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.
Learn more online at Corporate.Pokemon.com and Pokemon.com. And check out Twitter (twitter.com/Pokemon), LinkedIn (linkedin.com/company/Pokémon), Youtube (youtube.com/pokemon), and Instagram (instagram.com/pokemon).
Get to know the role
Job Title: Legal Specialist, Product Safety and Compliance
Job Summary: The responsibilities of the Legal Specialist, Product Safety and Compliance is to provide administrative and clerical assistance and guidance for the product safety labeling and compliance programs for Pokémon products worldwide. You will closely work with various internal stakeholders including the legal team and the production team and coordinate with outside counsel and business partners for regulatory compliance. This role serves as the product safety communication and coordination liaison between internal teams and external partners and works closely with the Production department to ensure consistency with and adherence to all applicable safety laws worldwide. This position ensures that internal documentation, standards, and processes are robust, thorough, and well documented.
FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt
People Manager: No
What you’ll do
Maintaining international and domestic product safety strategies and effective product labeling compliance for Pokémon products.
Documenting global regulatory requirements and provide guidance on implementation.
Documenting daily tasks including safety analysis, design, and labeling control for Pokémon product designs.
Preparing regulatory guidance and other required documents for Pokémon products.
Developing and maintaining professional relationship with internal and external business partners including testing labs, outside counsels, and regulatory compliance agencies.
Developing and maintaining social compliance audit and extended producer responsibility programs with internal and external business partners including TPCi factories, distribution partners, auditing agencies, and audit program organizations.
Coordinates with operations departments regarding production design and development to ensure compliance with regulations.
Maintains current knowledge of regulations applicable to the company.
Monitors regulatory affairs and the effect changes will have on company operations.
What you’ll bring
- Five (5) to seven (7) years of related legal experience.
- Three (3) years of related experience in consumer products labeling or equivalent experience.
One (1) to three (3) years of project management experience.
- Understanding of legal language and principles, research methods, court pleadings and processes, and other related matters.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
- Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Understanding of social compliance audit programs such as IETP, RBA, Amfori BSCI, SMETA, SA8000, etc. or general audit systems management standards such as ISO 19011:2018 is preferred.
- Understanding of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) or product stewardship programs is 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
- Base salary range: For this role, new hires generally start between $102,000 - $120,650. The full range is $102,000 - $152,000. 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.