Vacature Brand Manager
Brand Manager, Licensing Team
WANTED: “Someone that lives and sleeps gaming, but also understand how to make their passion workcommercially”
Difuzed – Uitgeest, Amsterdam Area
We at Difuzed are creative Rebels. We love what we do, we are never give up, we take ownership, and we are proud to create the next best thing. We understand the brands and their fans. Together we create cool branded lifestyle collections. We are an one-stop shop for global presence and we deliver, always, and everywhere. We are looking for similar minded rebels that share the same passion and insight for brands and fashion that we have.
Difuzed is Dutch based company that has, over the last twenty years grown to become an award-winning and significant player in the licensing lifestyle business globally. Our business-to-business customers are a diverse portfolio of retail clients across Europe and other International Markets. We work on some of the world’s most recognized Entertainment and Gaming Brands and have offices in The Netherlands, Los Angeles, and Dubai.
The company is international, ambitious, fast-growing organization. Its culture is characterized by strong team spirit, positive motivation, enthusiasm, and commitment. At Difuzed is innovation our great strength. We translate great pop culture brands into great wearable apparel and accessories for big mass fashion retailers such as Footlocker, JD Sports, Zara, H&M, Bershka, Pull and Bear, Primark and other to Department Stores, Hypermarkets, Clothing Specialists, including e-commerce retailers and small independent stores. We even collaborate with Designer Brands, Musicians and the world of Motorsport. Difuzed represents the world’s best-known brands like PlayStation, League of Legends, Overwatch, Disney, Marvel, Harry Potter, Minions, Hard Rock Cafe, Hello Kitty, and many, many others. We are a one-stop shop for global presence and have the ambition to create the best of the best licensed products in lifestyle and fashion.
Working at Difuzed brings many exciting opportunities: an awesome and diverse team that collaborates to change the world of licensed products and a super creative work environment that triggers inspiration, innovation and the desire to make a difference in the world of licensing.
The challenge – To be the person that communicates to our gaming licensors our business strategy and wins their ongoing trust and support. To share with our team your knowledge of gaming to ensure we make what every gamer wants from an apparel and accessories collection.
We are looking for a gaming enthusiast with a commercial brain. The position will actively manage, the relationships we have built with the major gaming studios and assist the team in the creation of gaming product collections we manufacture for our stock business (which supplies independent retailers and e-commerce) as well as, create collections that are specially designed for our large retail clients.
We are in search for someone that thinks like a creative, acts like a businessperson. The ideal candidate has at least some experience in the Licensing or Gaming world. You will be able to conduct meaningful market research and translates the findings into high-quality, strategies for the brands you work with.
You will work closely with the whole Difuzed team to determine the priorities for the licenses and brands we develop. You will also work with the sales team to ensure that the collections are appropriate for our customers and licensors.
You will be a gaming expert and have an eye for identifying new trends & brands in the sector and will collect and analyze market information to further develop our gaming portfolio.
This role reports into the Licensing Director and you will be part of a small team focused on providing a commercial return for the company and our licensors. The role is situated in our head office in Uitgeest, The Netherlands.
- Strong personal drive
- Entrepreneurial mindset
- Proven networker and relationship builder
- Proven negotiator
- Strong knowledge of the gaming industry
- Articulate when it comes to presenting ideas and discussing strategy
- Characteristics: Proactive, ambitious, result driven, well organized, analytical, team player
- Team player with the ability to gain support for your ideas across business segments
- Use of appropriate software packages that include (Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office)
- University degree work and/or proven thinking level
- Fluency in English – additional language would be beneficial
- Living in the Netherlands, or available to re-locate to The Netherlands on short notice (EU, EER country resident).
- Some Travel required
What does Difuzed offer you?
An appropriate remuneration package and excellent working conditions. A versatile function within a fast-growing organization with an expanding market position which will allow you to develop your career aims in a team of supportive like-minded people.
A competitive salary for this (MITT-CAO applies).
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