Licensing Coordinator - Toys & Games

May 17, 2024
Bellevue, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Get to know The Pokémon Company International

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.

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Get to know the role

  • Job Title: Licensing Coordinator - Toys & Games
  • Job Summary: The Licensing Coordinator is an integral team member reporting to the Sr. Manager, Licensing and is responsible for supporting the day-to-day management of the Toys & Games business in North America, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt
  • People Manager: No

What you’ll do

  • Product Approvals: Review approvals system daily in online approval system, WestEnd. Update Licensing Managers on items submitted and needing attention.
  • Contractual Product Samples: Manage flow and track contractual samples from Toys & Games licensees. This includes unpacking boxes, distributing samples across teams, and organizing the samples room on a regular basis.
  • Retail Placement: Stay on top of product launches and retail placement. Partner with Licensing Managers and licensees to furnish monthly new product release deck to Pokemon HQ in Japan.
  • Marketing Approvals: Review, route, and track marketing submissions across internal teams. Working with Licensing Managers to ensure marketing is in line with business plans and moves smoothly through approval process. 
  • Contract Process: Track progress of contract renewals and amendments. Partner with Legal/Contract Administration to ensure Toys & Games partners have Manufacturing Agreements and/or Customs Letters in place in a timely fashion and those documents are properly uploaded in to WestEnd.  
  • Licensee Liaison: Assist with onboarding new partners, including communication of processes and procedures, furnishing necessary forms and training on the product approval system. Maintain licensee contact lists. Share information with London office Toys & Games team where appropriate. Licensing categories include: plush, figures, playsets, role play, construction, model kits, board games, trading card game accessories, videogame accessories, mobile accessories, consumer electronics and sporting goods.  
  • Event Planning & Tradeshows: participate and assist with the planning and attendance of annual trade shows: Licensing Expo, Toy Fairs and other trade shows and events to ensure all events are turn-key. Manage Toys & Games 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’ll bring

  • Three (3) to four (4) years of relevant professional experience or a demonstrated equivalent level of expertise.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or a demonstrated equivalent level of applicable experience.
  • Proven track record of success.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to interact well with a variety of work groups.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and presentation skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint. Desire to learn the Licensing business, take on new responsibilities and recommend process improvements where appropriate.

How you’ll be successful

  • Passion for Pokémon: Develops an understanding of the Pokémon brand, the impact it has on our people, culture, business, fans, and communities, and applying that knowledge and passion to everything you do.
  • Challenging the Expected: Approaches challenges with curiosity and creativity, embracing the possibility of failure as an opportunity to learn something new, develop innovative ideas, solve complex problems and identify unique opportunities.  
  • Integrity and Respect: Demonstrates integrity and respect by leading with empathy, listening to others, seeking out different perspectives, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and results.
  • Dedicated to Quality: Takes ownership to maintain and promote high standards, looks for new ways to learn and improve, and embraces a growth mindset to seek and apply feedback from others in an effort to continuously improve. 
  • Building Relationships: Develops and strengthens relationships, adopting a “team first” mentality and working collaboratively to solve problems and meet shared goals.  
  • Delighting Customers: Listens and understands the interests and needs of our customers and stakeholders, making them feel heard and important, and embracing these learnings to continue delivering a unique Pokémon experience.

What to expect

  • An employee first culture
  • Company events that celebrate the spirit of Pokémon
  • Competitive cash-based compensation programs
  • Base salary range: For this role, new hires generally start between $83,000.00 - $97,850.00. The full range is $83,000.00 - $123,000.00. This range is applicable for the labor market where the role is intended to be hired. Final base salary is directly related to each candidates' qualifications and professional experience uniquely.
  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you
  • Generous paid family leave
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid long and short-term income protection insurance
  • US Employees: 401k Employer Matching
  • UK/IRE Employees: Pension Employer Contributions
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Commuter benefit
  • LinkedIn learning
  • Comprehensive relocation package
  • Hybrid work environment

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. For roles in the United Kingdom, candidates will need the right to work. In some cases, and for some roles, the Company may be able to arrange a visa. For roles in Ireland, this role requires candidates to have the right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland. However, we welcome applications from all nationalities and may consider supporting an employment permit application, in appropriate and suitable cases.

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