Summary of the Role

The Licensing Coordinator is an integral team member reporting to the Director, Licensing and is responsible for supporting the day-to-day management of the Toys & Games business in North America, South America, Australia and New Zealand.


What You Will Do

  • Product Approvals: Review approvals system daily.  Update managers on items submitted and needing attention.
  • Licensee Liaison: Onboard new partners, including communication of processes and procedures, furnishing necessary forms and training on the product approval system. Maintain licensee contact lists.
  • Contractual Product Samples: Manage flow of contractual samples from Toys & Games 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. Partner with Licensing Coordinator to furnish monthly new product release deck to Pokemon HQ in Japan. Analyze monthly Toy POS reporting and report results to Licensing team.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 Will Bring

  • Education: BS or BA Degree and/or equivalent working experience.
  • Experience:  2-3 years related experience, with previous experience in toy 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.
  • Cover Letter Required


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.
  • 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.
  • Effective Enthusiasm: You exhibit persistence, confidence and a relentlessly positive mindse.
  • 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.

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