Olin Winchester, LLC (“Winchester”), considered one of the world’s leading ammunition manufacturers,?is seeking a Manager, Winchester Brand Licensing. This position will be located at the East Alton, IL facility. With a reputation steeped in tradition, we have earned the moniker, ‘The American Legend’ by delivering on our commitment to excellence in everything we do – including staffing our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities with diverse, energetic employees. Read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity and join our quest for the best.
·Execute Winchester’s 5 year strategic/business plan and update annually to align with business growth objectives.
·Develop annual royalty and operating budget for licensing department. Provide quarterly royalty forecast, tracking of royalty revenues and management of delinquent accounts.
·Evaluate business proposals from prospective licensees, negotiate terms and conditions, and manage approval of all license agreements, renewals, and amendments.
·Provide strategic direction to licensees to ensure maximum business growth and leverage of opportunities.
·Ensure licensed products and business activities are of a quality consistent with Winchester’s standards.
·Develop and maintain business contacts within the Licensing and Shooting Sports community to keep current of relevant market activities, competitive actions, and new licensing opportunities for Winchester.
·Launch the Master Winchester Amazon Storefront in cooperation with agency and manage integration of licensees individual Amazon Storefronts.
·Ensure a consistent brand strategy among licensees in compliance with our Licensee Style Guide. Update Style guide as required.
·Integrate licensees into Winchester’s website, online catalogs, digital marketing, and social media platforms.
·Manage/monitor market activity for the existence of Trademark Infringers in cooperation with Olin’s internal and outside trademark legal counsel. Negotiate terms of settlement.
·Manage Winchester’s worldwide trademark registrations. Coordinate all activities with Legal to ensure registrations are filed and maintained.
·Bachelor’s or Master’s** degree required. Marketing, Management, or Business-related discipline preferred.
·Minimum 10 years Trademark/Licensing experience preferred although relevant Marketing/Business Administration experience will be considered.
·Thorough understanding of the Shooting Sports category preferred, both domestic and international.
·Proficient in Microsoft Office.
·Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of Winchester management, as well as licensees’ management team.
·Must be capable of representing Winchester’s interests effectively in license agreement negotiations.
·Possess thorough understanding of licensing and Intellectual Property requirements.
·Ability to travel approximately 25%, both domestic and international.
·This position requires access to ITAR controlled technical data, and as such, employment will be contingent upon the candidate's ability to access ITAR controlled technical data pursuant to an export license approved by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, if required.
What’s in it for you?
Many of our employees have been with us for decades. We constantly strive, however, to bring new people with new points of view into the company. Your career is important to us, and we work with you to create development plans that help you achieve your career goals.
Our employees enjoy the following employment enhancements and more:
·Paid maternity/paternity leave
·Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance effective Day 1
·Fertility Benefits (lifetime maximum $25,000)
·401(k) with an employer match and Olin retirement contribution account
·Accelerated vacation accrual
·Volunteer Paid Time Off Program
·Short term incentive program participation
·Alternate work schedules (location/role specific)
·Employee Ammunition Purchase Program
Winchester is one of three proud business units of Olin Corporation. Olin began in 1892 and has steadily grown to become an industry leader in both ammunition and chemicals manufacturing. Winchester, Olin Chlor Alkali Products & Vinyls and Olin Epoxy employ approximately 8,000 professionals in more than 20 countries with customers in nearly 100 countries around the globe.
**Degree must be from a school that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of Education of the U.S. Department of Education or equivalent program from an international university.
*This list is not intended to be all inclusive.
*Olin does not provide any form of sponsorship to applicants not authorized to work in the US.
Olin is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.