Licensing & Product Development Assistant - Home, Gift & Stationery

United Kingdom
From £23,000 to £23,000 per annum
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
£23,000 per annum

South East London

Fantastic opportunity to join one of the top 150 licensing companies in the world. This company’s trademark is registered in over 100 countries and in more than 12 product categories and has significant exposure through licensees in sectors such as clothing, home decor, perfumery, stationery, and publishing.

Licensing & Product Development Assistant – Home, Gift & Stationery

Due to business growth, a Licensing & Product Development Assistant is required to support and develop the Home, Gift & Stationery division within the business. Reporting in to the VP – Home, Gift & Stationery and working closely with them, the role has been created to provide an efficient administrative, client account management and product development support to the category. The role will involve:

·Managing critical paths.

·Support VP and Design team in product developments and approvals.

·Conduct regular competitor and market research: Store checks and online research, which can be referenced by designers and category managers.

·Tracking sell-in and sell-through information from licensees.

·Producing best and worst seller reports, creating visual library for the team

·Managing sample storage and receipting samples into system.

·Maintaining databases of catalogues, price lists and hi-res imagery from licensees.

·Collate and manage library of season look books from licensees sharing information with marketing to aid In-house catalogue creation.

·Updating category presentations on an ongoing basis where required.

·Assisting in creation /updating of pitch documents and seasonal product display boards.

·Attending trade shows: meeting current licensees and assessing market and category trends.

The role will initially be admin heavy due to business needs, but will ultimately be more focused on managing and developing client relationships. You will be given exposure to a diverse range of products, and work cross functionally across the business. You will have close contact with suppliers, and will attend trade shows, whilst being mentored by the VP who has a wealth of experience in brand licensing. This position presents a great opportunity to develop longer term in to a category management role.

We’re ideally looking for someone who has experience either in a similar role in licensing or at BAA / Buying admin experience looking for a new opportunity away from Buying.

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These opportunities are being managed by Rhembo Consultancy Ltd. Rhembo Consultancy is a recruitment consultancy operating within the retail industry, recruiting exclusively within fashion, beauty and luxury brands.

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