Associate Licensing Manager

Frisco/Remote Texas
12 days ago

Associate Licensing Manager

The Gearbox Entertainment Company is an award-winning creator and distributor of entertainment for people around the world. Gearbox Entertainment develops and publishes products through its subsidiaries, Gearbox Software and Gearbox Publishing. Gearbox Entertainment has become widely known for successful game franchises including Brothers in Arms and Borderlands, as well as acquired properties Duke Nukem and Homeworld. Gearbox’s ambition is to entertain the world and its key driving objectives include the pursuit of happiness for our talent, partners and customers, the prioritization of entertainment and creativity and a measured respect for profitability. For more information, visit

Gearbox Entertainment is looking for an Associate Licensing Manager to join our growing team! This position will be part of our licensing and merchandising team, focused on maximizing Gearbox’s IPs. This role will assist the Sr. Licensing Manager, with the day-to-day management of the licensing business, as well as manage product approvals and asset deliveries for their projects.


  • Support day-to-day business development and account management for assigned licensees, by assisting with product planning, submissions pipeline, documentation, partner relationships, and marketing efforts
  • Manage feedback and approval pipelines with internal stakeholders and assigned licensees
  • Gather and deliver assets to assigned licensees
  • Have a strong understanding of our style guides and how they should be applied to our products
  • Be able to understand and convey creative direction and creative feedback from the Creative Licensing team and other creative stakeholders
  • Inform assigned licensees of upcoming IP beats
  • Assist Sr. Licensing Manager in negotiating deals by gathering latest IP information and preparing comprehensive documents to be shared with external partners
  • Participate in the planning and execution of merchandise programs
  • Work with leadership team to complete annual licensing performance reviews and strategy planning sessions, and propose new growth opportunities
  • Provide support for department budget and P&L work
  • Assist with the collection and organization of royalties
  • Handle product sample archiving and organization
  • Contribute to the maintenance of our licensee list and the terms of their contracts
  • Contribute to the organization and maintenance of our shared licensing folders
  • Attend and take notes in meetings with internal teams, external partners, and our licensing agent
  • Act as a key stakeholder in keeping internal cross-functional teams updated on licensing plans


  • A./B.S. degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in entertainment licensing, account management, and/or consumer products
  • Experience in retail management, product development, and consumer product marketing preferred
  • Experience in managing licensees from various regions (NCSA, LATAM, EMEA, APAC)
  • Experience in negotiating contracts
  • Experience in reviewing creative and product submissions
  • Knowledge of Gearbox’s IPs and characters, and knowledge of the video game industry preferred
  • Strong project management and prioritization skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both written & verbally
  • Understanding of licensing financials and royalty reports
  • Sensitivity in handling highly confidential information
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, Google Suite, and Adobe

Gearbox Entertainment believes that all team members should be able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of the world we strive to entertain. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we provide fair and equal treatment to all team members and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

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