Snr Manager Retail Development Fri Aug 09 02:00:00 CDT 2019 Uxbridge, Grea 548513500 10450 Regional Sales & Merchandising 1 Employee <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-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><u><span><strong><font color="#000000">Main Purpose of Role</font></strong></span></u></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font color="#000000">The Consumer Products (CP) division of Hasbro European Services provides services for the licensing business of Hasbro International Inc. (HII). Due to consecutive years of double digit growth driven predominantly via traditional retail channels, Hasbro are looking to expand their Retail Development team and accelerate growth across EMEA.</font></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font color="#000000">The key responsibility of this role is to accelerate the growth of Hasbro franchise brands across multiple consumer categories, increasing brand presence and retail sales. The role will concentrate on leading Digital, Specialist &amp; Value channel retailers with a strong focus on delivering business growth and increased franchise brand presence. </font></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font color="#000000">The role will also be responsible for setting and leading strategic direction within the portfolio of retail accounts that are HQ in the UK but open for trade across EMEA. It will develop best in class relationships with both retail &amp; key licensee partners plus building compelling year-round customer brand plans that support profitable franchise brand growth.&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font color="#000000"><font color="#000000">Joining a team filled with passion, drive and hunger for success.</font></font></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><u><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong><font color="#000000">Specific Responsibilities/Tasks</font></strong></span></u></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Increase Hasbro franchise brand distribution across EMEA.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Maximise and coordinating EMEA retail investment from multiple stakeholders to help secure retail activation opportunities</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Sell an inspirational, long term vision to EMEA retailers of the potential of Hasbro franchise brands</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Ensuring Hasbro franchises are top of mind with retailers and all relevant information (ranges /content etc.) are provided in a timely fashion</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Forging influential and multi-level relationships &amp; partnerships at retail</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Identifying category gaps &amp; driving range listings of Hasbro licensed products</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Representing CP product ranges at key retail meetings/events</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Executing Hasbro brand immersion sessions with key retailers</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Managing &amp; executing joined up cross category solutions</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Managing retailer activation calendars both for range and for seasonal event activation</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Working closely with European &amp; UK Franchise Marketing plus relevant Sales services team to ensure alignment on activation calendars</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Working with Category Managers to achieve CP budget targets &amp; overall European budget</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Working with licensee sales services teams to drive Hasbro brand presence across retail</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Understanding and effectively utilising data (NPD etc.) to shape compelling sell-in stories</span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><u><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong><font color="#000000">Skills, Knowledge, Experience &amp; Qualification requirements</font></strong></span></u></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Significant sales experience in a relevant Entertainment Company or Consumer Products/Licensing environment</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">You will be a confident and motivated self-starter with the passion for executing a plan.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Action orientated, self-motivated sales professional with demonstrable business acumen</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Ability to manage multiple stakeholders &amp; projects within a retail buying environment&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Excellent presentation skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Strong PowerPoint skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Clear, persuasive, verbal and written communication skills including active listening ability</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Creativity, enthusiasm and passion for brand activation &amp; retail</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Positive thinking, high energy and excellent relationship building skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">A &lsquo;team player&rsquo; attitude</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Ability to navigates complex matrices &amp; find solutions</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Ideally with relevant and well-established networks</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Languages: Fluent English (verbal and in writing)</span></li> </ul>

Snr Manager Retail Development

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Date: Aug 9, 2019