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The Company

This European company is a global leader in flavors, fragrances and raw materials, with a rich tradition of over 100 years in operation globally. With a reputation for quality and sustainability, this company is a dominant presence in most major markets with a strong market share in the 100+ countries it operates in.

The Role

As the HR Director for Japan, you will lead a seasoned team of 4-5 HR professionals while engaging with senior stakeholders of the business. This role will report directly to the Head of APAC HR located in Singapore, and partner closely with the two heads of the business in Japan. The successful applicant will need to develop an HR strategy to support the growth of the business, while also motivating and growing the local HR team.  

The Individual

This role requires a high level of fluency in English, and the ability to influence the leadership team to prioritize key people-agendas across the business. This role will suit a strong HR leader with at least 5+ years of management experience and 10+ years as a head of HR for Japan or a business unit.

Posted on 09 Jan 2019

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 HR Director, Singapore
Potential upsides
This is a well-established business with a strong customer base in Japan and high levels of growth. This organization is a good place to build on your HR career as a strong leader.
Potential downsides
Japan is a very important market to the business, and expectations from the region are high. Strong leadership, direction and strategy will be required.