About The Brand
ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.
Overview and Responsibilities
The Specialty Retail Development and Fashion Collaborations Manager is part of theViacomCBS Consumer Products Soft Linesteam and is responsible for working with team leaders to build and maintain retail relationships, create unique products based on our IP with collaborations partners, and manage the daily functions of the team. We are seeking a focused, problem-solving doer to add to our amazing team! Your responsibilities include:
Manage the day to day business for the Specialty Retail and Fashion Collaborations teams
Build and cultivate relationships, field requests, and provide updates to all key Specialty retailers and collaborations partners
Field requests from and update all key internal teams (Franchise, Creative, Legal, Marketing) on an ongoing basis
Manage internal contract tracking system - responsibilities include inputting amendments, renewals, and new contracts
Create and manage all team documents and calendars. Licensee lists, placement grids, program tracking documents, end of year placement summary
Create targeted presentations to pitch new partners/retailers and provide business updates for existing ones
Work with Retail Director, licensee partners and retailers to sell in cross category retail programs
Assist in the preparation and the development of licensee/partner presentations for summits and/or trade shows
Monitor competitive franchises and keep up to date with industry, fashion and retailer news
In accordance with the overall strategy, suggest collaborations partners based on trends in culture, fashion, retail, what’s cool and “the next big thing”
Regular attendance of trade shows and social industry functions where applicable
Minimum 5 years working in Licensing and/or Retail
Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Comfortable multi-tasking and working in a fast-paced, high-performance group with an abundance of projects in a deadline-driven environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to write clear, concise copy
Comfortable presenting in front of large audiences
Strong experience with PowerPoint, Excel, etc. Photoshop/Illustrator is a plus
Skilled diplomat who works effectively with internal departments and external partners
Creative collaborator with high energy and a passion for product, entertainment, trends, fashion, culture, and marketing
Clear strategic vision combined with actions that are defined and executed with urgency
Knowledge of marketing tactics across all platforms including on-air, digital, social and experiential
An analytical mind: able to provide insightful conclusions and recommendations based on trend data and market research
Solutions-oriented self-starter able to effectively elevate strategic concerns to senior management in a timely and accurate manner
Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally
Excellent planning and project management competencies
Ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism
Ability to manage and navigate through complex processes
ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.
At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.
Job Locations US-NY-New York
Function Consumer Products/Licensing/Merchandising/Retail
Job Type Full-Time Staff
iCIMS ID 2021-16068
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