Date Posted

Sept. 12, 2018

Company

Evolution

Job Location

United Kingdom

Type of Employment

full-time

About the Company

Founded in 2010 by licensing industry veterans, Evolution is a privately held, full service end-to-end licensing and brand management agency. Offices in Calabasas CA, Austin TX, Cape Town, South Africa and Melbourne, Australia with a goal to establish an EMEA based operation.

We represent a broad portfolio of clients and IP, including: media and entertainment (live action films and TV, animated series), celebrity estates, character brands, video games, and lifestyle brands. Currently expanding into the food and beverage category for representation.

Evolution has the expertise to fully monetize all forms of intellectual properties through licensing and merchandising, digital monetization, promotions, location based entertainment, retail development and brand management on a global scale. Evolution is also adept at sourcing, manufacturing, sales and distribution, which enables it to develop intellectual properties from concept to the retail shelf.

Job Description

Job Description:

Reporting directly to the Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for management of several clients brands within the agency. P&L responsibility. EMEA region oversight.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Spearhead the licensing and brand management functions for several clients IP's that are consistent with the company’s overall strategy and goals.
Directly manage IP portfolio by providing brand strategy, vision, positioning and brand architecture.
Develop and implement strategies and execute licensing and promotional / marketing programs to maximize the clients IP value via wholesale, direct-to-retail, and other licensee relationships.
Implement brand guidelines to ensure all licensees execute on the applicable brand vision.
Manage and drive existing licensee and sub-agency partnerships, for maximum revenue return.
Analyze business models, negotiate and execute new license agreements to achieve strategic objectives.
Manage licensee product strategies and partnerships to increase reach, visibility and awareness at retail.
Ensure achievement of the brand’s budget & financial goals.
Facilitate organization between cross-functional teams.
Key liaison to clients.
Analyze consumer, retail trends and information to help identify product categories to enter as future sources of growth.
Partner with Chief Revenue Officer to negotiate new licensing agreements and to close deals.
Actively manage a sub-agent network in EMEA region.
Attend key trade shows as required.
Assist in new client acquisitions.

Job Requirements

At least 10 years of experience in the licensing business with responsibility for brand management, sales or licensing programs.
Proven track record in brand management and licensing sales (Licensee, Licensor, Agency, Retailer) with experience in entertainment, brands, lifestyle, character, and/or food and beverage.
Food and Beverage licensing and/or brand marketing experience a significant benefit.
Strong analytical and market research skills.
Ability to manage a P&L and develop annual financial business plans.
Experience working with key retailers and licensees in multiple categories and channels of distribution.
Must be highly motivated, able to work independently.
Sales management skills a plus.
Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
Must exhibit excellent attention to detail and good organization as well as follow-through.
Must have strong computer proficiency and well-versed in MS Office. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Ability to multi-task.
Willingness and ability to travel throughout EMEA region as the role requires.
Strong International experience and understanding of the international marketplace.
Bachelor's degree required. MBA a plus.
Multilingual a positive.

Salary

TBD

How to Apply

APPLY BY SENDING AN EMAIL INCLUSIVE OF RESUME, REFERENCES AND SALARY REQUIREMENTS WITH THE SUBJECT "LICENSING BRAND MANAGEMENT POSITION - EMEA" - TO LICENSING@EVOMGT.COM