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Licensing Work Placement

Listing ID: 982173

Licensing Work Placement

Type of Position: Internship / Work Placement
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: French Connection
Location: Camden, North West London, London, UK
Length of Internship / Placement: 10 months
Hours: Full Time
Compensation: Allowance / Expenses
Allowance / Expenses Details: Travel and Lunch Expenses
Reporting To: Licensing Manager
Twitter Handle: @fcuk
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 month 5 days
About: French Connection United Kingdom was founded in 1972 by Stephen Marks, who is still leading the company today. French Connection is a premium high-street brand that prides itself on its unique philosophy: a French style blended with a fearless British personality. It is fashion that leads, not follows. It uses provocative marketing, always with a sense of humour. FCUK is a prime example of French Connection’s uniqueness and sense of humour.

French Connection’s head office is in the UK, London (Camden).

We are offering a Licensing Work Placement for Students undertaking their industry placement.  French Connection has worked with a number of different licensees since 1995.  The Licensing Team in our Head Office looking after most of the licensee partnerships ensures products and all marketing collateral are within brand guidelines.  French Connection licensed categories: toiletries, fragrances, jewellery, opticals, sunglasses, watches, intimates, outerwear, luggage and soft furnishings.
           
Key objectives of the Work Placement:

  • Understand the role of Licensing within a fashion company
  • Having the opportunity to work with internal (design, marketing, retail, etc.) and external (licensees) stakeholders
  • Understand and participate in the New Product Development process from idea generation to launch (where possible), and post-launch sales analysis. 

Key daily responsibilities:

  • Support the Licensing team with day to day tasks and licensee management
  • Review and analyse sales data
  • Undertake research projects to assist with new product developments
  • Communicate with external licensees and work alongside the marketing, finance, design and retail teams internally

Key skills required:

  • Creativity
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisational skills
  • Communication skills 

Key skills that will be developed:

  • Licensing knowledge
  • UK high-street retailers knowledge
  • Brand management
  • Project management
  • New product development management
  • Relationship building
  • Presentation skills

What you will learn / we will teach you:

  • An understanding of the role of Licensing within a Fashion company
  • The key aspect of New Product Development across a number of different product categories ranging from Fragrance to Home
  • The Student will experience different levels of communication within a professional environment: inter-business communication in addition to client – facing communication.  This Student will also develop an understanding of the challenges presented by working within different time zones as many of our licensees are based overseas
  • This particular role will allow the Student to work cross functionally with other departments including Marketing, PR, Design, E-Commerce, Buying and Finance
  • How to analyse weekly sales data and report on this to the benefit of the licensing team

Application:

Please apply with a CV and cover letter via the application form.


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