Bilingual (Japanese) Executive Assistant

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc  •  Bowling Green, KY

5 - 7 years experience  •  Electronics

Posted on 09/30/17 by Benjamin Workman
Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc
Bowling Green, KY
5 - 7 years experience
Posted on 09/30/17 Benjamin Workman

Relocation assistance will be offered to non-local candidates willing to relocate to Bowling Green, Kentucky.

About Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc.

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc. (SEWS) is part of the Sumitomo family of companies, a 400-year-old brand with a reputation for quality and reliability. With the support of facilities throughout North America, SEWS has been delivering ground-breaking solutions to automakers for 30 years, and is a leading supplier of electricaldistribution systems, components and electronics. SEWS is committed to technical development worldwide and with a global network of resources, can deliver a truly competitive advantage to each of our customers. Our associates are what drive Sumitomo’s sustained growth, which is why we proudly offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, 401(k) with match, tuition benefits, paid holidays and vacation.

Bilingual (Japanese) Executive Assistant

This position offers administrative support to Senior Expatriate Executives at the Corporate Headquarters as well as provide HRsupport to expatriates in Kentucky and Tennessee.


  • Coordinating and scheduling meetings and appointments for assigned Executives.
  • Manage tremendously active calendar of appointments and assist with event planning.
  • Make travel arrangements for assigned executives and business visitors from affiliated companies, and administer expense reports.
  • Support assigned Executives in preparation of presentations.
  • Organize and provide mobility support and assistance with relocation to Kentucky and Tennessee for Japanese expatriates during their assignment in the United States (banking, housing, utility set-ups, communications with realtors, etc.). Assist Japanese expatriates at all locations with temporary housing and rental cars upon assignment.
  • Support expatriates in obtaining a social security card, state driver’s license and necessary visa documentation.
  • Provide orientation regarding payroll, insurance, company policies, etc. Enter all information into the ADP Payroll System.
  • Provide ongoing support to expatriate associates in the assigned area (doctor visits, banking, etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive or Human Resources.


  • Associates Degree or Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years of experience as a successful Executive Assistant that demonstrates the ability to stay highly organized and maintain a strong attention to detail while supporting Senior Leadership.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and judgment regarding highly confidential internal and external communications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Japanese and English, with Native Level Japanese skills required.
  • A team player with strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Products - Word / Excel / PowerPoint required;
  • Knowledge of ADP, ADT Brivo and Certify Expense Management Software a plus.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary job requirement for this position.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Associate


  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint): 1year
  • native Japanese speaking: 3years
  • Executive Assistant: 3years


  • Japanese
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