Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is the leading entertainment and sports agency, with global expertise in filmed and live entertainment, digital media, publishing, sponsorship sales and endorsements, licensing, media finance, consumer investing, fashion, trademark licensing, and philanthropy. Distinguished by its culture of collaboration and exceptional client service, CAA’s diverse workforce identifies, innovates, and amplifies opportunities for the people and organizations that shape culture and inspire the world. The trailblazer of the agency business, CAA was the first to build a sports business, create an investment bank, launch a venture fund, found technology start-up companies, establish a philanthropic arm, build a business in China, and form a brand marketing services division, among other innovations.
CAA Brand Management is a division of CAA. We support iconic talent and brands with their expansion into new consumer product categories, experiences, and territories. We do this by partnering our clients with the world's leading manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and operators, through licensing, strategic partnerships and joint ventures. Operating in 19 countries worldwide, we work as part of our clients’ teams to build revenue generating and storytelling brand extension programs across all categories and channels of distribution.
This client-facing role offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to touch several functions including strategy, sales, product development, marketing, and more.
We’re looking for someone with a demonstrated passion for business, client service, and a can-do attitude. The role is a critical part of our team and is responsible for a wide variety of duties from administrative support, to client and licensee management.
This role provides essential support to the client team on all tasks related to the successful delivery of a client’s consumer products program. Key activities include coordinating with licensees, report and presentation building, retail and product strategies, marketing ideas, desk research and trend analysis, managing diaries and meetings both internally and externally.
Develop network of relationships and partnerships with Client and internal teams
Maintain detailed records relating to distribution, account / product approvals, etc.
Work cross functionally with internal parties to facilitate continuous communication
Protect Brand DNA and image
Manage contractual compliance by maintaining detailed records of all licensed contracts, terms and obligations through input of contracts onto Brand Comply or other tools
Evaluate market trends, competitive landscape and business news by category
Assist client team with day-to-day responsibilities
Manage and oversee standardized processes across local teams (Business Recaps, Quarterly Meetings, Trackers)
Manage partner onboarding
Maintain annual calendars for key moments and product launches
Work with Client Team(s) to manage existing portfolio of licensees including branding, category expansions, distribution channel requests, renewals, product approvals, etc.
Track budget changes and actual performance to budget
Oversee customs authorizations and notifications
Work with Client and internal creative teams to build sales/marketing materials to pitch new opportunities
Oversee and ensure product development approval processes and timelines are being upheld across all licensees
Ensure communication of comments and revisions between licensee and clients and act as a general liaison
Assist with budget planning, tracking changes and actual performance to budget
Request forecasts and reporting from licensed partners + local teams / communicate with finance teams
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with licensing agency, brand holdings company, financial institution or brand management experience in a client facing role
Graduate caliber, with good commercial understanding of business
Experience of working with businesses and key decision makers
Ability to implement projects with a high level of detail and complexity
Target driven and capacity to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize workload
Positive can-do approach and solution orientated style
Persuasive skills to influence others
Team player, supportive of colleagues and management to achieve team goals; preferably 2-3
Strong analytical skills / detail oriented
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and other web or cloud-based applications
Personable individual who possesses a strong work ethic, communication skills and demonstrates a willingness to learn.
Must be positive, collaborative and proactive
A team player who thrives in a goal-oriented, dynamic, fast-paced work environment
This role will be based out of the New York, NY office, with the ability to work remote.
The annual base salary for this position is in the range of $60,000 - $65,000. This position also is eligible for benefits and discretionary bonus. Ultimately, the salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, business sector, and geographic location, among other criteria. Please talk with a CAA Recruiter to learn more.
Creative Artists Agency, LLC (the “Company”) is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy or any other legally - recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.
The Company also complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws with regard to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities.
CAA does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless they were contractually engaged by CAA to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any such employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the acknowledgement and agreement that CAA will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.
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