Manager, Convention Programming and Japanese Business Management (Bilingual Japanese & English)

The Pokémon Company International
Bellevue, Washington, United States
16 days ago

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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Get to know the role

What you’ll do

Own – Convention Program Development and Delivery:

  • Own convention program from end-to-end (development to delivery).
  • Develop pitches for show content, supporting each customer segment and product (excluding competitive and community-play levels).
  • Use a data-driven approach via market-research, competitive intelligence and/or needs-assessment initiatives, for use in guiding program development.
  • Manage development of DEI/CSR-related programming, working closely with TPCi’s Employee Resource Groups, supporting the mission of creating a welcoming and inclusive program with which to grow the fan base.
  • Source and secure the resources for pitched content (e.g. artist panels), negotiating contracts and fees where necessary.
  • Manage the content management system that is used to house and maintain convention program.
  • Review, edit and approve program and related materials.
  • Draft program titles, descriptions and/or abstracts as needed.
  • Work closely with marketing to ensure all programs are acurately (and actively) promoted and reflected on all public-facing medium.
  • Prepare and deliver communications, reports and presentations to key stakeholders throughout planning cycle.
  • Identify opportunities for innovative change and continuous enhancement of existing programs through ongoing review and analysis.
  • Conduct training and onboarding for new programming team members.
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to a team of bilingual convention program team members.

Support – Japanese Business Relations:

  • Provide ongoing business translation support between TPCi and parent company TPC, for multiple product lines – both live during meetings/conversations, and in written form.
  • Accurately relay complex, nuanced information between both groups- remaining impartial and providing context where necessary.
  • Build deep relationships and in-roads with Japanese business partners.
  • Develop strong understanding of the business structure, cultural norms, and key stakeholders within both companies.
  • Provide as hoc translation support for broader event team when necessary.

What you’ll bring

How you’ll be successful

What to expect

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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