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TCG Sales Planning Manager

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TCG Sales Planning Manager in Bellevue, United States

  • The Pokemon Company
  • Contract
  • Intermediate
  • Email
  • Bellevue, United States
  • 12/10/2021
  • Report

Summary of the Role

TCG Sales Planning Manager

The TCG (Trading Card Game) Sales Planning Manager will be responsible for interfacing with and keeping multiple areas of business operations moving forwards to maintain sales plans and goals. These teams include sales operations/ logistics, production, finance, customer service, legal and marketing.

This position will contribute to the overall achievement of TCG sales targets in various markets with detailed product placement plans related to market specific requirements, sales trends, customer purchase behavior and production capacity.

What You'll Do

  • Partner with Account Managers/ Executives to manage product planning across multiple territories.
  • Collaborate with other internal functions across the Bellevue and London offices to meet specific product requirements.
  • Work with Production to ensure timely delivery of products to meet placement requirements.
  • Providing product related information to sales and other teams through different reporting systems and ensuring that placement targets are met according to plan.
  • Contribute to the formation of the annual departmental budget and annual plan.
  • Collaborate with other sales team members on operational tasks, including leading cross-functional meeting, regular reporting, etc.
  • Develop an understanding of operational and process issues that need troubleshooting, such as causes and effect.
  • Complete various tasks that have not yet been automated. Work closely with various internal departments to ensure successful completion of products.
  • Update and manage customer facing communications and internal coordination.
  • Analyze data to understand issues and take corrective actions when needed, knowing when and how to escalate.
  • The right candidate will be able to elegantly coordinate and balance requirements, resources, dependencies, dates, and more across multiple internal and external teams and at various levels of company seniority.     

What You'll Bring

  • 5+ years in Sales, logistics, operations, project management or relevant experience.
  • 2+ years managing a team either directly or in scope of project managing other teams to deliver Operational deliverables.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Proficiency and comfort with Excel, SharePoint, WorkFront, with ERP system and project planning software/tools is a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to gain consensus among Stakeholders.
  • Action and result oriented with solid organizational skills, attention to detail, drive, and resilience.
  • Strong team player.
  • Must possess solid organizational, meeting management, effective time management skills.
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally

How You'll Be Successful

Integrity and Respect - Demonstrates integrity and respect by listening to others, seeking to understand a variety of perspectives, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and results. 

Building Relationships - Builds strong relationships and works co-operatively with others to solve problems and meet team goals. Acknowledges the contributions of others and gives honest, kind and constructive feedback to other team members. 

Passion for Pokémon - Knowledgeable about the Pokémon brand, people, culture, and business.  

Dedicated to Quality - Monitors work for quality and accuracy, follows through on commitments and keeps others informed on progress. Uses a growth mindset to seek and apply feedback from others to continuously improve.  

Delighting Customers - Aware of customers’ interests and needs and listens carefully and makes sure customers feels heard and important.  

Challenging the Expected - Contributes to new approaches, methods or technologies. Works proactively with others to produce innovative solutions to support the business and customers. Embraces the possibility of failure to risk something new, unique, and special. 

Leads Self - Holds oneself accountable to the core values, and personal goals.  Seek new and challenging assignments to continuously learn and improve. 

What to Expect

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.

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.

The Pokemon Company

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...

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