're a seasoned licensing professional, with experience supporting softlines/apparel business, we want to hear from you! 


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Merchandising, Product Development, Business Development, Strategic Planning, Apparel, Retail, Sales, Strategy, Research, Fashion

Date: Aug 31, 2019