Retail & Brand Manager

Company: TLC

Availability: Filled

Job Title: Retail & Brand Manager
Location London, United Kingdom
Job Type Full Time
Category Brand Managers
Telephone Number 02031784552
Salary Circa £40k
Closing Date 11-January-2016


Our Client TLC is arguably the world’s leading licensing agency and part of the Global Brands Group.

They are seeking an outstanding Retail and Brand Manager.


  • To help create the retail strategy for the Power Brands team.
  • To implement and drive this strategy.
  • To have specific brand and category responsibilities.


Retail Management:

  • Build, nurture and manage partnerships, both new and existing.
  • Identify and cultivate new retail relationships at all management levels.
  • Deliver DTR’s.
  • Own the full retail management of specific DTR’s.
  • Share insights on retail analysis, trend and trade performance.
  • Build a retail network across strategic sectors.

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Financial Management:

  • Drive big long-term high revenue partnerships that build 3-year pipeline performance.
  • Focus and deliver budgets and KPI’s set.
  • Oversee and manage existing key licensee/retail performance.

Category Management:

  • Take responsibility for specific sectors and categories.
  • Build broader knowledge within specific categories to achieve ‘category expert’ status.

Brand Management (On 1-2 specific brands):

  • Responsible for the management of the whole brand extension process:
  • Researching, developing and writing brand, retail and category strategy.
  • Strategic planning and implantation of the brand extension process.
  • Lead, inspire and motivate the team to develop strategic goals.
  • Build, nurture and establish a strong working relationship with brand owners.
  • Create 3-yuear projections for each brand.
  • Identify and deliver designer/halo collaborations.
  • Troubleshooting to ensure brand extension is managed effectively.

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Skills & Qualifications

  • Experience of working with retailers and access multiple categories.
  • Ability to implement projects with a high level of detail and complexity.
  • Have the capacity to handle a number of projects and prioritise in a fast-paced environment.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure, remain calm and meet deadlines.
  • Have a positive, can-do approach, solution-oriented style and have persuasive skills to influence others.
  • Skills/characteristics that will achieve success include:
  • Initiative-taking
  • Lateral thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Highly organised
  • Strong communicator
  • Presentation capability (both creating and delivering.)
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office package use.

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