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Japanese Speaking Buyer - Ref: 14626

  • Location: Other - Manchester
  • Salary: Circa £35,000 depending on experience
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Languages: Japanese
  • Categories: Other


Title: Japanese speaking Buyer Ref: 14626

Type: Full time, Permanent

Salary: Circa £35,000 depending on experience

Location; Manchester

Start date: ASAP

Skills: Purchasing, Buying, Marketing, B2B Relationship Management, Supplier Management,  E-Commerce, Travel

One of our clients in North West England, a member of the world’s leading and most valuable travel group is looking for Japanese Speaking buyer (commercial manager)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate the best rates, commissions and promotions with suppliers to enable a competitive price position
  • Responsibility for negotiating the product and the terms and conditions of sale
  • Ensure accurate and optimum display of all information across all our sales channels
  • Track competitor and market to ensure offers a highly competitive market position
  • To define and execute the commercial strategy and to regularly track performance against it
  • Regularly forecast performance to targets and instigate and escalate actions to mitigate risk
  • Generate and maintain outstanding supplier partnerships using sound communication and relationship management techniques
  • Research and develop opportunities for working with new suppliers
  • Drive exceptional team performance through defining and monitoring achievement of performance objectives through regular one to ones and monthly reviews
  • Act as a role model for the team through demonstrating excellent personal performance and effectiveness, professionalism and ethics- Lead and/or support implementation of departmental and business projects
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships across the business with all key internal departments


  • Must be able to speak and write Japanese to native level however strong communication in English is also required
  • Experience in a similar commercial or purchasing role including supplier management, ownership and negotiation
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to influence and manage communication at a senior management level
  • Analytical, problem solving and decision making ability- Experience in people management
  • Good presentation skills
  • Microsoft Office applications, especially basic/intermediate use of Excel and PowerPoint

We would be grateful if you could send your CV as a Word document. If your application is successful, you will be contacted within 7 days. We regret that due to the high volume of applications we receive we cannot provide feedback on individual CVs. Please note that we can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the UK and are able to provide relevant supporting documentation.

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