Product development and Licensing Manager




Marketing, Product Manager


£28,000 to £33,000 Per Annum



Contract Type:


Date Posted:

11/03/2020 10:20:00

A lovely role with a small to medium enterprise within Licensing and Product development.


  • Ongoing collaboration, training, and communication with sales team on product developments which may have direct impact on their customers
  • Responsible for day to day communication with both Far East, responding to e-mails daily, answering questions, organising information, artwork and ensuring they are fully briefed on a project from entire team
  • Manage Development Timelines and the delivery of product to our warehouse in time for customer launches
  • Analyse the market for New Product Development opportunities
  • Work on sourcing the best costs with our Far East Suppliers and offer the best target costs to customers
  • Manage vendor service level by obtaining and negotiating cost prices, MOQ's and lead-times
  • Review design, quality and functionality of all new samples alongside the design team
  • Work with the Designers to develop products, packaging and concept ideas
  • Working and outsourcing Designs to freelancers
  • Proactively manage the Designers schedule as well as outsourcing designs to ensure all customer requirements are met.
  • Confidently make decisions to meet timelines and ensure products meet margin targets and is delivered on time
  • Seeking approval and updating the Directors of all customer projects
  • Critical Path Management - fully understanding timelines
  • Maintaining Product Master Files to ensure all product and project information is up to date
  • Managing factory audits required for certain licensors and customers
  • Confident raising concerns and issues with a project and offering solutions where possible
  • Ensure sample availability and mock ups for customers
  • Ensuring the smooth delivery of stock by ensuring all Manufacturer Agreements, factory audits and trademark release letters are received from our licensors
  • Communicating with licensors re Royalty payments, design approvals, keeping informed of retailer selections
  • Approving invoices, checking payments and effectively work to keep costs low
  • Managing and attending key customer meetings (Clintons) to present new ranges, offer ideas and solutions and ensure effective account management from the start

Skills needed:

  • Background in product development and licensing
  • Can-do enthusiastic attitude
  • Hard-working and motivated
  • Taking a strong responsibility for all projects
  • Willing to travel to trade shows and exhibitions where necessary
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to multitask
  • Strong Organisational skills
  • Previous experience in industry is preferred

Parkside Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Parkside Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.