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  • Account Manager

    Job Locations JP-Tokyo
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Job ID
    Program Solutions



    Reporting to the VP, Global Event Operations, the primary responsibilities of this position are supporting Olympic partners in Tokyo, in managing local market aspects of their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Activation and Hospitality Programs, including vendor and venue sourcing and contracting, TOCOG communications, local market and cultural expertise, site inspection support, local staff recruiting and hiring, and onsite operations and execution. The Account


    Manager may also lean in on other elements of Olympic sponsorship GMR’s Olympic preparations.

    The core GMR Account Teams are based in the United States and Europe. This position will work closely with and report to both the Tokyo based VP in the GMR Tokyo office and the teams in the US.



    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Serve as day-to-day local market contact for key Japanese stakeholders and vendors
    • Provide ongoing consultation and expertise for program development, Olympic landscape navigation, and logistics management, as well as other areas as required
    • Liaise with TOCOG as required and directed
    • Support various elements of program planning including hotels, venues, food and beverage, décor, entertainment, transportation, cultural activities, entertainment, local staffing, equipment, etc.
    • Manage vendor relationships, including contracting, payments and oversight of the deliverables and quality of work
    • Create client facing PowerPoint presentations
    • Onsite supervision/coordination of activation elements as needed to ensure successful execution
    • Develop/maintain a thorough working knowledge of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games including key contacts, venues, sponsors, sports, etc.
    • Site inspection support for clients and GMR Account Team: planning and facilitation
    • Ability to travel and work flexible hours when needed. Requires 20+ days of continuous travel during the Olympic Games, and multiple site inspections in the lead up/planning phase
    • Other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor’s Degree required; additional education in Business, Sports Management, Marketing, Tourism or Hospitality Management a plus
    • 3 – 5 years of experience in event or logistics management
    • Previous Olympic experience is preferred
    • Experience with large scale event management is preferred
    • Meticulous attention to detail and organizational skills
    • Excellent time management and multitasking skills – remains calm under pressure
    • Experience vetting and hiring vendors and staff
    • Composed and professional: daily contact with GMR core team and stakeholders via face-to-face communication/presentations, email and phone. Proactively provide updates
    • Strong written and verbal English and Japanese communication skills
    • Strong work ethic – collaborative team player who is proactive and driven, works well on a team or independently
    • Passionate and motivated with a positive attitude – solutions oriented
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint


    • Fluent communication (written/verbal) in both Japanese and English required
    • Japan work authorization required for duration of Olympic Games and employment
    • Knowledge of local customs, traditions, practices, landscapes highly preferred
    • International relocation at sole responsibility of candidate; GMR will not provide relocation assistance




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