Talent Licensing Planner

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 Planner, North America Sports & Entertainment is responsible for the coordination of signings between athletes, celebrities, personalities and Topps.  The position acts as the center point for all coordination between talent, agencies, representatives and Topps in the procurement of autographs for trading card products.  This person will work closely with internal business units including Project Management, Brand, Operations, Finance, e-Commerce, Digital, Marketing, as well as daily correspondence with external agencies and Topps witness representatives.  This person will work closely with Project Management to ensure that autograph procurement is aligned with all production schedules and product deadlines.


    • Act as liaison between Topps and agents/talent for the coordination of signings.
    • Manage and coordinate with Topps witness representatives and contacts for autograph signings.
    • Spearhead strategy and tactics for optimizing autograph signings throughout the product calendar year.
    • Collaborate with Project Management to strategize, plan and manage product production schedules and specific product deadlines.
    • Prioritize and multitask projects and card signings based on deadlines and milestone calendar dates.
    • Lead cross functional team meetings with Brand, Project Management and Talent Licensing on a weekly basis.
    • Review product checklists with Brand for autograph requirements.
    • Coordinate with Purchase Order Coordinator and Accounts Payable to ensure contracted parties are paid for all autograph signings in a timely manner.
    • Ensure compliance to contractual obligations ensuring all services are executed.
    • Foster and maintain relationships with agents, marketing reps, teams and industry contacts.
    • Coordinate talent activations and marketing/licensing events.


    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • Experience in related field (sports industry, project management).
    • Candidates should be self-confident, energetic, proactive, organized and highly detail-oriented.
    • Must like a fast paced environment, and have ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and thrive in changing circumstances.
    • Exceptional written and oral communication.
    • Knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office applications.
    • Strong passion and comprehensive knowledge of sports a plus.
$68,000 - $85,000 a year
The salary range for this posting is $68,000 -  $85,000 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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