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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.

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Job Title: Sr. Manager, Procure-to-Pay (P2P)

Job Summary: The Sr. Manager of P2P leads and manages the P2P function (i.e., procurement and payment of indirect third party goods and services) at The Pokémon Company International (TPCi), including the management of Procurement Operations and Accounts Payable teams. The leader in this role is responsible for role modeling TPCi’s Core Values. This position reports to the Head of Global Procurement.

FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt

People Manager: Yes

What you’ll do

  • Employ a customer-centric approach to providing internal and external stakeholders (i.e., TPCi process and business stakeholders and third party suppliers) with excellent P2P support.

  • Manage all aspects of P2P to ensure proper spend controls, streamlined supplier onboarding, simple procurement, timely payment, strong cashflow, and proactive resolution of internal and external issues.

  • Ensure appropriate segregation of duties for P2P end-to-end processes and internal controls related to supplier onboarding and payment profiles.

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and subject matter expertise to the company with regards to P2P services.

  • Partner and collaborate with cross-functional teams (e.g., Accounting, Tax, Finance, and Legal) to support stakeholders effectively.

  • Develop and execute roadmap for P2P function and teams in alignment with Global Procurement organization and company goals and objectives.

  • P2P process engineering, requirements definition, process analysis and design, workflow analysis, and develop as-is and to-be business processes.

  • Develop and maintain P2P policies & procedures and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to accomplish work predictably and efficiently.

  • Drive use of P2P technology and automation tools to improve workload management and efficiency of service delivery.

  • Drive configuration improvements of P2P systems and tools.

  • Ensure P2P teams are coached, well supported, developed, cross-trained, and evolved to fully support a growing business and Global Procurement organization.

  • Ensure the transmission of data from P2P systems and tools to General Ledger is accurate and timely.

  • Manage P2P ancillary programs such as travel & expense, corporate credit card, supplier master data, and contingent workforce.

  • Support reliable and timely accounting closing processes and external accounting audits by providing information in a timely manner.

  • Drive continuous process improvement identification and execution.

What you’ll bring

  • Ten+ (10+) years of relevant professional experience, plus two (2) years of management experience.

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

  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, both as a leader of teams and as a leader of projects – dynamic, strategic, and resourceful.

  • P2P subject matter expertise and deep knowledge of P2P systems and tools (experience with Oracle strongly preferred).

  • Technical knowledge across full P2P functionality: catalogs, purchase requisitions, purchase orders, receipts, invoice receipt/handling, invoice processing, payments, etc.

  • Ability to lead transformation and manage change in the P2P space.

  • Effective organizational skills and managing multiple and competing priorities and projects effectively.

  • Ability to present at the executive-level to communicate complex issues and recommendations across processes, systems, and people.

  • Continuous improvement mindset.

  • Experience establishing managed services providers to support P2P core functions (preferred, but not required).

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally a few times a year.

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 $139,000.00 – $165,300.00. The full range is $139,000.00 - $209,000.00. This range is applicable for the labor market where the role is intended to be hired. Final base salary is directly related to each candidate’s qualifications and 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.