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Convention Project Manager

Bellevue, WA

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.

Get to know the role

  • Job Title: Convention Project Manager 
  • Job Summary: This role is responsible for organizing, managing, and delivering multiple tentpole projects within the Event team, including but not limited to, the two largest events within the portfolio. As a project manager on the Event team, this role will work cross-functionally to own the set up of projects, project timelines, drive results, manage stakeholders, and hit delivery dates. 
  • FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt 
  • People Manager: No 

What you’ll do 

  • Lead interdepartmental teams to complete an assigned project on time, to specifications, and with accuracy and efficiency. 
  • Outline the tasks involved in the project and delegates accordingly. 
  • Manage projects that span across both internal and external clients and teams. 
  • Monitor project scopes, budgets, schedules, staffing, communications, outside vendors, and contractual deliverables, accounting for interdependencies. 
  • Influence interdepartmental stakeholders to complete an assigned tasks on time, to specifications, and with accuracy and efficiency. 
  • Track at risk metrics and facilitate actions to keep projects on track. 
  • Act as a liaison between company, customers, and vendors. 
  • Communicate and collaborate with various teams to provide training and information to impacted parties. 
  • Audit and document current processes.  
  • Implement process improvement plans. 
  • Manage and track milestones and KPIs for a portfolio of projects. 

What you’ll bring 

  • 4-6 years of relevant experience within large scale events or relatable project management. 
  • Understanding of the components necessary to produce large scale conventions. 
  • Strong understanding of project management process and concepts. 
  • Ability to multitask and proactively manage assigned projects with minimal supervision. 
  • Able to work under pressure and under challenging timelines. 
  • Team player with ability to work with various groups across the organization. 
  • Demonstrated experience with creating and auditing processes and building buy-in from stakeholders of all levels of the organization.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Proficiency in Workfront and Smartsheet. 
  • PMP certification preferred. 

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 $102,000 - $120,650. The full range is $102,000 - $152,000. 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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