Licensing Manager

The company:

Williams’ core competencies are the design and development of racing cars to compete in the Formula One World Championship. As one of the world's leading Formula One teams, the company has secured 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles since its foundation in 1977 and is now moving into an exciting era under new ownership defined by relentless innovation and living sustainable performance in every dimension.

We are looking for a commercially minded Licensing Manager to run the Day to day management and expansion of existing licensee relationships in order to drive incremental revenue for the business.

As a Licensing Manager, you will:

  • Drive revenue through trackside sales working with F1, Stitchd
  • Manage global licensees to build product portfolios that meet our brand strategy.
  • Support Williams Racing brand values and sustainability journey through partnerships pipeline management & strategic assortment definition always grounded on insights
  • Deliver excellence in contract negotiations, forecasting and product portfolio management
  • Engage partners with clear strategic, creative and brand direction
  • Collaborate with internal & external partners to bring to life strategies from a top line vision to day-to-day operations
  • Capture and react to market insights by analysing and reporting on partner, portfolio & campaign performance
  • Work closely with internal partners to deliver against business plans and activate according to the brand’s KPI’s and strategic key activations

Required Skills

  • Experience at a leading brand (as a licensor) delivering global and regional licensing deals.
  • Capacity to balance a diverse role with a passion for delivering products, negotiations, and storytelling all aligned with our strategy.
  • Knowledgeable in brand development, consumer products licensing, and strategic brand partnerships/collaborations.
  • Skilled in working directly with global/regional retailers and brands.
  • A natural collaborator and relationship builder with ability to present with confidence.
  • Balanced brand vs. business decision making with a focus on return on investment and owned, earned, shared, paid value generation.

Experience in F1 is preferred, however not essential.

You will need the ability to travel (however, we do not expect you to travel extensively for this role).

Application Closing Date: All applications must be received by 31st March 2023

What can Williams offer?

The Williams Group is based in multi acre complex located in Grove, Oxfordshire. The Williams Group offers a competitive holiday package, staff events/open days, a subsidised restaurant on site and various car schemes. We have an on-site gym (open 24 hours a day) as well as various fitness classes including outdoors bootcamps, pilates and yoga free for all staff and contractors to use. Aside from these benefits we can offer free onsite parking and large open green spaces to unwind during breaks. We are a based just 30 mins from Oxford City Centre by bus.

Williams is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments

Williams Racing