Talent Acquisition Manager

Job Title: Talent Acquisition Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo,
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH5753_1489742722
Contact Name: Fabien Brogard-Cipriani
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 17, 2017 18:25

Job Description

Looking for a Talent Acquisition Manager for an exciting opportunity to lead the recruiting function in an established global pharmaceutical organisation


  • Minimum of 10 years in the field of HR recruiting
  • Proven track record and experience working as a senior recruiter or TA manager
  • Must be capable of running the full recruiting cycle (including, sourcing strategy, screening, interviewing, offer negotiation etc.)
  • Experience working as in-house Recruiter and and agency Consultant preferred
  • Deep knowledge of local employment related laws required
  • Strong relationship management and influence skills, particularly targeted at hiring managers, senior leaders and HRBPs
  • Ability to work cross functional and regionally across the APAC region
  • Solid organisational skills and ability to learn quickly and adapt to a fast pace and ever changing environment
  • Proficient in the use of social media, job board, ATS (Application Tracking System) and other online recruiting solutions
  • Experience recruiting at all levels (up to executive level search)
  • Must be results-oriented
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in both English and Japanese
  • Experience in pharma/biotech/medical device recruiting highly preferred


  • Translate business needs (from talent reviews, business plans and growth strategies) into talent acquisition strategy and action plans
  • Plan and conduct recruitment and selection process (Sourcing, Screening, Interviews, Offer negotiation...)
  • Develop relationships with third party recruitment agencies and staffing firms. Act as the liaison between the third-party and the hiring manager.
  • Develop and maintain a network of diverse candidates by using direct sourcing, social media, job boards, Internet, Corporate career site, internal referrals, advertising, third-party agencies and other technical means to source candidates.
  • Anticipate future hiring needs and build talent pipeline ahead of time in order to speed up the hiring process
  • Effectively implement global strategies, processes, programs and tools to attract and select high performing talent for all career levels
  • Partner with C&B and HR to support with talent development and retention initiatives
  • Prepare and train hiring managers and interview teams to understand job requirements and how to conduct an efficient interview
  • Organise and/or attend career fairs or other form of recruiting events
  • Stay tuned on new innovative technics to recruit top talents in the market
  • Use metrics to create reports and identify areas of improvement
  • Take all the necessary steps to ensure a great candidate experience