Date Posted

March 4, 2019

Company

IRONMAN

Job Location

Florida, United States of America

Type of Employment

full-time

About the Company

ABOUT US:
A Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, Iron Girl®, IRONKIDS®, six of nine International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series races, road cycling events including the UCI Velothon Majors Series, mountain bike races, premier marathons and other multisport races. IRONMAN’s events, together with all other Wanda Sports Holdings events, provide more than 680,000 participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 260 events across 42 countries. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.

Job Description

Reporting to the Senior Director, Global Licensing, the Manager, Global Licensing will be responsible for developing the overall business opportunity for the assigned region(s). The Manager, Global Licensing will work closely with the Sr Director in driving direct IRONMAN Group owned licensing revenues globally across key categories. This includes developing licensing leads in product categories including fitness equipment and accessories, athlete health and nutrition, athlete healing and personal care, branded sporting goods, apparel & accessories, stationary & gift, connected devices and electronics as well as other new business opportunities.

Job Requirements

The Manager position requires demonstrated knowledge of the Consumer Products business, brand management/development, consumer marketing, licensing and/or retail product marketing. Candidate will develop the research and independent outreach of sales efforts for licensing initiatives in key territories. In addition, the Manager will work closely with internal departments (and in some case with event licensees) for the integration and promotion of licensed products and activation of licensing partners across sponsorship, partner activation, merchandise, e-commerce and marketing teams.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience in negotiating licensing relationships
• 3-5 years of experience of the Consumer Products business, brand management/development, consumer marketing, licensing and/or retail product marketing sales with a Sports Property background strongly preferred. International experience a plus
• Demonstrated experience in developing successful client relationships from lead generation through closing
• Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics and requirements.
• Experience and knowledge of licensing, product development and retail distribution particularly in sporting goods, drugstore, food, specialty and mass channels
• Ability to build and sustain trust-based, value-added relationships internally and externally

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• Strategic planner and ability to think quickly
• Ability to see big picture while focusing on licensing details
• Lead, engage and drive client discussions
• Highly organized with strong follow-through
• Multi-task oriented and self-starter
• Problem solver and creative (out of the box) thinker
• Team player able to build solid relationships across business units
• Flexibility to create programs in the changing retail market
• Ability to build and sustain trust-based, value-added relationships internally and externally
• Works well in team environment
• Integrity
• Additional languages a plus

Salary

45-60K

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to licensing@ironman.com