Headquartered in New York, NY, The Topps Company, Inc. is a leading creator and international marketer of distinctive confections and sports and entertainment products. The global Sports and Entertainment division produces trading cards and collectibles, custom cards, memorabilia, sticker album collections and more related to iconic and pop culture brands such as Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, Star Wars, Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, World Wrestling Entertainment and Garbage Pail Kids. Topps' Digital Apps division produces, develops and operates mobile applications that give you access to an exclusive digital card collection at your fingertips that are sold via the Apple and Google app stores under the brand names BUNT, KICK, NHL SKATE, Star Wars Card Trader, The Walking Dead Card Trader, Fear The Walking Dead Trader, WWE SLAM, Marvel Collect! and Disney Collect! https://play.toppsapps.com/. Topps' confectionery brands, which are marketed under its Bazooka Candy Brands division, include Bazooka Bubble Gum, Ring Pop, Push Pop, Baby Bottle Pop, Juicy Drop and Match-Ems confectionery items https://www.candymania.com/.
The Topps Company was founded in 1938 as Topps Chewing Gum, and in its early years produced a popular penny "Topps Gum" from a factory in Brooklyn, NY. After World War II, the company developed Bazooka Bubble Gum, and in 1950, added trading cards to its product line. Baseball cards appeared in 1951 and quickly became a vital part of pop culture, a tradition that continues to this day. Topps was acquired in October of 2007 by Madison Dearborn Partners, a private equity group, and The Tornante Company, an investment company owned by Michael Eisner, former CEO of Disney. Although headquartered in New York City, Topps maintains offices in several countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, India and Brazil.
The Assistant Brand Manager for Topps' eCom trading card projects helps execute the strategy set by the Brand Manager. The ABM is in charge of executional activities across multiple properties that help ensure the products are of high-quality, delivered on-time and within budget. The role will require strict attention to detail, ability to manage multiple deadlines, and ability to be fast and flexible in reacting to feedback from managers, cross-functional teams and licensors.
Duties & Responsibilities
Assist Brand Manager in creating the yearly product release plan
Assist Brand Manager on creation of product descriptions and ensure deadlines are met
Manage subject lists and budgets to maximize quality of product content
Work with project management to ensure production deadlines are met
Partner with creative department to assist in the review and approval of designs for each brand
Partner with editorial team to ensure content (e.g. image selection and text) is appropriate for each product
Assist in providing direction to marketing on product promotion
Oversee and implement a smooth approvals process for the projects that you are working on
Comprehensive knowledge of professional baseball and soccer players/teams
Knowledge of collectibles category & license trends
Ability to work in fast-paced team environment
Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
Strong computer skills - Word, PowerPoint and Excel essential
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills - written and oral
Creative and strategic thinking abilities
Bachelor's degree or equivalent
At least 1-2 years brand or product development experience
Consumer products or collectables experience preferred
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