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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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Job Title: Manager, Trade Compliance Europe

Job Summary: The Manager, Trade Compliance Europe will be responsible for overseeing TPCi’ s compliance efforts across the Europe region (GB & EU). This role will manage day-to-day compliance challenges and contribute to long term Europe strategy.  They will also be responsible for tracking emerging regulatory developments and trends across the region and working cross-functionally to develop strategic responses to ensure effective compliance. 

People Manager: Yes

What you’ll do

  • Manage TPCi’s Europe Trade Compliance program and day-to-day operations, reporting to Sr Manager, Global Trade Compliance (located in US).
  • Manage the relationship with TPCi’s customs brokers in the Europe region to ensure timely and accurate customs clearances.
  • Lead Europe broker evaluations and business reviews and conduct broker and supplier document audits for accuracy of information submitted to customs agencies.
  • Review and ensure that TPCi products are classified properly for import (HTS) and include correct country of origin determination.
  • Provide Europe trade compliance training for internal and external partners.
  • Establish and execute Europe regional and country-specific operations, implement and enhance regional trade compliance organizational policies and procedures.
  • Review / audit program performance annually, recommending operational efficiencies where valuable.
  • Serve as escalation point for resolution of a wide variety of trade compliance issues across TPCi’s business functions and logistics channels.
  • Research, monitor, and provide summary of emerging Tax and Customs regulatory changes across the region; assist in the development of strategic cross-functional response.
  • Monitor and serve as primary escalation point for inquiries from HMRC and EU Customs authorities and/or TPCi’s partners/suppliers.
  • Assist with new market entry efforts.
  • Define systems and process improvements across the business and develop a system to track and manage key data for trade compliance inputs.
  • Work effectively across time zones.

What you’ll bring

  • Six+ (6+) years of relevant professional experience, plus one (1) year of management experience.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Technical experience with EU customs and tax regulations.
  • Meaningful experience in multiple EU-countries, or cross-border intra-EU preferred.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills, including an ability to effectively communicate across all levels and functions of an organization.
  • Strong experience with project management and cross-functional presentation.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, execution, and delivery of projects.
  • Knowledge of purchasing processes (SOP's, PO's, SO’s, etc.).
  • Key technical areas of focus include: import/export filing and registration requirements; product liability and labeling requirements; Customs/Tax reporting requirements; PGA qualification/applicability; HS classification; country of origin, product valuation; special trade programs; VAT tax considerations; INCOTERMS; recordkeeping requirements; e-commerce specific regulation, among others.
  • Ability to drive change with a long term perspective across multiple functions and transform the business.
  • English fluency required.
  • Team player, fast learner, self-motivated, result-oriented.
  • Oracle GTM experience preferred.

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
  • 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
  • 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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