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Licensing Manager, ELLE and ELLE Decor, Americas

Lagardere Active Enterprises Americas

Job Type:

Full Time

About the Role

Lagardere Active Enterprises Americas (LAEA), in charge of ELLE and ELLE DÉCOR brand licensing, is looking for a Licensing Manager (Full time) to help manage its relationships with all existing brand partners as well as establish new ones.
The Licensing Manager will support a group of domestic and international licensees to ensure licensee compliance and foster business growth.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 Lead daily communication with the licensees and internal cross-functional teams (design, marketing, legal and finance)
 Serve as primary driver to provide support, information, and materials for licensees to enhance development of new products and continued retail expansion of existing products.
 Identify, develop, and execute new business initiatives in the “home décor” categories.
 Establish financials goals and business strategies to achieve them, providing input in overall short-term and long-range budget targets.
 Analyze, pitch, and negotiate new business deals and seek opportunities for growth across new product categories and retailers.
 Assist in all quarterly forecasts and business reviews. Monitor sales results to ensure revenues meet budgetary goals.
 Stay up to date with the retail landscape and report on relevant new trends.
 Conduct regular touch bases and in person meetings with all key partners to ensure the ELLE Décor brand is supported.
 Build custom pitch decks and sales materials to support licensees (sales and marketing team).
 Meet and exceed sales goals by identifying opportunities and developing big picture strategies.
 Lead communication with the Design team to coordinate all product development milestones, including product approvals and any rush requests.
 Work closely with the Head of Licensing Americas and Marketing Manager to build long term strategies to support partnerships with retailers and licensees.



 3+ years working in licensing/marketing/consumer product sales role  

 Prior experience in a licensing role for the “home décor & furniture categories” is a plus

 Experience in a fashion or lifestyle brand in licensing is a plus

 French and/or Spanish speaker is a plus

Qualification Requirements:

 Bachelor’s degree required

 Good knowledge of the retail and competitive brand landscape

 Highly collaborative team player who can work independently with minimal supervision

 High attention to detail and the ability to multitask with shifting priorities

 Strong time management skills and organization

 Ability to think creatively and out of the box

 Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 Proficient with negotiations and contract management

 Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

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