Brand Licensing Manager, National Trust, Swindon
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)
There’s never been a more exciting time to work in Brand Licensing at the National Trust. Our brand is stronger than ever, we have more members than ever, more visitors than ever, our marketing activity is standing up and winning high profile, national awards and there are so many opportunities to build exciting, innovative licenses with new partners. How can you take a brand that is as respected and appealing as the National Trust onto products that truly reflect and build upon our brand aspirations of preserving our special places forever, for everyone?
What it's like to work here
We provide the best possible working environment for you throughout the building whilst also promoting and fostering a sociable Heelis Community. Do great things for us and we’ll do great things for you and your career.
Heelis is the Central Office for the National Trust; it was named after one of the Trust’s biggest benefactors Mrs William Heelis, There are approximately 500 staff from across the Trust’s directorates, including the Executive team and the Director General, are based here.
Heelis was designed to be highly sustainable and has won a number of nationally recognised awards. Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects in 2005, this architectural gem uses timber from our woodlands and wool from Herdwick sheep grazed on Trust farmlands, to help make Heelis a unique working environment.
What you'll be doing
As a key member of the Brand Licensing team, you’ll play an important role in delivering creative, on-brand licensees that promote our brand aspirations and cause to an in-fit audience on the high street. You’ll work with a variety of internal stakeholders and external suppliers to deliver innovative, exciting licenses that resonate with our audiences. In this role, you’ll expand our range across our four key categories: Home, Garden, Outdoor and Children.
You’ll provide leadership and professional expertise, ensuring that the product developed is delivered to the highest standards of quality, design, sourcing standards and appeal. Variety’s the key word here. You will lead the way in developing licenses from researching the market segments in size and scope, identifying the key players to negotiating the terms of the license and being involved from helping to input into strategy right through to retail listings and managing the licensees on an ongoing basis to maximise their potential.
Who we're looking for
You’ll already have plenty of experience of brand licensing and/or product development from concept to retail shelf. Flexible in your approach with a creative eye, you’re a licensing expert and will be able to show us where you’ve successfully grown a licensing business or a product portfolio in-house. Clear, credible and persuasive communication skills are a must, as is the ability to manage large projects and deliver against clearly defined budgets and your attention to detail will be impeccable. You will be commercial and understand how to manage brands and be creative to get the most of the opportunity together on an ongoing basis. And as well as all things brand and marketing, you have a sound appreciation of procurement/sourcing best practice, product design and manufacturing processes and be comfortable with data and invoicing as you will be managing the royalty reporting for your licensees.
Whilst you may not have a specialist digital skill, you’ll need to be comfortable working across all media. Organised and efficient, you have good PC skills, especially PowerPoint, Word and Excel are important. We’ll also look to you to line manage a Brand Licensing Assistant, so experience of working as part of a team and sharing learning and ideas is essential.
Looking after you
•Health cash plan – from as little as £3.09 per month for you and your dependents
•Pension contribution match up to 10%
•EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
•Discounted gym membership
Looking after your career
•Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
•Develop your skills with an internal secondment
•Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
•Income protection due to illness
Unique to Us
•Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
•Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
•20% off in our retail and catering outlets
•Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking
Closing date: 15th July
For more information and to apply, please follow: https://careers.nationaltrust.org.uk/OA_HTML/a/#/vacancy-detail/67608