Brand Assistant

US-NY-New York
1 week ago(12/9/2017 11:09 AM)
Job ID
2017-1166
# of Openings
1
Category
Marketing

Overview

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Topps is currently seeking a Brand Assistant to join ts North American Sports & Entertainment division. 

 

The Brand Assistant for Entertainment helps execute the strategy set forth by the Brand Manager. The BA will manage executional activities across multiple entertainment properties that help ensure the products are of high-quality, delivered on-time and within budget. The role will require strict attention to detail, ability to manage multiple deadlines, and ability to be fast and flexible in reacting to feedback from managers, cross-functional teams and licensors.

Responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Assist Brand Manager on creation of Product Descriptions and ensure deadlines are met
  • Manage subject lists and budgets to maximize quality of product content
  • Work with project management to ensure deadlines are met
  • Partner with art department to bring exciting fresh designs to each brand
  • Partner with Editors to ensure image selection is appropriate for each product
  • Manage the sketch card process including sending recruitment emails for sketch card projects to artists and managing responses

Knowledge

  • The Brand Assistant will need to become knowledgeable of Topps licenses (Star Wars, WWE, Garbage Pail Kids, Wacky Packages, The Walking Dead) in this role to deliver compelling product to consumers
  • Interest in pop culture and keeping up with latest shows and trends a major plus

Qualifications

Desired Skills and Experience

Skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workflow
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills – Word, PowerPoint and Excel essential
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – written and oral

 

Experience

  • 1-2 years brand or product management experience
  • Solid business and product development background
  • Consumer products or collectables experience preferred

Education

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent in marketing, business, or related field

 

Headquartered in New York, NY, The Topps Company is a leading creator and marketer of sports and entertainment products and distinctive confections. Topps' North America Sports and Entertainment division produces trading cards, sticker album collections, and collectible games related to iconic global brands such as Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, Star Wars, English Premiere League, UEFA Champions League, and World Wrestling Entertainment. The company has also expanded its portfolio of products to include digital trading cards. Topps Digital Apps produces, develops and operates mobile applications that give you access to an exclusive digital card collection at your fingertips that are sold via the Apple and Google app stores under the brand names BUNT, HUDDLE, KICK, Star Wars Card Trader and many more. Topps' confectionery brands, which are marketed under its Bazooka Candy Brands division, include Bazooka bubble gum, Ring Pop, Push Pop, Baby Bottle Pop, and Juicy Drop Pop confectionery items.

 

The Topps Company was founded in 1938 as Topps Chewing Gum, and in its early years produced a popular penny "Topps Gum" from a factory in Brooklyn, NY. After World War II, the company developed Bazooka Bubble Gum, and in 1950, added trading cards to its product line. Baseball cards appeared in 1951 and quickly became a vital part of pop culture, a tradition that continues to this day.

 

For more information please visit www.Topps.com

 

 

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