Location: US Locations Only; 100% Remote
Do you love travel and spreadsheets? Boutique Japan is hiring a Full-Time Operations Specialist to join our talented remote team.
If you are incredibly organized and detail-oriented, and passionate about immersive travel, you may be the perfect fit! Relevant experience in a comparable position in the travel industry is required.
Boutique Japan is an award-winning travel company that specializes in crafting bespoke journeys for travelers from around the world.
Along with the unique experiences we offer, it is our extreme attention to our clients’ interests, priorities, and preferences that helps us ensure that each of our travelers has an amazing trip. We love what we do, and are passionate about treating every task and interaction with a highly personalized approach.
You are a highly motivated luxury travel specialist seeking an exciting new opportunity alongside a tight-knit group of enthusiastic travel obsessives. You are passionate about travel, and realize that a huge amount of time and energy goes into planning meticulously arranged itineraries.
As an experienced and talented travel industry professional, you’re equally at ease with luxury travelers looking for white-glove service, as with adventurous high-end travelers seeking off-the-beaten-path experiences. You will take on a challenging role at a dynamic US-based company, work on a remote basis, and live and breathe travel (both via Boutique Japan and our sister brand, Boutique Explorer).
This role is not for everyone, and if you are not the most organized person you know, please consider applying for a different role with us in the future. Assisting and communicating with clients, while coordinating the behind-the-scenes workings of complex bespoke itineraries, is no easy feat.
This position requires a uniquely keen attention to detail, and an extraordinary ability to prioritize from a big-picture perspective. Essential skills and characteristics include:
As a member of our Operations team, you will help provide our travelers with a seamless, worry-free, and wonderful experience, from the moment they book their trip until after they’ve returned home.
Your role involves managing the behind-the-scenes details and logistics of complex itineraries, and providing extraordinary hospitality to our clients through frequent email and telephone interactions. You will work on a variety of tasks, depending on the evolving needs of our Operations team, and this is a sampling of the types of tasks you will handle:
As a member of our small and nimble team, you will also have the chance to play an active role in continually leveling up how we do things, and thus help shape the ongoing evolution of our company. This applies to everything from administrative processes, to how we interact with each other as a remote team, and of course our travelers’ experiences!
This is a challenging role, and you will be working full time. But you won’t be working from a cubicle (unless cubicles are your thing), because the position is remote.
Boutique Japan has been a US-based distributed company since we started in 2013, and this is a remote job for a US resident. As a close-knit team, we communicate with one another via various tools, and meet for inspiring in-person retreats on average one to two times a year.
But as appealing as it can be to some people, we won’t sugarcoat it: remote work is not for everyone. Many people prefer the structure and interaction of in-person office positions, and remote work can be lonely. So if you get the feeling that remote work might not be ideal for you, please trust your gut.
We are results-oriented above all, and while we will provide plenty of guidance and support (we want you to thrive), you must have a proven track record of successfully managing yourself.
This is a full-time job of 36 hours per week, with full days (i.e., 8 hours) Monday through Thursday, and half-day Fridays.
As a US-based company, we work primarily during North American business hours, and our regular business hours are Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm (US Central Time), along with half-days on Fridays. There may also be times when you need to coordinate your schedule to speak with colleagues, travelers, and vendors located in other time zones, which may require some flexibility on your part.
Pay will be commensurate with skills and experience. Provided you excel in the role, you will have the opportunity to increase your level of responsibility and compensation.
To complement your pay, we offer the following benefits and perks:
We look forward to your application! The application deadline is November 10. However, we may close the application window sooner, so don’t wait until the due date to apply.