Senior Manager Category Licensing - Contract to Jan 2020 Tue Apr 02 00:00:00 CDT 2019 Uxbridge, Grea 548513700 10857 Global & Regional Marketing A Fixed Term Contract <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The Consumer Products division of this local Hasbro entity provides services for the licensing business of Hasbro International Inc. (HII). We are currently recruiting for this position, based in the local office in this market.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Senior Category Manager – DTR & New Business </strong></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The main purpose of this role is to drive the growth of Hasbro’s European Fashion & Home business through DTR management and new business.</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>You will be responsible for:</strong></span></span></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Managing the European and global DTR partners to accelerate the growth of Apparel, Footwear, Accessories & Home. (H&M, C&A, Inditex).</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Supporting local teams on local DTR initiatives and creative as necessary.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Identifying new regional and global partners and gaps within the Softlines and hardlines space across Europe.</span></span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>To do this you will:</strong></span></span></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Set strategy and vision for the European and DTR partners in line with Director</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Negotiate and maintain licensing agreements for regionally managed DTR’s</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Achieve/exceed CP Revenue Targets for DTR’s</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Drive creative: Work closely with regional creative lead and licensees to deliver compelling product</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Meet regularly with DTR retail buyers to pitch and update on Hasbro brands and share creative</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Work with regional brand teams to ensure up to date information is made available for DTR’s and new business pitches and work closely with regional brand leads on specific brand collaboration projects</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Create a point of difference for Hasbro Brands within the competitive licensing landscape</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">P&L responsibility: for regional DTR’s (Forecasting & Budget reviews)</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Work closely with Regional apparel leads (North America and APAC) to provide EMEA input into global deals to ensure regional needs are met and leveraged locally.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">In line with Regional Director identify and pitch new business partners and category gaps to deliver the Halo & Cobrand strategy across our franchise brands.</span></span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Experience and Skills:</strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">You will need to have relevant Category Management experience and be available for a contract position</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">A background in Apparel, Footwear, Accessories & Home is essential</span></li> <li>Previous DTR licensing experience essential</li> <li>Experience of working in soft lines industry and strong understanding of product development and creative</li> <li>An understanding of Hardlines preferable</li> <li>Confident self-starter, tenacious and persistent.</li> <li>Experienced in ownership of account plans, budget and forecasting.</li> <li>Excellent presentation & communication skills</li> <li>Strong time management & organizational skills</li> <li>Positive & creative thinker that can assess & take calculated risks</li> <li>Evidence of clear leadership qualities: strategic, ability to make a balanced decision and sound judgement.</li> <li>Clear, persuasive, verbal and written communication skills</li> <li>Ability to work within a matrix organisation ensuring key deliverables and targets are achieved</li> <li>Able to challenge and bring new ideas and thinking to the business</li> </ul>

Senior Manager Category Licensing - Contract to Jan 2020

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Date: Apr 2, 2019