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Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading, international digital entertainment company that publishes video games for game consoles such as PlayStation 4, Xbox one, Nintendo Switch, as well as mobile games. The company’s popular franchises include Metal Gear Solid, Pro Evolution Soccer, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top titles. Konami also manufactures the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. We are looking for talented people that have a passion for gaming and the skills and experience listed below.

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. Hawthorne, CA

  • Organized Play Specialist, Card Business

    The Organized Play Specialist, Card Business will work with Director, Organized Play on Regional Qualifiers, and other Tier 2 Events to ensure Regional Tournament Organizers have all their required items ahead of the start of the season. Will be the main point of contact for each Tournament Organizer who is hosting a Tier 2 or higher event. -- (Salary Range $60,000-$65,000 DOE) --

    Title: Organized Play Specialist, Card Business
    Reports to: Associate OP and Events Manager, Card Business
    Subordinates: N/A

    Responsibilities:
    • Work with Director, Organized Play on Regional Qualifiers, and other Tier 2 Events.
    • Ensure Regional Tournament Organizers have all their required items ahead of the start of the season: all Regional Qualifier paperwork 30 days prior, all Regional Qualifier product available for purchase 21 days prior, and ensure the OP and Warehouse Specialist ships prizes at least 2 weeks before the Tournament Organizers’ scheduled Regional Qualifiers.
    • Be the main point of contact for each Tournament Organizer who is hosting a Tier 2 or higher event.
    • Ensure the website has the current FAQs and event listings for Tier 2 and higher events at least one month before the events start.
    • Keep track of data that is acquired from Tier 2 and higher events, such as invites awarded, disqualifications issue, and judge information.
    • Work with the Organized Play team on other initiatives to grow our Yu-Gi-Oh! player base and increase attendance at Tier 2 and higher events.
    • Ensure we keep accurate records of data that is acquired from Regional Qualifiers, including but not limited, to records of Invites awarded, judges attending events, and event paperwork received from Tournament Organizers.
    • Work with the Director, Organized Play, the Associate OP and Events Manager, and the OTS Liaison Team to ensure all required information is finalized to allow us to promote Tier 3 events at least 6 months ahead of their scheduled start date.
    • Make sure Tournament Organizers have a contract finalized and in place at least 6 months prior to Tier 3 and higher events.
    • Work with Warehouse Specialist to ensure all materials being used at a Tier 3 and higher events are cataloged and transport is arranged both to and from the events.
    • Be able to assist with onsite duties at Tier 3 and higher events for North America.
    • Work with Organized Play team to forecast material inventory needs, maintain accurate inventory, and ensure all prizing is ordered on time.
    • Work with Organized Play team to ensure all invoices are being processed in a timely fashion.
    • Maintain and update procedural and operational documents for all OP programs in North America. Coordinate with the Latin America OP Team so they have the most up-to-date version of these documents.

    The successful candidate will possess:
    • Strong leadership, decision making, and analytical skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills.
    • Ability to perform duties under minimal supervision while exercising discretion and independent judgment.
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects with attention to detail.
    • Resourceful problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent strategic planning, budgeting, marketing, and forecasting abilities.
    • Strong working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point.
    • The ability to travel.

    Required Experience:
    • Bachelor or higher in Marketing or Business, or equitable job experience.
    • Minimum of 3 years experience in entertainment or consumer goods categories.
    • Extensive tournament or consumer event experience required.
    • MS Access, MS Project, Illustrator or Photoshop skills a plus.

    Please send resumes to
    Robert Wakeland wr.97768@konami.com.
    Liliana Menacho ml.98460@konami.com.

