Director, Client Services (Licensing)

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(6/2/2021 5:02 PM)
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Find a job that lets your imagination run wild!

WildBrain is made up of a team of innovators and creators who bring industry-leading kids’ content and brands to families globally. We inspire imagination, put creativity first, and believe in the power of storytelling. We are constantly connecting the powers of our global team, making WildBrain a collaborative, openminded and passionate environment to work in.


To work at WildBrain means you get to create stories that lets imaginations run wild. Join our team today to become part of the story!


The Role


Reporting into the VP North America and working closely with the EU Client Services Director and total CPLG HQ team based in London, you will lead the development of strategic licensing plans and maximize sales of licensed products by our licensees by conducting efficient and effective promotional plans at retail consistent with the brand strategy.


As the Director, Client Services, you will be responsible for managing our Americas business for WildBrain (Strawberry Shortcake, Teletubbies, Inspector Gadget, Caillou, Chip & Potato, etc), heading up day-to-day management ensuring a fluent internal process is realized, strategies are set and executed, and to maximize the commercial output; sales, retail and marketing.


What You’ll Do:  

  • Ownership and accountability of your own portfolio of brands
  • Develop consumer products strategy, annual retail and marketing plans and activities in collaboration with the WildBrain Brands team
  • Responsible for day-to-day relationship management of licensor including performance reports, KPIs and understanding of all brand activities
  • Develops local consumer products communication strategy (Web & PR)
  • Responsible for portfolio consumer product marketing budgets, ensuring the maximum impact for minimal cost
  • Support development of joint and cross promotions between the licensees at both digital and physical retail channels
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with retailers, licensors, partners and licensees
  • Support sales in maintaining and broadening customer relationships in order to achieve sales targets.
  • Visits to fairs, exhibitions, conferences as needed.
  • Lead trend identification and reporting to licensees and licensors
  • Create quarterly market snapshots, identifying market gaps, innovation and growth opportunities for licensees and licensors
  • Continuously strive to identify and expand retail partners who have not worked with CPLG


What You’ll Bring:  

  • Proven experience brand management, franchise and consumer product planning
  • An enthusiastic, independent, multi-tasker and calm under pressure
  • Outstanding interpersonal and networking skills
  • Keen eye for detail, hands-on approach
  • Excellent communication ability
  • Good verbal and written skills in English and additional languages preferred
  • Good knowledge of MS Office including Excel and PowerPoint


What We Bring:


Working at WildBrain is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality. We offer competitive family-focused benefits, we invest in our people and their future with generous 401K matching, plus bonus time-off, because you deserve it!


WildBrain provides an atmosphere free from barriers in order to promote inclusion, equity and diversity. We celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders and external partners. WildBrain fosters an environment that respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs, thereby ensuring equity and diversity in employment. We demonstrate our commitment to this by providing a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. WildBrain also accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.


We appreciate all applicants who express interest in being a part of the WildBrain team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings, you will be contacted.


About WildBrain:


At WildBrain we inspire imaginations to run wild, engaging kids and families everywhere with great content across all media. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. At our 75,000-square-foot state-of-the-art animation studio in Vancouver, BC, we produce such fan-favourite series as The Snoopy Show, Snoopy in Space, Chip & Potato, Carmen Sandiego, Go, Dog. Go! and more. Our shows are enjoyed worldwide in more than 150 countries on over 500 streaming platforms and telecasters, and our AVOD business – WildBrain Spark – offers one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, garnering billions of views per month from over 150 million subscribers. We also license consumer products and location-based entertainment in every major territory for our own properties as well as for our clients and content partners. Our television group owns and operates four family entertainment channels that are among the most viewed in Canada. WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Please visit us at wildbrain.com


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