Date Posted

Sept. 8, 2017


Authentic Brands Group

Job Location

New York, United States of America

Type of Employment


About the Company

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) is a brand development, marketing and entertainment company which owns a global portfolio of fashion, sports, celebrity and entertainment brands. Headquartered in New York City, ABG manages, elevates and builds the long-term value of more than 28 consumer brands by partnering with best-in-class manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. Our brands span a global retail footprint of more than 2,000 doors across luxury, specialty, outlets, department stores, shop-in-shops, ecommerce, mid-tier and mass channels.

ABG’s global portfolio of world-renowned brands includes Marilyn Monroe®, Mini Marilyn®, Elvis Presley®, Muhammad Ali®, Shaquille O’Neal®, Dr. J®, Thalía®, Neil Lane®, Greg Norman®, Michael Jackson® *managed brand*, Juicy Couture®, Aéropostale®, Jones New York®, Judith Leiber®, Frederick’s of Hollywood®, Frye®, Adrienne Vittadini®, Taryn Rose®, Misook®, Hickey Freeman®, Hart Schaffner Marx®, Spyder®, Tretorn®, Tapout®, Prince®, Airwalk®, Vision Street Wear®, and Hind®.

Job Description

The Senior Director, Brand is responsible for maintaining brand integrity, managing a portfolio of global licensees and ensuring Brand revenue targets are achieved. The Senior Brand Director will work closely with licensees to help execute the overall strategic vision of the brand and will also be responsible for prospecting and negotiating new license agreements, as well as identifying and securing new opportunities for the brand. Must be exceptionally well versed in Microsoft Excel. Must possess great organizational skills, communication skills, have the ability to manage cross-functional team projects and multi-task.

Authentic Brands Group is rapidly growing and there is an immediate need for a high-paced, high-skilled and extremely motivated person with strong business acumen who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Develop strategies and execute programs to maximize expansion and development of wholesale, direct-to-retail, and other licensee relationships across a broad range of product categories.
• Manage and drive existing licensee partnerships for maximum revenue.
• Analyze business models, negotiate and execute new licensee agreements to achieve strategic objectives and drive revenue growth.
• Manage licensee products and partnerships to increase reach, visibility, awareness and meet revenue goals.
• Ensure achievement of the brand’s budget & financial goals
• Direct the overall brand strategy, vision, positioning and architecture
• Assist with the direction, implementation, execution and continuous improvement of the licensing processes.
• Facilitate organization between cross-functional teams.
• Analyze consumer, retail trends and information to help identify product categories to enter as future sources of growth.
• Negotiate new licensing agreements and partner with Business Development and Legal to close deals.

Job Requirements

At least 10 years of experience in brand marketing or licensing program management:

1. Proven track record in brand management and licensing. Sport brands and global brand experience a plus.
2. History/Understanding of how licensing deals are identified and negotiation.
3. Experience securing and managing licensing deals across a variety of product categories.
4. Strong analytical and research skills
5. Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
6. Must exhibit excellent attention to detail and good organizational and follow-through skills.
7. Must have strong computer proficiency and well-versed in MS Office. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
8. Bachelor's degree required. MBA a plus.
9. Willingness and ability to travel as the role requires
10. Strong International experience


TBD Based on Experience

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