  • OP Assistant

    OP Assistant - Full-time temporary position. Hybrid position. The OP Assistant is responsible for assisting the Organized Play (OP) and Official Tournament Store (OTS) Teams in the tasks required to help players with WCQ invites, assist in OTS account setup, and assist in order management for B2B purchases. -- ($20-$24 per hour DOE) --

    Title: OP Assistant
    Type of Position: Full-time temporary position. Hybrid position.
    Department: Card Business
    Reports To: Associate OP Manager
    Subordinates: N/A

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The OP Assistant is responsible for assisting the Organized Play (OP) and Official Tournament Store (OTS) Teams in the tasks required to help players with WCQ invites, assist in OTS account setup, and assist in order management for B2B purchases.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Help manage communication with players to address comments, questions, or concerns about access to KCGN, how to view WCQ Invite Lists, how to view Top WQP Lists, and help players determine their invite status.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of OP policies and procedures in regards to WCQ Invites to better assist players and TOs with questions and concerns.
    • Assist Senior OP Specialist in contacting TOs to help correct invite information.
    • Assist OP and OTS Teams with order management for sales to OTS and TOs through the KDE-US B2B sales site.
    • Assist OTS Team with account maintenance for OTS.
    • Other duties, as needed, to assist with the Official Tournament Store and Organized Play Programs.

    QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

    • 4-6 years experience in Customer Service
    • A high level of detail orientation
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Professional, with exceptional interpersonal skills
    • Must have strong working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel and Power Point.
    • Experience with, or an appreciation for, trading card games

    Contact Us

    Please have resumes sent to Robert Wakeland:  wr.97768@konami.com

  • CALIFORNIA APPLICANT NOTICE AT COLLECTION AND PRIVACY POLICY

    Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (“Konami,” “we,” or “us”) value the trust of our applicants and endeavor to protect the privacy of their personal information. The purpose of this California Applicant Notice at Collection and Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) is to notify California residents (“you”) of the processing of information that can reasonably be linked with them and that we collect, use, and disclose when they apply for a job with us (“Personal Information”).

    Notice at Collection

    We will not sell the Personal Information, including any Sensitive Personal Information, we collect. We also will not share it with third parties for cross-context behavioral advertising.

    To view our full privacy policy, visit OUR PRIVACY POLICY.

    We may collect the Personal Information and Sensitive Personal Information categories listed in the following chart.

    Categories of Personal Information
    Identifiers, such as name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifiers, IP address that can reasonably be linked or associated with a particular California resident or household, email address, account name, online identifiers, and government-issued identifiers (e.g., Social Security number, driver’s license number)

     

    Personal information as defined in the California customer records law, such as name, contact information, signature, Social Security number, passport number; financial, education and employment information, physical characteristics or description

     

    Protected Class Information, such as characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, such as sex, age, gender, race, disability, medical conditions, citizenship, military/veteran status, gender identity and expression, primary language, political affiliation/activities, and immigration status
    Commercial Information, such as travel expenses
    Internet or network activity information, such as regarding our website or online application portal, timestamp information, and access and activity logs
    Geolocation Data, such as device location, approximate location derived from IP address
    Audio/Video Data. Audio, electronic, visual and similar information, such as photographs and call and video recordings
    Education Information subject to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act such as student transcripts, grade point average, grades, academic standing, disciplinary records, and confirmation of graduation
    Employment Information. Professional or employment-related information, such as work history and prior employer, information from reference checks, work experience, qualifications, training and skills, work authorization, CV, résumé, cover letter, professional and other work-related licenses, permits and certifications held, and publicly accessible information posted on your professional social media accounts
    Inferences drawn from any of the Personal Information listed above to create a profile about, for example, an individual’s preferences,  characteristics, predispositions, and abilities
    Sensitive Personal Information. Government identifiers, such as Social Security Numbers, state identification card numbers, and driver’s license numbers.
    Citizenship, immigration status, racial or ethnic origin, or union membership.

