Niseko Promotion Board - General Manager

Join the region’s most exciting non-profit organization to promote the Niseko area.

 

Niseko Tourism is seeking to hire a self-driven and highly competent General Manager to lead and influence our organization towards favourable growth and to design and direct strategies that support and enhance our organizational operations.

Niseko Tourism’s mission is to strengthen the Niseko area as a year-round destination of great natural splendour and publicize the site domestically and internationally. The Board of Directors consists of representatives from the Niseko ski resorts local business operators and includes Japanese and non-Japanese nationals living in the Niseko area.

Position Summary: The General Manager position is responsible for creating organizational plans, overseeing day-to-day activities, improving organizational efficiency and performance, developing organizational culture, supervising staff, reporting on revenue, and directing organizational strategy.

Employment: Full-time

Job title: General Manager

 

Responsibilities (Included but not limited to)

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to identify, create and implement strategic plans to actualize organization objectives.
  • Monitor organization operations and ensure employees and business practices comply with regulatory requirements.
  • Develop strong partnerships with the Board of Directors and stakeholders and create efficient communication with members and other relevant parties.
  • Identify potential risks and opportunities within the organization and its environment to protect business interests.
  • Manage employees and ensure they achieve the set strategy/KPI.
  • Oversee the organization’s financial status, report revenue and expenditure and manage cash flow.
  • Provide strong leadership in strategy, finance, and communication to ensure the long-term sustainability and growth of the organization.
  • Facilitate on securing government subsidies.

Requirements:

  • High level and proven ability to multitask
  • Highly organized and outstanding leadership abilities
  • Ability to apply successful networking techniques through strong communication
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, with an innovative approach to business planning
  • Strong public relations, marketing, and fundraising experience and understanding
  • Dynamic and charismatic team player who enjoys being the public face of an organization
  • Fluency in English and Japanese (N1 level), additional language skill is an advantage
  • PC software skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Web updating, etc.)
  • Drivers’ license (valid in Japan)
  • Work location: Niseko, Hokkaido
  • Work hours: 9AM to 6PM (60-min. break; actual hours are 8 hrs.) 40 hours per week Job may include domestic and overseas business travel
  • Salary: From JPY380,000 per month dependent on skill/qualification
  • Japanese Health Insurance and Pension according to the law
  • Commuting allowance to and from your home to work per month
  • VISA sponsorship can be discussed
  • Contract period: From contract date to 31 March 2023. (Contract renewal upon discussion)

If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to send an e-mail with your resume and a cover letter to: [email protected]


Kutchan Kosei Hospital Announcement

Useful Tips from The Kutchan Kosei General Hospital

1.Please come to the hospital during regular consultation hours

  • If you wish to seek medical attention, please come to our hospital during regular consultation hours. You can not make an appointment for your initial consultation. If it is a first visit, please come to the hospital directly, fill out the registration form and take it to the reception. Everyone is required to wear a facemask inside the hospital. We appreciate your understanding.
  • A long waiting time can occur because patients with appointments are given priority. Therefore, please leave time to spare and come to the hospital early. Please let a nurse know beforehand if you must leave the hospital before a particular time. Please note that payment of medical expenses will be charged even if you cancel the consultation after medical tests or examination.
  • We accept only emergency patients on weekends, holidays, and after regular consultation hours. If you wish to see a doctor outside regular consultation hours, please call the hospital beforehand and check whether it is acceptable. In addition, you may be consulted by a doctor other than a specialist for your symptoms, and you may be asked to visit again within regular consultation hours at a later date. The order of consultation will be decided according to severity so that you may wait for a long time. Also, please understand that limited drugs can be provided at ER.

2.Please bring an identification card  

Please bring your physical identification card, such as a passport, driver’s license, residence card and produce it at the reception. We need to obtain your personal information, such as your name and birthday accurately. Patients with a Japanese national health insurance card must present it at the reception. If you do not have the card with you on the consultation day, pay the full amount by yourself and get a refund later.

3. About payment

You can pay the medical expenses by cash or credit card. (Debit cards are not accepted.) There is no international ATM inside our hospital. Therefore, please prepare some money before coming to the hospital, or bring a valid credit card. Cashless consultation using travel insurance is not available. If you have travel insurance, please pay the full medical expenses by yourself at the hospital and make a claim for the fee to your insurance company later. We can issue medical certificates for you but in Japanese only. If you need one, please tell your doctor that you need a medical certificate. (2,200 yen per certificate) Medical expenses may be expensive if you do not have Japanese national health insurance or travel insurance.

