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Minimum USD hourly rate: 19.75
Maximum USD hourly rate: 25.00

Industry: Clerical

Company: Mutual Trading Company

Who we are:

Established in 1926, Mutual Trading Co., Inc. was originally a small co-op organization for centralized purchasing of basic import foods to service the needs of the early Japanese immigrant society in Southern California. We’ve grown nearly 100 years old now, and command a premiere position among Japanese foodservice suppliers, as well as fill a key role as “Culinary Ambassador” promoting Japanese foods worldwide. Currently, we import, manufacture, and distribute over 7,000 Japanese foods, beverages, restaurant equipment and supplies.


All paid Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance for employees and their dependents

Life Insurance and 401k Plan with company match

Location: El Monte, CA

Hours: M-F: TBD (Part Time role)

Pay range: $19.75 – $25.00/HR

Essential Job Functions
• Assist to coordinate and arrange sake events
• Assist to coordinate Sake School classes, student enrollment, invoicing and shipping of student materials, student outreach, and marketing
• Prepare textbooks and certificates and ship them to customers
• Perform simple bookkeeping and daily journal for accounting purposes
• Assist to maintain Sake School website, social media, and newsletter with regular updates
• Assist to prepare student educational materials and Sake School class setup
• Answer customers’ or Sake School students’ inquiries
• Operate office equipment such as copy machine, scanner, PC, and printer for clerical tasks
• Attend Sake School events and functions outside of normal working hours
• Attend Company events and functions outside of normal working hours
• Submit various competitions’ entry forms and prepare sample shipments
• Assist to prepare Sake School’s monthly reports, and create makers charge-back invoices
• Maintain SSI, JSA, WSET, and SWE’s updates and filling the updating communications between each program headquarters
• Other duties as required from manager
• Obligation to answer to all management as requested

Physical Requirements
• Ability to sit in an office for a majority of the day
• Ability to type for extended periods throughout the day
• Ability to reach, bend, kneel, and lift up to 25 pounds frequently and 50 pounds occasionally
• Working Conditions:

o Noise Level: Normal to loud while in the office

Other Requirements
• Native level English – Read/write/speak/listen
• Business level Japanese preferred – Read/write/speak/listen
• Maintain a positive attitude
• Ability to work independently and as a team
• Ability to adapt to frequent changes in assignments and workload
• Pass the Sake Adviser course within 1 year of employment
• High school diploma required. Bachelor’s Degree and above preferred
• 1+ years of relevant experience preferred

Knowledge and Skills
• Basic mathematical knowledge – markups, discounts, combining/converting measurements, counting inventory, etc.
• Problem solving skills
• Basic Microsoft Office proficiency
• Communications and interpersonal skills


This position description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related duties as instructed or requested by the department manager or other management as needed, subject to reasonable accommodation and business needs. The information contained herein is subject to change in the Company’s sole discretion, and no part of this document is to be construed as an express or implied contract of employment, nor does it alter the “at-will” employment status with the Company. Requirements are subject to accommodations with ADA, FEHA, and all other applicable federal and state laws. Please report any changes of essential job functions to the Human Resources Department.

Mutual Trading Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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