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Category Manager - Apparel


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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Category Manager - Apparel

Jobid 23768-381931

Location: Universal City, CA, 91608, USA

Description **Job Number** 36205BR

**Job Title** Category Manager - Apparel

**Business Segment** Filmed Entertainment Group

**Sub-Business** Film Brand Development

**Posting Category** Sales

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** California

**City** Universal City


**Role Summary:**

The Manager is responsible for managing assigned categories in the Apparel business, providing input in the overall category strategy and managing key licensee relationships in support of NBCUniversal’s brands, across our Film, TV and other IP.

**Essential Responsibilities:**

Category Management and Licensee Management:

+ Identify opportunities and fill gaps by product category and related sub-categories, age, segment, market, channel and franchise

+ Negotiate and maintain contracts

+ Accountable for day-to-day management of category licensees including overseeing business reviews

+ Partner with the Creative and Brand Assurance team to drive quality and champion innovation in product development.

+ Ensure timely product approvals in line with industry needs

+ Maintain current knowledge of industry trends, competitors, business opportunities, threats and dynamics for key licenseesFinance and Business Planning:

+ Manage annual budget planning and quarterly revenue forecasting for assigned categories

+ Analyze and present account business performance (licensee & retailer)

+ Negotiate and manage contracts by analyzing and vetting licensee business plansBrand and Content Management:

+ Support brand marketing initiatives including the development and execution of category plans

+ Integrate licensees within wider brand and marketing plansRetail Development:

+ Liaise with Retail Development team to complement account promotional and marketing plans and ensure key licensee participation

+ Maintain knowledge of key seasonalities and buying cycles of retailersStrategy:

+ Provide input and execute strategy set for the assigned Apparel categories, as they align with the larger franchise strategy

+ Develop line and segmentation strategy for key licensees, maintaining a three- year roadmap, driving innovation and quality

+ Manage a portfolio of licensees to grow the CP business.


**Basic Qualifications:**

+ Bachelors degree

+ 4+ years of experience in consumer products licensing

+ The ideal candidate will have experience with Category/Brand Management, knowledge of the licensing and retail landscape in the Apparel categories.

+ Strong understanding of brand and property positioning, retail business development function, retail distribution and the retail environment

+ Excellent communication & presentation skills

+ Ability to set quality standards and hold product to themEligibility Requirements:

+ Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered

+ Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

**Desired Characteristics**

**Desired Characteristics:**

+ Strong interpersonal skills

+ Strategic thinker

+ Multi-task oriented

+ Flexible/ability to adjust to changing business environment

+ Relationship builder

+ Team Player

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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