Licensing Consumer Products

REQ ID:  10348

New York, NY, United States of America(US), 10022

WORK OPTION: 4 days/week in the NY office


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Job Summary
This position is part of the Trading Cards, Memorabilia, Hardgoods and Event Retail group within the Global Partnerships & Media / Consumer Product Partnerships department. The role will have significant oversite and support of our trading cards, memorabilia, event retail, and auctions business for the NBA, WNBA, and G-League. The day-to-day responsibilities will require excellent interpersonal, business writing and communication skills, the ability to manage multiple complex projects at once, and frequent analysis of industry, sales, and royalty data.

Major Responsibilities

  • Manage and support the trading card and auctions businesses, including:
    • Oversight and execution of day-to-day licensing operations (including product and marketing collateral approvals, deal memo / contract development and tracking, vendor compliance)
    • Development and execution of innovative growth strategies for all partners
    • Financial and revenue analysis and projections
    • DTC marketing and product integration
    • Planning and execution of on-site game worn product acquisition and authentication
    • New product development and execution
    • Fulfillment of partner marketing benefits
    • Partner relationship management
    • Development of industry dashboards and analytics standards for all business units
    • Coordination of all product acquisition from teams for auctions program 
    • Global program collaboration with regional merchandise leads
    • Lead on-site trading card related events (Rookie Photo Shoot, All-Star, etc.)
  • Oversight and coordination of the U.S event retail business, including:
    • Deal development, negotiation and execution
    • Financial tracking and analysis
    • Industry analysis
    • Cross-category product integration into all retail executions
    • Development of “future plan” models
    • On-site oversight at key events

Required Education/Professional Experience

  • 5-7 years working in licensing and sponsorship businesses; prior industry experience in the trading cards and memorabilia space is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree

Required Skills/Knowledge Attributes

  • Hybrid position – must be able to work in NY office – some travel required for NBA events and partner meetings
  • Market experience in trading cards and memorabilia licensing, as well as event planning and oversight
  • Thorough understanding of sports retail landscape
  • Ability to work in fast paced team environment – must be collaborative and work well with others
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills 
  • Computer skills including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Tableau
  • Detail-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks to successful completion 
  • Ability to work under tight timeframes and deliver a high-quality work product 
  • Sensitivity in dealing with confidential information 


Salary Range: [[$100,000 - $115,000]] 

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About the NBA
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball.  Built around five professional sports leagues:  the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 215 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2021-22 season featured a record 121 international players from 40 countries.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV,, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 2.1 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

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