  • Extra fees will be charged at the following time.6 am – 8:30 am and 5 pm – 10 pm on weekdays (nighttime charge)10 pm – 6 am on weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays (late night charge)6 am – 10 pm on Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays (holiday charge)

4.Note for Consultation

  • Medicine can not be prescribed without a medical consultation with our doctor, even if you have a prescription from another doctor or are taking the medicine regularly. In addition, according to Japanese law, we cannot give you any medications, such as painkillers, before you see a doctor.
  • Examinations such as MRI can not be performed without prior consultation with a doctor and his/her judgment. Therefore, you may need to wait for several hours or come back at a later date.
  • We don’t arrange ambulances at the hospital. Please call 119 by yourself if it is needed. Since the number of ambulances in the area is limited, please REFRAIN FROM CALLING AN AMBULANCE if the condition is not severe or you can come by yourself with someone’s assistant. Please use a car or a Taxi if possible. Even if you come to the hospital by ambulance, you can not go back to your home or accommodation by ambulance. Please arrange a car or a tax by yourself for the return. (Taxies are not available between 2am to 6am)
  • Psychiatric consultation is by appointment only. Please contact us by telephone in advance.
  • We can not respond to telephone or email correspondence from overseas insurance companies. If they need any information from us, they have to contact a Japanese agent, and the Japanese agent to contact us for the information.
  • English Interpreters are available between 8:30am – 6:30pm during winter. From 6:30pm until 8:30am, we have a videophone interpreter available. If you need an interpreter other than an English interpreter, we recommend you arrange an interpreter by yourself.
  •   Please follow the instructions of our staff while you are in the hospital. Please note that you may be asked to leave if you do not follow our instructions.

Kutchan-Kosei General Hospital

Higashi1-2,Kita4Jo,Kutchan-cho,Abuta-gun,Hokkai-do 044-0004 ,JAPAN

TEL: +81-136-22-1141

Web: http://www.dou-kouseiren.com/byouin/kutchan/english/index.html


2022-23 Niseko Shootout ProAM Winners

Japanese Kei Truck Rail Grind Wins 2023 Niseko Shootout ProAM

Deep powder isn’t the only thing Niseko is known for!

A quirky custom-built Japanese “kei truck” has captured the attention of the voting public to win this year’s ¥80,000 Niseko Shootout ProAM Public Vote.

Kei truck’s are mini pick up trucks that are cheap to register and run, and are seen everywhere in rural Japan – Niseko included.

This particular kei truck is called Sabi-chan and was customised by the rider in the photo, Kiwi Henry Johnson.

The photographer was Tomek Ustupski from Poland.

Niseko Shootout Founder Winse Heyward said it obviously resonated with the voting audience.

“So many locals own a kei truck or van because they’re cheap and have character, and this one is like the poster child for Niseko,” said Winse.

“The patchwork of coloured timber panels popped with the lighting, and the ridge on the roof created a classic Niseko urban feature for Henry to transition on.

“Very cool, very Niseko and a very worthy winner of this year’s Niseko Shootout ProAM!”

Judges Vote Winner

Niseko is also famous for its powder pillows – or mushrooms as they’re called locally.

Pro-pro team made up of local photographer Aaron Jamieson and visiting pro skier Dennis Ranalter took out the Judges Vote with a spectacular bluebird pillow-line shot.

It snowed almost every day between December 1 through the contest period ending January 9, meaning there were plenty of mushrooms ripe for harvest for the ProAM.

This particular line is a favourite spot for travelling ski and snowboard media, however, getting a good photo is much trickier than getting a good video.

The judges all know this fact well and recognised the difficulty in capturing such a pristine bluebird powder shot, awarding Aaron and Dennis the win.

This year’s judges were Taro Tamai, Tsutomu Nakata, Yoichi Watanabe, Neil Hartmann, Torah Bright, Eric Pollard, Matt Hampton and Winse Heyward.

Niseko Shootout ProAM Format

The Niseko Shootout ProAM is one of three categories under the annual Niseko Shootout photo and film competition banner.

