Director of Licensing Americas (Experienced-level Professional)

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GREENVILLE, SC, United States of America
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Director of Licensing Americas (Experienced-level Professional)

Michelin, the Worldwide leader in Tires, is hiring!

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The opportunity

We have an immediate opening for the Director of our Licensing Business for the Americas. Michelin Licensing ranks in the top 50 brand global licensors. We are looking for someone with licensing experience to help us find new and innovative ways to continue to grow the business. If you are an experienced Sales & Business Development professional wanting to expand your skills working with partners and teams around the world, read on to find more about this exciting opportunity.

This position is based in Greenville, SC situated just about halfway between Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. Greenville's friendly, thriving downtown and surrounding areas are full of year-round activities for all ages. From one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques and art galleries to museums, tours and many outdoor activities, Greenville is a fabulous place to visit and live.

What you’ll do

The Licensing business provides opportunities to grow brand recognition outside of the tires we produce. We have high standards of quality for any product that bares our name. There is a significant opportunity to grow this business by identifying new product opportunities that are a good fit for our brand and bringing them to life. Managing business partnerships with our current licensees is also critical in this role.

The main objectives are to:

  • Build a business plan covering all aspects of the business (business opportunities, marketing, communications, and product development) together with Retailers, Licensees, the Licensing Account managers and the global licensing leadership team,
  • Provide insights & execution of new businesses opportunities by using up-to-date market analysis including consumer expectation and feedback, financial opportunities and returns, competitive challenges, retail environment
  • Manage the local team and P&L
  • Maintain positive relationships with current licensees

If you are up for the challenge to take our licensing business to the next level, apply now!

What you’ll bring

The Director of Licensing will have:

  • Bachelors in Business Administration or Marketing (MBA preferred).
  • Direct experience in licensing with the demonstrated the ability to develop and implement strategies to bring to market new licensed products to grow the value and recognition of the Michelin and BFG brands.
  • Strong demonstrated sales and business development skills

In addition to demonstrating strong communication and collaboration skills, the Licensing Director would also bring strong leadership skills to manage the Americas licensing team and sit on the leadership team of the global licensing organization. The ability to identify new opportunities and identify and develop the right partnerships to bring new products to life is critical.


Moving Forward Together: Apply Today!

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles.  


Michelin also offers a full range of innovative services and solutions that help make mobility safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. To create unique mobility experiences, Michelin publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases.  


Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America employs more than 20,000 people and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Canada. 


Michelin is recognized as an employer of choice by the people who work here. They stay at Michelin because they have careers with a purpose at a company with a purpose. In fact, more than 97 percent of Michelin employees say they choose to move forward together with our company each year. 


Michelin’s status as a great place to work has been validated by the leading authorities on workplace culture:  

·       Forbes list of “Most Diverse Place to Work” and “Best Employer for New Grads” 

·       Fortune list of “World Most Admired Companies”  

·       Voted on the top 50 Employers list by the readers of Minority Engineer magazine, Women Engineer magazine and STEM Workforce Diversity magazine. 

·       Top Company for Women to work for in Transportation. 


Michelin takes an advanced approach to career development, ensuring that you will come for a job but stay for a career. More than 75 percent of our managers are promoted from within, and we offer multiple career development paths to challenge employees to grow and realize their purpose across the span of their individual careers. 


Apply now and start your own mobility journey with Michelin today.  



Total Rewards: 


Motivated by our Purpose - We Care about Giving People a Better Way Forward - Michelin offers our employees a comprehensive Total Rewards package with competitive well-being, health care, life insurance and retirement benefits and perks such as: 

·       Paternity leave 

·       Maternity leave 

·       Tuition reimbursement 

·       Family health care centers and fitness facilities at several company locations 

·       Fitness membership reimbursement through a network of nationwide facilities 

·       529 college savings plan 

·       A 401(k) match 

·       Free tires based upon years of service 

·       An Employee Assistance Program 

·       A relocation assistance program  

Michelin is an equal employment opportunity employer of minorities, women, veterans and the disabled.  If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please contact us at 

This position is not available for immigration sponsorship