VSP Global Senior Director-Global Brand Management, Performance Brands, Marchon in New York, New York

VSP Global is comprised of five complementary businesses that combine high-quality eye care insurance, high-fashion eyewear, customized lenses, ophthalmic technology and retail solutions, with employees in over 23 countries. No matter the role, we’re all focused on a singular mission: to help people see. Learn more by visiting https://vspglobal.com/cms/careers/

General Summary

Leads global brand management for the company’s portfolio of Performance Brands (Nike, Columbia, Flexon, Airlock), including brand positioning and growth strategy, product design and development strategy, marketing and licensor relationships. Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders in the implementation of the brand’s product, communications and commercial strategies. Identifies new licensing or acquisition opportunities in performance driven eyewear to further enhance our current portfolio.

Essential Functions

Develops, aligns and evolves brand positioning, product, communications and commercial strategies for the portfolio of brands.

Leads tiered team of two direct reports and 12 marketers in total. Monitors performance of employees. Provides prompt and objective coaching and counseling. Conducts performance reviews and recommend salary increases. Identifies and assigns resources to meet business objectives.

Manages and monitors the licensor agreements and relationships for the assigned licensed performance brands; communicates with licensors on a regular basis and establishes a productive working relationship.

Oversees the execution of the brands’ aligned communication strategies. Collaborates with licensors as well as internal and external creative partners in the development of all consumer and customer facing materials such as advertising, social media and PR, in-store/sales support materials, consumer activations, trade shows, sales promotions, etc., etc.

Works closely with product design & development as well as merchandising to create efficient assortments and new product releases that meet customer and end consumers demand, while staying true to the brand positioning and direction provided by the licensor (where required).

Presents brand plans and products to stakeholders such as markets and their larger customers and collaborates in the development of market and/or channel specific launch and growth plans.

Maintains and/or develops relationships with potential new licensors; collaborates with company leadership on identifying and if required pitching to prospective new licensors.

Monitors the execution and effectiveness of marketing and image programs against budget and expected result.

Develop budgets and monitor expenses to ensure that costs are within established levels

Participates in leadership team for Global Brands, Marketing & Design function.

Maintains open and collaborative communication with senior management and works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.

Assures that effective communications are maintained within the department.

Monitor turnover, productivity and overall performance to ensure adequate staffing and performance levels

Manage the interview and hiring process for open positions to ensure the most qualified candidates are selected

Job Specifications

Typically has the following skills or abilities:

Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year accredited college or university or equivalent training, education and experience

15 years of experience in Licensing, Brand Management, and/or Marketing

15 years of demonstrated experience in leading and managing

Experience in eyewear industry or fashion accessory field. Strong preference for candidates with experience in sports wear or related accessories.

Minimum of 3 years of experience working directly for an international apparel brand.

Proven presentation and negotiating skills

Persuasive and quick thinker

Demonstrated creativity and knowledge of industry resources and opportunities

Excellent interpersonal communication skills

Demonstrated ability to make management decisions with wide ranging impact

Proven ability to manage employees on a global level

Excellent project management skills and experience managing large projects required.

Ability to work with individuals on a global level

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Ability to travel domestic and international

Ability to regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of his/her job duties

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust etc.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

VSP Global is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.