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Softlines Manager – C4594

A key role at a leading independent studio, managing budgets and driving annual revenue directly across all Softlines in the UK, whilst forecasting Softlines sales on a quarterly basis.

The COMPANY


Our client is an independent studio with a global production, distribution and licensing business.


The ROLE


You will create, review and update analysis strategies for all product categories whilst locating new business.

 

Key Responsibilities -  


  • Negotiate deals from the UK, pitching to retail buyers on a monthly basis to support licensees and open up new business opportunities
  • Collaborate with senior product develop managers to brief in any concepts or direction required for retail or licensee pitches
  • Liaise with Content and Marketing teams to alert them of key retail launches and ways to drive retail support
  • Contribute and identify new sub categories and artwork directions to support licensees and retailers
  • Attend fashion and home trade shows throughout the year.

 

The CANDIDATE


With experience in a similar softlines role with the entertainment, toy or fashion sectors, you will have a proven track record of building softlines programmes, utilising retail buying cycles and understanding lead times and processes.


You will be computer literate with good Microsoft Office skills, alongside strong sales, negation, communication and presentation abilities, whilst utilising a strong business acumen to reach set goals and deadlines.

 

Lastly, you will be self-motivated, with the ability to forge strong retail relationships at all levels, and be creative when searching for new business and contacts.

 

The REWARDS


An attractive salary is available to the successful candidate.


If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to take the next step, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.


What to EXPECT 


  • Searchlight only advertises active roles.
  • Your details will be sent directly to the Consultant who is handling this role.
  • Our objective is to respond to all applications within 14 days unless otherwise stated.


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