HR Business Partner

Job Title: HR Business Partner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Japan
Salary: 9400000 - 12600000
Reference: 10885
Contact Name: David Sweet
Job Published: December 28, 2018 09:00

Job Description

Our client is one of the oldest and largest of the pharma/chemical companies in the world with a well-established team here in Japan and excitement growth opportunities. 


They are searching for an HR Business Pattern to help their growing organization. This person will be responsible for nearly 300 people and take care of the following:


  1. Conduct weekly meetings with respective business heads.
  2. Consults with line management, providing HR guidance.
  3. Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies.
  4. Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.
  5. Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required.
  6. Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  7. Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  8. Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation.
  9. Develops contract terms for new hires, promotions and transfers.
  10. Assists international employees with expatriate assignments and related HR matters.
  11. Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.
  12. Identifies training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs.
  13. Participates in evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure success. Follows up to ensure training objectives are met.


  1. Business Acumen.
  2. Communication.
  3. Consultation.
  4. Ethical Practice.
  5. Global & Cultural Awareness.
  6. HR Expertise.
  7. Relationship Management.


Required Education and Experience

  1. Minimum of 8 to 10 years' experience resolving complex employee relations issues.
  2. Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws.