Full Time Job

SVP, North America

Warner Media

Burbank, CA 11-18-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
The Job

The SVP of North America is responsible for overall strategic direction and driving growth and development within the NA region (US & Canada). This includes category and consumer segmentation strategies, retail and licensee relationship management and digital sales and merchandising strategies. This leader is a key member of the executive team and actively participates in strategic planning for the business unit that will drive growth while supporting the long term Global vision for Consumer Products.

The Daily
• Develop a digital-first strategy in support of financial goals, product category objectives, and retail sales plans for North America within a multi-billion dollar retail consumer products licensing organization.
• Responsible for keeping pace with the evolving digitally-driven consumer mindset
• Collaborate in partnership with Franchise Development & Management, Digital Strategy, Creative/Product Development, Finance & Business Development, and cross divisional partners as appropriate
• Activate global franchise development and strategic category plans in region while working closely with global leaders in Burbank.
• Lead team development and organizational strategy in partnership with local and Global HR.
• Develop and strengthen relationships with best in class licensees and retail partners.
• Drive consumer insights in support of key categories and retail channels, leveraging competitive analyses, data mining and business trends, including geo/political/socio/economic factors.
• Drive and implement all contractual agreements with licensees and retailers, partnering with Business Affairs, Legal and Finance.
• Focus on key development areas of focus in the U.S. and Canada.

The Essentials
• Minimum 15 years in category management, licensing and/or vertical operations, retail, marketing required
• College Degree/Equivalent experience required
• Experience managing across territories and/or regions a plus.
• Must have knowledge and experience in e-commerce, social commerce and digital Merchandising
• Previous experience managing remote business and teams in multiple countries strongly preferred
• Must have knowledge of category management, retail and franchise marketing
• Must have thorough knowledge of licensing industry
• Must have effective and proven communication and negotiation skills
• Must have leadership experience motivating and activating a team
• Must have effective and proven management skills
• Remote leadership experience required
• Travel requirements: up to 30%