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Account Manager, Partner & Management (Japanese/English Bilingual) - Funimation

カルバーシティ , カリフォルニア州

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Funimation creates extraordinary anime experiences for tens of millions of people around the world every day. For over 25 years, Funimation has been the market leader, serving a passionate fan community whenever, and wherever they want it. We deliver the best that anime has to offer across television, feature films, events, retail, merchandise and, of course, the Funimation subscription apps, which are available on 15 platforms in 47 countries. Our culture is high-energy and our approach is deeply customer-obsessed, with top talent from across the full spectrum of media, tech, gaming and entertainment. With over 400 team members in 6 countries, Funimation is rapidly expanding and looking for passionate, innovative leaders to join our team.

Funimation is an independently-operated joint venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment US, and Aniplex JP, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment Japan, Inc. To learn more about Funimation, visit and follow us onFacebook,Twitter, andInstagram.


Funimation is looking for an Account Manager, Partner & Management to drive success for our content partners in Japan as we scale our global organization. This role will report to the Director, Partner Management and work closely with our Acquisition, Brand Marketing and Finance to maintain a 360 view of the account. In this position, you’ll build solid relationships with existing/new licensors in Japan while leveraging your excellent communication skills and solutions-oriented thinking. You’ll be the escalation point whenever our partner faces the problems and you will identify their needs effectively and find the fundamental solutions through working closely with other departments.  Analyzing viewership data, working with the IT department for the system enhancement and providing the system training to our partners are also a part of your responsibilities.  You’ll also maintain the calendar for assigned partners, schedule meetings with the finance team to verify the status of each royalty statement.  As an account manager, you will collect key activities from multiple teams and provide a quarterly business review to our partners.  The right person for this new role is a self-starter who understands Japanese culture well.


Partnership Management

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with assigned Licensors to better understand and achieve their needs.

  • Work cross functionally within the company to communicate with all stakeholders to maintain a 360 view for key licensors.

  • Maintain an open dialogue with licensors and assist with implementation of solution and reporting of our activities.

  • Work with finance to oversee the process of sales/royalty reports and payments review; work with finance to ensure payments are accurate and are delivered on time

  • Maintain the viewership dashboard for the licensor’s view and work closely with the system development team for additional enhancements. Provide trainings to partners when needed. 

  • Prepare for business review reports with licensors outlining key value creation activities and addressing any concerns.

  • Identify the issue, analyze the root of cause and propose the solutions to support internal stakeholders.


  • 4+ years of account management experience in the entertainment industry.

  • Understanding of license business, Japanese culture and the anime industry: the content, players and platforms.

  • Experience with international business and understand the culture differences.

  • Business level of Japanese (write/read/speak) is a mandatory requirement.

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

  • Strategic thinker; excellent project management skills.

  • Flexible to work in different time zone as we deal with global teams.

Funimation offers competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, life, short & long-term disability, 401(k) with a generous company match, ongoing team member development. 

*Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.



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