     

    Purposes for the Collection and Use of Personal Information

    We may collect or use Personal Information for the purposes of operating, managing, and maintaining our business, sourcing talent and recruiting employees, and accomplishing our business purposes and objectives, including, for example, using Personal Information to:

    • Receive and process job applications;
    • Manage the candidate selection process;
    • Evaluate your suitability for the position(s) you are applying for;
    • Communicate with you about your application, respond to your inquiries, and notify you of applicable terms and policies;
    • Conduct reference checks;
    • Conduct background checks, consistent with applicable law;
    • Analyze and monitor the diversity of job applicants, in accordance with applicable law;
    • Subject to our discretion, make an offer to enter into an employment contract;
    • Contact you about future career opportunities;
    • Fulfill administrative functions, such as aggregate management reporting, statistical analyses, internal training, and as generally required to conduct our business; and
    • Comply with law, legal process, requests from governmental or regulatory authorities, internal policies and other requirements such as record-keeping, equal employment opportunity laws, work permit and immigration regulations, reporting obligations, and the exercise or defense of legal claims.
    • Whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard to applicable statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).

     

    Privacy Policy

    Collection and Disclosure of Personal Information

    The following chart details which categories of Personal Information we collect and process, as well as which categories of Personal Information we disclose to third parties for our operational business and hiring and recruitment purposes, including within the 12 months preceding the date this Policy was last updated.

    Categories of Personal Information Disclosed to Which Categories of Third Parties for Operational Business Purposes
    Identifiers, such as name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifiers, IP address that can reasonably be linked or associated with a particular California resident or household, email address, account name, online identifiers, and government-issued identifiers (e.g., Social Security number, driver’s license number)

     

    Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Personal information as defined in the California customer records law, such as name, contact information, signature, Social Security number, passport number; financial, education and employment information, physical characteristics or description

     

    Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Protected Class Information, such as characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, such as sex, age, gender, race, disability, medical conditions, citizenship, military/veteran status, gender identity and expression, primary language, political affiliation/activities, and immigration status Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Commercial Information, such as travel expenses Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Internet or network activity information, such as regarding our website or online application portal, timestamp information, and access and activity logs Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Geolocation Data, such as device location, approximate location derived from IP address Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Audio/Video Data. Audio, electronic, visual and similar information, such as photographs and call and video recordings Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Education Information subject to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act such as student transcripts, grade point average, grades, academic standing, disciplinary records, and confirmation of graduation Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Employment Information. Professional or employment-related information, such as work history and prior employer, information from reference checks, work experience, qualifications, training and skills, work authorization, CV, résumé, cover letter, professional and other work-related licenses, permits and certifications held, and publicly accessible information posted on your professional social media accounts Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Inferences drawn from any of the Personal Information listed above to create a profile about, for example, an individual’s preferences,  characteristics, predispositions, and abilities Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Sensitive Personal Information. Government identifiers, such as Social Security Numbers, state identification card numbers, and driver’s license numbers. Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Citizenship, immigration status, racial or ethnic origin, or union membership.

     

    We may also disclose the above categories of Personal Information to a third party in the context of any reorganization, financing transaction, merger, sale, joint venture, partnership, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets, or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).

    We do not “sell” or “share” your Personal Information, including your Sensitive Personal Information, as defined under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act.  We have not engaged in such activities in the 12 months preceding the date this Policy was last updated.  Without limiting the foregoing, we do not “sell” or “share” the Personal Information, including the Sensitive Personal Information, of minors under 16 years of age.

    Sources of Personal Information

    We collect this Personal Information from you and from our affiliates, references you provide, prior employers or schools, recruiting and consulting firms, background check providers, social media networks, publicly available databases, and cooperative databases.

     

    Purposes for the Collection and Use of Personal Information

    We may collect or use Personal Information for the purposes of operating, managing, and maintaining our business, sourcing talent and recruiting employees, and accomplishing our business purposes and objectives, including, for example, using Personal Information to:

    • Receive and process job applications;
    • Manage the candidate selection process;
    • Evaluate your suitability for the position(s) you are applying for;
    • Communicate with you about your application, respond to your inquiries, and notify you of applicable terms and policies;
    • Conduct reference checks;
    • Conduct background checks, consistent with applicable law;
    • Analyze and monitor the diversity of job applicants, in accordance with applicable law;
    • Subject to our discretion, make an offer to enter into an employment contract;
    • Contact you about future career opportunities;
    • Fulfill administrative functions, such as aggregate management reporting, statistical analyses, internal training, and as generally required to conduct our business; and
    • Comply with law, legal process, requests from governmental or regulatory authorities, internal policies and other requirements such as record-keeping, equal employment opportunity laws, work permit and immigration regulations, reporting obligations, and the exercise or defense of legal claims.

