Date Posted

Sept. 11, 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 celebrity & entertainment and lifestyle brands. Headquartered in New York City, ABG manages, elevates, and builds the long-term value of more than 30 consumer brands by partnering with best-in-class manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. Our brands have a global retail footprint of more than 50,000 points of sale across the luxury, specialty, department store, mid-tier, mass, and e-commerce channels and more than 4,000 branded freestanding stores and shop-in-shops around the world. ABG is committed to transforming brands by delivering compelling product, content, business, and immersive brand experiences. We create and activate original marketing strategies to drive the success of our brands across all consumer touchpoints, platforms, and emerging media.

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

Job Description

Responsible for guiding design and development vis a vis product licensees for their respective categories. Oversees all phases of product development from concept state to production for respective product categories. He/she must ensure products developed are in line with the Brand's product strategy and aesthetic. Responsibilities also supports the commercial end of the business by ensuring that product offered to the marketplace meets the demand for product segmentation and maximizes new distribution opportunities.

• Provide design/merchandising direction and approvals to Licensees for various product categories including:
o Accessories
o Footwear
• Partner with Senior Director of Product Development and Merchandising to identify/research seasonal trends within industry. Gauge new opportunities to drive volume across all channels of distribution
• Engage and Collaborate between differentiated product categories to achieve a shared vision regarding product ideas, designs, fabrications and quality requirements, specifically related to channels of distribution, and maximizing the brand aesthetic
• Collaborate with Creative Director on executing Seasonal Direction in Set Room, providing concise direction for licensed categories. Identify Seasonal Brand Messaging, key items and integrate looks into Set Room
• Support business team and guide strategic decisions on new product development: specifically focusing in on commercial viability in segment and channel. Focus on DTC differentiation and broader distribution opportunities
• Partner with business & marketing teams to prioritize brand direction with product licensees.

Job Requirements

• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
• Working knowledge of buying and merchandising best practices
• Excellent organizational and communication skills with attention to detail
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
• Strong communication, presentation, and organizational skills
• Must be a strategic thinker, persuasive and collaborative
• Ability to understand and explain the brand’s needs
• 5 years of experience as a Product Approval Coordinator or Product Approval Associate
• Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising, Business Administration or related field
• Licensing experience a plus



How to Apply

Apply by sending an email inclusive of resume and salary requirements to with the subject "Product Manager"