Talent Licensing PO Coordinator

New York - New York /
Fanatics Collectibles – Athlete Relations & Talent Licensing /
/ Hybrid
Company Overview
Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform. The company ignites the passions of global sports fans and maximizes the presence and reach for hundreds of sports partners globally by offering innovative products and services across Fanatics Commerce, Fanatics Collectibles, and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, allowing sports fans to Buy, Collect and Bet. Through the Fanatics platform, sports fans can buy licensed fan gear, jerseys, lifestyle and streetwear products, headwear, and hardgoods; collect physical and digital trading cards, sports memorabilia, and other digital assets; and bet as the company builds its Sportsbook and iGaming platform. Fanatics has an established database of over 100 million global sports fans, a global partner network with over 900 sports properties, including major national and international professional sports leagues, teams, players associations, athletes, celebrities, colleges, and college conferences, and over 2,000 retail locations, including its Lids retail business stores. 
As a market leader with more than 18,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.

The Talent Licensing Purchase Order Coordinator, North American Sports and Entertainment is responsible for managing purchase orders, producing invoices and ensuring talent/agencies and vendors are paid in a timely manner.  This person will need to coordinate between talent/agent/rep and outside vendors to gather all needed tax information for Accounts Payable to process payments.  The Coordinator will maintain agreement databases and perform data driven exercises on a weekly basis for Talent Licensing.  The role will require collaboration with internal teams including Accounts Payable, Finance, Digital, Marketing, e-Commerce and Brand, as well as daily correspondence with external agencies and Topps representatives. 


    • Create new suppliers and maintain purchase orders from inception to completion.
    • Work closely with Accounts Payable to ensure supplier addresses and tax information are up to date and current in the system.
    • Ensure that inventory receipts are transacted accurately, and all expenses are allocated to the appropriate GL accounts.
    • Act as liaison to multiple internal departments, including Operations, Finance, Marketing and Brand teams, to implement fulfillment of contract requirements and payments.
    • Maintain overarching autograph agreement spreadsheet, as well as individual player contracts and required tax information for 1099 processing per IRS guidelines.
    • Ensure compliance to contractual obligations ensuring all services on agreements are executed.
    • Foster and maintain relationships with talent, agents, Topps reps and industry contacts; provide status updates on deals and handle special requests as needed.
    • Assist with systems implementation and make go-forward process recommendations.
    • Assorted departmental tasks as needed.


    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • Experience in related field (Business, Accounting, Finance, etc.).
    • Thorough understanding of financial close processes and controls.
    • Candidates should be analytical, organized and highly detailed-oriented.
    • Must like a fast-paced environment, and have ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and thrive in changing circumstances.
    • Experience with Oracle and Contract Lifecycle Management systems.
    • Exceptional written and oral communication.
    • Well-versed in Microsoft Office applications, must love Excel.
    • Previous experience in sports/entertainment preferred.
$58,000 - $65,000 a year
The salary range for this position is $58,000-$65,000, which represents base pay only and does not include short-term or long-term incentive compensation. When determining base pay, as part of a final compensation package, we consider several factors such as location, experience, qualifications, and training.
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Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.

Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.

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