Responsible for securing talent license agreements, game-used equipment, autographs, sketch and/or illustration content for inclusion in the Company's trading card, collectibles and memorabilia product lines with an emphasis on the company's entertainment properties. Maintains relationships between the Company and agents, actors, athletes, artists, and other personalities relating to license agreement, game-used, autograph and/or artist sketch & illustration acquisitions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Works to secure talent license agreements within budget.
Responsible for the acquisition and delivery of autographs, RPS jerseys, Game-Used equipment, artist sketches, artist illustrations, or other asset procurement within scheduled dates for product releases.
Performs Purchase Order releases in JDE for talent contract purchases.
Interacts with Company staff members to resolve issues and coordinates assignments to meet strict product deadlines.
Interacts with outside business partners including signing representatives, agents, actors, athletes, and/or artists to coordinate signing sessions within specific deadlines.
Maintains relationships between the Company and agents, athletes, and other personalities.
Conducts UDA memorabilia in-person signings with Company's contracted talent, as requested by management.
Other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
College Degree preferred, but not required
2+ years of experience in the field of project coordination or related area.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of sports and entertainment toy, trading card or trading card game industry preferred.
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple, high priority projects with a keen attention to detail.
Strong interpersonal, problem solving, troubleshooting, customer service and relationship building abilities.
Professional demeanor; team player orientation.
Ability to interface with internal and external parties at all levels.
Knowledge of commonly used project coordination concepts, practices and procedures.
Ability to perform duties under minimal supervision while exercising discretion and independent judgment.
A high degree of confidentiality required.
Hands on, energetic and motivated self-starter with the ability to work additional hours as required.
Ability to travel on behalf of the Company with very little advance notice.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Proficiency in the following software or systems: MS Office.
The Upper Deck Company, LLC