Manager, Merchandise Development (Seasonal and Home)

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

Merchandise Development Manager (Seasonal and Home)

Summary of the role.

The Pokémon Center Merchandise Development (2D) team is divided into seasonal/home goods, apparel, and accessories. This role will lead a team that builds out home and holiday lines for Pokémon Center. They will work closely with the 3D team to align product direction and strategies, as 3D often supports seasonal/home goods products. This role will create a 3-5 year seasonal and home décor strategy. They will drive product development by working with cross functional teams, facilitating agreement, and staying on schedule. The ideal candidate will have a product line management background and demonstrate experience leading many small to medium sized product categories with a focus on seasonal and/or home goods. They will have a history of pitching lines based on a trend and data-driven approach, taking into account greater marketing pushes of the brand. Experience in working with a pop culture or entertainment brand is a plus. This position will ensure our key holiday and home décor lines from Pokémon Center excite fans through brand understanding, quality product, and value for price. The candidate will be expected to fully immerse themself in the Pokémon brand and understand our fan.

What You Will Do

What You Will Bring

How You Will Be Successful

What to Expect

We offer a professional, fun and creative work environment. While we maintain a good balance between work and life, additional hours may be required at peak times or for specific initiatives. Travel between office locations internationally may be required on occasion.

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.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of people so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


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