• Retail and Brand Manager

    Job Locations UK-London
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 7 days ago(1/14/2019 6:50 AM)
    ID
    2019-1714
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Brand Management
    Location : Location
    UK-London
    Job Post Information* : External Company Name
    CPLG
    Job Post Information* : External Company URL
    www.cplg.com
  • Overview

    Since 1974 we’ve been making it our business to connect the best brands with the best partners. Whether the objective is maximising your property in the short term or engaging your audience over the long term, our experts manage some of the most profitable and enduring brands in the world today and they’re here to help you. CPLG operates across 12 offices covering 27 countries and also has a strategic alliance with Tycoon Group, the largest licensing network in Latin America.  The alliance provides a ‘one-stop-shop’ licensing solution for brand owners and retail partners looking to maximise brand opportunities around the globe.

     

    You will maximize sales of licensed products by our licensees by conducting efficient and effective promotional plans at retail which are consistent with the brand strategy. Reporting into the Retail & Marketing Director UK, you'll also work closely with the total CPLG UK team, to develop regional retail and marketing initiatives.

    Responsibilities

    You will get to:

    • Act as main point of contact for your own portfolio of brands and retailers, be responsible for the day to day account management of appointed licensors and retailers
    • Develop and maintain sales materials including brand decks, one sheets, product inspiration, looks books etc.
    • Develop annual retail and marketing plans and activities in collaboration with the R & M Director and initiatives of the licensor.
    • Identify and assist with key promotions and experiential opportunities which deliver revenue and support the CP and Retail programmes
    • Develop joint and cross promotions between the retailer and relevant licensees.
    • Capturing and reporting all brand activities in status reports, newsletters and case studies
    • Communicate and respond to licensee and retailer questions, keeping relevant brand partners up to date and informed about brand activities.
    • Build and maintain effective working relationships with retailers, licensors, partners and licensees (where appropriate).
    • Organise tailor made promotions and events aimed at the specific brand demographic
    • Develop local communication and awareness strategy and execute in line with licensor initiatives (Web, Social Media, PR, collaborations etc.)
    • Visit fairs, exhibitions, conferences as needed.
    • Conduct Quarterly store visits with gap analysis
    • Collect relevant market information, identifying market opportunities to help drive sales and brand awareness.
    • Keep up to date with local marketing activities and trends (competitors, retailers and consumers).
    • Continuously strive to identify and expand retail partners that have not worked with CPLG
    • Work with R & B team to ensure retail listings are collated from all licensees across the portfolio each quarter, and disseminated
    • Ensure all retail activity is recorded across the portfolio and shared with relevant teams each quarter.
    • Support R & M Director with presentations and present at Retail Academy, and actively promote the service to retailers.

    Qualifications

    You will be a great fit on our team if you have:

    • Good knowledge of MS Office including Excel and PowerPoint
    • Good presentation skills
    • Outstanding interpersonal and networking skills
    • A keen eye for detail, hands-on approach
    • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
    • A passion for Retail and Marketing

    and you are:

    • An enthusiastic, independent, multi-tasker
    • Creative, proactive and hands-on
    • Social Media savvy
    • A Team player

    Some travel will be required for this role

     

    Marketing | Design | Fashion | Product Development | Branding | Toys | Licensing | Retail

     

    Thank you to all of those who express interest in being part of CPLG! Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings, you will be contacted. 

     

    CPLG will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

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