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Director, Information Security GRC

The Pokémon Company International

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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Job Title: Director, Information Security GRC

Job Summary: Oversees the development, deployment, and execution of the Information Security Governance Risk & Compliance program and team. Ensures identification and mitigation of risks impacting TPCi are communicated, addressed, and mitigated. 

FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt

People Manager: Yes

What you’ll do

  • Manage the work, effectiveness, and professional development of the Information Security GRC staff and program.
  • Present security risks to leadership to drive decision making and agreement on risk reduction objectives pertaining to the GRC program.
  • Integrate security requirements into key business initiatives and represent Information Security in related operating committees ensuring comprehensive risk identification and management.
  • Ensure enterprise adherence to security and privacy policies, standards, and regulations.
  • Develop long-term goals and roadmaps for the GRC program and team members.
  • Embed security services and procedures into businesses processes.
  • Establish a sphere of influence with business leaders across TPCi and gain buy-in on Information Security GRC strategies and objectives to include Third-Party Risk Management, Identity & Access Management, and Security/Privacy Compliance.
  • Interpret Information Security policies, standards, and regulations for business and technology leaders and translate into business practices.
  • Partner with TPCi Legal teams to define and drive on-going privacy and security compliance programs to ensure adherence with industry, national, and international regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure alignment with HR and business leadership on Identity & Access Management efforts and objectives.
  • Develop KPIs for the respective programs within the Information Security GRC program.
  • Drive program-level process efficiencies to lessen operational burden on TPCi’s workforce.

What you’ll bring

  • Ten+ (10+) years of relevant professional experience, plus seven (7) years of people management experience.
  • Experience in Information Security, Security Compliance, or Risk Management program leadership and personnel management.
  • Strong experience in presenting and communicating to executive leadership, specifically to the C-suite.
  • Strong background in risk management concepts, including risk identification, communication, and remediation.
  • Proven ability to build partnerships and collaboration between stakeholder teams.
  • Experience managing vendors and managed services providers.

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: $182,000.00 - $277,000.00. 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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Location: Bellevue, Washington, United States
Date found: 2022-11-16

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