WildBrain

Licensing Manager

Job Locations AE-Dubai
Posted Date 1 week ago(8/3/2022 9:09 AM)
Job ID
2022-5452

Overview

Location: Dubai

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

 

Find a job that let’s your imagination run wild!  

 

WildBrain CPLG is a world-leading entertainment, sport and brand licensing agency with 20 offices worldwide. Since 1972 we have been providing our partners with dedicated licensing and marketing professionals and fully integrated retail, creative & product development, legal and accounting services.  

  

We are looking to add to our talented team of innovators that can help us manage some of the most profitable and enduring brands in the world! We believe that our partnerships are about clarity, openness, and trust, and we are widely known for our no-nonsense, straightforward approach. Come join us! 

 

About the job/role 

WildBrain CPLG is looking for a Licensing Manager to join our MENA Sales team! You will develop and strategically grow existing and new business for CPLG’s representation in the MENA region within various licensing categories. You will also work closely with other CPLG regions and Head Office, securing licensees for each property and maximizing retail activity.

 

Responsibilities  

  • Be the main commercial contact for your clients within your defined categories.
  • Together with regional Commercial Director, set and execute the company’s licensing strategies and review quarterly within the company´s budget process.
  • Collaborate closely with other key stakeholders within the business to drive company direction to significantly increase licensing revenue.
  • Ensure strict adherence to CPLG’s CRM system (OASIS) as the central information tool for licensor reviews and internal forecasting and business management.
  • Conduct business reviews for Licensors and internal CPLG management to consistently high standards.
  • Identify, negotiate, and secure suitable licensees, in accordance with agreed licensor strategies.
  • Work closely with the Legal team to ensure all team contracts are processed in the most efficient way possible.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with licensees, licensors, partners, and retailers (where appropriate).
  • Demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit looking for new and inspiring opportunities.
  • Collection of relevant market information, identifying market opportunities.
  • Continuously strive to identify and secure new licensees that have not worked with CPLG looking for new opportunities.
  • Providing information to assist in marketing and sales plans.
  • Supervising contract and financial realisation.
  • Feedback on the progress and outcome of the commercial efforts.
  • Visit trade fairs at home and abroad as appropriate.
  • Any ad-hoc duties given to you by your line manager to support the needs of the business.

Qualifications 

  • Outstanding interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Keen eye for detail, hands-on approach with a strategic vision.
  • An innovative and creative salesperson with proven experience in account management and new business development
  • Educated to degree level preferred but not essential.
  • Good verbal and written skills in English.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office including Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Willing to travel required.

 

What We Offer 

Working at WildBrain CPLG 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 benefits and we invest in our people and their future. [Input any benefit details in here or you can list ‘Statutory Benefits’] 

 

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

 

About WildBrain – a parent company of WildBrain CPLG 

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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