Yuki Smith

Freelance Japanese Translator & Salesperson

Location:Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
2 Skills
Yuki Smith
Sales & Marketing - Territory Management - Translation (Japanese & English)
• Highly motivated Sales & Marketing specialist, effective leader, team player,
communicator and negotiator with 6 years of experience in various fields.

• Excellent communication skills developed by working in a multi-cultural environment.
• Highly innovative thinker with talent of handling multi tasks/projects, solving problems,
and executing high-quality operations in a timely manner.

• Fluent in Japanese and English with experience in translation & interpretation
in both languages.


• Account Management & Development
• Territory Sales Management
• Presentation & Proposals
• Sales & Contact Reports
• Sales & Distribution Channels

• Public Relation & Promotion
• Promotional Material Development
• Catalog & Advertising Design
• Event Planning & Organizing

• Translation
• Interpretation (English-Japanese & Japanese-English)

• Customer Support
• Order Processing
• Administrative Support


PAN MACMILLAN ASIA (2006 - 2009)
Japan Office (Tokyo, Japan)
A Hong Kong based company which provides sales & marketing services for all of the Macmillan Group’s (one of the world’s largest publishing enterprises) English trade book publishing throughout the Asia Pacific region. (Pan Macmillan U.K is known as the sole publisher for “Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll)

In charge of the entire sales in Japan market, developing & maintaining key accounts (Japan’s major book stores & distributors), marketing and promoting brands & products, as well supporting clients in varies areas.

Job Assignments:
Sales & Distribution / Marketing & PR / Web Marketing / Business Development / Promotion Material Development / Order Processing / Design & Circulation of Monthly Catalogs / Design Ads for Media Publications / Translation in Writing & Speaking (English & Japanese) / Planning & Organizing Events (Scale of 100-200 guests)/ Client Support with Copyrights Issues, Printing, Import Process, etc / Recruiting & Training Administrative Assistants

Key Achievements:
• Solely maintained over 20 key accounts in Japan region, such as Kinokuniya (one of Japan’s largest book stores), Yohan (Japan’s former biggest English book distributor), etc.
• Represented and provided sales & marketing service in Japan market to major publishers such as Lonely Planet (travel guide books), Guinness World Records, Priddy Books, etc.
• During the difficult time resulted by the biggest account Yohan’s bankruptsy, able to sustain sales by communicating closely with the existing accounts, as well as creating new accounts for special orders, such as drop-ship orders, copyrights sales, co-printing, online store projects, etc.
• Supported clients and team members in other countries with prompt and meticulous communication skill in both Japanese and English.
• Translated over 1,500 book descriptions in various genres from English to Japanese in 3 years.
• Interpreted for Robert Sabuda (award-winning Pop-Up book artist) at the promotional events for his books in Tokyo in 2007.

ZENKEN ALL / MINERVA (English School for Kids) (2005 – 2006)
Tokyo, Japan
Full-time Sales & Marketing Personnel / Trial Lesson Teacher
Direct B to C sales, expanding business and opening new classes, developing & distributing promotion/campaign materials, teaching trial lessons, closing contracts, etc.
• Achieved “Top Sales of the Month” 4 times in a row along with other team members.
• Featured in one of Japan’s most popular recruit magazines as the face of the company.

YAMATO Co. (Office Coffee & Tea Server Rental Service) (2003 - 2004)
Tokyo, Japan
Part-time Sales & Marketing Personnel
Direct B to B sales, demonstration, developing & distributing promotion materials, closing contracts.

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Jiyu-no-mori Highschool - Saitama, Japan a (Graduated in 2002)
English as a Second Language Course - University of Louisville, KY (Graduated in 2003)

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Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
Skills (2) Rating
Japanese Translation