Talent Licensing Manager

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 3 months ago(12/9/2017 9:20 AM)
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The Talent Licensing Manager, North America Sports & Entertainment is responsible for the management of all autograph licensing agreements between athletes, celebrities and Topps.  The position acts as the center point for all information between athletes, celebrities, agencies and Topps in the procurement of rights, content and services for trading card products.  The Talent Licensing Manager will work closely with internal resources including product development, production, legal, finance, e-commerce, digital, marketing, customer service, as well as daily correspondence with external agencies.  The Talent Licensing Manager will work closely with the brand team to ensure that autograph content is aligned with all product requirements.  



  • Responsible for the generation, signing, accounting and managing of all talent and agent interactions
  • Manage the autograph and relic licensing program including negotiating deals with talent and agents across sports and entertainment properties
  • Work closely with brand teams to create product subject lists, provide cost insights on a per-talent basis and manage product milestone calendars
  • Generate licensing reports to analyze current autograph status across entire trading card product portfolio
  • Oversee lifecycle of contracts while monitoring dates of legal significance such as expirations and options
  • Ensure compliance to contractual obligations ensuring all services are executed
  • Foster and maintain relationships with league licensors, player associations, agents and industry contacts
  • Spearhead talent activations and marketing/licensing events
  • Manage unforeseen issues during non-business hours



  • 5+ years of experience in related field (sports agency, sports marketing, athlete management)
  • Self-confident, energetic, pro-active, organized, highly detailed and goal oriented
  • Strong passion and comprehensive knowledge of MLB and MiLB
  • Proven track record of generating, negotiating and finalizing deals
  • Work well under pressure, able to meet tight deadlines and thrive in changing circumstances; enjoys a fast paced environment
  • Team oriented with ability to interact with personnel across the organization
  • Exceptional written and oral communication
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of Topps business and product lines
  • Schedule flexibility for significant travel both on weekdays and weekends
  • Bachelor’s degree


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