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: Sr. Manager, Project Management (Bi-lingual)
Job Summary: This role is responsible for leading and managing a team of Trading Card Game (TCG) bi-lingual project managers to successfully deliver high quality, localized contents including cards, products, and more to be distributed globally outside of Asia on time for print. The senior manager of project management will be responsible for overseeing bi-lingual project coordination and building a healthy relationships with both internal and external stakeholders through proactive communication for product planning and localization status. This role will also be required to work closely with TCG Product Development team and other project management teams within TPCi to complete products and projects on time. An ideal candidate should be able to grasp and communicate TCG business strategies and present pitch product ideas to stakeholders in Japan for approval.
FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt
People Manager: Yes
What you’ll do
Direct the TCG bi-lingual project management team to effectively manage and support the TCG localization and product development projects.
Maintain and expand trusted working relationships beyond primary customers (internal & external) and drive the communications between them.
Lead, motivate, and collaborate with project stakeholders to achieve project goals, milestones, and objectives.
Manage any product development and localization issues that arise by investigating and resolving them promptly.
Provide team members with a direction and answer to any product planning and localization related questions from internal and external contacts.
Actively seek an opportunity to optimize and simplify processes as they are developed with a focus on continual improvement.
Able to see around corners, anticipate future needs of the TCG and project management team and effectively lead change.
Coach personnel to facilitate growth within the department and company.
What you’ll bring
Ten+ (10+) years of relevant experience, plus a minimum of two (2) years of management experience.
Experience in directly managing others on a regular basis.
Strong knowledge of and familiarity with Pokémon brand and Trading Card Game industry.
Demonstrated ability to build strong working relationships across all levels of the organization and work effectively both independently and with others in a cooperative, enthusiastic and friendly manner to accomplish position functions and participate in team efforts.
Demonstrated project management experience is a required asset to this role.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities and maintain a productive and committed work effort, meeting deadlines and managing workload.
Demonstrated proficiency in Japanese business communication, both in oral and written format. This role requires communication with and translation from Japanese partners.
Ability to appropriately delegate work to others to meet deadlines, goals and objectives, develop skills and knowledge of others, build capacity and productivity of department.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required. MBA 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: $144,000 - $216,000. This range is applicable for the labor market where the role is intended to be hired. For this role, new hires generally start between $144,000 - $171,000. Final base salary is directly related to each candidates' 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
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.