Professional and amateur athlete-photographer teams take to the mountains in and around Niseko in early January each year.

Each team takes as many photos as they like during the competition window, but submits only one for judging following the final day.

This year a record 62 teams entered with 34 shots submitted for judging.

Pro athletes that took part this year include Dennis Ranalter, Hedvig Wessel and Wakana Hama.

This year’s competition saw high school students entering the competition for the first time, with Juma Findlay, Shinnosuke Tanaka and Ollie Nichols all taking part.

Still underway this winter is the headline Niseko Shootout hashtag photo competition, with any photo hash-tagged #nisekoshootout this winter in the running to take out one of a host of prizes.

The Shootout culminates with the Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival to be held on March 11th this year.

For more details about the Niseko Shootout, check out HERE and follow @NisekoShootout and @NisekoTourism to stay up to date.

Don Julio Tequila & Rhythm Provide the Party

More than 150 fans flocked to ski rental hub Rhythm Base on Friday night (January 20) for the awards party.

With tequila brand Don Julio 1942 sponsoring the party, it was a fittingly boisterous celebration for a classic Niseko Shootout ProAM.

Check out the photos captured during the Award Ceremony and the Award Video below!


NISADE - Owner Team Manager オーナーチームマネージャー ( Accounting)

現在NISADEでは。オーナーチームのマネージャーを募集しております。オーナーチームマネージャーは、NISADEのプロパティマネジメント部門において、非常に重要な役割を担っています。 当ポジションは、NISADE の不動産管理部門からの収入を管理し、NISADE およびオーナーへの報告を行います。
NISADE is currently looking for a manager for our Owner Management and Accounts Team. The Owner Team Manager is a crucial and pivotal role in the Property Management Division of NISADE.

The Owner Team Manager manages NISADE’s core income from the Property Management Division and is responsible for subsequent reporting to NISADE and the Owners.

  • オーナーとの関係を重視し、適切かつタイムリーに管理・対応されていることを確認する。オーナーの記録が最新の状態であることを確認する、またオーナーの年次報告書の作成と提出、および指名された税理士への税務申告書の作成/新規オーナーに対する対応に不備・漏れがないか確認/オーナーの滞在中には、必要に応じてオーナーに会い、挨拶する/賃貸契約で合意された条件がすべて満たされていること確認、継続的に監視する
    Be on top of Owner Relationship, ensuring Owners are managed properly and in a timely manner: Ensure Owner records are kept up to date / Preparation and distribution of annual owner statements and tax preparation for the nominated Tax Accountant / Making sure the team is on top especially when ownership is changed / Meet and Greet owner during any owner stay if necessary / Monitor and ensure all agreed terms in the letting agreements are being met
  • プロパティアカウントが適切かつタイムリーに管理されていることを確認する。EOMプロセスがスケジュール通りに行われていることを確認する / リース義務が遵守されていることを確認する
    Be on top of Property Accounts is managed properly and in a timely manner: Ensure EOM process is on schedule / Ensure compliance with lease obligations
  • オーナー管理者が、請求書の発行や請求などをタイムリーに行っていることを確認する、EOMプロセス、支払い、未払い金の追跡、銀行口座の作成、資金移動、ファイリングなどをタイムリーに行っていることを確認する
    Make sure the owner administrator is in a timely manner for invoicing, charging, EOM process, payments, chasing for outstanding, creating bank accounts, funds transfer, filing
  • 基本的な税務申告の知識の把握
    Firm grasp of basic tax filing knowledge
  • 新築ビルのMAおよびHMAルールに合わせてシステムを構築し、経理部および施設管理部と協力してルールへの準拠を確認する
    Create a system for a new building to match with the MA and HMA rules with Property Accountants and Maintenance Manager to ensure compliance with those rules
  • メンテナンスマネージャーと緊密に連絡を取り合い、安全かつ効率的に、ゲストや一般の人々への影響を最小限に抑えて作業が行われるようにする
    Communicate with the Maintenance Manager closely to ensure that work is carried out safely, efficiently, and with minimum disruption to guests and members of the public
  • メンテナンスマネージャーと連絡を取り合い、業務上および安全上の緊急の懸念事項に対処し、必要に応じて年次総会または臨時総会で提起する
    Communicate with Maintenance Manager to address immediate operational and/or safety concerns to raise in the AGM or EGM if necessary
  • 雪の管理についてメンテナンスマネージャーと話し合う
    Discuss with Maintenance Manager for snow management

