Country HR Executive – rapidly expanding company of just 6 years - Japan

This is a new role within a well-resourced company that has enjoyed significant expansion since its inception - from one person originally to many thousands in just six years of operation, we now need a HR Manager to own the people agenda within Japan.  This person will partner directly with Country, Regional and Global teams to enable the company’s ongoing expansion.  Rapid growth is being driven by increasing market share, and diversification of product lines.

Immediate priorities for this role include setting up a HR function that is scalable as employee numbers continue to rise; to further define the organisational structure; establishing a “can do” international culture; and the hiring and development of high performance talent to further expand the country leadership and operations teams.  You will also need to be the “subject matter expert” for employee relations, benefits, training and so much more.  Right now you’ll be the sole HR expert, but as the company grows you can expect to quickly be leading a team.

This role will allow you to be creative, innovative and agile; and to apply all of your expertise in people management and development.  You’ll have direct ownership for building process and frameworks that enable employees and leadership teams to be successful in achieving exceptional business results. 

Within this company, you will be part of an international team of HR professionals, with frequent opportunities to share best practice and learn from others’ experiences.

A work history as an HR leader within a large global corporation would be useful to have learnt what great HR looks like and ideally, you’ll also understand the pressures of a rapidly expanding start up organisation.   You will be keen to try new and creative approaches to HR management, and will be used to working within ambiguity and high pace!

The role is available to Japanese citizens and/or current Japanese work visa holders and/or professionals with extensive local markets expertise and business fluent Japanese (verbal & written). It will be based in Tokyo, with a very competitive salary and package.  Relocation support is available as required.  You will need to attend meetings in the USA from time to time and potentially other locations globally so a current passport will be essential!

If this sounds like the challenge you've been seeking for your next career move, please do make contact directly and in confidence via solutions@cartermorris.com; quoting CMTS00205.  Interviews are being scheduled currently with view to an employment offer being extended in the coming weeks.