The Talent Licensing Planner, NASE is responsible for the coordination of signings between athletes/celebrities and Topps. The position acts as the center point for all coordination between athletes/celebrities, agencies, representatives and Topps in the procurement of autographs for trading card products. He/She will work closely with internal resources including production, legal, finance, e-commerce, digital, marketing, as well as daily correspondence with external agencies and Topps witness representatives. He/She will work closely with operations to ensure that autograph procurement is aligned with all product deadlines
Work with Operations to plan and manage product production schedules.
Act as liaison between Topps and agents/marketing reps for the coordination of signings.
Spearhead the strategy for optimizing autograph signings throughout the product calendar year.
Prioritize projects and card signings based on deadlines and milestone calendar dates.
Manage and coordinate with Topps witness representatives for autograph signings.
Coordinate with Licensing Manager and Accounts Payable to ensure contracted parties are paid for all autograph signings in a timely manner.
Ensure compliance to contractual obligations ensuring all services are executed.
Foster and maintain relationships with agents, marketing reps and industry contacts.
Coordinate activations and marketing/licensing events.
Purchase raw materials for Authentics business.
Bachelor’s degree required
Experience in related field (sports industry, project management)
Candidates should be self-confident, energetic, pro-active, organized and highly detailed-oriented.
Must like a fast paced environment, and have ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and thrive in changing circumstances.
Manage unforeseen issues during non-business hours.
Exceptional written and oral communication.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Strong passion and comprehensive knowledge of MLB and MiLB a plus