Brand Development and Partnerships Manager

Location: Glendale, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Curious. Innovative. Collaborative. Inclusive. Committed to bringing people together to celebrate their most important life moments. That's who we are at Evite. We work hard, move quickly, support each other, act with integrity and have a lot of fun along the way! Sound like a party you want to be a part of? We’re currently looking for a passionate and creative Brand Development and Partnerships Manager  to join our team in Los Angeles.

The ideal candidate will have great influence in evaluating various partnerships, licensing, and other opportunities for the Evite brand providing initial due diligence and making recommendations about go-forward plans. You will also conduct strategic planning and analysis for the brand development, global partnerships and licensing organization, and will be the project lead on various special projects designed to improve process and capabilities. Come join the party!

What We Value:

  • Making a Difference: Never be afraid to act fast and be curious.
  • Transparency and Teamwork: Embrace collaboration and share those amazing ideas!
  • Excellence Without Attitude: Be passionate and positive while always remembering to have fun.

Core Capabilities: 

  • An exceptional communicator both verbally and in writing.
  • Diligent and proactive.
  • An adept negotiator.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluating new opportunities, meeting with potential partners, and making a recommendation to Evite leadership. Evaluation will require understanding Evite’s strategic priorities and collaborating with Evite’s President. Seek out other licensing and partnership opportunities that align with Brand objectives.
  • Define, negotiate, and close deals for game development, distribution, publishing and IP licensing
  • Manage strategic partnerships with publishers and IP licensors/holders
  • Operate effectively with external partners ranging from large IP holders, CPG companies to small up and coming IPs
  • Partner closely with internal producers to support key titles on business and operational issues throughout development and post launch
  • Partner cross-functionally with Content, Marketing, Legal, Finance and Engineering teams to negotiate deal terms, drive special projects, advocate internally for partners and educate on industry norms
  • Work closely with Evite’s President and external licensees to develop and implement new processes that drive product focused revenue. Serve as project manager on this implementation working with internal cross-functional partners to ensure successful implementation.
  • Work closely with Evite’s President who oversees Global Partnerships and Licensing on a wide range of projects in furtherance of company wide objectives.

Additional Preferred Requirements:

  • 8+ years of experience working in a business development, partnership or equivalent function role
  • Experience in the Fashion/Retail/CPG industry partnering with developers, publishers and hardware platforms
  • Experience in IP licensing
  • Experience with leading a partnership from concept to legal agreement, implementation and launch
  • Experience collaborating and leading cross-functionally with experience building consensus among multiple stakeholders in an entrepreneurial, high-expectation environment
  • Quantitative analytical and communication skills

Benefits & Perks at Evite:

Healthcare & retirement:

  • Multiple medical plans to choose from
  • 100% employer-paid dental & vision plans for employees and their families
  • Employer-matched 401(k) plan
  • 24/7 access to coaches & mental health benefits

Vacation & leaves:

  • Unlimited trust-based vacation
  • Bereavement leave
  • Paid time off to volunteer
  • 12 weeks leave for parents at 100% of your salary for new births, adoptions and foster children
  • 11 paid company-wide holidays

Perks:

  • Free parking at our Glendale office or transit reimbursement
  • Baby Bucks! An initial contribution to help cover some of those early parenting expenses
  • Donation matching
  • Volunteering and learning & development opportunities
  • Fully stocked kitchen (occasionally lunches and happy hours too)
  • And more!

Evite, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity and values a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or perception, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetics or other legally protected characteristics.

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