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: Production Designer - 12 month Fixed-Term Contract 

Job Summary: The Production Designer will create and deliver completed graphic files of packaging assets, style guides, and assisting with general production design work. Duties converting existing graphics files into foreign language versions and preparing them for print or digital deployment. Other tasks may include retouching and resizing artwork. This is not a creative Graphic Design position, but it will require a high level of detail, technical print knowledge, and ability to match existing designs with precision. The qualified candidate will also be capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously and meeting deadlines with minimal supervision.

FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt

People Manager: No

What you’ll do

  • Create print-ready graphics files in multiple languages using industry standard graphics software/applications
  • Ability to adhere to pre-designed templates, style guides, packaging systems, and strict production guidelines 
  • Maintain an organized server, file systems, and adhere to consistent file naming conventions
  • Maintain strict attention to detail 
  • Meticulous review of proofs from print vendors
  • Keep projects on schedule 
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Work with other packaging designers to implement automation
  • Interact with various teams and stakeholders within the company
  • Ability to work overtime if necessary, to meet deadlines
  • Other duties as assigned              

What you’ll bring

  • 2-5 years of experience in typesetting, layout and file preparation for print
  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree a plus. Industry experience most desirable
  • Extensive knowledge of print technology and pre-press processes
  • Expert proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite on Mac OS
  • Experience with InDesign Styles, GREP, and data merges
  • Experience with automation or implementation of it
  • Experience with localization, online graphics, or 3D software a plus
  • Ability to navigate MS Word and Excel
  • Note: Ability to speak/write in multiple languages is not required

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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