Date Posted

Feb. 12, 2018


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®, Hervé Léger®, 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

Reporting directly to the Vice President, Celebrity and Entertainment. The Licensing Director is responsible for maintaining brand integrity, improving product sales, as well as assisting with the management and coordination between global licensees. The Licensing Director will work closely with licensees to help execute overall strategic vision and will also be responsible for prospecting and negotiating new license agreements and identifying and securing available 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.

Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conceive and support brand architecture and achieve overall business goals for the brand
- Assist with the overall brand strategy and help ensure financial targets are achieved
- Assist with the direction, implementation, execution and continuous improvement of the licensing processes
- Grow licensing partner relationships across all categories
- Strategize and drive growth with licensees for retail and category expansion
- Research categories, stay abreast of trends and source new ideas for opportunities
- Partner with internal accounting department for invoices, royalty reporting and late payment notifications
- Ensure licensee compliance on contractual terms including forecasting, royalty reporting and marketing
- Analyze forecasting and budgeting for licensee revenue
- Maintain brand integrity across product lines, advertising, and all other internal and external communication as it pertains to the brand
- Assist with Brand Summits communicating brand message to external partners
- Participate in key sales and marketing presentations as necessary.
- Manage brand guidelines to ensure all vendors and internal audiences follow them and update them as necessary.

Job Requirements

At least 5 years of experience in licensing, business development, or brand marketing.

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



How to Apply

Apply by sending a resume inclusive of resume and salary requirements to HR@ABG-NYC.COM with the subject "Licensing Director, Celebrity & Entertainment"