Print Production Associate (12-Month Fixed Term Contract)

Jan 11, 2023
Bellevue, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
... Office work

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.


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Get to know the role

  • Job Title: Print Production Planner (12-Month Fixed Term Contract)
  • Job Summary: Reporting to the Production Manager, this role is responsible for supporting project management of print production. This role is the liaison between internal teams and external printing vendors. Ensures that internal printing requirements are met or exceeded by external printers. primary responsibilities
  • FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt
  • People Manager: No


What you’ll do

  • Collaborates with internal teams in supporting printing and manufacturing product by coordinating with external printing vendors on all details including scheduling, coordination on approvals, and track tasks through all production phases.
  • Builds relationships and interacts across multiple departments and partners. This involves clear status updates of a job and follow up to ensure deadlines are met
  • Organizes and awards all projects on comparative costing and capacity review amongst multiple vendors
  • Coordinates the creation of packaging design and layouts, development of new products and components, and implements quality control standards with the external vendors.
  • Provide complete and accurate purchase orders to vendors and provides assistance in inventory control and invoice discrepancies.
  • Provides and organizes all files to external vendors; and coordinates internal proofing review (both soft and hard proofing)
  • Organizes comprehensive Material and Printing Specifications to ensure vendors are adhering to the company’s sustainability program.  
  • Heads areas of process improvement implementation within the Production Team.
  • Interfacing with other teams to develop and provide advice on printing alternatives, status of projects in progress, and cost estimates.


What you’ll bring

  • 1–2 years Print buy experience or equivalent Print Management Education
  • Knowledge of the Printing Process and Material for effectivity quoting projects
  • Understanding of Project Management and Print Industry terminology and disciplines  
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Identify and lead areas of process improvements strategies
  • Accomplishing multiple diverse tasks in a fast-paced work environment
  • Detecting common print job issues and taking effective corrective actions
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Excelling in developing professional relationships with internal and external customers
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and MS Project
  • Ability to potentially travel domestically once a quarter

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: $58,000.00 - $88,000.00. This range is applicable for the labor market where the role is intended to be hired. It is common for TPCi to start employees below the midpoint of the range. Final base salary is directly related to each candidates' qualifications and 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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