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Sr. Manager Creative, Licensing

Company: The Lumistella Company
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

In this position, the Sr. Creative Manager, Licensing, supports the company's objectives by creating cohesive brand and style guides to be used by both internal design teams and external licensing partners for the development of consumer product goods. This position is key in shaping the brands visual look and feel across all product categories; including soft goods, hard goods, health and beauty, 3D sculpts, consumables, publishing and games and activities. He/She works closely with the VP of Creative and Director of Art and Licensing to ensure licensed consumer products meet creative, brand guidelines and strategies throughout the creative development process from product concept to production, including packaging and promotional materials.-- This position is also responsible for managing the day-to-day relationships with 50+ global brand licensing partners to ensure consistency with the brand image and consumer messaging for both new and existing products. He/She is also responsible for analyzing and implementing improvements to the overall creative licensing approval processes and procedures in adherence with company and brand guidelines. The Sr. Creative Manager, Licensing, must be able to both manage and do the work that needs to bedone. The ideal candidate will be a "roll up your sleeves and dive in" type who is happy to do whatever needs to be done to execute on the work at hand. E SSENTIAL D UTIES AND R ESPONSIBILITIES : "Essential functions" are primary job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation made by the employer. 1. Collaborate with Executive team and Leadership team members on strategic planning for the creative licensing department; 2. Lead ideation, design creation and maintenance of annual brand resource and style guide development for product and promotional use; 3. Conduct extensive research and analyze domestic and international market trends to integrate into designs and style guides. Put forth recommendations and trend analysis for internal creative teams to set design direction across all product designs. 4. Ideate, concept and recommend new products to enhance programs. Collaborate and direct partners on new product concepts to support brand lore and storytelling for licensed product; 5. Create extensive and cohesive branding and style guides, implementing new and existing brand assets; 6. Initiates meetings and projects to ensure deadlines and key benchmark dates of initiatives are met; 7. Work with the Licensing Team-- 8. Onboard new licensing partners by conducting training meetings on brand overview, 9. Art direct and communicate all design changes to Licensees on all licensing submissions, including product, packaging and promotional materials; 10. Modifies prototypes and/or designs while ensuring adherence to timelines, licensing protocols and style guides; 11. Work with Facilities and Compliance on storage, document retention and sample archive, and; K NOWLEDGE , S KILLS AND A BILITIES R EQUIRED : 1. 10+ years of design experience in Licensing or Consumer Packaged Goods; Minimum of 3+ years of management experience; 2. Must have extensive experience designing consumer product licensing product and packaging; 3. Deep knowledge of strategic brand development, management, branding and marketing equities; 5. Extensive design knowledge of branding, style guide creation and use; 6. Extensive knowledge of licensing process and procedures; 7. Strong graphic design skills and ability to communicate visually with an eye for consistency; 8. Strong layout skills and design sensibilities; 9. Experience managing a digital rights management system, Workfront and/or Widen a plus; 10. Powerful portfolio of creative that demonstrates originality, innovation, problem solving, and personal expression; E DUCATION 1. Bachelor's degree required in Graphic Design or a related field.

**When applying for this position, please send a creative/design portfolio or a link to a portfolio that best represents your creative experience and skills.

Who are we? The Lumistella Company is a family-owned company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Launched in 2005, CCA and B is home to the bestselling Christmas tradition,The Elf on the Shelf--, as well as a number of other products and brands. We are in the business ofCreating Joyful Family Momentsand strive to provide products, entertainment and experiences to families worldwide, sharing the messages of Faith, Hope and Love. At the core of our business are the values that make us an exceptional place to work, known here at the North Pole asF.I.R.E.(Family Focus, Integrity, Respect, and Excellence.) Despite rapid expansion, we have maintained and continue to offer a strong culture of creativity, fun, learning and respect. We believe that our employees drive our success and we encourage both individual growth as well as extensive collaboration in a team-focused environment. We are constantly seeking talented team members who enjoy a fun and fast-paced work environment and who thrive on innovation. Because of the dedication and creativity of our employees, we've continued to grow in popularity with footprints in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, and South Africa. We've also grown and expanded our product line to include the Claus Couture Collection--, the new Elf Pets--- collection and much more! Want to Know More?

Working at the North Pole is like working with family. We regularly host employee events, birthday celebrations, and social activities to give us an opportunity to get to know one another and take a breather from the hustle and bustle of the North Pole. Each year, (at the discretion of our owners), our office is closed from Christmas Eve through New Year's Day, and our full time employees are paid for this time. We recognize the need for some R&R after a busy holiday season! We also offer competitive compensation and a robust and comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan including profit sharing, short and long-term disability, a flexible spending account for medical and child care reimbursement, basic and voluntary life insurance, and a bonus plan. The Lumistella Company is an equal employment opportunity employer. You have been redirected to a The Lumistella Company job page

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