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Country Head of HR, Tokyo (JP)

Status interviewing
Tags Generalist HR Talent Management


Date posted

24 Mar 2023

The Company

This is a world famous food and sweets company in the retail sector with a long history in Japan and a huge fan base globally. This brand is well-known for their variety of flavours that are constantly changing to attract an increased number of customers. They are based in Tokyo with a global head office in the US.

The Role

The Head of HR will lead a mid-sized team and be an integral part of the transformation of the Japan entity. They will ensure daily operations continue to be carried out smoothly whilst working hands on as a Business Partner focusing on talent management. The role will report to the Head of Japan.  

The Individual

The successful candidate will have experience from a similar industry, ideally in a comparable role or someone who is ready to take the next step in their career as Head of HR. It is important to have business to fluent levels of English and Japanese with a strong can-do attitude and to be prepared to face challenges of this role.

At a Glance
  • Job Function
    Generalist HR Talent Management
  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • International Coverage
  • Global HQ
    North America
  • Global revenue
    US$1 Billion and under
  • Solid Report To
    GM of Japan
  • Potential upsides
    Great opportunity to be part of a growing company going through a transitional period and culture change whilst also having the security of a 50+ year track record in Japan. The chance to be involved in hands on talent management and drive culture change and work with international counterparts and a GM in Japan.
  • Potential challenges
    May at times face pushback against culture change amongst a very well-established team in Japan.
  • Job Reference

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