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Pokémon Center Merchandise Development
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The Pokémon Company

51-200 employees

Official platform for Pokémon games, anime, merchandise
Consumer Goods

Company Stage


Total Funding





Minato City, Japan

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Bellevue, WA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Social Media
  • Three (3) to four (4) years of relevant professional experience or a demonstrated equivalent level of expertise in relation to apparel and wearable accessories
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or a demonstrated equivalent level of applicable experience, preferably in an apparel-focused role
  • Knowledge of working with licensed and/or character brands
  • Demonstrate a strong apparel design sense and problem-solving skills
  • Strong visual, verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of materials and multiple manufacturing processes in relation to apparel
  • Proactively observes and gains understanding of the competitive marketplace
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • 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
  • Job Title: Pokémon Center Merchandise Development (Apparel)
  • Job Summary: Creates apparel and wearable accessory product sets that are in line with the general style characteristics of the Pokémon brand and are representative of current industry trends. Development process includes concept ideation; concept presentation creation, and then pitch to appropriate internal stakeholders; monitoring fashion trends for applications to existing and new designs; facilitating reference samples and coordinating with cross-functional teams including Design, Production and Brand Approvals to ensure fulfillment of product vision and brand requirements
  • FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt
  • People Manager: No
  • Ideate new apparel product concepts with appropriate Design and Production team members
  • Pitch product concepts by way of assembled presentation to relevant internal parties
  • Monitor industry and market trends
  • Partner with technical designers, engineers, and customer insight teams
  • Infuse brand details into product sets, in collaboration with merchandise development teams
  • Develop short- and long-term plans to support corporate and/or regional goals with manager
  • Be self-motivated to work on/manage apparel projects and participate in team efforts on shared tasks
  • Oversee apparel projects through the entire product development process, while balancing quality and schedule
  • Look for opportunities for innovation unique to the Pokémon brand
  • Work collaboratively with marketing, production, packaging, planning and other internal partners to create product that is the best fit for the brand
  • Be adaptable to shifting priorities and be vigilant to keep projects moving forward to meet deadlines
  • Be instrumental in generating new apparel concepts to enhance the brand