Sr. Manager, Business Applications

Apr 01, 2023
Bellevue, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
... Office work

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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 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: Sr. Manager, Business Applications
  • Job Summary: This position leads a team of analysts responsible for the full application lifecycle of business applications to support the enterprise. The analysts work directly with business units to configure new and existing applications to support new and current processes and in conjunction with our applications support team, provide end user support.  The team is responsible for creating and managing the application roadmap, for the business functions under their preview, and the implementation of new applications to meet the changing needs of the organization. Applications are predominantly off the shelf packages with some applications developed on a low code platform. 
    In this role, you will partner closely with business leaders on how to best re-engineer process and leverage technology to meet their teams needs.  The Sr. Manager, Business Applications will lead and be responsible for multiple concurrent projects, delivering quality results while ensuring system specifications and business requirements are met. This is a highly visible position that requires a self-managed, motivated and inspirational leader who is capable of meeting deliverables in a timely manner while managing and developing a team.
    This role reports up through the Director, Business Applications and has direct responsibility for people leadership.
  • FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt
  • People Manager: Yes


What you’ll do

  • Plans, manages and controls the activities of a team that provides technical expertise in identifying, evaluating and developing systems and procedures that are cost effective and meet user requirements.
  • Brings expertise or identifies subject matter experts in support of multi-functional efforts to identify, interpret and produce recommendations based on company system's needs.
  • Advises business groups by providing technical and strategic direction to identify and address business issues and opportunities.
  • Ensures that policies and procedures align with corporate vision.
  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel ensuring efficient operation of the function.
  • Allocates analysis team resources and monitors deliverables to ensure client needs are met successfully and in a timely fashion.
  • Coordinates with other teams to identify and implement new systems to support business function at effective cost.
  • Mentors and coaches Business Systems Analysts and implements staff professional development programs.


What you’ll bring

  • Twelve+ (12+) years of relevant professional experience, plus five (5) years of people management experience.
  • Bachelors degree required.
  • Functional expertise in business process modeling/improvement.
  • Familiar with business requirement gathering.
  • Familiar with project management principles.
  • Proven ability to manage scope in a complex business.
  • Familiar with system documentation practices in a global enterprise.
  • Functional expertise in systems analysis.
  • 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: $144,000 - $216,000. This range is applicable for the labor market where the role is intended to be hired. For this role, new hires generally start between $144,000 - $171,000. 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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