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The Company

Our client is a Tokyo based Japanese IT company making unique applications regarding variety of timely contents. Their app, developed by a world-class data science and engineering team, is loved by millions of people of all ages. The company is growing very fast and has started expansion into the US market (both products and engineers). They have an amazing office environment with great benefits.

The Role

This role directly manages a team of around 10 people. Reporting to CHRO in Japan, the successful candidate will demonstrate experience in developing a corporate talent strategy, ownership and advancement of a robust management/leadership development program, a mastery of succession planning and a highly commercial insight into talent acquisition.  

The Individual

To be successful in this role you will need a clear understanding of the commercial drivers of the business, and of the key role HR plays in the success of the organisation through talent and acquisition. Fluent English with agility to communicate with US side. Confidence, the ability to communicate and manage upward are also highly valued attributes. Local HR knowledge and key aspects of the Japan market conditions will be key for successfully competing with top talents. Requires someone capable of leading and developing a recruting team.

Posted on 09 Jan 2019

At a glance

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Job function
Generalist HR,Talent Acquisition
IT & Telecommunications
International Coverage
Global HQ
Asia Pacific
Global revenue
US$1-10 Billion
Solid report to
CHRO in Japan
Potential upsides
Rare opportunity to work in a global role base in Japan to help scale the company globally. Ability to globalize an already successful Japanese company and take them to then next level of success. IPO is an option which is very exciting.
Potential downsides
Company is still in globalization phase and will be traditional in some senses. This individual needs to expect some resistance to change but also be vigilant and create systems from scratch.