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 corporate.pokemon.com, LinkedIn (linkedin.com/company/Pokémon), and pokemon.com. 

Get to know the role 

  • Job Title: Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Social Responsibility 
  • Job Summary: This role is a key leader and employee advocate with responsibilities spanning across all areas of the business globally.  They lead a team of diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility employees who will be the primary liaison between the business and DEISR.  This position promotes The Pokémon Company International’s (TPCi) global culture of innovation, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. This role will partner with the DEISR Team to build diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and Social Responsibility (SR) initiatives and programs to influence employee engagement, talent acquisition, talent management, charitable community engagement and marketplace opportunities across our global team to engage and retain talent and foster relationships in local and global communities. This position will report to the Vice President and Chief Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer (CDO), lead the DEISR team, and will partner with stakeholders across the organization and operate as an internal business consultant. 
  • FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt 
  • People Manager: Yes 

What you’ll do  

  • Serve as a direct people leader for the DEI&SR department, including mentorship and development responsibilities for members of the team. 50% of the time will be direct leadership, guidance, and development of the existing team, 50% will be strategy implementation.  
  • Provide thought leadership and expertise in creating and supporting employee engagement, change and people initiatives. 
  • Lead and partner within the team to broaden and execute global strategies and initiatives.  
  • Lead and partner with team to establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and accountability mechanisms to keep the organization focused on DEI goals while translating data and recommendations into concrete actions. Define measurements of success and establish metrics and dashboards to inform strategic planning, decision making, track engagement and community outreach related to DEI and CSR initiatives/performance. 

The impact you will make 

Within 3 months 

  • Developed rapport and the foundation for trust within DEISR Team.  
  • Identified a path forward to establish relationships with key stakeholders and partners. 
  • Established the role the DEISR Director plays within the leadership team of the global organization.  
  • Created a gap analysis identifying core strengths of the team and where opportunities for improvement exist. 
  • Created a gap analysis identifying department systems and process and where opportunities for improvement exist.  

Within 6 months 

  • Based on the foundation of TPCi’s culture, created an environment within the DEISR that generates high engagement from team members and establishes a place where everyone can bring their best selves to their work. 
  • Established a plan for bringing best practices, tools, and processes to the internal team that supports team structure, development, shared purpose and team accountability. 
  • Established relationships with external partners and assumed responsibility for day 2-day vendor management.  
  • Established trusted relationships with ERGs and internal stakeholders. 

Within 12 months 

  • Measurably improved team dynamics and structure.  
  • Catalyzed change across the team and organization leading to continuous reflection and improvement of processes, tools, and practices. 
  • Shaped the impact and direction of the DEISR Strategic Implementation.  
  • Established credibility of the DEISR team.  

What you’ll bring  

  • Twelve+ (12+) years of relevant professional experience, 5+ years of demonstrated leadership of mid-size teams; including experience with change leadership, strategic planning, cross-functional collaboration, and performance management. 
  • Bachelor's degree  
  • Experience as a direct people leader and teams. 
  • Excellent technical, project management, and communication skills. 
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills. 
  • Strong data analysis skills. 
  • Solutions-orientation approach. Management Consulting  
  • Proven track record of success in cultivating relationships through collaboration including working with senior leadership. 
  • Ability to lead multiple projects concurrently. 
  • 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. 

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 $178,000.00 - $211,850.00. The full range is $178,000.00 - $267,000.00. This range is applicable for the labor market where the role is intended to be hired. Final base salary is directly related to each candidates' qualifications and professional 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.

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