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Senior Licensing Manager - Latin America

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

Job Description:

Get to know The Pok--mon Company International
The 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 Pokemon.com and on Facebook (facebook.com/pokemon), YouTube (youtube.com/pokemon), Twitter (twitter.com/pokemon), and Instagram (instagram.com/pokemon).

Get to know the role
Job Title: Senior Licensing Manager - Latin America
Job 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 Latin America - working alongside the Consumer Product Approval (CPA) and Retail Marketing Team.
In conjunction with growing and managing the Pok--mon licensing program, the role has two primary focus areas - 1) partnering with TPCI's global master toy partners and TPCi's Latin America TCG sales team to drive coordinated Toy placement at retail, and 2) building a robust local licenisng program for key Softlines and Hardlines/FMCG categories. Fluency in Spanish is required.
Reports to: Director, Licensing
What you'll do


  • Category Management: Category lead for Softlines and Hardlines/FMCG across the region. Identify opportunities and fill gaps by territories, demographics, and distribution channels. Explore DTR deals where appropriate.
  • Licensee Management: Accountable for day-to-day management, including business reviews. Lead contract negotiation and secure the best deals (in line with consumer products guidelines and business objectives). Manage the process from contract to product development and execution.
  • Product Development: Responsible for ensuring timely product approvals in line with licensee needs, anticipate roadblocks and proactively take measures to address them by working closely with the CPA team.
  • Retail Development: Collaborate with TPCi Licensing and TCG Sales colleagues, as well as key global Toy partners, to drive coordinated Pok--mon product placement at key retailers across the region.
  • Financial Planning: Manage the P&L to deliver (or exceed) annual revenue targets (in line with CP guidelines and business objectives) in the region. Provide quarterly business forecasts to evaluate progress against budget.
  • 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 as necessary.

    What you'll bring

    • Education: BS or BA Degree and/or equivalent working experience.
    • Language: Bilingual English and Spanish
    • Territory: Extensive knowledge of the relevant retail landscape
    • Experience: 8-10 years minimum related experience, with previous experience in merchandise licensing, manufacturing or related field a plus.
    • Leadership: Ability to think creatively and strategically, imparting an entrepreneurial can-do attitude to the role.
    • Communication Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to interact well with work-groups and various personalities. Ability to present and sell-in creative concepts and execution ideas with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Computer skills: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Travel Requirement: 20%

      How you'll be successful

      • Work Excellence: You set high quality standards and strive for continuous improvement and quality assurance with all deliverables.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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 well under pressure and can pivot direction quickly to keep up with business demands, maintaining use of best practice.

        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 learning

          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.
          Internal Job Profile: Licensing Specialist (IC4)

Keywords: The Pok--mon Company International, Bellevue , Senior Licensing Manager - Latin America, Executive , Bellevue, Washington

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