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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.

Learn more online at Pokemon.com and on Facebook (facebook.com/pokemon), YouTube (youtube.com/pokemon), Twitter (twitter.com/pokemon), and Instagram (instagram.com/pokemon).

Get to know the role

  • Job Title: Market Development Manager - Organized Play

  • Job Summary: This role will organize, manage, and deliver projects/programs for the organization.

  • FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt

  • People Manager: No

What you’ll do

  • Identifies and develops retail accounts and relationship programs designed to produce opportunities to grow the network for Play! Pokémon programs.

  • Recruits, develops and manages Play! Pokémon Store partnerships and opportunity pipelines and ensures the retention, growth and customer satisfaction of retailers in United States and Canada.

  • Evaluates program trends and provides analysis and recommendations for improvement of market performance.

  • Works toward mutual goals, strategies, and objectives to build awareness and support of overall strategic benefits of the Play! Pokémon Store network.

  • Provides for KPI analyses, long-range forecasting and analysis to suggest potential partnerships.

  • Monitors and evaluates programs to assess the impact of the solutions in the marketplace and the overall success of the Play! Pokémon programs.

  • Monitors competitor activity in retail and implements strategies to maintain retention and become best-in-class retail network for Organized Play programs.

  • Attend key international events to synch with resellers & Retailers, Pokémon Professors and international vendors, among others.

  • Manage vendor contracts, ensuring alignment with program and organization goals.

  • Work effectively cross-functionally to ensure alignment with stakeholders to promote and grow markets

  • Provide excellent customer support to our retail hobby store customers, vendors, and other stakeholders

  • Manage and advise on growth in the Domestic market through player engagement and retailer onboarding.

  • Collaborate on programming across other markets, working across teams to ensure timely deadlines.

  • Contribute to development and share best practices for programmatic success with retailers.

What you’ll bring

  • Four (4) to six (6) years of related professional experience.

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or a demonstrated equivalent level of applicable experience.

  • Experience in delivering results in diverse markets.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.

  • Thorough understanding of or the ability to quickly learn about the project or product being developed.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

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 $102,000 - $120,650. The full range is $102,000 -$152,000. 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.