We are looking for a highly motivated, results-oriented Licensing professional with strong interpersonal skills, the ability to think strategically and flawlessly execute and build lasting relationships within the licensing industry. The Licensing Manager will be an integral part of the team, working closely with the Senior Director of Licensing and the Creative teams to bring products to market. He/she will interact with the Senior Director of Licensing and Licensors to facilitate acquisitions and renewals of licenses, in addition to maintaining forecasting obligations and managing the day to day communication with Licensors and Agents.
Manages day to day communication with Licensors and Agents.
In collaboration with the licensing team, create PowerPoint decks, one-sheets and pitch presentations for various internal and external meetings.
Coordinate with the Marketing and Sales departments to develop materials for sales, trade shows, advertising and events.
Coordinate and communicate intellectual assets for each studio and assist in communicating new acquisitions to sales and creative teams.
Assist in researching potential new partners, categories, and territories.
Identify new creative projects and assets needed by Licensing team and coordinate the reception of intellectual assets with Licensors and ensure delivery within assigned deadlines.
Prepare forecasts for licensors on a quarterly basis.
Prepare sell in and sell through reports for licensors as needed.
Keeps all accounting and licensing spreadsheets up to date on a regular basis.
Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing or in a related degree
Minimum of 3 years of licensing/brand management experience
Computer Proficient in Microsoft Office. Excellent skills in Excel a must.
Creative, media and trend savvy
Excellent written, communication and presentation skills
Detail orientated and comfortable working under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
Exceptional organizational skills and able to complete work within given deadlines
Strong analytical skills and the ability to think strategically
Ability to communicate, influence and build relationships with internal and external teams
Ability to work independently and in a team setting, with departments inside and outside the organization.
Reporting to the V.P. Corporate Development, the ideal candidate will bring real world experience in marketing strategies and will have a strong knowledge of the application of digital media in marketing and communication campaigns. The Marketing Manager will have the creative freedom to develop and execute short and long-term marketing and brand strategies that will help drive the business and increase awareness for our brand portfolio.
Develop, implement and evaluate annual marketing and communication strategies balancing hands-on execution with big-picture, strategic thinking.
Build and lead the execution of creative marketing programs and campaigns from start to finish, driving collaboration with the stakeholders and leveraging the right internal processes.
Develop brand guidelines that will serve to maintain brand integrity in all marketing initiatives undertaken.
Track progress, analyze and present the effectiveness of marketing campaigns to the management team.
Update and maintain company websites and social media platforms with proper content, news, visuals and monitor related metrics for performance.
Build and execute social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification to promote The Kersheh Group’s portfolio of brands using innovative techniques to drive brand awareness.
Identify key opportunities for differentiation of our online brands.
Develop innovative ways to showcase trends (seasonal trend books and brand books.
Analyze market and competitive landscape in conjunction with customer behaviour to develop and execute SEO/SEM strategies & campaigns.
Develop and manage the annual marketing budget and monitor expenditures on a monthly basis.
Manage all Public Relations and Media initiatives; develop and build relationships with media, stylists, editors, sponsors etc. and write content for any press releases, newsletters, website, and posts updates to social media.
Support the B2B business by providing the Sales team with the required tools and assets for market appointments.
3-5 years experience in a similar role, experience within the apparel industry an asset.
Working knowledge of Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Social Media advertising, SEM and SEO.
Excellent communication skills in French and English (mandatory).
University degree in Marketing, or equivalent.
A solid understanding of Social Media marketing.
Proficient with Photoshop and Illustrator.
Outgoing with a sense of leadership, innovation, collaboration and accountability.
Creative and outside the box thinker.
Ability to effectively execute across all marketing disciplines in a fast-paced environment.
Strong project and time management skills.
Ability to work independently and comfortable working with limited supervision.
Marketing / Social Media Coordinator
Are you a creative individual passionate about brand and content marketing? Are you a social media super-user that’s always keen about the latest technologies? We are looking for a highly organized Marketing Coordinator with a hands-on attitude. Your task will be to coordinate and execute our digital marketing strategy to drive brand awareness and sales.
We are open to crafting the role to the ideal candidate’s specific areas of experience and interest, as this position is part of a growing team with several new hires expected in 2018.
Coordinate all marketing activity based on our marketing calendar and strategic plan for our Brands
Support sales team with asset requirements for our retailer network
Coordinate and assist in seasonal campaign and e-commerce photoshoots
Coordinate samples and order fulfillment for PR requests
Curate content and manage social media channels
Serve as community engagement lead across social media channels with the goals of brand awareness, and audience growth
Create and deploy e-mail newsletters
Manage consumer and influencer e-mail lists
Track invoices and update the budget
Must be fluent in English, written and spoken, intermediate French is an asset
1-5 years of experience in marketing and social media
Basic knowledge of digital marketing (Google AdWords & SEM etc.)
