Date Posted

Nov. 8, 2018


Perry Ellis International

Job Location

New York, United States of America

Type of Employment


About the Company

Perry Ellis International is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of apparel and accessories for men and women. The company owns or licenses a portfolio featuring some the leading names in fashion. These include Perry Ellis®, Savane®, Jantzen®, Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Cubavera®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Callaway® Golf Apparel, Jack Nicklaus®, GrandSlam® and Nike® Swim. For more than 50 years, PEI has stood at the forefront of fashion, initiating changes and trends that have set the industry standard. Transformation. We wear it well.

Job Description

Licensing Manager - Original Penguin

Perry Ellis International is seeking a Licensing Manager for our Original Penguin brand.
The Licensing Manager will interface with licensees to ensure that the requirements are upheld and to foster business growth. As a Licensing Manager, you’ll serve as the key liaison with assigned Licenses on day-to-day issues at they arise. Interface regularly with stakeholders, Merchandising, Sales and Marketing Managers, divisional Management teams, divisional Marketing, divisional Design Director and divisional Sales of the business.


Monitor adherence to contractual obligations, highlight risks/shortfalls:
Advertising Spending
Marketing Spending
Off-Price Sales/Limits
Year-end Summaries
Monitor Royalty Recap and Master Royalty Reports and highlight issues/revisions to management
Aging Report and follow-up with all Licensees to ensure on-time payment, highlight risks
Audits and ensure timely resolution
Term Sheets for VPs review, submit to Legal and monitor status to ensure timely execution of contracts/amendments

Work closely with PEI Design Teams to:
Ensure adherence to design/merchandising calendar
Ensure adherence to corporate standards on product identification, i.e.: labels, logo, trims, etc...and collect documentation/components
Category expert on trend and competition (positioning, pricing and product mix)
Monitor and analyze seasonal retail selling and develop/implement action plan
Review and discuss seasonal merchandising plans in conjunction with Licensee, prior to first product meeting
Line sheet coordination- Support OPG/PE Design Teams in ensuring documentation of product approvals
Highlight potential line extensions and new business opportunities
Set-up seasonal apparel and accessories overviews with Design
Key interface with Divisional Merchandising and Design Teams (apparel, jewelry, fashion accessories, footwear, etc...) for seasonal design information and brand direction
Retail a minimum of 1x a quarter per category
Assist Vice President with special projects

Track all new business opportunities, update Licensing Activity Report
Key interface with Divisional Marketing and Licensees
Set-up seasonal apparel overviews with Sales
Prepare and distribute brand updates
Initiate project requests for shoots, etc...and oversee to final approval and production
Ensure adherence to brand standards: Logos, Labels,Collateral,In-Store Visuals,Trade Advertising,Fixturing
Retail sales plans and monthly retail sales and summarize results
Monitor bookings to LY and plan seasonally
Monitor sales to budget
Maintain door matrix/account list
Category expert on trend and competition (collateral, advertising, in-store fixturing/shops, retail space, etc...)
Compile information for brand kits
Synthesize important trade articles and highlight potential impact/opportunities
Initial research on potential licensing opportunities
Marketing communication to/from Licensees
Ensure timely execution of brand initiatives
Premium coordination
Facilitate sample requests for PR/Fashion office
Research and handle new account requests
Maintain category exploratory
Assist VP with special events/projects

Job Requirements


College Degree
3+ years licensing experience for a fashion/retail company
Sales (retail or wholesale), Merchandising, Marketing or Brand Management experience
Market Awareness
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills



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