要件

Position Requirements

  • 深い信頼関係の構築を可能にする優れた対人関係能力と人間関係構築能力
    Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills that will enable the building of a deep and trusted relationship
  • 卓越した正確性と細部への配慮
    Superb accuracy and attention to detail
  • 納期に間に合わせるために、柔軟に戦略的に対応する能力
    Ability to respond quickly and be flexible, strategically reactive to meet deadlines
  • 効果的な時間管理と組織運営能力が求められる
    Effective time management and organizational skills are required
  • ポジティブな姿勢-チームワークを重視し、リクエストに応えたいという圧倒的な意欲があること
    Positive attitude – teamwork orientation and overwhelming desire to attend request
  • エクセルの中級から上級のスキル
    Intermediate to advance skills in Excel
  • マイクロソフト製品に精通していること
    Proficiency on MS Office Suite products
  • この地域を訪れる人々に知識を提供することができる
    Demonstrated ability to serve as a knowledgeable resource to visitors to the area
  • 自ら問題を発見し、調査し、解決する能力
    Ability to independently identify, research and resolve issues
  • ペースの速い環境で効率的にタスクをこなす能力
    Capability to efficiently complete tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • 高いレベルのプロ意識と守秘義務を示すことができる
    Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
  • 一度に複数のプロジェクトをこなすマルチタスク能力
    Ability to multi-task and work on several projects at once
  • 同僚、経営陣、オーナー、サプライヤーとの間で、英語および日本語で口頭および書面による効果的なコミュニケーションができること、また優れた文章力を有する
    Ability to communicate effectively in English and Japanese, with associates, management, Owners and suppliers, both verbally and in writing, and must have excellent writing skills
  • 必要に応じて、ベンダー/サプライヤーや他社との連絡事項を管理する
    Managing the contact matter with the vendors/supplies and other companies when necessary.
  • 部門の報告書、システム、手順の改善を提案する
    Suggest improvements to departmental reporting, systems & procedures

福利厚生

Benefit

  • フレンドリーで成功しているチーム環境での仕事
    Working in a friendly and successful team environment
  • 才能と貢献に対する表彰制度
    Recognition program for your talents and contribution
  • スキーリフト券の貸与
    Access to ski lift passes
  • 一部のリゾートやアクティビティへの社員割引
    Employee discounts to some resorts and activities
  • 雇用保険、労災、健康保険、厚生年金
    Unemployment insurance, worker’s compensation insurance, health insurance, and welfare pension insurance are available
  • 平均年休120日
    Average of 120 days off per year
  • レクリエーション手当 Recreational Allowances
  • Annual Salary: 5,000,000-7,000,000/年収


Introducing Amaud - Slow Fashion Made From Vintage Kimonos

Amaud - Reimagined Vintage Kimonos

Amaud is a modern, ethical fashion brand that seeks to promote dignity and sustainability throughout the supply chain across the globe. We believe that fashion has an unprecedented opportunity and obligation to create positive change, and we are at the heart of a movement to doing so.

Amaud is a positive impact luxury brand based on the founding principle of commitment to craftsmanship, design and positive social and environmental change.

We create luxury ready-to-wear pieces from vintage Kimonos, sourced from antique markets throughout Japan. They are carefully unpicked, cleaned and fully repurposed into original creations.

“Amaud was born out of the desire to promote change in how we consume fashion.”

Amaud is the brainchild of Tokyo based designer Sarah-Jane Fergusson. She made her brand debut in 2018 in Hong Kong as a Redress Design finalist, taking home the Special Prize. With a degree in Bespoke Tailoring from London College of Fashion, she gained experience working for fashion houses such as Alexander McQueen and Missoni. Her work focuses on sustainability and combines exceptional quality and craftsmanship. A creative problem solver with experience across multiple mediums, she has a passion for finding creative and practical solutions to the wasteful trends of fast fashion.
“I hope that everyone who owns an Amaud piece feels connected to the heritage they are wearing and that they pass it down in a meaningful way that honours the beauty and tradition of the kimono.”

https://amaud-store.com/


2022-23 Niseko Shootout ProAM Starts

Tequila Shots to Toast Best Shots of Niseko Shootout ProAM

With new event sponsor Don Julio Tequila, and a record 62 teams taking part, it’s fair the say the Niseko Shootout ProAM 2023 is bigger and better than ever!

