Senior Retail Manager

Acamar Films | UK | Competitive
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A newly created position to join the Commercial team at Acamar Films and significantly grow the retail presence in the UK and internationally - with UK as the primary focus - of the Emmy and Writer’s Guild Award winning and BAFTA nominated pre-school property BING

Reporting to the Head of Global Licensing, the Senior Retail Manager will be responsible for securing listings and delivering programmes that meet and exceed the annual financial goals set for the commercial division in conjunction with our network of local agents.

Must have previous retail experience either principal/licensing agency, licensee or retailer.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

· Develop yearly retail strategies across the business that translate into specific objectives and action plans ("road map") - per key priority retail account

· Increase retail presence of BING licensed products at key UK and international retailers – the UK being the primary focus – and deliver innovative solutions

· The role will work closely with the cross functional lead team and international licensing agents

· Agree key priority retailer accounts and to build long term relationships with buyers and retail executives

· Maximise opportunities and deliver retail sales to support products in store and create launch events

· Proactively explore and exploit new retail opportunities for the growth of BING across multiple channels of distribution

· Analyse current and competitive retail landscape to define strategies and opportunities and provide relevant case studies and learnings

· Identify, recommend and execute direct-to-retail business model where and when appropriate

· Set annual retail budget and KPIs, and deliver agreed revenues and manage quarterly forecasting projects

· Update senior management weekly on plans, programs and status of all initiatives

· Act as an ambassador for Acamar Films at all times and conduct oneself with integrity, dignity and openness

KEY SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

· Proven understanding of brand licensing strategy, consumer products and mass retail structure as well as strong retail relationships from buyer to General Manager level and ability to continue to build and strengthen retail relationships

· A demonstrable record of success at retail with an established network of retail contacts

· A self starter with strong analytical and strategic skills, combined with an ability to “roll sleeves up” and do whatever it takes to make things happen

· Exceptional communication skills, both orally and written, with true presence in front of internal and external customers, and the ability to present recommendations and state of the business to senior level management

· A strong, collaborative and flexible team player, able to blend into a small team and be effective

· Highly organised and disciplined, with a keen attention to detail, whilst being pro active in new ideas and project generation.

· Languages a bonus

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

· Self motivated and enthusiastic, highly action-oriented and proactive individual who needs minimal follow up

· Solution-oriented and innovative. Able to work in a relatively unstructured environment, operating with a high degree of autonomy yet remaining accountable for required deliverables and outcomes.

· Commercially astute, able to think strategically to evolve the business regardless of the retail landscape

· Proven ability to achieve revenue goals

· Ability to multitask effectively and track multiple projects at once and meet deadlines

· Collaborates well across functions

· Team player with dedicated work ethic and has a passion for excellence

· Strong organisational skills and ability to take initiative and prioritise effectively

· Take an active role in maintaining a culture of excellence and performance with all stakeholders

· Academic background or business degree

· Well versed in presentation and analytical software (Excel) with the ability to create presentations with PowerPoint, Keynote including the use of Adobe/Photoshop visual skills

· Keen sense of humour

If you are interested and would love to join Team Bing, then please submit your CV and a covering letter to hr@acamarfilms.com

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