Brand Manager

Topps is the world’s premier brand of sports, and pop culture memorabilia and trading cards. What humbly began as a family gum business in Brooklyn has evolved into a classic American sports company. Throughout its remarkable history, Topps has proudly fostered an enduring connection between fans and their heroes, not only in baseball but also in football, hockey, entertainment, and pop culture. 75 years of creating permanent memories for the truest fans in the world.

New York, NY


We are the exclusive trading card partner of MLB, MLS, UFC, We have a great entertainment portfolio that includes Star Wars, The Walking Dead, WWE, Garbage Pail<span class="text_exposed_show">&nbsp;Kids, Doctor Who, Wacky Packages, and Mars Attacks. We also have dynamic digital trading cards apps in Topps BUNT, Topps HUDDLE, Topps KICK, Star Wars Card Trader, and The Walking Dead Card Trader.</span>

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Overview: <div>We have an opportunity in New York, NY seeking to hire a&nbsp;<strong>Brand Manager&nbsp;</strong>to join an extraordinary team. The Brand Manager for Entertainment properties (non-sports) is responsible for the profit and loss of the entertainment product line. The Brand Manager determines the product portfolio and ensures products are high-quality, delivered on-time and within budget.</div>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Create the yearly product release plan.</li> <li>Create the forecast of sales volume with sales team and profitability targets with finance team.</li> <li>Define the composition for each product and lead a cross-functional product development team to achieve product development objectives.</li> <li>Work with sales to identify the SKUs needed for maximum revenue while minimizing SKU proliferation and COGS.</li> <li>Deliver the forecasted revenue and profit within the approved budget.</li> <li>Work with Licensing team to ensure rights are acquired as needed to maximize product profitability.</li> <li>Act as a point of contact for the licensor, if applicable, ensuring that all product and adheres to the brand guidelines of the licensor.</li> <li>Interact with consumers, retailers, and distributors to understand their desires and the drivers of product purchase behavior.</li> <li>Prepare presentations for line reviews, customer meetings and corporate reviews.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree or equivalent in marketing, business, or related field.</li> <li>3+ years brand or product management experience.</li> <li>Solid business and product development background.</li> <li>Consumer products experience preferred.</li> <li>Strong leadership abilities and experience managing cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment.</li> <li>Proven ability to multi-task, juggle multiple projects and effectively determine priorities.</li> <li>Excellent interpersonal and communication skills &ndash; written and oral.</li> <li>Strong computer skills &ndash; Word, PowerPoint and Excel essential.</li> <li>Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.</li> <li>Ability to think creatively and strategically while also being able to execute flawlessly.</li> <li>Knowledge of entertainment properties and a knack for pop culture.</li> <li>Knowledge of collectible products a plus.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>EOE</p>