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Human Resources Manager
Job#: 457036
Positions: 1
Posted: 09/28/2017
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Department: Human Resources
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
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Job Description

The Human Resources Manager serves as a trusted business advisor to the leadership and employees of the Japan and Asia Pacific teams. and supports these quickly growing business segments. You will collaborate closely with the leadership team on a range of critical business and organizational issues.  


As the HR Manager, you must demonstrate a strong business acumen as well as functional knowledge of all aspects of human resource management. You will serve as a single resource supporting these departments including: employee engagement, talent acquisition, performance management and development strategies to ensure that the organization can attract, develop and retain the breadth of talent necessary to drive the department’s future business success. You will also be responsible for local HR systems, benefits and compensation. You will work with the broader HR team and help develop and implement major HR initiatives and share best practices.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Build strong relationships with the leadership and staff through a highly consultative, collaborative, and active-problem solving approach. Provide coaching and partnering to business leaders driving a values-based, high performance culture.
  • Partner effectively with the global HR Operations team to effectively manage Total Rewards (Compensation and Benefits) locally and guide decisions
  • Effectively implement Success Factors modules locally
  • Serve as the single point of contact for the departments to drive and champion talent management including having a voice in talent acquisition, managing talent assessment, identification of high potential employees, succession planning and ensuring appropriate talent development plans are in place to meet the business need.
  • Help to develop well-rounded retention strategies that are aligned with our total reward platform and focus on career pathing and promote a compelling and competitive value proposition for staff at all levels.
  • Lead performance management processes including development and cascading of SMART goals, annual performance reviews, recognition and merit process based on our pay for performance philosophy.
  • Work with the broader HR team to lead these units to develop leadership programs that increase team dynamics, trust, and collaboration; drive a high performance culture within intact teams. Identify opportunities for training and mentoring to other facilitators.


  • 8+ years of experience in HR increasingly responsible positions
  • Excellent project management skills, prioritization and creative problem solving
  • Broad knowledge of HR Policies and practices and the capability by building positive working relationships and partnerships
  • Strong facilitation and coaching skills along with the ability to balance being analytical and fact-based with being people focused
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of important drivers for the business
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to challenge stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively interface with varios levels of emnployees
  •  Strong work ethic and ability to work with demanding users
  • Proficient with HRIS Systems iand MS Office - Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Cross cultural experience and HR Experience across Asia Pacific regions
  • Language Proficiency in English
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