Date Posted

Sept. 7, 2017


Activision Blizzard

Job Location

California, United States of America

Type of Employment


About the Company

Activision Blizzard, Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) is one the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and sits at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment. Activision Blizzard is a member of the S&P 500, and is recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world with over 9,600 employees, and its games are played in 196 countries.

Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty®, Destiny, Skylanders®, World of Warcraft®, StarCraft®, Diablo®, Hearthstone®: Heroes of Warcraft™, Overwatch®, Candy Crush™, Farm Heroes™, Pet Rescue™ and Bubble Witch™. What makes Activision Blizzard unique is our highly-focused approach and concentration on opportunities to create breakthrough entertainment experiences. In 2016 we generated revenue of $6.61 billion and operating income of $2.32 billion. We're composed of three main operating units: Blizzard Entertainment, Activision Publishing and King Digital Entertainment. We operate some of the most talented development studios on the planet, including Treyarch, Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, and Toys for Bob. We also operate Major League Gaming, a business devoted to eSports and competitive gaming, and Activision Blizzard Studios, which creates original film and television content based on our library of globally-recognized intellectual properties. In 2016, we announced the establishment of professional sports leagues for Overwatch and Call of Duty, which will combine Activision Blizzard’s eSports pedigree with the best practices of professional sports.

We believe in developing talent across the organization and at all levels through a variety of development opportunities, including on-the-job development, mentor relationships and formal training. We are big believers that the most meaningful professional growth often happens through stretch-assignments and special projects, but we also offer some great employee development experiences. Additionally, we view ourselves as a community of people who love to have fun together, and our employee camaraderie is fueled by our passion for our products, our industry and future opportunities for the company and its people.

Job Description

Your Mission:
Category Management/Product Development, Sales, Retail Support:
Supports Category Managers on day-to-day relationships with assigned licensees to include facilitating assets, routing/gaining approvals of submissions (to support Product Development Manager) and promotion/advertising initiatives
Obtains quarterly forecasts and consistent sell-thru data from licensees
Supports Category Managers on completion of the sales/negotiation process – CRF’s (Contract Request Form, deal requisition/amendment processing, credit information, contract processing, other documents required by Finance, Legal, GIS (Information Security) or other Departments within the company
Provides all needed product and licensee information to the Retail Marketing/Sales teams to support retail road shows, events, presentations, and property initiatives
Updates retail sell-in/placement grids
Follow-ups on inquiries and requests from potential and current licensees; and execution/implementation of trade and consumer communications/events (e.g., Licensing Expo preparations)
Assists team in researching & identifying key industry trends (e.g. celebrities, popular film & television characters, social media personalities and content)
Responsibility for Special Projects as assigned

Marketing Support:
Obtains product samples for various marketing activities/events (Licensing Expo, E3, retail roadshows)
Creates monthly CP Newsletters for internal and external communication
Coordinates Trade Advertising materials for key events
Maintains Licensee Lists and sales support materials
Supports Licensee Summit organization (send evites, room set-up, presentations, etc.)
Supports all aspects of trade show prep such as Licensing Expo, BLE, Toy Fair, Comic-Con, E3

Database maintenance (licensees, buyers, agents)
Accounts Payable management assistance: create purchase orders, new suppliers set up, etc.
Upload CRF’s to initiate contract administration

Job Requirements

Player Profile:
2-3 years of experience in licensing and brand management preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with internal and external partners
Capable of working with multiple managers on the team
Highly detail-oriented
Strong computer skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Keynote)
Self-starter, motivated and proactive, flexible
Friendly, people oriented team player
Able to handle multiple tasks and assignments
High level of interest in category/licensing preferred – retail/wholesale and/or product development experience a plus



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