Job title : HR DIRECTOR
Location : Tokyo
Job type : Permanent
Discipline Human Resources
Salary : 18,000,000-22,000,000
Contact : Simon Jelfs
Call : Simon
Email : email Simon
Reference : JOB_007699[861]

Major multinational manufacturing company rapidly expanding their business in Japan is looking for a HR Director to join their Japan executive leadership team.


  • Partner with the executive management team for successful implementation of HR strategy
  • Design, propose and implement HR initiatives to improve retention. Maintain strong relationship with labour union in Japan to ensure their support to company initiatives/policies.
  • Ensure compliance with HR & Admin. processes in Japan
  • Oversee local TA function and encourage and execute exchange of talent across the region
  • Understand Training & Development needs for all employees and design, conduct & coordinate appropriate training
  • Establish rapport with all employees to develop & maintain amicable relations and handle people-related issues in a sensitive manner.
  • Participate in the Company's Safety, Health & Environmental and Quality policies and systems.
  • Responsible for successfully administering of payroll in Japan

Required Experience/Skills

  • Native level Japanese, Business level English
  • Experience leading the HR function of a foreign manufacturing business in Japan
  • Experience being part of executive leadership team for Japan

Preferred Experience/Skills

  • Experience of working in a plant
  • Hands on experience of change management

Work Life Balance

  • Hybrid working system (3 days in office, 2 days work from home)
  • 20 days Annual Leave