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Country Vice President of Human Resources, Tokyo (JP)

Status interviewing
Tags Generalist HR Talent Management


Date posted

03 Jul 2019

The Company

ChapmanCG has been tasked by one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world to partner and help them to identify a talented HR Leader who can advise them through the next few years of aggressive growth in Japan. This company is a large MNC with multiple business units and a huge presence in both Japan, Europe and the US.

The Role

The right person for this role will need to have an ability to sit with the CEO and other key stakeholders and advise them on key Organizational Development and Organization Effectiveness strategies to help enable their growth. Human Capital planning will be a key initiative for their success. Someone who can challenge HR strategy to date but also lead the HR team into offering a more focused and consultative approach to complex people issues with regard to work forces planning, people development and performance review. Lastly, they will require someone who wants to have a pathway to further roles that are larger in the region and/or globally as exporting talent is a key initiative to drive diversity. A solid diversity plan is key for their success and Japan is always in the spot light as it is a key market for the business.  

The Individual

We need someone who has led large HR teams in a matrixed environment or a fast-growing company. This individual will be expected to lead and influence the other HR members to challenge the norms and offer creative and quality execution of HR initiatives. Ideally someone with solid track record to attract and grow HR teams with an effective communication style to all levels of professionals in the organization. Task and project management ability and agility to deal with complex projects but also handle the day to day of the business effectively.

At a Glance
  • Job Function
    Generalist HR Talent Management
  • Industry
    Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
  • International Coverage
  • Global revenue
    US$10-100 Billion
  • Solid Report To
    Global CHRO and Japan CEO
  • Potential upsides
    This role will be a story of growth, as the business continues to aggressive offer more products to this lucrative market. Speed and pace of the HR service offering will be tested but resources will be available to enable success.
  • Potential challenges
    This business will have a close proximity to Global operations as it is so key that Japan accounts for a large percentage of global sales and profit. This means you will be challenged to drive results.
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