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Brand Licensing Specialist


Weston, FL, USA

Job Type:

Full Time

About the Role

At Jazwares, we believe an innovative idea can come from anywhere, and anyone. We work collaboratively to achieve our goals and we have fun doing it! Jazwares is a global leader in consumer products including toys, plush, action figures, collectibles and musical instruments. Jazwares’ portfolio includes a variety of dynamic, wholly-owned and licensed brands like preschool powerhouses Blippi, Cabbage Patch Kids®, CoComelon and unstoppable action and gaming brands like Fortnite, Halo®, Micro Machines, Nerf, Pokémon and Roblox, leading lifestyle and entertainment brands like All Elite Wrestling™ (AEW), Blinger®, UFC, musical property First Act™, and beloved plush Hug-A-Pet and Squishmallows®, just to name a few. With over 20 years of design, development and manufacturing expertise, Jazwares is an award-winning company with a progressive focus on identifying new trends and transforming them into high-quality products for consumers of all ages. Jazwares, which is headquartered in Sunrise, FL, has offices around the world and sells in over 100 countries. Since its inception in 1997, Jazwares continues to grow through the development of new products and the strategic acquisitions of companies like First Act™, Russ Berrie™, Zag Toys™, Wicked Cool Toys™ and Kellytoy®.

As the Brand Licensing Specialist (GBA) you will help manage the approval process in our licensor’s Digital Rights Systems (MediaBox, LAS, etc) while assisting with all aspects of licensing approvals and submissions within our Preschool Products division.

What you will do:

Work collaboratively with Jazwares’ product and packaging design teams, brand manager, and other internal stakeholders to manage the product submission and approvals process for a diverse portfolio of entertainment licensors.
Understand and master the different Licensors’ approval systems & software, while providing product or packaging feedback to licensor and internal cross-functional teams to ensure fast turnarounds
Manage day to day information integrity between Jazwares’ preschool team and licensor
Be adaptable to shifting priorities and oversee the product development process closely to ensure development stages and ship dates are met
Master the competitive landscape and provide feedback to help contribute to Jazwares’ preschool product lines to create the best fit for the brand
Brainstorm with internal and external teams to problem solve, troubleshoot, and to help bring innovative play experiences to market.
Participate in regularly scheduled meetings with our licensing partners and serve as a point of contact for communication and updates.


What we are looking for: 

Education Requirements: Bachelor's Degree

Experience Requirements 2-4 years of experience in brand, licensing, marketing or product management/development

A passion to learn about toys, play patterns and other trends in the industry!

Strong project management skills. Detail-oriented and strong organizational and time management skills while juggling multiple projects at once are required

Knowledge and experience of the product development process for consumer hard/soft goods is required. Experience in toys, licensing or related consumer products industry desirable.

Ability to thrive in a time-sensitive, fast-paced environment

Knowledge of the DRM (Digital Rights Management) systems a PLUS  

Strong written and verbal communication skills - an articulate speaker who knows how to read and engage an audience and is a strategic team player

Flexible with ability to pivot quickly from one project to the next at varying stages of development without losing track

Proficient in Google Suite    

Skilled in presentation composition and communications technology including PowerPoint and Google Slides

What we offer:

Medical Insurance 100% Company paid for Employee and Children

Employee Basic Life and AD&D Insurance

401(K) Retirement Program - Jazwares matches up to 4% of pretax or post-tax deferrals.

Short & Long Term Disability

Paid Parental Leave

Sick Leave, Vacation, Holiday Pay

Tuition Reimbursement

Summer Fridays

Hybrid Schedule, 3 days in office. 

 JAZWARES is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, age, military status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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