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Technical Project Manager

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.
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: Technical Project Manager
Job Summary: This role contributes to The Pok--mon Company International's success by managing highly technical Information Security projects that reduce risk to our brand by securing Pok--mon's digital footprint. This role partners with key stakeholders across the business to deliver projects and may also serve as Scrum Master for the project delivery team(s). Additionally, this role actively generates process improvements, provides structure, and establishes procedures and tools to increase efficiency and transparency for the Technical Program Management Office.
FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt
People Manager: No
What you'll do


  • Champions and drives Hybrid Project Management which blends traditional and adaptive (Agile) project management practices


    • Plans, collaborates and prioritizes work to meet commitments and align with organizational goals


      • Drives projects forward, continuously tracking and reporting progress against the project schedule
      • Leads stakeholders through the initiation and discovery processes to ensure all parties align on project objectives, scope, definition of done, etc.; ensures requirements and dependencies are identified and documented
      • Develops the project plan including development/implementation approach, work breakdown structure, and schedule
      • Facilitates project meetings, technical deep dives, cross-functional workshops, stakeholder engagement sessions and project reviews
      • Keeps stakeholders informed through development and delivery of accurate, timely and valuable project communications; tailors messaging to a variety of target audiences
      • Coordinates and balances requirements, resources, dependencies, dates, deployment plans and more across multiple internal and external teams, leveraging techniques from both Agile and traditional project management methodologies
      • Generates buy-in, commitments and other forms of project support amid competing priorities
      • Analyzes data to understand issues and take corrective actions, including escalations, when needed
      • Develops and implements communication plans and other Organizational Change Management tools throughout the project lifecycle
      • As Scrum Master, practices servant leadership to support the delivery team's self-organization, effectiveness and efficiency; leads daily scrum, sprint planning, retrospectives and other Scrum ceremonies
      • Serves as a resource for hybrid project management methodologies and best practices
      • Contributes to TPMO processes, standardization and best practices

        What you'll bring

        • Three (3) to four (4) years of professional experience in formal project and/or program management roles that include leading large, cross-functional projects

          • Project management experience in technical settings (e.g., software development, information technology, etc.) strongly preferred

          • Strong foundational knowledge of traditional (Waterfall) project management and various Agile delivery methods (e.g., Kanban, Scrum, Lean)

            • Direct experience managing projects in hybrid environments strongly preferred
            • PMP certification preferred, but not required

            • 3-4 years' working directly with technical teams; knowledge of software development life cycle (SDLC), web technologies, software implementations

              • Experience leading information security initiatives strongly preferred

              • Experience creating status reports, project plans, dashboards, road maps and other reporting for the executive level; demonstrated ability to tailor messaging to both technical and nontechnical audiences
              • Experience serving as a Scrum Master for development teams

                • Certified Scrum Master is desirable, but not required

                • Familiarity with JIRA, Confluence and SharePoint preferred
                • Organizational change management experience preferred

                  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 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 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: EN.PMPD.P2
                      Internal Job Profile: Technical Program Manager (IC2)

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Keywords: The Pok--mon Company International, Bellevue , Technical Project Manager, IT / Software / Systems , Bellevue, Washington

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