• Assistant Talent Licensing Manager

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/26/2018 5:19 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1215
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Other
  • Overview

    ASSISTANT TALENT LICENSING MANAGER – NORTH AMERICA SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Summary:  The Assistant Talent Licensing Manager, NASE is responsible for all information between athletes/celebrities, agencies and Topps in the procurement of rights, content and services for trading card products.  He/She 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.  He/She will work closely with the brand team to ensure that autograph content is aligned with all product requirements.  

    Responsibilities

    Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for the generation, signing, accounting and managing of 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.

    Qualifications

    Requirements: 

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • 3+ years of experience in related field (sports agency, sports marketing, athlete management)
    • Candidates should be self-confident, energetic, pro-active, organized and highly detailed-oriented.
    • Strong passion and comprehensive knowledge of MLB and MiLB.
    • Must like a fast paced environment, and have ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and thrive in changing circumstances.
    • Proven track record of generating, negotiating and finalizing deals.
    • Team oriented with ability to interact with personnel across the organization.
    • Must have schedule flexibility for significant travel both on weekdays and weekends.
    • Manage unforeseen issues during non-business hours.
    • Exceptional written and oral communication.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
    • Knowledge of Topps business/product lines a plus.
    • Goal oriented.

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