Senior Licensing Manager at PopSockets LLC

| Greater Boulder Area
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Our Company:

PopSockets LLC, based in Boulder, Colorado, designs, manufactures and sells innovative lifestyle products. Our flagship product, the PopSockets grip, was invented by philosophy professor David Barnett, with the first grip sold on PopSockets.com in 2014. We’ve since sold more than 200 million grips and expanded our portfolio to include a broad range of empowering, expressive, and fun products. We aim to build an Eternal Positivity Machine—an adaptable global brand that makes an increasing positive impact on the world every year.

Senior Licensing Manager is responsible for the development, strategic direction and maintenance of all brand licenses. Responsibilities include implementing the strategic and tactical business development and marketing plans for each license, maintaining brand/license identity, and executing marketing plans.

Role Requirements:

Develop and coordinate strategic licensing marketing & sales plans with internal and external resources to achieve results (design, product development, production planning, trade promotion, sales, PR, and creative services). Work with licensing partners to ensure annual sales growth. Closely monitor and analyze sales volumes, market share trends and competitive activity. Compile and review retail selling reports for opportunities and trends. Create and manage monthly and quarterly reports from all channel partners for internal review. Monitor adherence to contractual obligations for each licensee. Act as day to day contact for all assigned categories of business

Drive the development of the integrated marketing plans including business building ideas and works with other business unit team members to execute the plans.  Ensure successful execution of marketing initiatives

Monitor product approval calendar and process. Drives the identification and development of business building ideas and works with other business unit team members to execute the plans.

Develop product specifications sheets, product catalogs, product concept, release plans, brand briefs, concept charts, and product line management calendar. Coordination of all logistics for line reviews, including maintaining information binder; draft follow up notes and next steps. Maintain ratings, line sheets, SKU lists and carryover lists and communicate results

Analyze consumption and shipment data and compares results to established objectives to assure the effectiveness of marketing programs

Provide appropriate levels of communication with Finance, Supply Chain and Warehouse department to assist in ordering, capacity planning and developing closeout channels. Ensures proper shipment of all materials to DC's, sales team and customers

Research new categories of business and potential licensing partners.

Build relationships with vendors and Creative Services. Manage budgets, estimates, bidding, artwork execution, proofs, issuing of purchase req's, proofing and press approvals

Maintain brand POP and advertising budget and monitors expenses to ensure costs are within established levels. ª Communicates to vendors any special specifications including packaging instructions. Conducts field and market research to ensure the brand is addressing trade and consumer needs as well as continually contributing to the strategic development and positioning of the brand

Develop and coordinate production and deliveries of in-store POP materials to optimize the sales and image of the brand; Monitor POP inventory levels

Work closely with the design and project managers to help coordinate product development, product launches, training materials and promotional activities with the domestic and international sales teams

Attend trade shows. Coordinate brand role, and organize marketing related information across brands at trade shows, market weeks and special events, presence in stores, key account promotions, etc.

Salary  85-110k plus Bonus

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Location

We're just outside Downtown Boulder (no traffic!) in a gorgeous, newly built and designed office with terrific mountain views!

An Insider's view of PopSockets LLC

How does your team reward individual success?

We have an internal bonus system that allows everyone to reward each other with points that you can then convert for real world rewards including everything from gift cards to your favorite stores, Amazon, discounted travel and more.

Katie

Sr. HR Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our office is designed to foster collaboration. There are comfortable meeting areas around every corner, and an open office plan. Even a walk to grab some coffee often results in multiple, impromptu meetings. All of our conference rooms are equipped with huge screens that allow us to stay close with everyone offsite as well.

Andrea

Lead Recruiter

How does the company support your career growth?

Because we're growing so quickly, you don't have to wait for a role to open above you to advance. We welcome new ideas and perspectives, and people are able to grow, develop and advance at their own rate. Want to expand your role? Tell us how!

Julia

Recruiter

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We work very hard on recruiting in order to bring in passionate people with good ideas, and then let them run. You won't run into the excuse of "this is the way we've always done things". We want change, and growth and innovation, and trust in our people and their skills to get us there.

Jen

Associate Design Director

What are PopSockets LLC Perks + Benefits

PopSockets LLC Benefits Overview

Employees are valued at PopSockets. We provide a number of perks and benefits to show we care and are always looking for ways to do more for our employees. We provide a dog-friendly office, stocked with snacks and high end coffee and tea options. We have a fully stocked bar with a view of the mountains. We offer competitive benefits and 4 weeks of starting vacation time, in addition to time off each year for volunteer opportunities.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
PopSockets Employees are offered two paid volunteer days. Our Manager of DoGoods works directly with local nonprofits we can support as a company. Volunteer opportunities are coordinated quarterly.
Partners with Nonprofits
PopSockets partners with more than 100 nonprofits—large and small—through Poptivism, our unique give back program. Over the past three years, we have contributed more than $3 million to charity!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
PopSockets has a flexible spending account
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We offer Cardio and Yoga classes three days per week!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
We contribute 3% of of an employee's annual gross pay to their 401K
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
We provide an option to create a dependent care account
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks paid paternal leave for employees who have been here 6 months.
Flexible Work Schedule
PopSockets provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
PopSockets sponsors family oriented events throughout the year.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
We love our snacks at PopSockets. We also offer plenty of tea, coffee and beer on Tap. We also have our own Bevi machine!
Some Meals Provided
Bagles and Donuts every Wednesday and Breakfast burritos the last Friday of the month!
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Softball, Soccer and more!
Fitness Subsidies
We offer thrive pass, $50 per month toward the wellness activity of your choice.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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