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The Company

One of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies with a history of over 100+ years and over 50 years operations in Japan. Located in Tokyo with an R&D facility in Japan as well, the business focuses largely on new medical therapies in the areas of respiratory diseases, immunology, oncology and the central nervous system.

The Role

Reporting locally to the Head of HR, and managing a team of 4~5 HR Business Leads, this role will look after an employee population of 1,800 people across commercial & medical functions all over the country. The role will be based and headquartered in the Tokyo office, and this person will be responsible for the overall HR operations and spearheading cultural change within the entire organization via innovating new ideas and concepts of ways of working and penetrating the existing culture. This individual will also regularly participate in global conferences and be a leader on behalf of Japan HR.  

The Individual

An individual who is not afraid to operate on a global level and share their visions for Japan with global level stakeholders in the business. Someone with a solid track record of organizational development, change management, and people strategy. The successful individual will be a well-rounded HR generalist with experience in the manufacturing space, with pharmaceutical/medical industry experience being a huge plus.

Unless the advertisement specifies otherwise, only HR Professionals who are legally able to work in this country can be considered.

Posted on 23 Apr 2018

ChapmanCG Pte Ltd

EA Licence No. 08S3543

At a glance

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Job function
Generalist HR
Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
International Coverage
Global HQ
Global revenue
US$10-100 Billion
Solid report to
Head of HR
Potential upsides
Success in this role will lead to head of HR as a natural career progression within the company.
Potential downsides
With a long history in Japan, there will be much effort required to penetrate change deeply on all levels within the company.