VP Consumer Products EMEA Fri Jun 14 02:00:00 CDT 2019 Uxbridge, Grea 552103800 11231 Regional Sales & Merchandising 1 Employee <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><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 style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><u>Job Function </u></b></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">As a key part of the Global Consumer Products and EMEA Regional Leadership team, drive Licensing to hit or exceed P&L targets and strategically establish Hasbro as a leading licensor of brands, stories & experiences.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><u>Key Responsibilities </u></b></span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Lead the country licensing teams based around EMEA </span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Leads the creation of the EMEA Consumer Products Strategic Plan in collaboration with the EMEA regional plan. </span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Assertively identifies category gaps and signs / develops licensee's to drive and close those gaps.</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Operates as a key member of the EMEA regional leadership team, partnering with the EMEA Head, Marketing, Sales, HR, Finance, Legal and related functions</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Partner with the regional lead and the country GM’s to create “1 Voice” internally and externally</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Fully responsible for the EMEA Consumer Products P&L</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Drives & closes major revenue based deals / partnerships in the region, in conjunction with regional goals and Global Entertainment & Consumer Products strategic direction and planning</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Drives senior level retail relationships in conjunction with Hasbro’s sales leads, and leads retail relationships where needed e.g. in lifestyle accounts or in retailers specific to a category, or in the creation of store-in-store / branded stores.</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Fully responsible for leading, motivating & organizing the EMEA team of category experts: organizational development, process efficiency & strategic planning with a focus on driving operational speed / deal closure. </span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Operates as a key global licensing team player in sharing of best practice & evolution of the global licensing strategy</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Develops & executes retail specific merchandise strategies for the regional franchise marketing plan</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Drives & communicates EMEA business vision internally & externally, and acts as the ambassador for Consumer Products at trade shows and events.</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Develops a trusted & powerful matrix of relationships throughout EMEA and the broader Hasbro organization, acting as an advocate and the voice of change to improve the business.</span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b> <u>Education, knowledge and experience required</u></b></span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Multi-territory / pan-EMEA experience</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Minimum 10-15 years of experience of the licensing business, with profit and loss responsibility</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Familiarity with working in a matrix organization with multiple reporting structures</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Must be a strong sales person & positive influencer of people</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Minimum 10 years’ experience in managing people and teams</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Solid experience in Consumer Products, Marketing, Retail / Buying</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Deal intensive background is preferred, with previous commercial roles showing a skilled grasp of the consumer</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Understanding of core categories: Fashion, Home, Hard Goods, Publishing, Food Health & Beauty & Toy / Game.  Toy & Game experience however, is not essential.</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Promotions experience is beneficial</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Demonstrated ability to grow major categories in spite of obstacles.</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Proven retail development experience: especially store-in-store or branded stores</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>The ability to be both visionary and strategic in thinking as well as tactical in execution</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Must be able to drive key trusting relationships at all levels of the organization.</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Broad working knowledge of the entertainment business </span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Bachelor’s degree, MBA preferred but not essential</span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><u>Skills required</u></b></span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Excellent negotiator & sales creator</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Strong interpersonal skills: relationship builder</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Excellent presentation skills & professional gravitas</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Solid product / merchant skills</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Exceptionally strong strategic planning skills and proven analytical skills</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Quick thinker with ability to negotiate non-traditional business deals</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Able to budget and review financial models including forecasts and royalty structures</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Entrepreneurial thinking within a corporate context</span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Highly responsive team player</span></span></span></span></li> </ul>

VP Consumer Products EMEA

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Date: Jun 14, 2019

Requisition ID: 11231