Experience in fashion is an asset
Knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator is an asset
Strong attention to detail
A committed and dynamic team player that is able to coordinate and deliver projects within really tight deadlines
Flexible and autonomous
Fit & Spec Technician
We're looking for a detail oriented Fit & Spec Technician who will be responsible for providing technical expertise to the Import and Design teams in order to finalize patterns and style feasibility for the factories (according to the customers’ requirements), and who will be responsible for sample fitting and measurement approvals.
Measure all samples, according to corporate measuring methods, before submitting for approval ensuring all non-conformance are corrected before expediting.
Email the Import Coordinator and Makers with all fit and/or wash comments for submitted samples and identifies samples accordingly.
Monitor all sewing techniques and production details (technical) to ensure accuracy.Identify potential production problems and advise alternative garment sewing or construction methods in order to improve production process and final quality.
Communicate with factories on any technical issues and together arrive at quick resolutions.
Work with product development and quality teams to develop, update and finalize production patterns; measures all paper patterns to ensure integrity.
Resolve all pattern problems with factories.
Communicate to the Design team any technical issues that cannot be resolved at the factory level so that track sheet timelines are maintained.
Fill out the necessary forms pertaining to the size and fit section of the technical package. This includes fabric test results, following corporate wash test methods, needed for fabric approval.
Carry out special projects and assignments as required.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar position.
College degree in Fashion Design.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and Lectra.
In-depth technical knowledge in garment construction, paper patterns, sewing techniques and size specification grading as well as extensive experience in sample fitting and measurement approvals.
Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at any level.
Must be able to problem solve and handle multiple tasks effectively.
Work well under pressure and demonstrate strong organizational skills.
Strong pattern correction skills, an asset.
Knowledge of Visual 2000, an asset
The Director of Operations will be responsible to define, implement and manage the strategic direction of the order fulfillment part of the supply chain to include Warehousing, Distribution (Wholesale and Direct to Consumer) and Inventory operations as well as Inbound Traffic, Logistics and Order Management.
Oversee the management of all functional areas within the Distribution Center to ensure that all receiving, inventory, shipping and stock keeping functions are always operating at peak efficiency.
Negotiate and manage all 3PL providers across North America, ensuring service levels are established and met and costs to serve are controlled for both wholesale and e-commerce fulfillment efforts.
Keep abreast of all customer SOPs to ensure resources and efforts are aligned to delivering on customer requirements.
Lead the procurement process and management for all transportation, distribution, and warehouse services including all outbound, inbound and third-party logistics providers, delivering the targeted cost/quality/service improvements.
Identify and implement key improvements in the supply chain (automation, space utilization, etc.) to drive operational excellence.
Oversee the daily operations and provide strategic leadership to the Traffic and Order Management functions.
Coach and maintain a cohesive team ensuring a smooth flow of stock from receiving, inspection, stock keeping to final shipping and invoicing.
Develop, communicate and monitor KPIs to drive performance metrics within each area of responsibility.
Ensure timely resolution of any delivery issues.
Ensure that all information is maintained accurately and in a timely manner so that integrity of inventories, available to sells and orders are maintained.
Develop and monitor annual department budget and goals.
Create and execute a future state vision for the distribution network design to optimize cost and serving customers in collaboration with Sales and Finance.
Deliver incremental customer and organizational profitability by leading the development and execution of customer specific supply chain initiatives in collaboration with Sales and Marketing teams
Keep abreast of current logistics trends, provide strategic thinking, planning, and direction of the distribution center network to stay ahead of the company's business needs.
Strong analytical skills and very detail oriented
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
Great organizational and planning skills
Ability to drive aggressive implementation plans and schedules
Must be able to problem solve and handle peak work pressures
Outgoing with a sense of leadership, innovation, collaboration and accountability
Demonstrates leadership capabilities and thrives on building, motivating and coaching teams to optimal performance
Strategic mindset, business savvy, creativity and the ability to negotiate in a professional manner and to collaborate at all levels and across functions
Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Logistics or Business
10+ years’ experience in customer supply chain management, ordering and customer service functions, a strong financial background, and an understanding of EDI (Electronic Delivery Inventory)
Strong cross-functional team leadership skills
Continuous process improvement philosophy (Lean, Six Sigma…) an asset
Excellent Project management skills
Comprehensive knowledge of product logistics and customer service technologies, strong project planning and management skills, experience with data management, product forecasting, volume/pricing models and inventory management
High sense of urgency and accountability
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Project, and PowerPoint