HR Generalist

Job title : HR Generalist
Location : Yokohama
Job type : Permanent
Discipline Human Resources
Salary : 10,000,000 - 15,000,000
Contact : Jack Stone
Call : Jack
Email : email Jack
Reference : JOB_006645[97]

This leading American manufacturing company is searching for a new leader for their Japan operations.

The Role

This HR Generalist will be responsible for the full-cycle human resources leadership for the organization and works closely with leaders inside the organization. This role is a critical, highly-visible role working with senior leaders in a culture of transformation, strategically partnering with leaders to drive strategy, and acting as trusted counsel and advisor to the business, as a leader with HR expertise and perspective.

Being an integral part of the business, this position will develop organizational and talent strategies to enhance organizations and will work with HR functional groups to ensure the business requirements are met and that corporate-wide HR strategies are delivered effectively.


  • Partner with the business to identify, develop and drive key initiatives that will support the short term and long term strategies of the business. Such initiatives include leadership development, talent/performance management, change management, workforce and succession planning, talent acquisition, employee and career development, performance management, rewards and recognition, and coaching (employee and manager)
  • To build strong relationships with business leaders and key stakeholders and to partner with colleagues inside and outside of HR to innovate, enhance, align and drive the effectiveness of HR initiatives
  • Conduct organizational assessments and develop/drive initiatives to close gaps and implement necessary solutions to ensure a high-performing workforce; provide candid and constructive feedback to leaders about talent moves, gaps, promotions and growth opportunities
  • Drives corporate Human Resources initiatives and programs effectively within the organization
  • Partner with compensation team to provide compensation support including salary planning, approval of salary actions, promotions and job re-leveling
  • Work with line managers and employees to address all types of employee relations issues, fairly representing all interests
  • Recommend and drive improvement to human resources systems, policies and processes
  • Benchmarks the marketplace to identify and leverage best practices / trends to influence the business and HR agenda

Ideal Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years in a Human Resources Generalist role
  • Proven success in a matrix, fast-paced environment
  • Strong HR, financial and operational acumen, including ability to diagnose and analyze problems and drive appropriate solutions
  • Experience in working in a manufacturing environment
  • Proven successful track record and knowledge in organizational and employee development, performance management, employee relations, change management
  • Passion for innovative HR solutions and process improvement
  • Persuasive communication and interpersonal relationship management skills with all levels of employees