Head of Human Resources

Job Title: Head of Human Resources
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Salary: 7000000 - 12000000
Reference: 9321
Contact Name: David Sweet
Job Published: January 26, 2018 14:11

Job Description

This is an excellent opportunity not only to conceptualize what HR is, but to build it from the ground up. Our client, growing European transportation company is searching for someone to build their local HR department. You'll be responsible for the provision of a comprehensive and professional Human Resource service through leadership in the implementation of strategic initiatives and management of operational HR activities. The role works with professionals in multiple locations. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Managing Director in the creation and implementation of the Human Resources strategy and processes.
  • Set a clear direction for HR Operations, enabling delivery of the HR plan.
  • Understand the unique roles and responsibilities, strategic goals, and business plans of each division in order to provide a proactive HR service.
  • Tackle a variety of projects, such as terms of business, leave processes, job classification, travel procedures, health and safety. Implement and develop employees in the use of these processes and tools.
  • Develop and maintain effective internal relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Ensure innovative recruitment and succession planning is in place.
  • Ensure trends and experience are used to inform future resource allocation and that resources are balanced across all areas.
  • Ensure implementation of effective HR communication and develop opportunities for involvement and participation.
  • Manage department expenditure within agreed budget.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Achievement of expected objectives
  • Consistently displays competence for the role
  • Expenditure against budget
  • Quality of service delivery and customer satisfaction
  • Staff turnover levels Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Demonstrated senior HR/OD experience with a clear understanding of labor law
  • Proven track record in developing and delivering a people strategy
  • Successful track record of using OD interventions to support organisational change
  • Up to date knowledge of labor law and modern HR practices
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills at all levels
  • Ability to think and plan operationally and strategically
  • Communicate sensitively and effectively both verbally and in writing with a wide range of people
  • Leadership skills and ability to empower, motivate and to create a positive, inclusive team ethos
  • Financial and budgetary management with the ability to understand, manage and interpret budgetary and other financial information
  • Personal resilience and an ability to cope with ambiguity, uncertainty, pressure and scrutiny from others
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of HR software and resources