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: Manager, Graphic Arts

Job Summary: Manager of a team supporting the Pokémon Trading Card Game. This role will manage the production of TCG marketing and e-commerce assets for both print and digital use, collaborate with multiple teams to facilitate asset needs, and will act as a champion for the in-house digital asset management system (Brandfolder). Over time, this manager will increasingly manage design of TCG marketing pieces.

FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt

People Manager: Yes

What you’ll do

  • Manage a team of employees producing TCG assets for both print and digital use.
  • Assign projects and tasks to direct reports.
  • Lead other teams in planning and consolidating TCG marketing asset needs to prevent redundancy and increase efficient production of assets.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders who utilize marketing assets for various uses, field questions and requests for digital, e-commerce and print media requirements.
  • Manage projects with multiple deliverables in a timely fashion and ensure all deadlines are met across teams and key stakeholders.
  • Work with team to document processes with lens toward continuous improvement and innovation
  • Maintain organized structure of digital asset management (DAM) system and provide new user training and support.
  • Ensures accurate representation of company logo and brand name.
  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.          

What you’ll bring

  • Six+ (6+) years of relevant professional experience, plus one (1) year of management experience.
  • Bachelors degree required.
  • Expertise in creative management.
  • Functional proficienty in graphic design.
  • Expertise in image editing.
  • Comfortable with project management administration.
  • Familiar with layout design.
  • Proficient use of graphic design software.
  • 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.
  • Great people skills: You know the “how” is as important as the “what” and you aim to build effective relationships across the organizations, as well as externally with 3rd parties. You are mindful of diverse perspectives and engage clients in a professional manner.

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.

Internal Job Profile: Graphic Arts Mgmt (M2)

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