The Niseko Shootout ProAM is one of three categories under the Niseko Shootout photo and film competition banner.

The 62 professional and amateur athlete-photographer teams will take to the mountains in and around Niseko between January 6 – 9.

Each will take as many photos as they like during the competition window, but submit only one for judging following the final day.

The winners will share in ¥200,000 (US$1,500) – not to mention a few tequila shots at the awards ceremony at Rhythm Japan Base on January 20.

Contest organiser Winstead Heyward said it was great to see a 50% increase in entries this year as tourists and seasonal workers flocked back into Niseko.

“The ProAM is back with a vengeance,” Winse laughed.

“We’re overjoyed with the amazing enthusiasm for the comp from the local and visiting teams – Niseko is back, baby!”

“This year, with Don Julio 1942 as our prize sponsor, we can’t wait to have all the teams sharing their experience and announce the winners at Rhythm Japan Base on Friday, January 20th, 2023.

“With a delicious tequilia brand as a sponsor, you know the party will be fun”.

TEAMS

TEAM SPONSOR TEAM MEMBER 1 TEAM MEMBER 2
Terminal Tune Station Tanner Dobbins USA Ryu Atobe Japan
Legs of Steel Aaron Jamieson Japan Dennis Ranalter Austria
Yuji Fujiyama Japan Kenneth Lei USA
22Designs Diana Rivera Spain Hiroto Miyazaki Japan
ATBShop Harry Calvert UK Natalie Ellis UK
Alexander Rouleau Canada Alexis Gervais-Chapleau Canada
Sahil India Kamil India
Agustin Villalba Argentina Jack Mack Australia
Yuya Okuno Japan Yuto Sugawara Japan
Eric Sales USA Kyle Delong USA
Steven Harris Australia Matthew Horne Australia
MnK Niseko Lucas Varty Canada Tom Bruce Germany
Greg Dart USA Riley Canada
Jesse Zorn USA Kai Ose Japan
Geraldine Australia Craig Australia
LADE Aaron Jamieson Japan Tatsumi Kono Japan
Good Snowboards, Norrona Japan, Flux Japan, Kashiwax, Co-op Dental Clinic, Niseko Grand Hirafu Stu Buckland UK Wakana Hama Japan
Pals Japan Tomek Ustupski Poland Henry Johnson NZ
Niseko Photography Tomek Ustupski Poland Miguel Porteous NZ
Niseko Photography Tomek Ustupski Poland Yuhei Yamada Japan
Niseko Photography Elsie Nielsen Australia Timothy Black Herbert NZ
Till Martens Germany Yuki Kawasaki Japan
Hokkaido Backcountry Club Harry Calvert UK Connor Hutchingson Canada
Nina Yu Australia Takanori Hioki Australia
Ha Van Hoanh Vietnam Vu Xuan Huong Vietnam
Arthur France Noe France
Juma Findlay Japan Shinnosuke Tanaka Japan
Niseko Photography Jack O’Grady Australia Max Power NZ
Dave Surf Spain Gorka Spain
Adrian Lamarca Spain Toni Rodriguez Spain
Tonishoots Jaume Pons Spain Toni Rodriguez Spain
Peter Morley Australia Jasper Australia
Yamaplus Jimi Oertli France Evan Wilcox USA
Yamaplus Toshi Pander Japan Jimi Oertli France
Bianca Peralta Argentina Simon Pervez Canada
Head, Niseko Photoraphy and Guiding, Iwanai Resort Hedvig Wessel Norway Darren Teasdale Japan
Head, Niseko Photoraphy and Guiding, Iwanai Resort Jordy Kidner Canada Darren Teasdale Japan
Jack Yan Malaysia Eduardo Porto Brazil
Head, Niseko Photography and Guiding, Iwanai Resort Emil Granbom Sweden Darren Teasdale Japan
Head, Niseko Photography and Guiding, Iwanai Resort Cole Richardson Canada Darren Teasdale Japan
Irene Cheng Taiwan Hanpo Zhang Taiwan
Roberto Hutchinson Philippines Michael Cavill NZ
Dallin Haws USA Garrett Haws USA
Hiroki Japan Ryoko Japan
Abby Crisostomo USA Hana USA
Asif An Mahmood Bangladesh Faraaz Sayeed India
Kamal India Guman India
Larissa Davies Australia Andrew McKendry Australia
Calvin Chow Australia Fiona Lim Malaysia
Sienna-Lily Priess Australia Werner Priess Australia
Edward Anderson UK Josh Clark Australia
Edward Anderson UK Ivan Diez Argentina
Courtney Wells Wales Zak McAlley-Burnside Wales
Alister Buckingham Australia James Winfield UK
Hokkaido Collective James Winfield UK Teddy Laycock Australia
Stefan Boers Netherlands Agustin Villalba Argentina
Nasuninjin Arts / Alister Buckingham Photography Alister Buckingham Australia Yoriko Okumura Japan
Alex Jeynes Scotland Oscar Hill Australia
Jack Woods Japan James Robbins Japan
Gregory Homann Australia Juliette Frattini Australia
Oyuki, Smith, Holiday Niseko Andre Pomp Czech Republic Olly Nicholls Japan
K2 Snowboarding Daisuke Watanabe Japan Piotr Drzastwa Poland

