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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

Description

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.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

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

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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