Licensing Coordinator at Jaguar Land Rover



REQ ID: 96943
JOB TITLE: Licensing Coordinator
SALARY: £43,100 - £52,000
POSTING END DATE: 04/07/2022
LOCATION: Ryton
Beyond Property, Purchasing, HR and IT, more than being part of our Finance or Marketing teams, beyond even Sales and Service, every role in every business area offers unique opportunities to make an impact on the future of mobility and the automotive industry.

The Opportunity

JLR Classic is part of the Special Vehicle Operations Division of JLR, based at Oxford Road in Ryton. Classic is responsible for engineering, manufacturing and direct selling Classic Vehicle Programmes such as Jaguar C-Type, Jaguar E-Type 60th Anniversary Edition and Defender L316 Works Trophy Editions.
In addition to its low volume vehicle programmes, which are run using a “lite” version of JLR’s PCDS process, Classic sells Classic “Works Legends” via the Ryton (UK) and Essen (Germany) showrooms and also has a significant Parts revenue stream. Classic operates a direct selling model to customers and aims to be profitable each year to generate value for JLR in addition to preserving and celebrating JLR’s heritage.
Reporting to the Parts & Accessories Manager, the Licensing Co-ordinator is a key role in expanding the Classic Parts and Accessories product catalogue through facilitating new licensing deals and promoting products which appropriately represent the heritage of the Jaguar and Land Rover brands.

Key Performance Indicators

  • New licensing contract coast achievement
  • Legal compliance in all new agreements
  • Supplier performance management
  • New products launched to market annually


WHAT TO EXPECTKey Accountabilities and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the execution of commodity and supplier licensing strategy as defined by the Parts and Accessories Manager, including the effective operational relationships with each of the designated suppliers in remit.
  • Conduct supplier negotiations to achieve the desired licensing outcome.
  • As required support analysis of Make vs Buy business justification for responsible commodities
  • Source and maintain CAD and test data for responsible commodities to support engineering validation
  • Work with Licensee’s, Licensing Agency and JLR Finance to provide regular reporting of royalties and partner sales performance
  • Maintain and keep updated relevant tracking documents and filing systems including Licensee product development, product sample trackers, contracts and all other legal documentation
  • Support the legal department in issuing official documents relating to JLR IP where necessary
  • Undertake any other work as directed by line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time

Key Interactions
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Purchasing
  • Finance
  • Licensing Agency
  • External Licensing Partners


WHAT YOU WILL NEEDKnowledge, Skills and Experience
Essential:
  • Business graduate with an interest in negotiation and relationship management
  • Highly motivated and able to build a strong cross functional network
  • Ability to adapt in a fast moving, exciting and involving environment
  • Meticulous organisation and planning skills

Desirable:
  • A proven background in partner and/or supplier management
  • Knowledge or previous experience of intellectual property and legal implications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Personal ProfileEssential:
  • Organised
  • Strong negotiator
  • Attention to detail
  • Clear and concise communicator

Desirable:
  • Analytical
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to manage several priorities at the same time

Please note this is a 12 month fixed term contract

SO WHY US?

Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.
This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage.
Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.
Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.

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