Category Associate, Fashion Job at Warner Bros. Discovery, Burbank, CA

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  • Warner Bros. Discovery
  • Burbank, CA

Job Description

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery... the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are...

When we say, "the stuff dreams are made of," we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next...

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

Your New role...

This Associate supports the Accessories Team in management of category initiatives, revenue plan, and execution, including quarterly forecasting . This role assists in conducting white space analysis, researching potential partners & brainstorming new business opportunities.

Your role accountabilities...
  • Assists Accessories Team in management of category initiatives, revenue plan, and execution
  • Supports Accessories Team in preparation of quarterly forecasts, accruals, and annual budgets by generating forecast templates, making the initial outreach to licensees, following up on data collection, analyzing and making recommendations
  • Collaborates with Accessories Team, Licensees, and WBCP Legal by creating, submitting, and tracking merchandise contracts; initiates non-disclosure agreements and import authorization or customs letters for Licensees
  • Tracks product sell-in, launches, and performance
  • Facilitates the process for products to be featured on WBD social media posts
  • Keeps WBCP internal systems and stakeholders up to date with Licensee contacts and product launch timelines; work with the respective teams to update and edit event attendee lists
  • Develops timely category updates and communicates information to broad internal and external audiences on behalf of the team
  • Maintains sample inventory and manages internal sample requests
  • Works with Product Development, Marketing, Publicity to kick off collaborations and project manage through launch
  • Assists in conducting white space analysis, researching potential partners, brainstorming new business opportunities; develop skills to wholistically manage subcategories
  • Leads the organization of shared files and tools on behalf of the team (Sharepoint, Airtable, Box)
  • Assists and coordinates the preparation of presentation materials for external and internal presentations
  • Identifies and applies competitive and industry key learnings and trends

Qualifications & experience...

Work Experience
  • 2+ years of work experience in Licensing industry, a licensor, vendor, retailer or entertainment environment preferred
Education, Professional Training, Technical Training or Certification
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, business or related field required preferred

Knowledge/Skills
  • Basic licensing industry knowledge with intellectual curiosity
  • Ability to take direction and assist team in executing strategic and operational plan
  • Basic understanding of financial forecasts and budgets
  • Strong collaboration and partnership skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and tactfully cross-functionally with persons on all levels, in person, in written communication, via phone, via video conference, etc.
  • Strong organizational/leadership and planning skills required
  • Ability to create pitch/presentations
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work in a team environment with changing priorities; possess flexibility and adaptability skills in addition to strong project management
  • Exceptional time management and prioritization skills with ability to multi-task with a high degree of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Well organized with effective and proven planning and follow-through skills
  • Ability to work well under time pressure and time constraints
  • Curious, self-starter, optimistic and dependable

Other Requirements

Management has the right to add or change duties and job requirements at any time.

How We Get Things Done...

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

Championing Inclusion at WBD
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

If you're a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at recruitadmin@wbd.com.

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. Actual salaries will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to external market data, internal equity, location, skill set, experience, and/or performance. Base pay is just one component of Warner Bros. Discovery's total compensation package for employees. Pay Range: $47,466.00 - $88,150.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and sick time and vacation.

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