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Licensing & Merchandising Partnerships - Europe & Middle East

🇮🇹 None, Italy
Full Time
2+ years exp.

Position Summary:
The NBA’s international offices work to carry out the league’s strategy of growing the game of basketball globally by hosting NBA events around the world, creating sponsorship opportunities for local businesses, developing merchandising strategies with regional licensees, selling international TV packages, and overseeing international public and media relations. Based in London, this position will sit within the Global Partnerships Group. The role will primarily support the Apparel licensing category team and analytical-related tasks as assigned. This role will also assist with New Business prospecting related to apparel partnerships.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manage selected EME apparel licensees, including product approvals, reporting, events, logistics, brand protection, contract renewals, etc.
  • Support across global apparel, collaboration and footwear licensees with rights in EME, including product approvals, events, contract renewals, business reviews, social media, financial reporting, etc.
  • Development and execution of marketing / PR plans (including deployment of NBA brand messaging, sweepstakes competitions, product placement, media campaigns & analytics across social and web) for NBA apparel partners
  • Work with non-apparel team on crossover projects, Licensing events and trade shows, internal processes, etc.
  • Prospecting of new licensees and sponsorships in partnership with the Business Development (BD) team for categories as assigned.
  • Administrative responsibilities for the Partnerships team including deal-management and reporting software, billing, legal processes, upkeep of sales trackers, pipeline documents, etc.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple deadlines and projects
  • Strong communication, presentation, organization, and negotiation skills
  • Ability to research economic factors and translate these into licensing business opportunities
  • Excellent computer skills, including PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Team player, self-motivated and goal-oriented
  • Business level proficiency in English required, additional languages a plus

Experience Needed:

  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in the merchandising, licensing, or comparable industry
  • Sports industry experience is a plus but not required
  • Experience working with corporate partners, delivering on contractual obligations, and providing exceptional client/partner experience

Educational Background Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
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