VOTING & JUDGING

ProAM Judges’ Choice Winners: ¥120,000

Our 2022-23 judge panel includes: Taro Tamai, Tsutomu Nakata, Yoichi Watanabe, Neil Hartmann, Torah Bright, Eric Pollard and Matt Hampton and Winse Hayward. You can read all about the Judges on Niseko Shootout Instagram or Niseko Tourism Facebook

ProAM Public Vote Winners: ¥80,000

For the Public Vote we need you – the public! Public judging will take place over four days from January 14th to 17th, 2023.

You can register your votes by go to the 2022-23 Niseko Shootout ProAM Voting Page, Live from January 14th, 2023 by 10:00. Voting ends at 23:59 on January 17th, 2023  – make sure you VOTE and help decide the winner!

Winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony on January 20, 2023 at Rhythm Base.

More questions? Make sure to check out the detailed Q&A HERE or email [email protected]


Reju Spa - FULL TIME AND SEASONAL MASSAGE THERAPISTS

Nature Inspired Spa and Nominee of World Spa Awards 2022, located in the heart of Hirafu, within the Vale Niseko, the world’s best ski boutique hotel award winner. Reju Spa imbibes the healing arts, practicing a holistic approach to Eastern and Western practices that culminates in a transcendental spa experience. We offer luxuriate in a selection of unique foot treatments and personalized spa services.

Our focus is your well-being and help you to re-balance energy flow, relax, recharge and rejuvenate with care and skill Reju Spa is looking for enthusiastic Spa Therapists to join our team.

Employment Period * Start from Early December 2022 (Seasonal until March 2023, with the potential to extend)

Benefits * Full Time from¥250,000-¥320,000 per month and seasonal ¥1,300-1,700 JPY * Bonus and incentives as per company policies * Up to ¥100,000 Flight rebate upon completion of the contract

Job Description * Perform massage treatments while maintaining the clients comfort at all times. * Ensure individualized guest service through acknowledging and responding to their needs and expectation. * Maintain a clean and neat work environment at all times, ensuring all equipment is in safe working order. * Actively participate in all areas of the Spa operation.

Qualification * Qualification in Massage Therapy * Excellent attention to detail, as well as impeccable grooming and presentation. * Excellent understanding of the spa, health and well-being industry. * Excellent time management skills & ability to adapt & personalize treatments to guest’s concerns. * Basic English skills desirable To be considered for this role, you must be eligible for a Working Holiday Visa or already have the right to work in Japan.

For inquires or to submit your application, please email [email protected] Visit our website : www.rejuspaniseko.com Address: B1F 〒044-0081 Hokkaido, Abuta District, Kutchan, Yamada, 166-9 The Vale Niseko 地下1階 Or contact: +81 (0)80 9325 5338


Rhythm Japan : Reservations Sales Agent

Location: Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Contract term: Late Oct – End of Apr (6 months)

Work hours: Average of 40-50 hours per week
Salary and benefits:

  • Hourly wage rate of ¥1600, depending on experience
  • Social & Employment Insurance
  • Flexible work schedule

About us

Rhythm Japan has been operating since 2005 and has since grown into one of Japan’s most successful ski and snowboard rental and retail outlets. We operate multiple stores across 3 locations of Niseko, Hakuba and Furano which are some of Japan’s most well known ski resorts. Due to the nature and the seasonality of the business the majority of our recruiting is primarily focused on the winter season and our team can fluctuate up to several hundred staff in winter. We are a tight team of awesome individuals who share a passion for the snow and mountains who have made it their lives to ride pow and create epic experiences here in Japan for our team and customers.

