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Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Social Responsibility

Bellevue, WA

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. 

Get to Know The Role

  • Job Title: Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Social Responsibility
  • Job Summary: The Director Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Social Responsibility facilitates and promotes The Pokémon Company International’s (TPCi) global culture of innovation, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. This role will partner with the DEISR Team to build diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and Social Responsibility (SR) initiatives and programs to influence employee engagement, talent acquisition, talent management, charitable community engagement and marketplace opportunities across our global team to engage and retain talent and foster relationships in local and global communities. This role will ensure that the core elements of TPCi culture are well-defined and ever-present to employees, highlighting engagement as an essential component to support a positive, diverse, inclusive, innovative, and high-achieving environment. This position will report to the Vice President and Chief Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer (CDO), lead the DEISR team, and will partner with stakeholders across the organization and operate as an internal business consultant.
  • FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt
  • People Manager: Yes

What You’ll Do 

  • Serve as a direct people leader for the DEI&SR department, including mentorship and development responsibilities for members of the team. 50% of the time will be direct leadership, guidance, and development of the existing team, 50% will be strategy implementation. 
  • Partner with the CDO to develop and execute a global Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Responsibility strategy that amplifies TPCi’s creative culture, talent brand and employment value proposition, including the communication and education strategy to highlight TPCi’s commitment and comprehension of DEI. 
  • Drive alignment of DEI goals with business strategy for both internal employees, external fans and the communities we serve; collaborate in developing and integrating DEI goals into business processes, practices, and programs to help grow and retain a diverse workforce.
  • Partnership with HRBPs in the development and implementation of strategic diversity and employee engagement initiatives.
  • Collaboration across Talent Management to address training, recruiting, on-boarding, and strategic outreach programs related to Global DEISR and engagement.
  • Partnership with Talent Acquisition to strengthen diversity sourcing strategies and align with key diversity sourcing associations and vendors to support workforce equity. 
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition on employer branding initiatives. 
  • Collaborate with TPCi operational leadership to apply a Global DEISRI lens to marketplace activities.
  • Provide thought leadership and expertise in creating and supporting appropriate DEI infrastructure, such as an advisory council and/or Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).
  • Organize and create employee-focused events including company updates, employee engagement and appreciation. Provide strong guidance for the DEISR team to manage events from agenda setting to promotion and execution.
  • Lead and partner within the team to broaden and execute global corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy that is aligned with TPCi’s culture, values and business goals. 
  • Communicate and lead the company’s social responsibility and community initiatives, including corporate giving, sponsorships, matching gifts and volunteerism.
  • Identify and communicate the benefits of a strong CSR practice to internal stakeholders, aligning CSR initiatives to key business priorities.
  • Identify and build critical partnerships to help further CSR goals and objectives.
  • Respond to internal and external requests regarding CSR practices, progress and opportunities.
  • Manage dialog and partnership with Benevity; existing charitable giving platform.
  • Remain current on the laws, regulations, and policies, pertaining to Equal Employment Opportunity programs and provide leadership on this across the organization. 
  • Lead and partner with team to establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and accountability mechanisms to keep the organization focused on DEI goals while translating data and recommendations into concrete actions. Define measurements of success and establish metrics and dashboards to inform strategic planning, decision making, track engagement and community outreach related to DEI and CSR initiatives/performance.
  • Hold self and others accountable by modeling company values and translate strategic objectives into actionable items that inspire others to behave and operate at their best.   

What You’ll Bring 

  • Twelve+ (12+) years of relevant professional experience, plus five (5) years of people management experience or a demonstrated equivalent level of expertise.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or a demonstrated equivalent level of applicable experience.
  • Experience as a DEI practitioner and leader of an array of DEI topics including resources, tools, and industry best practices.
  • Excellent technical, project management, and communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Strong data analysis skills.
  • Solutions-orientation approach.
  • Proven track record of success in cultivating relationships through collaboration including working with senior leadership.
  • Ability to lead multiple projects concurrently.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

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 $178,000-$211,850. The full range is $178,000-$267,000. 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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