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Executive Assistant & Translator (Bilingual: Japanese/English)

Snow Peak is embarking on an exciting period of growth in the North American marketplace. If you have a love for the outdoors, a passion for great product design, a keen business mind and a track record of building mutually beneficial sales relationships with customers, this position just might be the perfect fit for you!



The Executive Assistant & Translator will be responsible for providing top-quality administrative support to the executive team, serving as liaison between Snow Peak Japan and Snow Peak USA, and providing translation from oral speech and written text in a variety of contexts.


    What You'll Do:

    • Act as an interpreter and translator (Japanese-English and vice versa) and facilitate effective communication by understanding the message, intent, and nuances
    • Translate written materials by reproducing statements or questions in the desired output language and by developing and maintaining lists of terminology and information that may be used in translations
    • Handle and prioritize outgoing or incoming correspondences for the CEO
    • Complete projects instructed by the CEO
    • Make travel arrangements for the executives
    • Maintain executive agendas and assist in planning appointments
    • Handle confidential documents ensuring they remain secure
    • Performs other related duties as assigned


    What You Need:

    • A passion for the outdoors and the beneficial role it plays in people's lives
    • A trustworthy nature and a deep-seated dedication to delivering on commitments
    • Fluency in professional level English and Japanese required
    • Excellent listening skills and auditory recall as needed to remember spoken words and accurately reproduce them in the desired language
    • Ability to appropriately understand and respond to culturally sensitive situations, perspectives, and phrases
    • Ability to work well under pressure and in intense situations
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software
    • Excellent organizational and time-management skills


      Education and Experience

      • 2 years of administrative or executive secretary experience 
      • 3 years interpretation/translation
      • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree preferred


      Physical Requirements:

      • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
      • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times


      The Perks

      • A creative, fun, and dynamic work environment in beautiful Portland, Oregon
      • Competitive salary (DOE)
      • Employee discounts on incredible Snow Peak gear
      • Health, Dental, and Retirement Benefits
      • Employee Transportation Allowance 



      If this sounds like a good fit for you, please send your resume and a cover letter in English and Japanese to

      Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.