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Adidas America Associate Manager, Licensing in Boston, Massachusetts

Associate Manager, Licensing

Title: Associate Manager Licensing


Department: Global Brand Licensing

Location (City): Boston

Working Relationship

Direct Reporting Line (ad): Senior Manager, Licensing

Employees Managed (Y/N): N

Key Interfaces: external partners, SEA, legal, finance, brand comms, and product teams.


The Licensing Associate Manager will be responsible for key functions that support the full portfolio of Reebok’s licensed partnerships. They will maintain all facets of SEA compliance to uphold brand standards at the highest level, and they will coordinate quarterly financial reporting and forecasting from all licensees. The Associate Manager will also be responsible for the day-to-day management of a small subset of licensees, which will include supporting their success at all stages of the product cycle: design, development, marketing, and sales distribution.

Key Accountabilities:

Lead SEA compliance for all licensees via systems setup and continual tracking. This includes factory compliance with FFC database, as well as compliance with all adidas-group product safety policies.

Track royalty reporting and financial forecasts from all licensees, and facilitate quarterly updates between Licensing and Finance teams.

Responsible for the day-to-day management of a portfolio of licensed partnerships.

Facilitate annual business reviews with subset of licensees to track successes and challenges and to ensure strategy alignment

Coordinate large meetings as needed, which might include merchandising show rooms and handling all planning aspects for licensees to attend NAM and Global milestone meetings as well as a separate Licensee Summit.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.

Collaborative attitude and ability to work in a cross-functional team environment while also managing projects independently

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage time on a variety of projects


2 years relevant work experience

Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly PowerPoint and Excel

At adidas we have a winning culture. But to win, physical power is not enough. Just like athletes our employees need mental strength in their game. We foster the athlete‘s mindset through a set of behaviors that we want to enable and develop in our people and that are at the core of our unique company culture – the 3Cs: CONFIDENCE, COLLABORATION and CREATIVITY.

  • CONFIDENCE allows athletes to make quick decisions on the field, to reach higher. For us at adidas confidence means acknowledging that we don’t have all the answers. But we are willing to take risks, we try new things. And if we fail, then this is part of our learning – it helps us improve.

  • COLLABORATION . Every elite athlete relies on partners: coaches, teammates, and nutritionists. We, too, know that we are stronger together. Winning as one team takes open and candid dialogue, inclusiveness and trust in each other’s abilities and talents.

  • Being the best sports company in the world takes CREATIVITY . No great athlete succeeds by copying their predecessors’ training plans and strategies. We have to be open to new ideas, explore, gain an edge and stand out. Only then can we succeed.

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title: Associate Manager, Licensing

Brand: Reebok

Location: Boston

TEAM: Marketing & Communications

State: MA

Country/Region: US

Contract Type: Full time

Number: 301650

Date: Feb 18, 2021