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.
Get to know the role
Job Title: Business Operations Associate (Art Approval - Japanese/English)
Job Summary: The Business Operations Associate (Art Approval) will focus on upholding the vision and standards of the Pokémon brand. This position will review character art assets in various mediums while ensuring an accurate representation of the brand and maintaining the highest level of quality possible. The position will also require working with wide range of internal teams to support various Pokémon European business as well as contributing to globally coordinated projects.
People Manager: No
What you’ll do
Conduct reviews of character art assets against internal references to ensure an accurate representation of the brand.
Adhere to deadlines related to ongoing projects and keep stakeholders informed of progress toward goals.
Provide project support together with Manager for London Operations mainly for marketing project, as assigned.
Translate various documents to English or Japanese, as required, and disseminate information, as needed.
Manage correspondence between various international offices for projects, as assigned.
Other duties including liaising with Tokyo and Seattle office, as assigned.
What you’ll bring
Three (3) to four (4) years of relevant professional experience or a demonstrated equivalent level of expertise.
Bachelor's degree in a related field or a demonstrated equivalent level of applicable experience.
Self-starter, with strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to handle multiple competing priorities, while delivering on high-quality results and follow through.
Proven ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner.
Japanese speaking and writing ability at a native level is required.
Excellent verbal, written, and graphic communicator, with an ability to convey information in a clear and courteous manner appropriate for the audience (individual contributor to executive level).
Project management experience is a plus.
Proficient in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word.
Proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator is a plus.
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 £45,000.00 - £53,200.00. The full range is £45,000.00 - £67,000.00. 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
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.