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Project Manager (Operations) (expired)



Job ID
Kyoto, Japan
Post date
Dec 1, 2023
Tourism / Travel / Hospitality
Hotel / Resort Management
Work Type
Full Time / Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
Amount not specified
  • Negotiable


  • English: Fluent (preferred)
  • Japanese: Native level (preferred)
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Visa sponsorship available


Wayfarer is a tech-driven hospitality startup brand rapidly expanding its team.
Founded in 2019, we're on a mission to reinvent the hospitality business model by creating an innovative experience for travelers in Japan. Currently, they have 3 hotel locations in Kyoto, expanding to 10 locations in 2023.
We also develop an in-house hotel management system and a booking application for customers. With expertise in hospitality and the latest technology, our current mission is to enhance the local community and travelers for an extraordinary experience.
We're not like most companies. We're direct talkers and hate the status quo. We want risk-takers and outside the box critical thinkers.
We have an international team represented by 12 nationalities; you will work in an environment primarily in English and Japanese.

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This role is critical to support the Area Operations Director and support him with vendor management from end-to-end across the F&B operations, hotel operations and getting new hotels set up in time before our new openings over the next few months. We are looking for someone who can be the right hand to our Area Director to lead and manage all our outsourced vendors from managing licenses, contract management and seeking solutions to operational issues as they arise. You will partner closely with the Operations team to ensure smooth running of our hotel business.


Project management to manage and run processes with vendors end-to-end (contracts/renewals)
Sales/biz development experience
Benchmarking costs with other companies/vendors to improve cost efficiency
Find new vendors and liaise with internal teams and coordinate with other existing vendors when we have new hotel openings set up
Coordinate with other vendors and local regulators (fire dept/city hall/getting new and renewing of licenses for operating building licenses)
Gathering requirements and finding solutions/new vendors to solve issues
Project management of vendors and managing vendor relationships to complete tasks from start to finish
Work alongside the Operations Area Director and guidance while the Project Account Manager will execute on most vendor management duties end-to-end
Working closely with the Operations team and Operations leads on hotel business requirements
Establish relationships with new vendors (F&B/hotel operations)

Basic Requirements

Japanese N1 at minimum/native Japanese with business level English ability
Past experience with contract management and negotiation
Juggle many projects at once and good at multitasking
Strong communicator, both written and verbal
Ability to execute, lead others/vendors and follow through on all projects/tasks assigned

Preferred Requirements/Nice to have:
Previous experience fast scaling tech startups
Past experience in retail/hospitality industries/F&B

Company Benefits

Free stays at our hotels subject to availability
15 days of paid-time off, with one day additional PTO, capped at 20 days
Employee Assistance Program (WIP)
Remote work according to teams/tasks that do not require you to be on-site
Working with an international team with diverse cultures and backgrounds

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