Summary of the role. The Pokémon Center Merchandise Development division of The Pokémon Company International (TPCi) is the team that develops and/or imports products for all TPCi Pokémon Center channels. This team is also tasked with assuring that all Pokémon Center products are created accurate and true to the rules and vision of the Pokémon brand while maintaining the highest level of quality possible. Pokémon Center is a rapidly expanding business that creates everything from collectible figures to custom apparel to home goods.
This position will be working closely with both the Merchandise Development and the Production teams to create concept sketches (about 20% of time) and CADs (about 80% of time) for desired figural/3D product lines. Ideal candidate will have a background in product development for 3D goods in a variety of materials. The goal of this position is to bring the world of Pokémon to life through unique, thoughtful, and creative product design. Products range from replica items from the Pokémon world to figures to home goods. Experience in communicating with factories regarding what modifications are required and how to improve the design is preferred. This position will be responsible for working with vendor to perfect product design while also following internal review and tracking processes. Ideal candidate will be familiar with various types of production and will be able to help guide around manufacturing challenges.
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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. Travel between office locations internationally may be required on occasion.
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.
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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 s...