The role

The role of the  Reservations Sales Agent is responsible for assisting Rhythm customers by handling customer and agent questions and inquiries pairing them with the best products and services that Rhythm can provide to ensure that the customer has the best possible experience.

Key responsibilities and duties

  • Field and coordinate general customer enquiries
  • Assist and advise customers with ski and snowboard equipment/ hire and ski and snowboard lessons based on their needs and requirements
  • Responsible for all administrative and accounting tasks for bookings and invoices
  • Ensuring all inquiries and booking requests by the agents and partners are handled in timely manner
  • Up-selling, when appropriate, by informing customers of additional services, sales or special packages at the Sales Counter in-person, over the phone and email.
  • Assist with the overall sales strategy and action plan contributing to the optimization of rental and sales revenue
  • Reconcile booking & referral reports on a monthly basis
  • Assist with the Japanese translation

What you’ll need to succeed

To be successful as a Reservation Sales Agent you must be able to work with minimal supervision and have excellent customer service skills. Additionally, you should be able to up-sell and have excellent knowledge of deals and savings available to customers. Demonstrate strong proficiency in both English and Japanese language in areas such as speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Strong computer skills and Microsoft Office Suite or Google Business applications and a general good understanding of technology. A good knowledge of the local Niseko and Hakuba area is a bonus!!

What you’ll get in return

As a Rhythm employee you will be shown the same hospitality that we give all our team. We love to look after our crew and these are just a few additional benefits you will enjoy working with us: :

  • The opportunity to live and work in one of the world’s snowiest resorts
  • Work for one of the best companies in the industry who know what is means to have fun and truly love what we do
  • The most competitive pay rates in town
  • Flexibility with work schedules during off peak periods and powder days
  • Subsidized staff accommodation or housing assistance
  • Access to the Rhythm Winter Wellness program
  • Free ski and snowboard rental from the largest selection of gear in town
  • Epic discounts across all of our stores for you, your friends and family
  • Social activities that are extended across to all of our employees including staff parties and events. We have the best parties!!
  • Ride days, team trips, department dinners and much more.

You will be part of a company with a flexible, fun, work hard play hard culture. If you know anyone that has worked for us before you will know this is not just a list of benefits but an experience of a lifetime that is born from the unique and passionate culture we have. We put people first in everything we do, because people like you make Rhythm and life at Rhythm what it is.

What you need to do now

If you have the skills and experience required for this role and reflect the culture and core values at Rhythm Japan apply now by clicking below and fill out all the details listed and submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. We will be in touch shortly after to let you know if you are successful or not.


Rhythm Japan: Retail Administrative Assistant

Location: Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Contract term: Early Oct – End of Apr (6 months), with possibility of extending to year-round depending on performance/skill-set

Work hours: Average of 40-50 hours per week

Salary and benefits:

  • Hourly wage rate of ¥1600, depending on experience
  • Social & Employment Insurance
  • Flexible work schedule

About us

Rhythm Japan has been operating since 2005 and has since grown into one of Japan’s most successful ski and snowboard rental and retail outlets. We operate multiple stores across 3 locations of Niseko, Hakuba and Furano which are some of Japan’s most well known ski resorts.
Due to the nature and the seasonality of the business the majority of our recruiting is primarily focused on the winter season and our team can fluctuate up to several hundred staff in winter.

We are a tight team of awesome individuals who share a passion for the snow and mountains who have made it their lives to ride pow and create epic experiences here in Japan for our team and customers.

The role

The role of the Retail Administrative Assistant is responsible for supporting the merchandising management team in the completion and execution of retail related administration tasks.

