WildBrain

Client Services Manager, Lifestyle

Job Locations UK-London
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(12/21/2021 5:26 AM)
ID
2021-4933
# of Openings
1
Category
Operations
Location : Location
UK-London
Job Post Information* : External Company Name
CPLG
Job Post Information* : External Company URL
www.cplg.com

Overview

Find a job that let’s your imagination run wild!

 

With 14 offices covering 60 countries, WildBrain CPLG is one of the leading third-party licensing agencies, managing consumer products for some of the world’s best loved properties across lifestyle brands, entertainment, and classics. Since 1972 we have been providing our clients dedicated licensing and marketing industry professionals, and a fully integrated product development team. We are looking to add to our talented team of innovators that can help us manage some of the most profitable and enduring brands in the world!

 

We believe that our partnerships are about clarity, openness, and trust. We are widely known for our no-nonsense, straightforward approach. Come join us!

 

The Role

 

WildBrain CPLG is looking for a Client Services Manager, Lifestyle Brands to join our Lifestyle Commercial Team! Operated as a separate team within WildBrain CPLG, the Lifestyle division is responsible for driving the strategic revenue growth of the growing Lifestyle portfolio of brands including: Absolut, Malibu, Osprey London, Romero Britto, Karcher, Authentic Brands Group, Motul and more.  Reporting to the Group Brands Director, this is a key role within the Lifestyle team. The Client Services Manager will oversee and manage relationships with key licensors and work closely with the international Lifestyle sales team to support the revenue growth of the lifestyle portfolio of brands.

Responsibilities

  • Main point of contact for key lifestyle licensors ensuring smooth flow of communication between Licensors and commercial teams (lifestyle and wider sales teams).
  • Manage sub-agents where relevant, providing regular brand updates and flow of information between sub-agents and licensor.  Ensue sub-agents have all relevant sales information needed to drive their business.
  • Together with the Group Brands Director and licensor, develop strategic licensing plans and communicate to the wider Lifestyle sales team and sub-agents to ensure sales activity is aligned with agreed strategies.
  • Establish processes to on-board new licensees and sub-agents in line with both product development and sales leads.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with key internal departments including Sales, Retail and Marketing, Legal, Finance and Creative Services.
  • Close communication with Lifestyle sales team and relevant salespeople in local offices to provide regular sales updates to licensors ensuring any status documents are kept up to date.
  • Ensure sales leads have necessary support to meet revenue forecasts and agreed strategy on brands.
  • Together with the Licensing Coordinator lead regular status calls and update meetings with assigned Licensors ensuring minutes and actions are distributed within a set time frame.
  • Ensure Licensors are up to date with product roll-out schedules liaising with internal product development and sales leads where necessary.
  • Oversee creation and adaptation of sales materials including but not limited to pitch decks, retail and marketing presentations, best practice decks and, together with the licensing coordinator, ensure these are kept up to date and shared with relevant sales leads.
  • Respond to day-to-day Licensor requests for information on the brands including sales updates, marketing and retail plans.
  • Prepare and present regular reviews on assigned Brands to both internal and external Stakeholders
  • Respond to internal and external clients’ requests in a timely manner.
  • Be forthcoming with new ideas and ways of working to effectively support and grow lifestyle brands business.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends, retail and competitor activity to assist Licensor’s gain market-leading advantage.
  • React quickly and effectively to unplanned opportunities.
  • Attend trade fairs, conferences and licensor meetings as required.
  • Dealing with the USA on regular basis requiring some out of office hours calls.
  • Direct Report: Licensing Coordinator, Lifestyle

Qualifications

  • Proven experience in in brand management and/or sales & marketing within the licensing or brands industry
  • Experience of stakeholder management
  • Understanding of licensing deal negotiation and process
  • Highly organized, ability to prioritise and calm under pressure
  • Focused on bringing added value to the team with a pro-active attitude
  • Experience working across within an international organisation
  • Second language preferred but not necessity

 

What We Offer

 

Working at WildBrain CPLG is more than a job — it is the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful, and imaginative people! We will recognize your talents, encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment, that promotes creativity and individuality.

 

Some of the perks we have are Health Insurance, Enhanced Pension, Income Protection, Subsidized Gym, Help@Hand, Extra Holidays, BenefitHub, Employee Share Purchase Programme, Flexible Working & Summer Hours etc.,

 

WildBrain CPLG is committed to providing a supportive work environment and corporate culture free from barriers to promote inclusion, equality, and diversity. WildBrain CPLG accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

 

About WildBrain – a parent company of WildBrain CPLG

 

At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. 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. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. WildBrain’s portfolio spans all areas of the entertainment industry: WildBrain Studios, where we develop and produce hit animated and live actions series; WildBrain Television, which is composed of prominent kids’ television channels in Canada (Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino); home to Peanuts Worldwide; brand management to some of the world’s most-loved kids brands; celebrated global licensing and distribution teams with WildBrain CPLG, and a leading children’s YouTube network in WildBrain Spark, one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 168 million subscribers.

 

WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit wildbrain.com to learn more!

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