WildBrain

Sales Manager - Softlines (Spain/Italy)

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(3/30/2022 8:52 AM)
ID
2022-5071
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
ES-Barcelona
Category
Sales
Location : Location
ES-Barcelona
Job Post Information* : External Company Name
CPLG
Job Post Information* : External Company URL
www.cplg.com

Overview

Find a job that lets 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 1974 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

Develop and strategically grow existing and new business for CPLG’s representation in the Iberian region within Apparel and Fashion Apparel business. This role will work closely with Commercial Director, Iberia and MD, Iberia/VP Southern Europe, the Local Commercial Team in Iberia and other CPLG regions and the CPLG Europe brand team, securing licensees for each property and maximizing retail activity. The office is based in Barcelona.

 

What We Offer

Working at WildBrain CPLG is more than a job — it’s 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. All country-specific statutory benefits apply.

 

WildBrain CPLG is committed to providing a supportive work environment and corporate culture free from barriers in order 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!

Responsibilities

What You Will Do

  • Be, with other Sales Managers, the main commercial contact for all business across all brands in Apparel and Fashion Apparel in Iberia.
  • In coordination with the rest of the Commercial Team, build strong direct retail partnerships (either DTR or with licensees) with core regional Fashion Retailers such as Inditex, Cortefiel, Mango, Desigual, among others.
  • Prospect and Search for relevant Properties to represent, fitting with Fashion Retail needs and trends.
  • Design and build up the relevant Sales Materials and assets, Inspirational Boards, Trend Boards among others to proficiently maximize the Apparel and Fashion-Apparel business in Iberia.
  • Together with regional MD and other Commercial Team members, set and execute the Company’s licensing and retail strategies and review quarterly within the company´s budgeting process.
  • Prepare and exceed annual forecasts and manage a portfolio of own category accounts.
  • Develop and manage critical Licensor relationships in tandem with MD Iberia and the rest of the Commercial Team.
  • Interacting with rest of Commercial Team to activate agreed strategies.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with licensees, licensors, partners and retailers (where appropriate).
  • Conduct business reviews for Licensors and internal CPLG Management to consistently high standards.
  • Ensure strict adherence to CPLG’s CRM system (OASIS) as the central information tool for licensor reviews and internal forecasting and business management.
  • Collect the relevant market information, identifying market opportunities for the relevant Apparel and Fashion-Apparel Categories.
  • Continuously strive to identify and secure new licensees that have not worked with CPLG
  • Providing information to assist in marketing and sales plans.
  • Feedback on the progress and outcome of the commercial efforts.

Qualifications

What You Will Bring

  • Outstanding Fashion Skills. Preferable experience with Fashion Retail Business (Inditex, Cortefiel, Mango, Desigual among others).
  • Design skills preferred.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and networking skills.
  • A keen eye for detail, hands-on approach with a strategic vision.
  • An innovative and creative salesperson.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and can communicate at all levels.
  • Design skills preferred.
  • Good verbal and written skills in Spanish and English.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office including Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Travel required.

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