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Licensing Executive

West Ham United

At the heart and soul of London since 1895 West Ham United is a dynamic, fan-focused football Club constantly moving forward but always with an eye on the past.

16 Nov 2023
Full Time
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

We are looking for a highly proactive and organised Licensing Executive to join our team and play a key role in the continuing development of the Club’s brand licensing programme. The role will report into the Licensing Lead with a focus on the day-to-day management of several core elements of the licensing programme.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the day-to-day management of licensees, including managing the product approval process, organising royalty reports and developing strong relationships with licensees to support revenue growth and fan engagement
  • Managing the approval process from initial designs through sampling stages, ensuring licensees produce best-in-class products in line with the Club’s brand
  • Proactively requesting, organising and analysing royalty reports and tracking them in overview documents
  • Working closely with Partnership Management and Marketing teams to support the delivery of licensing partner rights, including player appearances
  • Researching options to upgrade licensing processes via an online system, providing recommendations and ultimately managing the implementation
  • Onboarding new licensees; sharing assets, brand guidelines and explaining processes
  • Tracking licensing contract rights and maintaining overview documents
  • Ensuring all licensee manufacturing information is filed and up to date
  • Supporting the organisation of licensee events and attendance at industry trade shows like Brand Licensing Europe

Person Specification

  • Minimum 1-2 years work experience in a relevant field, ie Brand Licensing, Consumer Products or Sport
  • Highly driven to achieve elite outcomes in a fast-paced environment through a proactive and energetic approach
  • Process-driven with impeccable attention to detail
  • A high degree of numeracy; comfortable analysing financial data
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, underscored by an ability to prioritise an array of tasks
  • Natural relationship management skills, including with senior stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Comfortable engaging with elite athletes when supporting on player commercial appearances
  • A good understanding of commercial agreements
  • Keen interest in football culture and/or the wider sport industry


  • Good awareness of current consumer trends and the retail landscape, including sustainability best practices
  • An understanding of the product development cycle
  • Experience using an online system to manage product approvals and process royalty reports

How to Apply

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Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Legal, Regulatory & HR
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