Senior Licensing Sales Manager, Fashion, EMEAApply Now Apply Later Job ID 738300BR Location Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland Business Disney Licensing Date posted Jan. 12, 2020
We have an opportunity for an experienced and commercial Fashion professional to join our licensed consumer products team in our Warsaw office.
The Senior Manager will be responsible for key commercial licensing activities with specific focus on our Softlines categories in Fashion & Home. Covering a wide portfolio of licensees, they will implement and execute regional (across EMEA) long term and fiscal year strategies to develop the product category in order to reach all consumer demographics and maximise sales and earned revenue.
In line with the regional strategy, develop, set and execute local market strategies for the relevant category in conjunction with relevant stakeholders including plans for new business for each of the categories across all Disney brands, franchises and characters
Evaluate licensee base and drive an optimisation plan to ensure effective and focused business management and strategic planning to support growth across categories
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
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, local product approvers, franchise and marketing teams to support the sale of the product as required by licensee/retailer
Communicate the International Labour Standards (ILS) process and be the conduit between the supplier and Disney ILS team
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. Utilise these relationships to share best practice
In conjunction with legal team, deal with any legal issues affecting the licensees
A background in fashion buying and product development, merchandising or commercial fashion sales, desirable (for softlines roles)
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
Proven experience of developing the performance of a team
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
Computer literate including MS Word, Excel and Keynote
Fluent English, essential; other European languages, beneficial
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 (Polska ) sp. z o.o., which is part of a business segment we call Disney Licensing.