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Licensing Manager


Los Angeles, CA 02-28-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Title: Manager


Reports to:

IMG Licensing is seeking a Manager to develop and manage the global licensing and merchandising rights for some
of the world's leading character and celebrity brands across apparel, toy , home, health & beauty and food/beverage categories

You should have senior sales experien ce coupled with licensing and brand management experience in the apparel, toy , home, health & beauty, and food/beverage categories . You have a passion for entertainment and thrive in a highly iterative, agile, and at times intense environment.

IMG Licensing represents renowned brands, institutions, and entertainment properties spanning sports, films, and talent - creating marketing and revenue opportunities through licensed products. Our portfolio includes premier brands such as Lionsgate Films (John Wick, Hunger Games, Saw) , Dolly Parton , Rovio/Angry Birds , Ubisoft and Fortnite . As part of the Endeavor ecosystem, we create some of the world's most iconic cultural moments and experiences, with unparalleled access to artists and creators represented by our vast network of talent agencies and businesses.  

Key Responsibilities
• Identification and recommendation of new licensees and product categories to support strategic growth and brand strategies
• Identify and evaluate new programs that can be developed into licensing opportunities.
• Coordinate licensing activities to include approval of licensee submissions for all apparel, toy, home, health & beauty and food/beverage categories products globally, royalty reporting/tracking, financial reports, licensee database, new licensee orientation, and communications.
• Provide product & licensing support to IMG commercial sales team .
• Assist all properties/licensees with special projects and promotions.
• Carry out departmental goals and
• Maintain various database and spreadsheet files
• Provide general administrative support functions
• Independently draft responses to general correspondence
• Create and/or update sales presentation materials using Power Point and other applicable programs.
• Assist with the planning and execution of special events , projects, meetings and conferences.

Key Competencies
• Planning/Organizing: the individual uses time efficiently and has the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
• Quality Control: the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors
own work to ensure quality.
• Adaptability: the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
• Computer Proficiency: the individual must have excellent computer skills and be able to learn new software as needed.
• Dependability: the individual is consistently at work on time, follows instructions, respond to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
• Cooperation: the individual works well with others and is willing to assist where needed; team player.
• Self–Starter: the individual has the ability to stay focused despite changing conditions and workload.
• Attention to Detail: the individual accomplishes tasks thoroughly and efficiently and has strong organizational skills.
• Communication: the individual has the ability to express thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively (verbally and in writing), and ability to converse effectively with staff, client institutions and licensees.
• Problem Solving: the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner , gathers and analyzes information skillfully, and maintains confidentiality.
• Interpersonal Skills: the individual maintains confidentiality, remains
open to others' ideas, and exhibits willingness to try new things.

Ideal Requirements
• At least 5 years ' experience in business development, brand management, and/or licensing program management, in the to y, gam ing and die-cast sectors 
• Demonstrable knowledge of licensing agreements' structures and applications – understanding of financial and brand impact across royalty structures, intellectual property rights, territories, etc.
• Strong relationships with relevant partners and licensees

Per local requirements and in the interest of transparency, the range shown below reflects the prevalent current hiring range for this position. Hiring pay rates are based on a number of factors, including location and may vary depending on job-related qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience. Endeavor strives to provide locally competitive rewards packages, which include base rate along with, as applicable, short- and long-term incentives, growth and developmental opportunities, and robust benefits, such as health care, retirement, vacation and other paid time off, and additional offerings.

Hiring Range Minimum:
$75,000 annually

Hiring Range Maximum:
$110,000 annually

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d2pm25-3-238-250-73-42 in your application.

Salary Details

Salary Range: $75,000 to $0.00 Per Year ($ USD)

Company Profile

Endeavor is a global entertainment, sports and content company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency William Morris Endeavor (WME); sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings.