Licensing Director- Apparel


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Licensing Director- Apparel, Harley-Davidson


Milwaukee, United States


Senior Manager





Full-time, > 200K

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We are paving more roads to Harley-Davidson by developing exhilarating new products, creating broader access to our iconic brand, and building a stronger dealer network. We can’t do it without the best and brightest. Step one of this strategic acceleration is adding talent who can blow the doors wide open with innovation and creativity while staying true to the Harley-Davidson brand and legacy. We are focused on the next 115 years. Are you in?

This is what you will do:  

Lead and manage a team of licensing staff for our global marketplace including Dealerships and wholesale accounts

Strategize achievement of seasonal sales goals/royalties, lead new business opportunities for white label licensing and collaborations

Negotiate inbound and outbound licensing agreements

Create solid and respectful relationships with license partners 

Coordinate design with our licensee product designer 

Work closely with legal to negotiate exits of poor performing partners while entering new partners

Approve product, marketing and distribution on a seasonal basis

Work as a team in tandem with Product Development, Marketing, Merchandising, Legal, Finance & Retail groups

The Ideal Candidate

Experience required:  

A minimum of 8 years of experience in luxury and mass fashion/apparel business in global licensing

A minimum of 2 years of experience as a manager leading a licensing team of new business, operations, analytics and design

Experience in lifestyle/home brands a plus

Riding experience is preferred for perspective on riding gear

We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. We believe that employees do their best work when they are free to be themselves. This means our dress code is relaxed, and all types of work styles are welcomed.

About Us

The Harley-Davidson Motor Company Corporate Headquarters in Milwaukee, WI is the site where the first H-D factory - a wooden shed - was built in 1903 in the backyard of the William C. Davidson family home. We are transforming our apparel business, focusing on creating broader access to the Harley-Davidson brand by leveraging motorcycle wear as a gateway for new riders.