Key responsibilities and duties

  • Assist with entering data in an online system, and any other related systems
  • Responsible for ordering of general store fixture, office supplies, stationary and any other related goods
  • Provide ongoing administrative support for retail operations
  • Run retail related reports to support management team as needed
  • Make travel arrangements and itineraries, as well as preparing expense reports
  • Answer telephone and give information for retail management team member(s), routes call to appropriate person, or takes messages
  • Responsibly communicate and cooperate with our various business partners, and works to maintain a close working relationship
  • Organize the filing system including delivery slips, invoices, and all other related documentation
  • Administrate warranty system
  • Track all delivery slips/invoices and communicate with accounts for receiving and paying for goods/stocks
  • Help with upkeep of buying related reports such as workbooks, buy plans, and sales reports
  • Translation and interpretation when needed

What you’ll need to succeed

To be successful as a Retail Administrative Assistant you must be able to work with minimal supervision and have excellent communication skills. A basic understanding in the industry of ski/snowboard products, general knowledge of ski/snowboard equipment, and experience in working in a retail store is  also necessary. You will need to demonstrate strong proficiency in both English and Japanese language in areas such as speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Strong computer skills especially in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Business applications, as well as Xero, is also expected.

What you’ll get in return

As a Rhythm employee you will be shown the same hospitality that we give all our team. We love to look after our crew and these are just a few additional benefits you will enjoy working with us: :

  • The opportunity to live and work in one of the world’s snowiest resorts
  • Work for one of the best companies in the industry who know what is means to have fun and truly love what we do
  • The most competitive pay rates in town
  • Flexibility with work schedules during off peak periods and powder days
  • Subsidized staff accommodation or housing assistance
  • Access to the Rhythm Winter Wellness program
  • Free ski and snowboard rental from the largest selection of gear in town
  • Epic discounts across all of our stores for you, your friends and family
  • Social activities that are extended across to all of our employees including staff parties and events. We have the best parties!!
  • Ride days, team trips, department dinners and much more.

You will be part of a company with a flexible, fun, work hard play hard culture. If you know anyone that has worked for us before you will know this is not just a list of benefits but an experience of a lifetime that is born from the unique and passionate culture we have. We put people first in everything we do, because people like you make Rhythm and life at Rhythm what it is.

What you need to do now

If you have the skills and experience required for this role and reflect the culture and core values at Rhythm Japan apply now by clicking below and fill out all the details listed and submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. We will be in touch shortly after to let you know if you are successful or not.


Niseko Promotion Board - Marketing And Administration Coordinator

Join the region’s most exciting non-profit organization to promote the Niseko area.

Niseko Tourism is seeking to hire a Marketing and Administration Coordinator to join our organization to support and enhance our organizational operations.

Niseko Tourism’s mission is to strengthen the Niseko area as a year-round destination of great natural splendour and publicize the site domestically and internationally. The Board of Directors consists of representatives from the Niseko ski resorts local business operators and includes Japanese and non-Japanese nationals living in the Niseko area.

Position Summary: The Marketing and Administration Coordinator position is responsible for assisting day-to-day activities for promotion relative projects and supporting organizational administration tasks.

Employment: Full-time

Job title: Marketing and Administration Coordinator

 

Responsibilities : (Included but not limited to)

  • Work closely with General Manager and Chief Marketing Officer
  • Assisting on member relationship and inquiries
  • Coordinating and assisting meetings
  • Assisting on producing video/photo content
  • Assisting Area Guide, Wine and Dine and Resort Map production
  • Assisting with digital content, including newsletters, daily SNS posts and website
  • Coordinating with domestic media buy and press release along with Japanese media/influencers
  • Assisting in event planning

Requirements:

  • Ability to multitask
  • Highly organized and ability to work under pressure and tight timelines
  • Dynamic and charismatic team player
  • Fluency in English and Japanese (N1 level), additional language skill is an advantage
  • PC software skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Web updating, etc.)
  • Drivers’ license (valid in Japan)
  • Work location: Niseko, Hokkaido
  • Work hours: 9AM to 6PM (60-min. break; actual hours are 8 hrs.) 40 hours per week Job may include domestic and overseas business travel
  • Salary: From JPY250,000 per month dependent on skills/qualifications
  • Japanese Health Insurance and Pension according to the law
  • Commuting allowance to and from your home to work per month
  • VISA sponsorship can be discussed
  • Contract period: From contract date to 31 March 2023. (Contract renewal upon discussion)

If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to send an e-mail with your resume and a cover letter to: [email protected]