Entertainment One

Senior Licensing Manager

AU-South Yarra
2 weeks ago
# of Openings
1
Category
Licensing
Type
Permanent Full-Time

About Entertainment One

eOne Family and Brands is an exciting, fast growing entertainment company that specialises in the acquisition, production, distribution and licensing of kids TV and digital content. Key properties in the eOne Family and Brands portfolio include international pre-school TV phenomenon Peppa Pig, superhero hit PJ Masks, and the magical Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, plus a development slate full of shows with strong potential and premium partners attached.

 

eOne Family and Brands has 100+ employees based in London, New York, Toronto, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Sao Paolo. eOne Family is part of the wider Entertainment One Group, a leading international entertainment company with film, TV and music operations across the world. The Entertainment One Group has over 1,300 employees worldwide, with offices in Toronto, London, New York, LA, Madrid, Amsterdam and Sydney.

Position Summary

This is an exciting opportunity join a well-established small team in our Melbourne office.  You will be responsible for brand licensing management of all consumer product categories, including hardlines, softlines & FMCG categories across all our Family Brands.

Responsibilities

Licensing Management

  • Brand licensing management of all consumer product categories, including hardlines, softlines & FMCG categories
  • Overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the licensing business & plan across the ANZ portfolio, including acting as the key point of contact for all licensee and retailer enquiries
  • Development, management & execution of yearly licensing & sales plans in conjunction with the GM
  • Work with licensees & partners to determine appropriate product & category sales plans, including monitoring sales performance, product sell-thru and range plans
  • Ongoing review of overall licensee and product performance; keeping an eye on competitor activity
  • Review & approve all licensee/partner product rollout and range plans
  • Conduct regular/quarterly business reviews with all licensees
  • Determine and monitor product distribution & timelines for each licensed category
  • Develop a yearly new business strategy and establishing appropriate retail strategy in conjunction with GM

 

New Business Development

  • Proactively explore new business development & negotiation of new licenses and contracts
  • Investigate and develop new licensed partners & product opportunities across all brands, including development and maintenance of brand gap analysis to identify appropriate new category opportunities
  • Presentation of new product / category opportunities to potential licensees/partners and retailers
  • Research untapped growth, as well as initiating and executing new categories and licenses to build the brands and/or drive volume.

 

Retail

  • Manage & develop current & new/potential retail relationships including (but not limited to) independents, specialty, mass market, grocery & department and online retailers
  • Development, management and implementation of retail strategy in conjunction with the GM
  • Source & develop new channels of distribution (according to approved retail strategy).
  • Develop retail partnerships and product/promotional plans for brands (in conjunction with Marketing Manager).
  • Investigate preferred and recommended suppliers
  • Conduct regular retailer updates and meetings. Update buyers, product and marketing teams on current business, forward plans, new partners & products and general brand activity (in conjunction with Marketing Manager)
  • Present product and promotional opportunities, including new category opportunities and catalogue planning
  • Conduct frequent market visits to ensure execution of all brand activity & competitor analysis

 

Finance

  • Manage FY Financial plans and regular forecasts requirements in conjunction with the GM
  • Ongoing review and analysis of financial performance of licensed business / licensees. Ensure sales and income is maximized and reaching full potential
  • Prepare and manage financial budgets per brand
  • Manage and report all incoming royalties and payments in conjunction with coordinator
  • Follow up outstanding monies where required, in conjunction with coordinator
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Contracts

  • Manage all active licensing agreements, and negotiation of new licensing agreements and renegotiation of contracts & amendments
  • Contract negotiation - Negotiate product categories, retail distribution, royalty rates, payment schedules (including advance & guarantees) and all other aspects as required
  • Key liaison with legal to amend, update, and terminate business agreements
  • Ensure contract compliance

Key Competencies

  • A minimum of 5 to 10 years licensing management experience
  • Able to work both as part of a small team and as well as independently, demonstrating initiative
  • Skilled at multi-stakeholder management and a strong ability to juggle various tasks
  • Solid financial acumen
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills
  • Ability to travel when required