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.

Get to know the role

  • Job Title: Trade Compliance Specialist

  • Job Summary: Responsible for the movement of merchandise and/or material in/out of the country in compliance with country, federal, state, and local regulations.

  • FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt

  • People Manager: No

What you’ll do

  • Support the day-to-day import/export activities (transactions) in the North America region including interaction with TPCi's customs brokers and freight forwarders.

  • Perform import and export compliance reviews and post-entry audits.

  • Assist in the implementation of corrective actions resulting from internal audit findings and compliance assessments.

  • Utilize expertise in researching regulations, policies, and best practices in relation to compliance issues such as valuation, country of origin determination, and new market expansions.

  • Support Global Trade Compliance team on compliance related projects such as drawback, reconciliation, and forced labor.

  • Assist with monitoring of brokerage key performance indicators.

  • Review Free Trade Agreement requests from customers.

  • Perform restricted party screening.

  • Support HTS Classification program management.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

What you’ll bring

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Logistics, Trade Compliance, Business Administration or another related field.

  • 3+ years in import/export operations and NA trade compliance.

  • U.S. Customs Brokers License preferred.

  • Experience and application of the US Customs Regulations and US Export Administration Regulations in an operational environment.

  • Experience in identifying compliance risks and recommending solutions.

  • Experience using trade management systems, e.g. Oracle GTM.

  • 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 process improvement and cross-functional collaboration.

  • Analytical and complex problem-solving skills, coupled with attention to detail and follow through on tasks and projects.

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 $73,000.00 - $86,450.00. The full range is $73,000.00 - $109,000.00. 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.