    You may, subject to applicable law, make the following requests:

    1. You may request that we disclose to you the following information covering the 12 months preceding your request:
      1. The categories of Personal Information we collected about you and the categories of sources from which we collected such Personal Information;
      2. The business or commercial purpose for collecting Personal Information about you; and
      3. The categories of Personal Information about you that we otherwise disclosed, and the categories of third parties to whom we disclosed such Personal Information (if applicable).
    2. You may request to correct inaccuracies in your Personal Information.
    3. You may request to have your Personal Information deleted.
    4. You may request to receive a copy of your Personal Information, including specific pieces of Personal Information, including a copy of the Personal Information you provided to us in a portable format.

     

    We will not unlawfully retaliate against you for making an individual request. To make a request, please contact us at https://us-support.konami.com/ or 1-866-444-6528.  We will verify and respond to your request consistent with applicable law, taking into account the type and sensitivity of the Personal Information subject to the request.  We may need to request additional Personal Information from you, such as address, phone number, and previous employer information, in order to verify your identity and protect against fraudulent requests.  If you maintain a password-protected account with us, we may verify your identity through our existing authentication practices for your account and require you to re-authenticate yourself before disclosing or deleting your Personal Information.  If you make a request to delete, we may ask you to confirm your request before we delete your Personal Information.

    Right to Opt-Out of Personal Information Sales and Sharing

    You have the right to direct us to not sell or share your Personal Information for cross-context behavioral advertising purposes at any time (the “right to opt-out”). Please note that we do not currently engage in sales or sharing of Personal Information triggering such opt-out requirements.

    Right to Limit Disclosure or Use of Sensitive Personal Information

    You have the right to limit the disclosure or use of your Sensitive Personal Information that has been collected or processed with the purpose of inferring characteristics about you. Please note that we do not currently collect or use Sensitive Personal Information to infer characteristics about applicants triggering such limitation rights.

    If an agent would like to make a request on your behalf as permitted by applicable law, the agent may use the submission methods noted in the section entitled “Individual Requests.”  As part of our verification process, we may request that the agent provide, as applicable, proof concerning their status as an authorized agent.  In addition, we may require that you verify your identity as described in the section entitled “Individual Requests” or confirm that you provided the agent permission to submit the request.

     

    Diversity

    In certain cases we will ask questions about race/ethnic origin, gender, and disability of our job applicants, for monitoring equal opportunity.  We may also inquire about criminal records, where permitted by applicable law.  Otherwise, we ask that you avoid submitting information that may qualify as sensitive information under applicable law, except where such information is legally required.  We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we offer equal treatment to all job applicants consistent with applicable law.  We do not unlawfully discriminate, either directly or indirectly, based on characteristics protected by applicable law, such as: race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, national origin, ethnic origin, religion, beliefs or creed, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or genetic information in any area of recruitment.

     

    Applicant Obligations

    Any information you submit to us must be true, complete and not misleading.  Submitting inaccurate, incomplete, or misleading information may lead to a rejection of your job application during the application process or disciplinary action including immediate termination of employment.  In addition, it is your responsibility to ensure that information you submit does not violate any third party’s rights.  If you provide us with Personal Information of a reference or any other individual as part of your application, it is your responsibility to obtain consent from that individual prior to providing the information to us.

     

    Changes to this California Applicant Privacy Policy

    We may change or update this Policy from time to time.  When we do, we will communicate changes and updates to this Policy by posting the updated Policy on this page with a new “Last Updated” date.

     

    Contact Us

    Please contact KDEHR@konami.com if you have any questions regarding this Policy.

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