The vacancy is based within the licensing team and the successful candidate will be working on the development of licensed product ranges across a variety of categories.
Chapman's brands currently include Fifi and the Flowertots, Roary the Racing Car, Little Charley Bear and Rah Rah the Noisy Lion.
Specific responsibility in the new role will be for international product development and some UK product development (categories TBC dependant on experience).
The successful applicant will be expected to build and maintain proficient and pro-active relationships with the licensees to provide a quality design service, ensuring a high degree of design innovation, competitive analysis and creative direction across the licensed ranges.
Also included in the role will be the management of the approvals process for all licensed products within the above mentioned categories. The new recruit will ensure all product follows the generic design requirements of the brand and that necessary labelling and brand protection requirements are featured on all product and packaging.
The product development executive will be a source of schedule information on all licensed projects, reporting any amendments to relevant internal parties.
The successful candidate will attend relevant internal partner meetings, external licensee meetings and UK trade fairs. The new recruit will also manage the contact with the clients and agents in a professional manner and support further development of the brands through analysis of competitor activity.
General support for the Licensing team will also be part of the role as and when required.
Some flexible working hours will be required.
Educated to at least A-level standard and with a minimum of 12 months creative, licensing or retail experience
IT skills: MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook, Illustrator and Photoshop essential
Previous experience within a licensing, retail or product development role highly beneficial.
Superior communication and negotiating skills, self starter, organised, diplomatic, confident, team player, strong communication skills and professional.
If you are interested in applying for this role, please send/email a CV and cover letter to;
90 Point Pleasant
0870 403 0556
Formed in 2002, Chapman Entertainment is a rapidly growing company with big aspirations. Specialising in the creation, management and production of children’s and family entertainment properties.
Approx May 1st 2010
Director of licensing