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Licensing Acquisition Manager - New Sci-Fi FPS IP

This is an excellent opportunity to join our talented Licensing Team at our studio in Horsham, based in the heart of Sussex.

In this role, you will report into the Senior Licensing Manager focussing on securing compelling licensed content for an exciting new video game experience. You will have responsibility for identifying, sourcing, and negotiating with key licensors. You will also be responsible for the day-to-day management of key licensor relationships.

As the ‘go-to’ person for critical aspects of the studio – licensor relationship, this role is an exciting and invigorating challenge for someone looking to develop and manage, a world class portfolio of licensor relationships. The successful candidate will be energetic, self-motivated and will possess a passion for brands, product innovation and business development.

Key Responsibilities 

As Licensing Acquisition Manager, you will be working in collaboration with other teams, most notably the Creative Director, Brand and Development team. You will be responsible for delivering on the agreed strategy, and vision, for our licensing relationships across all areas of the game, marketing assets, material, and live events.

On a day-to-day basis you will:

  • Be responsible for securing mutually beneficial relationships with a significant number of well-known Brands, IP and recognisable content
  • Successfully identify suitable licensing partners across multiple product categories within the UK, US and internationally
  • Work closely with IP partner brands to develop strong and sustainable relationships with global and regional IP holders
  • Identify existing IP’s, and Brands, that resonate strongly with target audience and spot upcoming trends
  • Ensure there is a continual pipeline of IP to support production with new launches, refreshes and updates
  • Work with SEGA legal team to ensure the deal approval process, contract management as well as the tracking of licensing budget expenditure are all executed smoothly throughout the project
  • Ability to present and sell-in creative concepts and execution ideas with internal and external stakeholders
  • Attend trade fairs and other regional meetings with existing and prospective licensing partners

Knowledge, Skill and Experience

Essential

  • Licensing experience ideally in a similar business or entertainment related industry
  • A deep understanding of the content licensing process – both licensing IN and OUT
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • An ability to be agile to capitalise, and identify new opportunities and target partners
  • Ability to work with a variety of work groups, both internally and externally
  • Resilient and nimble in an ever-changing environment
  • Enthusiastic, organised, and self-motivated
  • Pragmatic – you understand making games is complex, and you can weigh up the priorities when everything is high priority
  • The ability to cope well under pressure working to strict deadlines

Desirable

  • Used to working in a process driven environment
  • Experience working in games or entertainment related industry 

About Creative Assembly

It’s an exciting time to be a part of our craft-led studio, as we push the boundaries in creating deep and detailed experiences that last.

Our teams are diverse from across the world, from trainees to industry veterans who constantly challenge us and make sure we are striving for the best within our games and our studio life. We are united through our shared values of Quality, Focus, Teamwork, Respect and Trust and we win awards for our culture and our people-centric approach, having won a Best Place to Work Award for five consecutive years. We invest in our people, the studio, and our projects. We are a company that’s secure and safe – you don’t need to worry about job security at CA.

We’ll give you the creative freedom, tools, support and development to achieve your potential.

Our studios are based in Horsham, UK and Sofia, Bulgaria, including several bespoke state-of-the-art audio suites and a dedication motion capture facility. We are currently working remotely due to COVID-19 and are developing more flexible ways of working for the future. Right now, we are actively recruiting and onboarding staff with our expert IT and HR teams setting you up for success remotely, whether you’re relocating now or will be in the future.

We offer many benefits to support you and your family including:

  • We are developing more flexible ways of working to give everyone at CA the balance and space they need. We also offer enhanced holiday allowance, maternity and paternity breaks, flexibility with our core hours, and no-notice holidays.   
  • Bespoke relocation package for you and your dependents, with support throughout the process from our dedicated Relocation Specialists
  • Private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screening
  • Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, and all UK Bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary studio bonus
  • Join our award-winning education and social responsibility programme; the Legacy Project, as an industry ambassador to mentor and educate others
  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support including; SEGA Dev Day, internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops, on-site training with renowned specialists and global conference attendance
  • Opportunity to join our Diversity and Inclusion Network – an employee-led group
  • Season ticket travel loans and cycle to work scheme with free bike servicing and discounted car valet service on site
  • Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
  • Free breakfast every day - toast, bagels, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and more in our fully stocked kitchen*
  • Wellbeing support with an employee assistance programme and onsite confidential sessions
  • In-studio heavily subsidised massage therapy*
  • Discounts for home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchers, and many local businesses including estate agents
  • Studio parties for you and your family; such as our Summer Festival, Christmas Party plus a separate Children’s Christmas Party. We also have Cinema days and wrap parties for game releases*
  • Studio community activities such as life drawing, creative writing, Pilates, Walking Challenges, Couch to 5k, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads more*

*some of the above in-studio benefits are on hold while we work remotely during COVID-19.

Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief. 

Licensing Acquisition Manager - New Sci-Fi FPS IP

Awarded Company

Horsham, UK
Full time

Published on 04/21/2022

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