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Marketing Associate 

About the Organization The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation exists to preserve Taliesin and Taliesin West for future generations, and enrich society through an understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright's ideas, architecture, and design.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran or uniformed service member status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Taliesin West  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 4/9/2018  

The Marketing Associate for the Licensing Department at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is responsible for developing and growing our licensing program product categories assigned. Under the direction of the Director of Licensing, this position works with existing licensees to expand their programs with new products, identify collaboration opportunities for licensees and retailers, and supports a cohesive brand program on different competitive tiers and in different distribution channels. Responsible for developing short- and long-term plans to maximize revenue and widen brand awareness and relevance.

The targeted candidate needs to be energetic, detail oriented, and able to track and report on the program within the department and up to leadership. The abilities to clearly communicate, multi-task, and work independently are essential. Candidates must have at least three years’ experience in marketing and meeting revenue goals. Previous experience with licensing, trademark, intellectual property and copyright a plus.

Essential Functions:

  • Working alongside the director to identify and assess new product categories and partners, anticipating roadblocks and proactively taking measures to address them.
  • Developing the licensees that are in line with strategic goals, setting go-to-market plans to achieve department goals, and ensuring correct brand positioning among the licensees.
  • Preparing overall marketing plans for identified categories and territories and managing the implementation of these plans by directing and coordinating the licensees.
  • Negotiating license agreements from first contact to signing, including gathering relevant deal information, competitive analysis, and business rationale for new and renewal licensees.
  • Managing business relationships including product approvals, marketing and promotions; tracking royalties and compliance to agreement terms; and reporting on these issues on a regular basis.
  • Assisting with annual budgeting, financial and strategic planning, and quarterly reporting on finances.
  • Serving as an internal and external advocate for assigned product offerings, the licensing program, and the Foundation.
  • Keeping a current knowledge of the consumer products licensing industry.
  • Assisting with the development of internal presentations, marketing materials, promotional events, e.g., such as trade shows and licensee summits, that support the department’s and Foundation’s strategic direction and goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; MBA desirable.
  • Three to five years of experience in licensing with a track record of increased product knowledge and responsiblity.
  • General knowledge of intellectual property and trademark management.
  • Ability to travel domestically and on weekends on a limited, episodic basis.
  • Have a positive demeanor and problem-solving approach.
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated within a marketing/sales environment.
  • Enjoy being a key member of a team that thrives in a fast paced, strategic, problem solving and creative department.
  • Self-starter requiring little supervision after direction is set.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are needed and experience with visual data bases and webinar programs would be helpful.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and consistently talk or hear; and rarely taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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