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Country Chief Human Resources Officer, Tokyo (JP)

Status interviewing
Tags Generalist HR


Date posted

07 Nov 2019

The Company

One of the largest hotel chains in the world, with a simple mission to create an affordable and stylish hospitality experience, has recently broken into the Japan market and is expanding at a rapid rate. With key investments from major Japanese organizations, this company plans to expand to over 2,000 employees by 2021 and become the largest hospitality chain in the world. They are headquartered in central Tokyo.

The Role

Reporting directly to the CEO of the Japan business, the CHRO will be responsible for ground up HR structuring, working with the leadership team in order to create the company culture and shape the mission and vision of success in Japan. The CHRO will work closely with the existing talent team to eventually build out a full-fledged HR function in Japan consisting of all HR facets, with professional and qualified HR individuals. If successful, this role will lead a robust HR team of 20 to 30 members looking after a staff population of over 2,000 employees.  

The Individual

This individual must have a solid and deep knowledge of all aspects of HR, with a strong interest in a purely start up environment. Deep knowledge in Japanese HR policy and labor law are a must, and strong English language ability is also required in order to align with the global HQ on company vision and mission. The individual must also be a strong and charismatic leader with at least 10+ years of people management experience.

At a Glance
  • Job Function
    Generalist HR
  • Industry
    Hospitality & Leisure
  • International Coverage
  • Global HQ
    Asia Pacific
  • Global revenue
    US$1-10 Billion
  • Solid Report To
    CEO, Japan
  • Potential upsides
    Experience of a lifetime to create a culture from scratch in a company that is expanding globally at an incredible rate.
  • Potential challenges
    Due to the startup environment, everyday will pose a new challenge and ambiguity will be the norm. Someone who thrives in this kind of environment and doesn’t see it as a negative will be welcomed.
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