President of Licensing

We are looking for talented people who have a thirst for challenge, seek the joy of team effort and will help contribute to our growth as a leading international manufacturer and marketer of apparel.

Miami, FL

Perry Ellis Corporate

<p><strong>Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men's and women's apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company's collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men's and women's swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution.</strong></p> <p><strong>The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis&reg;, An Original Penguin&reg; by Munsingwear&reg;, Laundry by Shelli Segal&reg;, Rafaella&reg;, Cubavera&reg;, Ben Hogan&reg;, Savane&reg;, Grand Slam&reg;, John Henry&reg;, Manhattan&reg;, Axist&reg; and Farah&reg;. The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike&reg; for swimwear, and Callaway&reg;, PGA TOUR&reg; and Jack Nicklaus&reg; for golf apparel.</strong></p>

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Full Time

Overview: As the President of Licensing, you will play a pivotal role in driving the licensing strategy for Perry Ellis International (PEI) both domestically and internationally. This executive-level position requires a visionary leader who can leverage the power of the PEI Brand Portfolio to expand our licensing initiatives and partnerships worldwide. The successful candidate will be responsible for maximizing revenue opportunities, ensuring brand DNA consistency, and fostering strong relationships with licensing partners.<br /><br /><br />
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Strategic Leadership: <ul> <li>Develop and implement a comprehensive licensing strategy aligned with the company's overall business objectives.</li> <li>Provide visionary strategic leadership to the licensing team in an international environment, fostering innovation and creativity.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Partnership Management: <ul> <li>Identify, negotiate, and manage licensing partnerships that align with the Perry Ellis brand values and image.</li> <li>Build and maintain strong relationships with existing and potential licensing partners.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Revenue Optimization: <ul> <li>Drive revenue growth through effective licensing initiatives and product launches.</li> <li>Monitor and analyze market trends to identify new opportunities for licensing expansion.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Brand Consistency: stay true to the brand DNA and ensure that all licensed products <ul> <li>Align with the brand DNA standards and maintain consistent quality.</li> <li>Collaborate with internal teams to uphold brand integrity across all licensing activities.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Contract Negotiation: <ul> <li>Lead negotiations for licensing agreements, ensuring favorable terms and conditions for PEI (Perry Ellis International).</li> <li>Work closely with legal and finance teams to finalize and execute contracts.</li> </ul> </li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>To manage an international business with more than 20 employees worldwide.</li> <li>Exceptional negotiation and relationship-building skills.</li> <li>Excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities.</li> <li>Proven experience in licensing, brand management, or a related field at an executive level.</li> <li>Strong business acumen with a track record of driving revenue growth through licensing initiatives.</li> <li>Strong Retail Relationships</li> <li>Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, or a related field. MBA preferred.</li> <li>Personal Attributes:</li> <li>Visionary leadership</li> <li>Strong communication and interpersonal skills</li> <li>Results-driven and goal-oriented</li> <li>Creative thinker with a passion for the fashion and lifestyle industry</li> <li>Perry Ellis International is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply</li> </ul>