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Career opportunity: Group Manager, Consumer Products, Montreal Canadiens

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

Career Opportunity

Group Manager, Consumer Products, Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens are currently looking to fill the position of Group Manager, Consumer Products, in their Marketing department. The position is based in Montreal at the team’s offices at the Bell Centre.

Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing, the Group Manager, Consumer Products is responsible for all activities related to the sale of licensed products as well as the management of the Consumer Products team.

Primary Responsibilities

Consumer Products Strategy Development

•Manage the sales cycle for all licensed products;

•Meet financial objectives by preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions;

•Product research. Find or develop exclusive products that respect and appropriately represent the Montreal Canadiens brand;

•Establish retail strategies for each point of sale (primary stores, kiosks, online);

•Maximize the profitability of retail and online businesses;

•Develop and manage all NHL licensed supplier relationships;

•Create marketing tools to grow and support sales (ex: catalog);

•Collaborate in the development of marketing programs with corporate partners and sponsors where required;

eCommerce Site

•Develop, merchandise and manage the Montreal Canadiens ecommerce site (Tricoloresports.com);

•Develop promotional strategies and manage branding of Tricoloresports.com;

Management

•Manage the Consumer Products staff.

Qualifications and experience required

•Bachelor of Commerce degree, preferably a Marketing Major;

•Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience;

•Minimum of five (5) years experience in managing staff;

•Bilingual French and English, oral and written required;

•Creatively inclined and fashion-forward; must be at the forefront of style trends and both popular and emerging product lines

•Able to work under pressure and with short timelines;

•Autonomous and self-motivated;

•Respectful of confidentiality;

•High level of integrity and personal and professional ethics beyond reproach;

•Experience in sports entertainment is an asset;

•Knowledge of POS systems is an asset;

•Able to work weekends or evenings for games or other promotional events.

If you are interested in applying for this position and have the appropriate qualifications, please forward your CV to wi@canadiens.com before November 17, 2014.

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