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HR Director, Japan, Tokyo (JP)

Status interviewing
Tags Generalist HR


Date posted

11 9月 2023

The Company

Our client is a global biopharma company headquartered in North America They are dedicated to the development of a new class of transformational medicines. The company is admired for their dedication to patients and often recognised in best-places-to-work listings. The company has a strong clinical development pipeline and multiple upcoming product launches.

The Role

The HR Director, Japan is a hybrid of HR Business Partnering and HR leadership. The main objective of this role is to enhance and implement HR practices and processes across the region and undertake additional project responsibilities. The HR Partner will work closely with the Japanese and other assigned client groups and collaborate with the leadership team on various critical business and organisational issues. They must demonstrate strong business acumen and functional knowledge of all aspects of human resource management. The individual in this role will also be responsible for designing and executing diverse HR projects.  

The Individual

We are looking for an experienced HR professional who is resilient, business and people-focused, and has a strong curiosity to find talent solutions. The ideal candidate should possess a strong consulting style to support and coach teams and leaders as they grow their organisation. It is essential to have a strong HR generalist background, preferably across multiple countries, along with a passion for the biotech and/or healthcare industries. The candidate should have a proactive and solution-oriented approach, and maturity to ensure credibility as an HR business partner and project leader.


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At a Glance
  • Job Function
    Generalist HR
  • Industry
    Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
  • International Coverage
  • Global HQ
    North America
  • Global revenue
    US$1-10 Billion
  • Solid Report To
    Global HR Director
  • Potential upsides
    An exciting opportunity to work in a growing, global pharmaceutical that is admired and recognised for their dedication to patients, with a company culture that empowers people to do their best work This company also has a track record of scientific innovation, social responsibility, and commercial excellence.
  • Potential challenges
    The current client group in Japan is relatively small. Growing the HR function as the organisation grows will require a hands-on approach to build the necessary HR infrastructure balanced with the ability to take a strategic approach. Must be comfortable in a dynamic, fast paced, and international environment.
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