Nintendo of America Inc.
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold billions of video games and hundreds of millions of hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™, and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
Nintendo is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a welcoming and inclusive environment in service to one another, our products, the diverse consumers we represent, and the communities we call home. We do all of this with kindness, empathy and respect for each other.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Partners with internal teams at Nintendo of America and Nintendo globally to drive the implementation of Nintendo’s strategic goals and deliver large scale and global business initiatives.
Oversees coordination of efforts among various departments by assignment of action items and communicating project progress.
Develops and leads global program and communication processes for meaningful and efficient management of IP expansion initiatives.
Collaborates with key internal and external stakeholders to manage global coordination and alignment of project deliverables, from product greenlight to marketing execution and availability
Creates and leads timely communications to stakeholders to ensure consistent high-quality plan and execution.
Collaborates with external partners to amplify the Nintendo brand and consumer experience through licensed Nintendo products and experiences.
Communicates strategies, objectives, and progress to executives and internal cross-functional teams, ensuring executional alignment across all levels of the organization.
Coordinates with outside production partners and vendors on production, approvals and deliverables and engages with partner contacts as appropriate.
Manages asset approvals and related process in collaboration with internal stakeholders.
In conjunction with partner(s), ensures accurate post-launch and wrap-up reporting, and distribution of reports to all stakeholders.
Works closely and regularly communicates with Nintendo Company Limited (NCL) and Nintendo of America (NOA) team members; drives effective communications across internal teams.
Communicates with Nintendo global offices and contacts as necessary to align global marketing communications and activities.
Leads communications with internal stakeholders and external partners in order to encourage and reach mutual understanding and alignment.
Balances input and feedback from NOA executives, NCL management, subsidiary teams and other Nintendo internal teams as appropriate to ensure successful partner product launches and execution.
Contributes extensively to successful product marketing plans.
Responsible for resource forecasting and project budgets.
SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS:
6-8 years related experience in project / program management
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work closely, cooperatively, and effectively with different departments and with parent company required
Licensed merchandise, entertainment industry/theme park business and/or video game industry knowledge preferred
Knowledge of project management skills, techniques and tools (Confluence, JIRA, SharePoint)
Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to gain cooperation among multiple departments and individuals representing various functions
Experience managing multiple and varied projects
Understanding of Japanese language helpful, but not required
Undergraduate degree in Business or applicable field
Valid passport required
This position is hybrid in Redmond, WA. Hybrid positions require regular onsite work following the schedule and guidelines for their division. This position is not open to fully remote status at this time.
This position includes a base salary range of $130,262 - $195,392 annually, potential for a semi-annual discretionary performance bonus, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and paid time off. Please see our Benefits & Perks page for more benefits information. Fixed term employees are eligible for all listed employee benefits except tuition reimbursement.