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The Company

Our client is a multinational company in the pharmaceutical industry that produces branded drugs and performs pharmaceutical research and development. This company was formed following the merger of two companies and has approximately 20,000 employees worldwide.

The Role

The role will report to the Managing Director and the regional HR Director in Asia and manage a small team locally. In Japan, there are over 100 employees, mostly focused on commercial activity. Key responsibilities will include a strong need to drive the culture and the mindset in Japan, building and supporting a successful organisation locally, prioritise Employer Branding and EVP (Employee Value Proposition) as well as recommend and implement the best HR practices and add value to the global CoE as well as driving HR growth.  

The Individual

An individual with very strong English ability and near-Native level Japanese. This individual must build trust between HR and the rest of the local organisation while partnering with regional and global counterparts. Someone with experience in a small to midsized organisation with at least 10+ years as an HR generalist/BP is a must. Healthcare experience is welcomed but not critical.

Posted on 18 Mar 2019

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
Director of HR for APAC and dotted to Local General Manager
Potential upsides
Great opportunity to lead a growing business in one of the company’s leading Asian markets. Working with a very senior and professional leader in HR who will help develop your HR skill set and career.
Potential downsides
Working with limited HR resources in Japan. The ideal person will need to not be afraid to roll up their sleeves and get the job done themselves, proactively reaching outside of Japan for support.