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40年弱の勤労人生

Tajima Kazuyuki

Singapore

EXPERIENCE

Director Feb 2010 - Present

Willing Hands, Singapore

  • Assumed the role of external director in the food and beverage business upon starting the company, Ippudo Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Responsibilities in various areas, including:

  • Human resources management
  • Accounting and financial oversight
  • Public relations activities
  • Establishing efficient workflows
  • Negotiating the development of new restaurant properties


  • Entrusted with supporting the food factory of an associated company, You And Me Food Factory Pte. Ltd. and Co_Aid 4 the World Pte Ltd. including:
    • Launching and executing external sales projects
    • Recruitment of personnel
    • Arranging property and equipment maintenance
    • Operating retail outlet


  • Leveraged gained experience to become an external director in another food and beverage business, Hibiki Restaurant Group Pte. Ltd. and Gosso Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd.overseeing:
    • Selection of potential shop sites
    • Recruitment of suitable personnel
    • Shop operations management
    • Operations management for the entire department
    • Sales promotion activities


  • Provided support in various short-term and ad-hoc roles, including:
    • Consultant and lecturer before full-scale expansion, East Japan Railway Company
    • Conducting market research, Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau
    • Planning sales promotion strategies, Fuji Flower Style
    • Acting as an interpreter and coordinator during business negotiations, Progress Asia Pte. Ltd.
    • Selecting potential locations for new stores, SUZETTE Co. Ltd. 
    • Coordinating media interviews, Nippon Sales Promotion Center Co., Ltd.
    • Verifying store contracts and arranging personnel recruitment, Greenness Co., Ltd.(Chateraise FC)
    • Providing support for asset management, Institute for Asset Enhancement
    • Expanding the Japanese market for German health equipment, BCR Therapie (Singapore) Pte Ltd
    • Building multilingual websites in Japanese, English, and Chinese, Hibiki Food Service Co., Ltd
    • Coordinating the entry of a foreign-based youth soccer academy into Japan, FCBEscola Singapore
    • Assisting in the sales support of ozone water generation devices, Adsec Global Pte Ltd
    • Participating in a Japan-Italy international food culture exchange project (accompanied support in Florence), Kawagoe style club
    • Assisting in the organization of regional cultural introduction events at the Japanese Embassy in Luxembourg (accompanied support in Luxembourg), Kawagoe style club


  • Received consistently positive client evaluations and feedback, reflecting high levels of satisfaction with work and services provided


  • Managed operations for a Japanese free magazine publishing company, Comm Pte. Ltd.


Worked for a renowned Japanese training company                  Oct 2008 - Mar 2010

Sales ManagerPHP Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore

  • Successfully implemented staff training programs, showcasing exceptional sales and strategic planning skills.
  • Introduced Japanese-style management techniques to local staff working for Japanese companies through the highly acclaimed "Report, Liaise, Consult" project.
  • Pioneered the publication of an appealing free English-language newspaper that promoted Japanese food culture and showcased authentic recipes for "Japanese home cooking".
  • Organized captivating cooking events that offered participants immersive culinary experiences and fostered a deeper appreciation for Japanese cuisine.


Collaborated with a prominent media company                       May 2006 - Sep 2008

General ManagerComm Pte Ltd, Singapore

  • Successfully published a free monthly Japanese-language newspaper, a weekly Japanese-language newspaper, and an annual yearbook catering to the information and communication needs of the Japanese community in Singapore.
  • Operated a thriving Japanese-language radio station, offering a valuable platform for the Japanese community to stay connected and informed.
  • Skillfully managed a dedicated team of nearly 20 people, ensuring smooth operations and fostering a collaborative working environment.


Worked with a women's shoe manufacturer and retailer         Oct  2005 - May 2006

Deputy General ManagerFashion Street Pte Ltd, Singapore

  • Directed sales and management operations for a prominent women's footwear manufacturing and distribution company, overseeing 8 company-owned stores and 5 sections in department stores in Singapore. Responsibilities included product assortment, staffing, and performance evaluation.
  • Successfully managed store operations for a renowned men's luggage brand [Tumi], overseeing 2 stores in Singapore and 1 store in Malaysia. Oversaw various aspects such as inventory management, customer service, and team supervision, ensuring the smooth execution of daily activities.


Served as Budget Management Department Head in the Finance Department

Apr 1986 - Aug 2005

Tower Record Japan Co., Ltd, Tokyo

  • Managed store operations as a Store Manager, overseeing all aspects of day-to-day activities.
  • Served as Budget Management Department Head, responsible for budgeting and monitoring performance for approximately 80 departments.




EDUCATION


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Economics Apr 1982 - Mar 1986

Rikkyo University, Tokyo


SKILLS


  • Familiar with Google Workspace and have used Google Apps Script to achieve efficient business processes, data analysis and automation. 
  • MS Word (creating business documents / proposals, quotations, etc.)
  • MS Excel (data analysis using VBA & Macro, VLOOKUP, IF, INDIRECT functions, pivot tables, etc.)
  • MS PowerPoint (creating dynamic conference documents) 
  • MS Access (relational DB)
  • Website creation using WordPress, basic HTML 


  • Experienced managing a team of up to approximately 40 staff members in staff management.
  • Proficient in monthly financial management and budgeting for approximately 80 departments across multiple divisions.
  • Skilled in preparing financial metrics for IPO purposes.
  • Obtained a broader perspective of overall business operations through self-employment, allowing for a holistic understanding beyond individual departments.


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