WildBrain

Retail Development Manager

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/10/2022 11:45 AM)
Job ID
2022-5405

Overview

Location: New York (Hybrid)

Department: Retail Development

Start Date: Asap

Hybrid work: Employees work in a hybrid model balancing collaboration in our office and remote work.

 

Overview

Join our Peanuts Worldwide team within WildBrain today to become part of the story! From Peanuts shows and specials on Apple TV+ to interactive experiences worldwide, fans of all ages celebrate the Peanuts brand through thousands of consumer products, as well as amusement park attractions, cultural events, social media, and comic strips available in all formats from traditional to digital. Peanuts Worldwide, is a division of WildBrain Ltd., a global kids media and content company headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide.

 

About the Role

Reporting to the VP, Global Retail Development, the Retail Development Manager will liaise between the Retail, Category and Marketing to ensure in-store and on-line execution is achieved for Peanuts programs. This role will also partner with each category lead to gather and manage information across Peanuts retail placement, with exposure to International and Marketing also.

 

Responsibilities

  • Liaise between Retail, Category and Marketing to ensure in-store and on-line execution is achieved for Peanuts programs
  • Manage the “show to shelf” process, time-lines and deliverables for strategic initiatives
  • Partner with Marketing to create/manage sales sheet to be used by both Retail and Category for sell-in
  • Collaborate with Marketing/Retail/Category/International to develop quarterly newsletter highlighting the brand and sales success stories
  • Manage licensee list
  • Manage content calendar in collaboration with Marketing
  • Aggregate quarterly placement reports, with information provided by Category leads
  • Manage brand registry for Amazon
  • Assist with publishing catalog

 

Qualifications

  • Requires experience working at either a brand in direct brand management or product licensing, or at a licensee in an account management capacity
  • Broad retail experience, with knowledge of product development, merchandising, retail/sales development, licensing/contracts.  Amazon experience helpful.
  • Motivated self-starter who demonstrates strong initiative, creativity, and excellent work ethic 
  • Flexible team player with ability to work collaboratively across the company and with senior level executives
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to think strategically to complete tasks in a timely fashion 
  • Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal skills 
  • Creative problem solver that acts decisively and demonstrates good judgement 
  • Thrives in a fast paced, changing environment that necessitates working on many projects simultaneously 
  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple projects in a dynamic environment
  • College degree, preferably in Business or related field 
  • Must be proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are all required) 

What We Offer

Working at WildBrain is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality. We offer competitive family-focused benefits, we invest in our people and their future with generous RRSP matching, plus bonus time-off, because you deserve it!

 

Our Commitment

Diversity and Inclusion are in our DNA. As a global leader in kids and family entertainment, we strive to reflect and honour the diversity of our audiences around the world. We believe that creating diverse and inclusive content & brands begins with fostering a culture of belonging at WildBrain. To us, a culture of belonging is one where we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders, and external partners and strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and brings their authentic self to work.

 

We demonstrate our commitment to this by striving to provide a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. We recognize that people bring experience and talent that goes beyond the technical skills and requirements of a job. If you possess similar experience that is close to what we’ve listed here, we encourage you to please still consider applying. We strongly believe that diverse experience, transferable skills, and passion are key! WildBrain accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

 

WildBrain is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic.

 

About WildBrain

At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. WildBrain’s portfolio spans all areas of the entertainment industry: WildBrain Studios, where we develop and produce hit animated and live actions series; WildBrain Television, which is composed of prominent kids’ television channels in Canada (Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino); home to Peanuts Worldwide; brand management to some of the world’s most-loved kids brands; celebrated global licensing and distribution teams with WildBrain CPLG, and a leading children’s YouTube network in WildBrain Spark, one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 168 million subscribers.

 

WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit wildbrain.com to learn more!

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