Summary Of The Role
The Pokmon Center Product Development division of The Pokmon Company International (TPCi) is the team that develops and/or imports products for all TPCi Pokmon Center channels. This team is also tasked with assuring that all Pokmon Center products are created accurate and true to the rules and vision of the Pokmon brand while maintaining the highest level of quality possible. Pokmon Center is a rapidly expanding business that creates everything from collectible figures to custom apparel to home goods.
This role is responsible for sourcing, buying and project manage high-end retail products. A broad knowledge of sourcing, retail and/or the advertising specialty industry is preferred. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Performs a variety of tasks including communication with domestic and overseas vendors, research of retail and promotional products, assists in compiling proposals and manages production of individual projects. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
What You Will Do
Manage production process from concept through shipping, ensuring all project requirements, proofing, deadlines, and schedules are on track
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal teams and 3rd party suppliers
Keep up-to-date on retail trends and new product offerings
Create proposals for internal clients
Interacts across multiple departments and partners, including arranging and participating in meetings, conferences, and project team activities
Partners with internal teams to forecast product needs and communicates those requirements on to appropriate external vendors. This may include coordination of schedules, bidding, and statement of work through execution
Assess project risks and issues and provide solutions where applicable
Document and follow up on important actions and decisions from meetings
Knowledge of industry best practice
Requires ability to obtain full working knowledge of internal software system
What You Will Bring
5 years of Production coordination in a consumer products environment, which may include domestic and overseas retail product manufacturing, buying, selling and sourcing experience
Previous development of products for branded or licensing companies
Knowledge in product safety compliance, such as Prop 65, ASTM or EN-71
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Attention to detail and the ability to maintain quality across all product lines
Proven organization skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize
Success operating within fast-paced environment
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent computer skills, including the ability to use software for data analysis and presentations
How You Will Be Successful
Communication: You have impeccable written and verbal communication with ability to translate technical information in a non-technical format.
Bias for Action: You have an eagerness to take initiative and persist in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks. You work to resolve requests and incidents with a high sense of urgency and ownership.
Great people skills: You know the "how" is as important as the "what" and you aim to build effective relationships across the organizations, as well as externally with 3rd parties. You are mindful of diverse perspectives and engage team members in a professional manner.
Passion and Pride in your work: You love what you do and how you can add value to your team; You ensure consistency and quality of your work and take a methodical approach to troubleshooting and resolution.
Logical and analytical: You're able to distill and synthesize complex ideas into concise, meaningful information to team members. You're adept at prioritization and project management with attentiveness to detail and consistent follow through.
Growth mindset: You thrive in a dynamic and fluid environment because you are a self-starter who is eager to learn, grow and build something great together; building and enhancing programs appeals to you. You have a desire to stay current on retail trends, innovations and manufacturing processes.
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.
The Pokmon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokmon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokmon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokmon website. Pokmon 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.