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Director of Internal Communication

Company: The Pok--mon Company International
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

Get to know The Pok--mon Company International
The Pok--mon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pok--mon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pok--mon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pok--mon website. Pok--mon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.
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Get to know the role
Job Title: Director of Internal Communication
Position Summary: The Pok--mon Company International (TPCi) is looking for an innovative, strategic, and proactive Director of Internal Communication to join our growing team. Based in Bellevue, Washington, you will be responsible for evolving this new function into a strategic one. Specifically, defining a long-term plan including strategy and business plan which support the company vision, the vision for the employee experience along with resourcing and channel/tool investment requirements. Further ensuring Executive alignment on all, along with sound implementation, intake, and management approach across all TPCi.
You will work closely with leaders to advise, coach, challenge and drive business solutions and communication tools and direction as our business continues to evolve and scale. This role will report to the Chief People Officer and lead a small team. You will consult actively to ensure key messages and changes are presented in a simple and fast, easy to understand manner, effectively manage flow while defining, managing, and maintaining distribution channels for maximum efficiency. While ensuring that all content is brand appropriate and published in a timely manner to appropriate audiences and that resources are allocated to business-critical projects.
FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt
People Manager: No
What You'll Do:

  • Work directly with executives and business leaders/partners to identify needs, objectives, and strategies to create effective and meaningful communications.
  • Understand brand, culture, business plans, global landscape, and employee perceptions and acts as an advocate for the employee experience through their craft.
  • Strong ability and understand of global communications, tone of voice and channel savvy across multiple cultures and regional nuances (primarily US & European centric with potential future expansion to other regions and continents)
  • Manage and continually improve, evaluate communication and tools for maximum effectiveness. Create new channels to reach employees with core messages. Bring creative ideas and new approaches to messaging to create and maintain engagement.
  • Plan, write and edit content for internal communications channels, including web, email, social media, and print.
  • Hires top talent and leads/coaches' team on the development of internal communication standards and process to deliver best in class communication and graphics pieces.
  • Effectively and creatives leverages resources / builds resource planning to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Drives the transformation of communications from a start-up to a center of excellence with a strong internal consulting model and others with the same mindset.
  • Stay connected externally with industry best practices and incorporate as appropriate for the brand.

    What You'll Bring:

    • Significant experience (12+years) in Internal Communication and/or other relevant role(s) within a dynamic growing multi-national organization.
    • 5+ years of people leadership preferred.
    • Executive presence and ability to present and facilitate to desired outcomes in small and large venues seamlessly.
    • Demonstrated experience bringing marketing and communication strategies to life through storytelling.
    • Entrepreneurial mindset and demonstrated ability to develop creative and innovative communication and messaging approaches.
    • Proven ability to influence key business stakeholders.
    • Some graphics/presentation development skills are a plus.
    • Previous experience thriving in a fast-paced, transformative environment with proven capability to influence change and manage effectively through ambiguity.
    • Proven ability to develop successful relationships with business partners and team members in a hybrid work environment.
    • An understanding that to be successful, this role must embody the TPCi culture, mission, and values.
    • Preferred tech, gaming, entertainment, or similar industry experience.
    • Adept at working with data, assessing findings, and determining insights to translate into action.
    • Tech savvy: including Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, HRIS and ATS.

      How you'll be successful

      • Passion for Pok--mon: Develops an understanding of the Pok--mon 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 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 Pok--mon experience.

        What to expect

        • An employee first culture
        • Company events that celebrate the spirit of Pok--mon
        • 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. 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.
          Internal Job Code:
          Internal Job Profile: Director, Internal Comunication (M4)

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