Completed Permanent Japan - Domestic

The Company

European manufacturer of Industrial equipment that has been operating for more than 70 years. With more than 30,000 employees and operating in more than 100 counties globally this company has a unique brand known for being the leader in its industry. With strong customer loyalty, they are looking to expand their presence in Japan and Asia by intensifying their sales network and presence.  

The Role

This role directly manages a team of 6-7 HR members and will help drive growth through a company specific organisation development strategy and a robust talent acquisition program. While driving sales growth, the HR Director will be expected to drive HR initiatives that offer the company’s leaders people-solutions and options that are both creative and enabling of success. Global HR programs need to be understood and championed locally to add value to an already strong culture of ‘people first’. This should then drive this unique company culture which is critical for employess in Japan.  

The Individual

5+ years in HR Business Partner position or a leader of HR as a manager or director of an international company. Solid English required with an agility to balance overseas reporting lines and stakeholders. Local HR knowledge and a capability to lead and develop an HR team will be a key to success.

Posted on 13 Aug 2018

At a glance

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Job function
Generalist HR
Industrial & Manufacturing
International Coverage
Global HQ
Global revenue
US$1-10 Billion
Solid report to
APAC Head of HR
Potential upsides
This role operates in a deep culture of internal promotion and development of people and offers unique chances to grow as a professional.
Potential downsides
The challenge for the HR leader is to navigate a strong existing culture and adjust to some traditional approaches to certain people-solutions.