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Licensing-Product Development Manager - WME | IMG (Los Angeles, CA)

IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 30 countries. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is one of the largest independent producers and distributors of sports media. IMG also specializes in sports training; league development; and marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, a leading global entertainment agency.

IMG Licensing is the premier independent licensing agency, with dominance in Sports related licensing, and currently experiencing tremendous growth on the Corporate Brand, Lifestyle and Brand Extension side of the licensing business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate licensing activities to include approval process, royalty reporting/tracking, financial reports, licensee database, new licensee orientation, and communications
  • Initiate research, review and recommendation of new licensees and product categories to support strategic growth and brand strategies
  • Identify and evaluate new programs that can be developed into licensing opportunities
  • Assist all properties/licensees with special projects and promotions
  • Carry out departmental goals and objectives
  • Maintain various database and spreadsheet files
  • Provide general administrative support functions
  • Independently draft responses to general correspondence
  • Create and/or update sales presentation materials using Power Point, InDesign, and/or Illustrator
  • Assist with the planning and execution of special events, projects, meetings and conferences

Key Competencies

  • Planning/Organizing: the individual uses time efficiently and has the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Quality Control: the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality
  • Adaptability: the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Computer Proficiency: the individual must have excellent computer skills and be able to learn new software as needed
  • Dependability: the individual is consistently at work on time, follows instructions, respond to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance
  • Cooperation: the individual works well with others and is willing to assist where needed; team player
  • Self–Starter: the individual has the ability to stay focused despite changing conditions and workload
  • Attention to Detail: the individual accomplishes tasks thoroughly and efficiently and has strong organizational skills
  • Communication: the individual has the ability to express thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively (verbally and in writing), and ability to converse effectively with staff, client institutions and licensees
  • Problem Solving: the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully, and maintains confidentiality
  • Interpersonal Skills: the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas, and exhibits willingness to try new things
  • Attitude: the individual must always be willing to put the client first and foremost with a positive and friendly customer service attitude

Candidate Requirements

  • Four-year college degree
  • Experiencing in Licensing a plus

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Please state your salary requirements.

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