HR Manager, Japan

Permanent Position Tokyo
15 Feb 2017
Expires on 15 Mar 2017

Company Description

Dynamic, fast-paced global conglomerate with group companies across various growing high-tech industries. The organization that the HR Manager will be overseeing is above 100 employees, with their head office located in Tokyo. They are the global leader in their sector, with most advanced technology and strong market reputation.

Posted by

Susie Kao


81 80 9215 1330


Job Description

Job description

Specific duties and responsibilities of the HR Manager Japan will include, but not be limited to, the following:


·        Will have Japan responsibility for all aspects of Human Resources focusing on raising the bar in recruiting, compensation, training, performance management, succession planning, and communications at all levels

·        They will serve as a coach/mentor/confidante to the Japan General Managers and their Leadership Teams… it is important that they develop over time into the in country trusted advisor

·        He/She will work to “raise the bar” on recruiting and selection to attract and retain top talent

·        He/She will work to make the company an employer of choice for top performers in a competitive market. 

·        Partner with the Leadership Team and regional/global HR colleagues to identify competency, knowledge and talent gaps and developing specific programs for the filling of the gaps and driving/developing the next generation of leadership.

·        Ensure that performance standards are high across operating companies with well-understood rewards and consequences for good/poor performance.

·        This HR Manager must be viewed as a true business partner, evidenced by being approachable to all employees, adding value beyond traditional human resource issues and being a great coach at all levels in the companies.

·        This HR Manager will implement internal communication processes by which employees in the companies stay informed and can celebrate successes

·        He/she will oversee all local compensation and benefit programs to ensure competitive programs, alignment to the group companies operating in Japan and local compliance

·        Audit/check monthly payroll data in accordance with Payroll deadlines, and act as interface between HR and Payroll

·        He/She will develop and manage the Japan HR budgets, improve HR processes and policies locally

·        Will own the local Talent Review, Organizational & Review Retention processes



Desired Skills and Experience

Prospective candidates for the HR Manager position will have a minimum of three years of human resource generalist experience in Japan. The ideal candidate will have worked for a B2B industrial high tech company and have acquired at least part of his/her experience in a global, multi-site growth oriented company with a commitment to best practices in the HR function.   Equally important is that they have experience and flourish in a lean/hands-on, practical environment.  They will also have experience in field roles. 


In terms of technical expertise, prospective candidates will have a broad understanding of and appreciation for the technical and functional components of Human Resources, including: talent acquisition and development; leadership and organizational development; compensation and benefits; compliance; planning; administration; employee relations/communications; and employee training/career development.


Beyond this, it is essential that prospective candidates possess excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in Japanese and English, and understand the implications their actions and the HR function will have on the strategic, financial and organizational demands of an evolving and growth business / country.  


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