Summary of the Role
The Licensing Coordinator is an integral team member reporting to the Manager, Licensing and has two main areas of responsibility: 1) supporting the Hardlines and Softlines businesses, particularly new product development related to growth in Australia/New Zealand under our Agent relationship with Haven, and 2) supporting the entire Licensing team by taking point on consolidated Licensing deliverables for internal Pokemon stakeholders and consolidated team communications to external partners.
What You Will Do
- Product Approvals: Review approvals system daily for assigned Licensees. Update managers on items submitted and needing attention.
- Licensee Liaison: Aggregate and communicate monthly new product launch report to internal Pokemon stakeholders. Deliver consolidated licensing team communications to external partners (forecast timelines, PR announcements, business updates, etc.).
- Contractual Product Samples: Manage flow of contractual samples from Hardlines and Softlines licensees. This includes unpacking boxes, distributing samples across teams and organizing the samples room.
- Retail Placement: Stay on top of product launches and retail placement through the creation of a current retail placement report for key accounts.
- Legal Support: Track progress of contract renewals and amendments. Partner with Legal/Contract Administration to ensure Hardlines and Softlines partners have Manufacturing Agreements and/or Customs Letters in place in a timely fashion. Support Legal team efforts to remove unauthorized product from e:commerce sites.
- Event Planning & Tradeshows: participate and assist with the planning and attendance of annual Licensing Summits, Licensing Show, Toy Fair and other trade shows and events to ensure all events are turn-key. Manage Licensing team meeting calendar.
- Embrace the Pokémon Brand: Keep up to date on Pokémon’s wide range of product offerings and content, inclusive of the Animated series, Trading Card Game, Video Games and Mobile. Use this knowledge to inform day to day activities.
What You Will Bring
- Education: BS or BA Degree and/or equivalent working experience.
- Experience: 1-2 years related experience, with previous experience in merchandise licensing, manufacturing or related field a plus.
- Functional Knowledge: Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.
- Curiosity: Desire to learn the Licensing business, take on new responsibilities and recommend process improvements where appropriate.
How You Will Be Successful
- Work Excellence: You show concern for quality, accuracy, and completeness of work activities. You plan your work activities in advance to ensure that assignments are completed timely and accurately.
- Analytical and Logical: You’re able to distill and synthesize complex ideas into concise, meaningful information. You’re adept at prioritization and project management with attentiveness to detail and consistent follow through.
- Service Orientation: You keep internal and external customer(s) in mind at all times. You strive to proactively address customer concerns and needs and to provide consistent customer satisfaction.
- Effective Enthusiasm: You exhibit persistence, confidence and a relentlessly positive mindset.
- Collaborative and Inclusive: You are a team player with the ability to work collaboratively and comfortably with employees who have diverse skills and experience and are in different geographies and levels within the organization.
- Bias for Action: You have an eagerness to take initiative and persist in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks. You work to complete deliverables with a high sense of urgency and ownership.
What to Expect
We offer a professional, fun and creative work environment. While we maintain a good balance between work and life, additional hours may be required at peak times or for specific initiatives. Must be able to travel domestic and internationally (if travel restrictions under the current COVID-19 circumstances are lifted.)
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of people so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.