Retail Sales Associate - Japanese Speaking

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Retail Salesperson
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April 2, 2024

Are you a Japanese speaking Retail Sales Associate, looking for a unique opportunity to sell premium and luxury brands whilst travelling to different parts of the world?

Do you have proven experience of providing excellent customer service, creating memorable and immersive experiences, allowing guests to indulge themselves in a creative and enjoyable retail environment?

If so, the big question is… are you tired of life on the high street, or have you worked at sea before and want to return?

About us:

Harding is leading the way in innovative onboard cruise retailing, adopting a Trinity Partnership approach with our cruise line partners and brand partners to excite and entice customers with unique shopping experiences. We stay at the cutting edge of retailing; consistently providing outstanding customer service and winning global retail awards.

About the opportunity:

The cruise industry has been back sailing for nearly a year… and it’s a great time to join! Highly desirable benefits like shore leave for crew is back, after a significant period of restrictions imposed due to Covid.

We are looking to recruit motivated and ambitious Retail Sales Associates to join the successful teams at sea. If you are outgoing, have a proven retail sales background, and pride yourself on achieving customer excellence… we would love to hear from you!

What you will be doing:

  • Living and working on a cruise ship (you could be anywhere in the world!)
  • Creating an exceptional and memorable retail experience for guests on board
  • Maximising sales by promoting a quality range of products through a variety of in-store events
  • Developing detailed and extensive knowledge of all products as well as the brand culture
  • Exceeding sales targets and participating in promotional events such as fashion shows and presentations

Who you are:

  • Strong retail background and knowledge of premium or luxury products
  • Japanese speaking
  • Excellent face to face customer service and sales ability, utilising strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Motivated and driven to achieve sales targets
  • Proven ability in showcasing luxury items
  • Adaptable to change and able to work in a high-pressure environment
  • A strong team player who is goal orientated

What you will receive:

  • Competitive salary and target-based commission structure
  • Accommodation and meals on board
  • Necessary visas and seafaring documents to work at sea
  • Dedicated in-house bespoke training across sales, product and brand
  • Contract role, working and living at sea for up to 6 months at a time, with a 1-2 month break at home between contracts

Does this sound like you? Do you want to find out more about this unique opportunity to work at sea? Then please apply now…

Your adventure starts here!

Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the Japanese language is required.





Our vision is to be the global leader in on board retailing and services, based on solid commercial performance and partnerships. This will be achieved by delighting customers with a world class shopping experience that offers relevant brands, great service and innovative customer experiences.

Always with a Trinity Partnership approach between ourselves, cruise line partners and brand partners, we create exhilarating shopping experiences.

It’s this special approach that has helped us to secure contracts with over 22 cruise brand partners across the globe, including more than 62 cruise ships and creating 250 forward-thinking retail shops.


Cruise ship retail jobs give you the chance to build an exciting career and see the world at the same time. We are always looking out for passionate, talented people to join the onboard teams as sales assistants, product sales specialists or as part of the retail management team.

At Harding we recruit all year round! We are always keen to hear from the talent of tomorrow. It is a straightforward and easy application process, so please apply online today.

If successful at vetting, we will invite you to a telephone or video interview. Once you have passed this stage, we will invite you to attend one of our group assessment centres held around the UK or online.

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