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Senior Licensing Sales Manager, Accessories & Footwear

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 803791BR Location London, England, United Kingdom Business Disney Licensing Date posted Jun. 10, 2021

Job Summary:

We have an exciting new opening for a Senior Licensing Sales Manager with a focus on our footwear and accessories accounts.

You will be responsible for the commercial management of a series of new and existing accounts, ensuring effective and focused business management and strategic planning to drive growth across the accounts.

The senior licensing sales manager will identify, pitch and secure new opportunities with each partner that enhance the category growth in a substantial manner. You will be required to actively manage and cultivate the engagement, partnership and joint business planning with each account, in order to negotiate regional contracts and ultimately drive and deliver strategic growth in licensing sales on behalf of the EMEA business.


In line with the regional strategy, develop, set and execute strategies for the relevant category in conjunction with relevant stakeholders including plans for new business for each sub-category and franchise
Manage the annual operating plan and quarterly forecasting process, developing licensee objectives and initiatives to drive growth, working with franchise, marketing, product development and finance
Actively manage and cultivate the relationship engagement, partnership and joint business planning as appropriate with each licensee, new and existing
Evaluate licensee base and drive an optimisation plan to ensure effective and focused business management and strategic planning to support growth across categories
Conduct or be involved in contract negotiations with licensees and distributors as appropriate to maximise Disney royalty revenue and appropriately inform all key stakeholders with the relevant information (global, EMEA and local as required)
Work closely with the regional creative teams, product approvers, franchise and marketing teams to support the sale of the product as required by licensee/retailer
Identify, pitch and secure new licensees that enhance the category growth in a substantial manner
Collaborate and develop strong relationships with Disney market teams providing information and regular strategy and franchise updates as well as understanding and satisfying local market needs and differences.

Basic Qualifications:

A background in accessories and/or footwear buying and product development, merchandising or commercial fashion sales, desirable
Experience within consumer products management
Proven experience of building effective relationships, leading and managing change and collaboration across departments to achieve financial targets and joint goals
Financial acumen
Ability to analyse data, construct practical conclusions and implement recommendations to achieve business targets
An ability to be agile in order to capitalise on the moment and identify new opportunities and target partners

Preferred Qualifications:

A good eye for digital, social and brick and mortar marketing
Excellent commercial and strategic approaches to problem solving and innovation
Exceptional planning and organisation skills
Strong influencing skills with the ability to achieve buy-in at all levels

About Disney Licensing:

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that brings our Company’s stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games. DCPI comprises four main lines of business: Global Licensing, Disney Retail, Publishing and Digital Media, and Games, Apps, and Labs. The segment is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations and bring the magic of Disney into the daily lives of families and fans around the world.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with The Walt Disney Company Ltd., which is part of a business segment we call Disney Licensing.

The Walt Disney Company Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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