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Licensing Coordinator - Apparel & Accessories

Products / Global Consumer Products | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Sesame Workshop is looking to hire a Licensing Coordinator - Apparel & Accessories.  The Licensing Coordinator will be a part of the Global Consumer Products group and will provide administrative and project support. 

 Desired Skills & Experience

Creative Management but not limited to:

  • Responsible for overseeing the development and marketing of quality product.
  • Process product approval submissions and traffic forms to creative resources and business managers.  Return all materials to licensees.  Includes independent review & decision-making.
  • Coordinate and run line reviews and product development meetings with creative resources and licensees on a regular basis. 
  • Ensure product development is within contractual rights.
  • Develop and maintain licensees’ files for all product submissions.
  • Inventory creative assets currently with licensees and distribute creative assets as applicable and on an ongoing basis.
  • Gather and maintain information for the creation of product development schedules including key milestones in process. 
  • Create and maintain product bibles for all licensees including line lists, product photos and catalogs.
  • Assist in the maintenance of sample stockroom and inventory for all licensees, including archiving of samples.  Includes interfacing with licensee on current sample requirements.
  • Assist on multiple projects as they become available, prioritizing projects across multiple categories.
  • Supports Senior Director by providing creative management tasks for additional key licensees.

Business Support but not limited to:

  • Assist in requesting, collecting and organizing line lists, sell-in & sell-thru data, retail updates, marketing & merchandising plans, etc.; Coordinate business reviews, line reviews and product development meetings with licensees and creative resources on a regular basis, and attend when necessary. 
  • Schedule, conduct and recap recurring business updates with licensees.
  • Assist in researching potential new partners.
  • Stay apprised of competitive and marketplace trends via various means.
  • Coordinate and gather quarterly forecasts from licensees and organize financial data.
  • Assist with deal memo and other legal document preparation. 
  • Create decks, one-sheets and pitches for various internal and external meetings.
  • Coordinate materials for trade shows, advertising, events and line reviews.
  • Provides business management tasks for additional key licensees, including but not limited to, licensee performance analysis, minute preparation, deal memo preparation, meeting coordination, etc.

Qualifications

  • B.A/B.S College Degree preferred
  • Apparel/accessories and character licensing management experience preferred
  • 3 years of work experience preferred
  • Understanding of the components of commodity business based on sales and gross margin profitability as well as manufacturing process and development
  • Ability to take direction
  • A positive attitude with a sense of humor
  • Creative, media and trend savvy
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Organizational and follow-through skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in fast paced environment
  • Team player
  • Confident
  • Attention to details and extremely organized
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once and prioritize
  • Ability to work independently and “own” projects
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Computer Proficient with Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel and Internet a must