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Division Manager, Human Resources, Osaka (JP)

Status interviewing
Tags Generalist HR HR Change/Transformation


Date posted

20 Mar 2024

The Company

Our client is a prominent manufacturing company with a global presence, headquartered in North America. They specialise in producing components primarily used in the automotive industry and have several manufacturing sites across Japan. The role will be based in the Osaka headquarters.

The Role

Managing a small team, the Division Manager, Human Resources will be responsible for providing all HR Services (strategic and administrative) for the operations in Japan, including the head office functions and multiple manufacturing sites.  

The Individual

The successful candidate will possess at least ten years of broad HR experience, of which five will be in a senior/leadership role. Experience in – and a passion for – the manufacturing sector is essential. The individual should have exceptional communication skills in Japanese and English and experience in both Japanese and international organisations. The ability to work in a global matrix reporting structure is a must.


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At a Glance
  • Job Function
    Generalist HR HR Change/Transformation
  • Industry
    Industrial & Manufacturing
  • International Coverage
  • Global HQ
    North America
  • Global revenue
    US$1-10 Billion
  • Solid Report To
    Regional (APAC) HR Director, Global Business Unit HR Director (US)
  • Potential upsides
    A great opportunity to work in a senior leadership position for a global manufacturing company with a strong presence in Japan and worldwide. The company is centrally located in the beautiful and vibrant city of Osaka.
  • Potential challenges
    The organisation, which was originally a Japanese company before being acquired by a multinational firm, is currently undergoing a transformation that demands a combination of strategic ability and a hands-on approach. Effective stakeholder management is also crucial, as well as the ability to work with unions and drive employee engagement initiatives.
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