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Licensing Manager - Toys

Company: The Pok--mon Company International
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Get to know The Pok--mon Company InternationalThe Pok--mon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pok--mon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pok--mon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pok--mon website. Pok--mon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.Learn more online at and on Facebook (, YouTube (, Twitter (, and Instagram ( to know the roleJob Title: Licensing ManagerJob Summary: The Licensing Team is responsible for creating and executing a range of activities, including (but not limited to) Product Licensing and Retail/Trade Marketing for Licensed Products to increase the visibility of the Pok--mon brand across the globe.

Within this team, this role will be responsible for developing Pok--mon licensed products to ensure a strong presence at retail across North America, South America and Australia/New Zealand - working alongside the Consumer Product Approval (CPA) and Retail Marketing Team.In conjunction with growing and managing the Pok--mon licensing program, the role is responsible for supporting the Toys & Games business and is responsible for assisting Manager, Licensing with day-to-day business for designated domestic Toy and Game accounts. The role will be heavily focused on supporting the existing master toy partnership with Jazwares.FLSA Classification (US Only): ExemptPeople Manager: NoWhat you'll do

  • Licensee Contact: Operate as key contact for designated licensees as related to day-to-day business. Assist licensees with business needs including brand on-boarding, database training and implementation, forms processing, data gathering and reporting, etc.
  • Product Development: Review product approvals system daily for product submissions needing Business Licensing review. Check submissions against approved line plans. Return comments/approvals as appropriate.
  • Project Management: Manage project planning, scheduling and inter-department communication, toward ensuring projects are completed and deadlines are met to brand standards and expectations.
  • Reporting: Partner with Finance to ensure that monthly reports are received from licensees and that all requested information is being provided. Assist with the compilation of data for internal reporting, including unit sales, product development information, and any other licensing updates monthly that can be rolled up into comprehensive quarterly reports.
  • Legal: Manage contract processing and tracking through entire pipeline. Facilitate generation, processing and delivery of required legal forms including manufacturer's agreements and customs letters.
  • Financial Planning: Assist with annual budgeting, financial planning and development, and implementation of strategic licensing plans to hit revenue targets, grow the licensing business and generate incremental revenue.
  • 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.What you'll bring
    • Education: BS or BA Degree and/or equivalent working experience.
    • Experience: 5-7 years minimum related experience, with previous experience in toy licensing, manufacturing or related field a plus.
    • Communication Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to interact well with work-groups and various personalities; leadership, strategic, and creative thinking skills; and have an entrepreneurial spirit, with positive, can-do attitude; and the ability to manage multiple tasks and tight deadlines with little supervision.
    • Project Management Skills: Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational and presentation skills. Must possess a proven ability to multi-task various projects in a fast-paced environment with maximum efficiency. Must be comfortable taking direction, then completing tasks independently and under own initiative by assigned deadline.
    • Computer skills: Strong MS Office including excel spreadsheets, and experience with Powerpoint presentations. Must be comfortable with databases, creating and implementing tracking systems and reports, and training licensees as needed.How you'll be successful
      • Passion for Pok--mon: Develops an understanding of the Pok--mon 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 Pok--mon experience.What to expect
        • An employee first culture
        • Company events that celebrate the spirit of Pok--mon
        • Competitive cash-based compensation programs
        • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you
        • Generous paid family leave
        • Employer-paid life insurance
        • Employer-paid long and short-term income protection insurance
        • Fitness reimbursement
        • Commuter benefit
        • LinkedIn learningThe 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.#LI-DR1

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