Brand & Product Development Executive

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Employer
CAA-GBG
Category
Brand Management
Salary
Competitive
Type
Full or Part-Time
Location
London, UK

Job description: CAA-GBG, a joint venture created by Creative Artists Agency and Global Brands Group, forming the world’s largest brand management company.  With 24 offices around the world. CAA-GBG advises on and manages all aspects of brand extension programs, including branding strategies, market targeting, product development, retail activations, licensee acquisitions, and multi-territory franchising. Clients include many of the world’s leading corporate brands, including Coca-Cola, F1, and Playboy; renowned celebrities David Beckham, Jennifer Lopez and Christian Ronaldo; desirable lifestyle brand and entertainment companies, including Netflix and EON.

 

Job Title: Brand & Product Development Executive

Working Hours: Full-time (35 hours/week) OR Part-time (21 hours/week)

 

Purpose of the Job:

  • Providing product development and brand support to the UK team across the current categories and specific brands.
  • Working as part of a team: Communicate and collaborate with colleagues as necessary to provide brand support to progress projects.
  • To play an essential role in the UK Division, ensuring the smooth transition of the overall product development process from concept to production on selected brands.

 

Responsibilities:

(Based on our four performance management competency areas)

 

Strategy & Innovation

  • Commercial awareness and understanding of the bigger picture to ensure the role of the Product Approvals Team makes a positive contribution to the UK Division
  • To understand the ‘pressure point’ of the Product Approvals role and use effective skills to achieve results for the Licensors & Licensees

 

Operations  & Results

  • Assist with the efficient & smooth running of the product approvals critical path from the initial briefing stage through to final production
  • Work across multiple categories and DTR’s (retail)
  • Highly organised ensuring all submissions from either Licensors or Licensees are turned around within 48 hours, either via the approval systems or emails.
  • Up to date filing of all Product Approvals correspondence and product approval internal folders.
  • Manage the physical product and samples, including labelling, storing and sending out to the relevant partners.
  • Manage brand style guide and asset distribution to licensees.
  • Help with the regular update of status reports and brand decks and consolidate forecasting from each licensee.

 

Customers & Relationships

  • Recognises the sensitivity of the role Product Approvals plays
  • Good communicator at all levels and highly adaptive to each Licensor’s culture and tone
  • Build strong long-term relationships and value these partnerships
  • Earn the trust and respect internally and with Licensors & Licensees
  • Support Product & Brand Manager and team to key meetings with Licensors and Licensees and participate actively.

 

Team Player

  • A team player with a positive, can do attitude
  • Strong communication skills written & verbal
  • Ability to take instruction
  • Effective multitasker in a fast paced environment
  • Strive for excellence with a strong work ethic

 

Candidate Skills & Qualifications:

  • To have 1-2 years experience working in an office environment
  • Experience of working with brands or retail
  • Have the ability to take initiative, working in a fast-paced environment and remain calm under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Must have the capacity to handle a number of projects and prioritise
  • Experience working with product approvals systems (e.g. Brand Comply & Mediabox) is a plus
  • Academic qualifications – Degree level preferable

 

If you are interested in applying for the role please email: janethwang@globalbrandsgroup.com