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.

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Job Title: Business Developer (Bilingual - Japanese/English required)

Job Summary: Business Developers will work with the Sr. Manager, Business Development to support key strategic initiatives in multiple business pillars (video game, mobile apps, trading card game, merchandising, and/or animation) with a focus on mobile apps. This position will work together with various key stakeholders within TPCi and those in Japan, by spearheading communication between offices. 

FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt

People Manager: No

What you’ll do

  • Support key strategic company initiatives in the area of video game, mobile apps, trading card games, marketing initiatives and/or media & merchandising initiatives with a focus on mobile apps. Coordinate with various stakeholders within TPCi and those in Japan to achieve the goal. Work with Manager, Business Development to deliver the results by identifying and overcoming obstacles.
  • Support new game development projects by being a point of contact between the headquarters in Japan, and TPCi. Project coordination the progress on TPCi side and make sure tasks assigned to the team executed on time.
  • Coordinate with the headquarters in Japan so that TPCi marketing team is fully informed to conduct globally aligned marketing activities. Review marketing assets/copies ensuring accuracy.
  • Research, analyze, and report on key business metrics.
  • Flexibly conduct administrative tasks to support the President and the entire Business Development team

What you’ll bring

  • BA or BS Degree or equivalent experience.
  • 2-4 years of related professional experience.
  • Experience in game development, including localization, is a plus.
  • Bi-cultural and bilingual with strong written and verbal communications in both English and Japanese. Solid understanding of Japanese culture and business customs.
  • Interest/experience in video game industry and anime/manga industry is a plus. Open to learn about the brand in depth.
  • Passion/interest in Pokémon brand is a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Office products (Excel, PowerPoint).
  • A proven track record of career progression

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
  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you
  • Generous paid family leave
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid long and short-term income protection insurance
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Commuter benefit
  • LinkedIn learning

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.


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