Brand Manager

Job Title: Brand Manager
Location London, UK
Job Type Full Time
Category Brand Management
Telephone Number  +447710 122701
Salary circa £31k
Closing Date 24-May-2019

About MDR Brand Management

A team of brand management specialists that build commercial value for brand owners, and their IP, globally. MDR Brand Management is the first brand management business to be launched by a leading law firm in the UK, and is the fourth non-legal business within The Mishcon De Reya Group. It has been created to address the growing complexity that brand owners face in the global marketplace. It is built on a unique set of foundations, recognising that there has never been more overlap between creative, commercial, regulatory, digital and legal considerations. We provide a full boutique, brand management service working with brands on licensing, franchising and wider commercial strategic partnerships.

The Role

You will be working across categories and territories, building and executing brand extension strategies on behalf of MDR clients. Day-to-day you will be involved with brand management and product approvals.

Job Description 

  • Day-to-day account and relationship management for MDR clients and licensees
  • Execute Brand Strategy and plans as set by MDR & Brand owner
  • Conduct research and prospecting on behalf of MDR clients through identifying licensing opportunities
  • Direct participation in new business development and collaborations
  • Analyse business plans and ensure contract deliverables are met
  • Ensure accurate and timely product approvals from concept through to production samples
  • Interface with licensees on product development, marketing, and creative initiatives
  • Manage flow of information between brand owners and licensees
  • Maintain status reports, product plans and contribute to forecasting/ business planning
  • Build presentations, brand decks and one sheets
  • Monitor licensee and client contractual compliance
  • Maintain current knowledge of industry trends, competitors and business opportunities
  • Report to Senior Brand Manager and work closely with the team

Skills & Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years of related work experience
  • Detail orientated with excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Candidate must feel comfortable working as part of a small team in a start-up environment with a global perspective
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office/ Mac/ PPT/ Excel/ InDesign
  • Excellent follow-up, self-starter, problem solver/ facilitator, eager to offer ideas/ solutions, knows how to seek others’ input

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