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HR Business Partner

Posted: 22 Jun 2022 Closes: 22 Jul 2022
Tokyo, Japan Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 902411568

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HR Business Partner

Tokyo, Japan

Reporting directly to NASEA Kantar HR Director, you will be primarily responsible for delivering the people plans of Kantar Japan. This Tokyo-based role partners across two businesses in Kantar Japan and we seek an experienced, skilled and flexible HR professional who can understand and successfully work with competing priorities, whilst creating synergies between both businesses.

As a member of both the Kantar Japan leadership and regional Country HR teams, truly experience working in a regional, matrix environment and strengthen your stakeholder management skills. The incumbent will play a crucial role in the business, to drive and embed HR strategies, providing professional HR expertise and partnering managers and employees in Kantar Japan.

As part of the Country HR Services team, you will support an unconditionally collaborative culture and partner the respective HRDs to deliver key initiatives for the various business divisions and CoE.

Kantar is the world's leading data, insights and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else. Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies, Kantar's 30,000 people based in more than 100 countries help the world's leading organisations succeed and grow. Nobody knows people better than Kantar. We provide insight and inspiration to help our clients, our people and society to create and flourish in an extraordinary world.

KEY OUTCOMES
  • Supports clients in the navigation of HR processes and to leverage our HR system (Workday).
  • Work with CoE to support exit interviews to ensure rich data/knowledge with the aim of reducing voluntary attrition.
  • Advises line managers and employees on developmental tools in partnership with Learning CoE.
  • Ensuring ongoing support to the Reward Vision including performance/calibration and salary review process as required.
  • Partners with respective divisions' HR on specific initiatives e.g. support at a country level of an acquisition.
  • Feeds insight of their business and the associated HR priorities into the development of the Business and People Strategy.
  • Uses business and HR insight to influence change initiatives at a tactical level.
  • Works with Managers to develop and implement resource and talent management plans to meet business and succession requirements, identifying opportunities in Japan and at global level.
  • Coaches managers in career management, recruitment and selection techniques.
  • Works across organizational boundaries to facilitate the movement of people across roles to support development or re-deployment.
  • Supports changes in culture by identifying and influencing amendments to existing policies, practices and communications. Identifies gaps in HR policies and products which may impede business objectives to influence policy changes.
  • Builds personal relationships with the local leadership team and key stakeholders to foster collaborative working.
  • Contributes to building leadership capability within the business.
  • Drives alignment of organisational, functional and personal goals to optimise performance and add value to the business.
  • Acts as a role model for Leadership behaviours.
  • Contributes to the development of HR capability.
  • Encourages managers to adopt a performance driven culture and supports them in the implementation of reward and recognition strategies.
  • Coaches managers to ensure they lead by example and comply with policies and Japan labour legislation.
  • Commissions HR services to support the delivery of business objectives in line with the agreed plan, monitoring and ensuring that the business need is met.

KEY CAPABILITIES
  • Bachelor's degree or above in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or related discipline.
  • Minimum 8 years work experience in an HR generalist role in a global organisation, including HR Business Partner experience with broad experience within the different spectrums of the HR function.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and partner effectively as part of a team in a highly complex, matrix organisation
  • Sparring partner and trusted advisor to the Japan Leadership team with strong communication skills and customer mind-set
  • A team player who participates as part of the local leadership team, takes ownership beyond his/her functional scope, to shape and define company-wide initiatives aimed at strategically positioning Kantar Japan for the future.
  • Solid understanding of Japan labour market and market practices. Well established in the local market and workplace culture.
  • A hands-on HR practitioner. In this role, you will work on both strategic and operational HR matters.
  • A Business savvy HR with strong transformation and change experience, who demonstrates change agility and can see the talent strategy as an enabler of Business success.
  • Ability to coach diverse leaders at different levels of the organization.
  • Strong influencing skills with a collaborative work style which fosters cooperation and teamwork.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication of English and Japanese.

JOIN US

At Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver.

We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in. Apply for a career that's out of the ordinary and join us

At Kantar, the diversity of our employees provides a richer environment for our employees and broader depth and breadth of thinking for our clients. Kantar is committed to inclusion and diversity, therefore we welcome applications from all sections of society and do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status or any other legally protected characteristics.

PRIVACY DISCLOSURE: Please note that by applying to this opportunity you consent to the personal data you provide to us to be processed and retained by The Kantar Group Limited ("Kantar"). Your details will be kept on our Internal ATS (Applicant Tracking System) for as long as is necessary for the purposes of recruitment, which may include your details being shared with the hiring manager(s) and for consideration for potential future opportunities by Kantar and its affiliate Kantar group companies. For full details of our privacy policy please visit www.kantar.com.

Location
Tokyo, Shinjuku Maynds TowerJapan

Kantar Rewards Statement

At Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitiveand alsoto support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver.

We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in. Apply for a career that's out of the ordinary and join us.

We want to create an equality of opportunity in a fair and supportive working environment where people feel included, accepted and are allowed to flourish in a space where their mental health andwell beingis taken into consideration.

We want to create a more diverse community to expand our talent pool, be locally representative, drive diversity of thinking and better commercial outcomes.

Kantar is the world's leading data, insights and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else. Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies, Kantar's 30,000 people help the world's leading organisations succeed and grow.
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