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Project Manager (Release Projects)
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.
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: Project Manager (Release projects)
Job Summary: This person will ensure product launches, and that nothing falls through the cracks and enabling the team to learn and improve with the each subsequent product launch.
FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt
People Manager: No
What you’ll do
- Collaborate across teams, including product development, production, logistics, buying, web, operations, planning, marketing.
- Maintain and champion a comprehensive release calendar to aid in cross-team and cross-org release communication. Keep all teams up to date via easy to consume communications.
- Project manage a number of moving pieces, and be able to deal with shifts in plans. Negotiate with teams on date changes.
- Oversee the status and progression of a launch checklist. Follow up with individuals to complete action items prior to launches. Create and assign tasks as needed.
- Facilitate Go/No-Go decisions. Create and run launch meetings.
- Implement scalable processes to accommodate product launches of variable sizes and complexity.
- Maintain release documentation and recommend key changes in workflow. Work with dev teams on improvements.
- Constantly look for areas of improvements. Organize and run post-mortems. Identify gaps in processes, and work with teams to address issues.
- Extract and analyze release data to provide to tech org stakeholders.
- Maintain awareness of upcoming launches and major initiatives/goals.
What you’ll bring
- Five (5) to seven (7) years of related professional experience.
- Bachelors degree required.
- Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical speakers.
- Obsession with process evolution, while being grounded enough to respect constraints.
- Experience with project management tools
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.
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