Category Manager - Licensed Kids Ent.
The role of Category Manager sits within the consumer products division of a globally successful entertainment business. This is a commercial role and they are looking for someone who has negotiated deals with UK Retailers for Hardlines categories (in particular Toys).
As the role of Category Manager, you will be responsible for the management and development of their Hardlines Category
The role is a strategic sales role selling product and promotional opportunities to licensees. The position involves developing a strategic plan for the category. Regular travel nationwide to effectively manage & provide an excellent service to all partners will be required
The role will deliver relevant category, licensee and retail insights and manage the end-to-end of the licensing process - from licensee acquisition, deal negotiation, product planning, day-to-day licensee management and support for the licensee with retail placement. The successful candidate will also be responsible for financial planning, forecasting and support of the accounting team with AR, ensuring the UK delivers on the annual business plan.
Reporting in the Director of Hardlines EMEA with a dotted line into the Director of Licensing UK and Nordics you will tasked with looking for opportunities in the Hardlines category to grow the business with new Licensees and products. You will work with the senior Licensing team to shape and implement the Hardlines strategy, Implement the Licensing pitch process and appoint the best in category Licensees for their properties.
In return you will be joining one of the world's biggest Entertainment Businesses in fabulous zone 1 offices, receiving a fantastic set of benefits including a pension where the company will double you contribution up to a maximum of 12% and Private Medical and Dental.