This role will act as the primary contact for contract administration and negotiation and management of commercial contracts. This paralegal position will also support the legal and business teams in implementing and innovating process to support operations and business development.
What You’ll Do
- Contract management of new contracts and renewals
- Own contract administration in all phases of the contract lifecycle from procurement through execution
- Collaborate with stakeholders in legal and business client groups on process and policy creation
- Review and negotiate a variety of agreements pertaining to intellectual property (IP) licensing, software and technology, manufacturing of consumer goods, non-disclosure agreements, and professional services agreements
- Lead and collaborate in routine client stakeholder meetings on project status and advising on business development
What You’ll Bring
- Minimum of 3 years as a paralegal or contract manager in a law firm or with an in-house legal team with a primary focus on commercial transactions, particularly concentrated in ecommerce and consumer goods
- Experience negotiating, drafting, and reviewing agreements in collaboration with partners on the legal team and business stakeholders, as well as identifying the “big picture” by assessing impacts and mitigating risks to other business teams or projects
- Skilled in innovating new processes to streamline operations and increase efficiency, transparency, and comprehension between client teams and legal
- Knowledge of intellectual property, manufacturing, and vendor sourcing and procurement
- Bachelor’s Degree where the focus is around communication, law, or analytical writing/speaking.
- Familiarity with product development lifecycle and regulations
- Experience in media and/or digital entertainment platforms
- Experience with scaling and growing businesses
- Prior work with international ecommerce
- In-house legal team experience strongly preferred
- Japanese language skills
How You Will Be Successful
- Collaborative: Develops, maintains, communicates and strengthens partnerships with others inside and outside the organization to achieve goals and positive results.
- Excellence (Quality): Maintains and promotes high standards, seeking ways to improve products and services, encouraging others to do the same, resulting in quality deliverables.
- Communicative: Develops and delivers multi-mode communication to share ideas, learn from each other, and keep each other informed about problems, opportunities, progress and solutions.
- Analytical Thinking: Uses logical reasoning to systematically, analyze, diagnose and resolve issues using data.
- Organizational Awareness: Leverages knowledge of the culture, structure and workflow of the organization to solve problems and accomplish goals.
- Integrity & Trust: Behaves in an authentic, honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Is a credible business advocate and partner possessing courage to address matters promptly
- Plans & Aligns: Plans, collaborates and prioritizes work to meet commitments and align with organizational goals
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. This role will often be on video conferencing tools or in front of business units or vendor partners to engage in mission critical negotiations for 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.
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.