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.