General Information

Job Advert Title: Associate Director, HR Talent, Performance & Change Management - Japan

Location: Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Division: Human Resources

Employment Class: Permanent


【募集の背景 / Purpose & Scope】

To define and implement a common global approach to Talent Management inclusive of leading the global succession planning process for VPs within region, as well as talent management processes for leadership and management levels within region.  Employs enterprise wide best practice processes and tools to build strong leadership pipelines for the future to maximize business performance, engagement, retention and sustainability. The role will also lead efforts to automate talent management processes through leveraging technology and systems. Institutes talent analytics to measure the strength of our talent, talent pipeline and uncover vulnerabilities to drive our ongoing talent strategy.  Works closely with other global practice leads in Learning, Talent Acquisition, Compensation and Diversity and Inclusion to create holistic talent strategies and solutions.

Institutes best practice approaches, tools and systems to drive effective performance management across the organization to maximize business performance, engagement, retention and sustainability.

Establishes best practice methodology and tools as it relates to change management and consults with HRBPs as they work with the business to design and implement efficient and effective organizational transformations. With primary accountability for enterprise-wide talent, performance and change management processes, the role will also work closely with the HRBPs to execute on functional and local talent activities where needed.

【職務の内容 / Essential Job Responsibilities】

1. Develop and implement a common global standard for talent management processes and tools utilized on an enterprise-wide basis.

・Leads the VP+ succession planning process for the Divisions headquartered in the region.

・Delivers a fit-for-purpose approach to talent management for client divisions– including talent reviews, succession planning, assessment and development solutions.  Pilots approaches/ tools with client groups.

・Designs training and communications to engage HRBPs in understanding the talent management approach and equip them with the skills they need to facilitate talent discussions and action strategies with their client groups.

・Assembles a strong set of talent analytics and KPIs to evaluate strength of talent and vulnerabilities to support development of the enterprise-wide talent strategy and to help regions and functions understand their own strengths and vulnerabilties.

・Aligns technology and systems (Success Factors) to the needs of the process.

2. Develop and implement a common global Performance management process

・Participates in the process to create, implement and sustain a common global performance management process supported by best practices tools and training.

・Delivers a fit-for-purpose approach to performance management – including setting objectives, evaluating mid year performance, calibrating performance and evaluating Year end reviews. 

・Utilizes key data analytics to baseline, set course for improvements and track progress against key KPIs regarding performance management for the region.

・Engages HRBPs in designing and understanding the performance management process and equip them with the skills they need to facilitate calibration sessions with their client groups.

・Supports the coordination of the annual performance management process, supports annual timelines across the regions, contributes to the development and distribution of communications and training.

・Ensures Performance Management outcomes inform development and reward decisions.

3. Define and deploy global practices for organizational design and change management

・Define the global practices, process and tools for organization design and change management.

・Create a community of practice for HR Business Partners and Change leaders to share best practice and improve consultancy around OD and change management.

・Support the co-ordination of organization design and change activities that cross functional and regional boundaries   

・Identify and support critical business change programmes

・Manage the use of external management consultancies and vendors.

【応募要件 / Qualifications】

<必須 / Must>

・Relevant degree or professional qualification  (I/O Psychology or Human Resources.)

・Ability to partner strategically on business issues with clients; effective influencing and consulting skills; politically savvy

・Proven experience of developing and deploying leading Talent, Performance and Change management practices.

・Proven experience of working in a global matrix organization. Managing cultural sensitivity when leading and managing change in various environment, cultures and organizations. Working knowledge of applicable employment laws, labor regulations and other legal requirements

・Demonstrated independence, self-motivation, analytical, problem solving skills and initiative to achieve desired outcomes

・Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels of the organization; ability to communicate effectively

・Collaborative relationship builder with strong influencing skills across all organizational levels

・Fluent in written and verbal business English, as well as fluent in Japanese

<歓迎 / Want>

・Relevant advanced degree  (Masters level or PhD.)

・Pharmaceutical or Life Science industry experience

・Subject matter expertise in two or more key HR functions e.g. Talent management, Performance management, Organizational Effectiveness, Organization Design, Change, Learning and Leadership, Compensation, Recruitment to set/embed high standards and build capability in designated area(s) across the organization

・Experience of working in a business function, outside of Human Resources

【応募書類 / Application Documents】


Both Japanese and English Resumes are needed

【勤務地 / Location】

東京都中央区 アステラス製薬 日本橋事業所 本社

Nihonbashi, Tokyo

【勤務開始日 / Start Date】


Will be decided according to the candidate's flexibility

【契約期間 / Contract Duration】


Not limited to specified period

【試用期間 / Probation Period】


No probation period in principle

【給与 / Salary】




①Base salary: will be decided by the candidate's experience, skill and capability.

②When Discretionary Work System is applied: Discretionary work allowance will be paid.(50,000~100,000yen, based on the Grade)

③When Flextime System is applied: Overtime allowance will be paid for time worked in excess of prescribed working hours.

【昇給 / Salary Raise】


Once a year

【賞与 / Bonus】


Twice a year (July, December)

【諸手当 / Allowance】

裁量労働手当、住宅手当、通勤手当 等

Discretionary work allowance, Housing allowance, Commutation allowance, etc.

【勤務時間 / Working Hours】




Flex-time system or Discretionary Work System

【休日 / Holidays】


Weekends(Sat and Sun), holidays, May 1st, summer vacation, New Year holidays

【休暇 / Vacation Leave】

年次有給休暇、育児休業制度、介護休業制度 等

Annual paid leave, childcare leave system, nursing care leave system, etc.

【福利厚生 / Welfare】

雇用保険、労災保険、厚生年金、健康保険、共済会制度、社宅制度、持株会制度、財形貯蓄制度 等

Employment Insurance, Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance, Welfare Pension Insurance, Health Insurance, Mutual Aid Association System, Company Housing System, Employee Shareholder Association System, Property Accumulation Savings System

【お問い合わせ / Contact】

アステラス製薬株式会社 採用担当 / Japan Recruiting team, Astellas Pharma Inc.


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