• TALENT LICENSING PLANNER – NORTH AMERICA SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 3 months ago(4/27/2018 12:13 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1216
    # of Openings
    2
    Category
    Other
  • Overview

    The Talent Licensing Planner, NASE is responsible for the coordination of signings between athletes/celebrities and Topps.  The position acts as the center point for all coordination between athletes/celebrities, agencies, representatives and Topps in the procurement of autographs for trading card products.  He/She will work closely with internal resources including production, legal, finance, e-commerce, digital, marketing, as well as daily correspondence with external agencies and Topps witness representatives.  He/She will work closely with operations to ensure that autograph procurement is aligned with all product deadlines

    Responsibilities

    Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Work with Operations to plan and manage product production schedules.
    • Act as liaison between Topps and agents/marketing reps for the coordination of signings.
    • Spearhead the strategy for optimizing autograph signings throughout the product calendar year.
    • Prioritize projects and card signings based on deadlines and milestone calendar dates.
    • Manage and coordinate with Topps witness representatives for autograph signings.
    • Coordinate with Licensing Manager and Accounts Payable to ensure contracted parties are paid for all autograph signings in a timely manner.
    • Ensure compliance to contractual obligations ensuring all services are executed.
    • Foster and maintain relationships with agents, marketing reps and industry contacts.
    • Coordinate activations and marketing/licensing events.
    • Purchase raw materials for Authentics business.

    Qualifications

    Requirements: 

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Experience in related field (sports industry, project management)
    • Candidates should be self-confident, energetic, pro-active, organized and highly detailed-oriented.
    • Must like a fast paced environment, and have ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and thrive in changing circumstances.
    • Manage unforeseen issues during non-business hours.
    • Exceptional written and oral communication.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
    • Strong passion and comprehensive knowledge of MLB and MiLB a plus

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