Talent Licensing Planner – North America Sports & Entertainment

Topps Company

New York City USA-NY

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Job Description

Posted On: June 21, 2018

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.

    Required Skills

  • 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