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Job Title: B2B and Partnerships Manager - Japan

VisitBritain, the national tourism agency, promotes Britain as a destination of choice, working with stakeholders and the industry to build the visitor economy, is looking for B2B and Partnerships Manager in Japan.

In this highly influential position, reporting to the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) Regional Director, you will have the scope to develop and implement not only a B2B channel strategy for Japan but also a commercial sales strategy to identify and maximize new business opportunities across the entire region.

Representing VisitBritain to CEO level within the Japanese travel trade, you will maintain the local Key Account Management system and build commercial relationships to enable joint marketing initiatives. Your high profile in Japan will see you engaging with the British embassy, FCO and British Council, delivering a Press & PR strategy, and seeking to add value to our other trade and consumer marketing activities. You will also be the local point of contact for the UK trade and regional colleagues.

This role calls for both vision and hands-on ability in project management, sales, negotiation and Key Account Management. In addition to a strong background in a tour operator or travel agency environment – with a good understanding of the APMEA travel industry – you will have significant experience of B2B operations and the development and implementation of strategic B2B sales plans. You will also need the personal credibility and wide-ranging communication skills to liaise at all levels and to influence key media agencies.

The position is required to be fluent in both English and Japanese and computer-literate.  The position is offered permanent subject to satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period. Working hours are Monday-Friday 0930-1730, with some event-related work and travel outside these hours. You must be eligible to work in Japan and VisitBritain will need evidence of your eligibility to work before taking up the employment.

Please send a letter explaining your suitability for the job, together with your curriculum vitae (resume) in English and a standard Japanese rirekisho form to:  VisitBritain Japan, Kenkyusha Eigo Centre Bldg 3F, 1-2 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0825, in an A4 envelope clearly marked “B2B and Partnerships Manager” by 5 August 2011. Please note that we will contact only those selected for interview which will be held in the week of 15 August 2011. Application form will not returnable. Applications will be kept in strict confidence.

VisitBritain is an equal opportunities employer.  We recruit through fair and open competition aiming for a workforce that reflects the diversity of culture and community within Japan.  All applications will be treated equally, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background or disability.  We are open to flexible working arrangements where they can satisfy our operational requirements.

Salary: 8,400,000 - 8,600,000 JPY/ Annual

Closing Date: 5 August 2011

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