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Asia Head of HR, Tokyo (JP)

Status interviewing
Tags Generalist HR Talent Management


Date posted

01 Apr 2020

The Company

With an illustrious history dating back to more than 60 years, this company has touched and transformed its industry by delivery consistent quality and custom-made products for its global customer base. A customer base where loyalty is a major part of their success. This brand is growing into more creative areas of retail as well, but their main business will always be viewed as one of the most revered brands of its industry.

The Role

Based in Tokyo, the role works with the President of Asia to develop an HR strategy that can be rolled out to Asia Country Managers to drive overall Talent Management strategies. You will be responsible for building key processes and standards around Talent Acquisition and People Development that help bring the business to the next level. The role will drive a reliable and consistent HR service for the business to trust and rely on when making key decisions for the business.  

The Individual

This person must take logical and sensible approach to the business when offering HR solutions and explaining market factors that affect the HR planning and service delivery. Ideally someone who has had experience with dealing with overseas offices or oversight of a country other than Japan. This role will have the most impact on Organizational Design, Talent Development and Talent sourcing so a proven track record in these areas is key.

At a Glance
  • Job Function
    Generalist HR Talent Management
  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • International Coverage
  • Global HQ
    North America
  • Global revenue
    US$1-10 Billion
  • Solid Report To
    The President of Asia
  • Potential upsides
    This is a rare Japan based Asian Head of HR that is and will put in place a HR strategy for each country to enable sales growth to continue. This strategy will need some creative solutions.
  • Potential challenges
    This company has not been running independently in Asia for that long, so systems and HR processes are weak and need to be looked at in detail from scratch.
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