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Licensing Associate (Project Hire)


The Associate provides support for the Core and Emerging Business segments in order to meet or exceed predetermined revenue targets and growth objectives by managing a number of assigned system processes and special projects. ResponsibilitiesProduct Development:

  • Set-up line review with account managers and PD team where required
  • Liaise with Product Development team to ensure timely approval of products which may include: lead meetings, responding to questions related to OPA submission changes, GTL accuracy, product descriptions, executes merchandising plans, PR & marketing plans
  • Prepare product presentations including but not limited to internal line reviews, product showcases and licensee pitches
  • On Emerging Business segment, works with digital stakeholders to obtain content (ebooks, short form, MINTS, etc) along with obtaining necessary permissions, clearances and fulfillment of files

Forecast, Business and Pub Planning:

  • Obtain and review quarterly sales forecast and accrual information from account managers in order to build quarterly forecast and budget by inputting projections into Invision
  • Support strategy and business planning by providing analysis including POS, market share, consumer insights and trend research
  • Through Account Managers/Directors, ensure thoroughness and accuracy of PubPlanning into PubWorld and product descriptions

Retail, Sales and Marketing:

  • Provide all needed product and licensee information to the Integrated Retail Sales and marketing to support retail road shows, presentations, and property initiatives
  • Contribute to presentation planning with emphasis on building compelling decks, visually illustrating concepts/ideas and utilizing data for impact
  • Build effective presentations in Keynote/PowerPoint and Excel for a variety of purposes including line reviews, business and strategy updates, licensee briefings, concept pitches and retail buyer presentations

Team Support:

  • Supports Director(s) or Manager(s) with 1-2 assigned licensees through specific pubplanning, facilitating of assets, product development, resolving issues, reviewing/approving of submissions and promotion/advertising initiatives
  • Supports team and Director(s) in contract and amendment input flow (processing through Selectica system) and working in concert with accounting, finance and legal to ensure timely output and administration
  • Direct responsibility of special projects as assigned
  • Research and respond to licensee requests
  • Research and understand competitive landscape. Analyze and understand market trends, consumer trends, retailer and industry needs

Basic Qualifications

  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, fluid environment
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Self –starter, proactive, motivated
  • Solid written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Friendly, people oriented team player
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and assignments
  • Ability to think creatively on product but balance with a financial perspective as appropriate
  • High level of interest in licensing and willingness to learn
  • Highly proficient computer skills (Excel, Keynote, Powerpoint, etc)
  • Experience in Licensing and Content (Publishing and/or digital) a plus

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree + 2 years related experience

Company Overview DCPI is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that brings stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games. DCPI comprises four main lines of business: Licensing, Retail, Games and Apps, and Content. The combined segment is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

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