General Information

Job Advert Title: Director, Change Management, HR

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 enterprise-wide Change Management for Astellas.  To lead, oversee, and own ultimate accountability for large scale, corporate-wide change projects to support transformations, reorganizations or new process implementations.  To educate HR and Business managers in change management theory and practice and consult where needed on Division level change projects.

【職務の内容 / Essential Job Responsibilities

The Director of Change Management will:

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

• Build and apply a structured methodology and toolkit to drive change management activities

• Train HR and Business managers in the methodology and tools so that they can lead change projects independently

2.  Lead change management projects on a global and enterprise wide-scale

• Design overall change strategy in alignment with overall implementation plan

• Conduct assessments, stakeholder and impact analyses to direct change management plans

• Design the change management solutions appropriate to create readiness as well as execute and sustain the change successfully

• Create the integrated change plan with the overall project/ implementation plan

3.  Collaborates with key partners in Communications and Training and other Organizational Functions to deliver change solutions

• Works closely with Communications to develop communication plan and communication deliverables

• Works closely with Training to develop training strategies and plans; possibly providing input to training content

• Works with other corporate functions or the PMO to create integration of change solutions across the total implementation plan

4.    Consults on Division level change management projects

• Consults with HR or Business Managers on the overall change strategy

• Provides input and high-level review of change solutions

• Can share referrals to external change management subject matter experts if needed

【応募要件 / Qualifications

<必須 / Must

• 10+ years of Change Management experience

• 5+ years of experience leading teams and individuals

• Relevant degree (I/O Psychology, MBA, Org Behavior, Org Development, HR, etc.)

• Experience with large-scale global organizational change efforts

• Proven experience in developing and deploying global Change Management practices

• Deep understanding and experience in employing PROSCI, ADKAR, and/or other Change Management methodologies and tools

• Proven experience of working in a global matrix organization. Managing cultural sensitivity when leading and managing change in various environments, cultures, and organizations

• Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others; able to work effectively at all levels in the organization

• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, and excellent active listening skills; ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences

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

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

• Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations

• Fluent in written and verbal business English

<歓迎 / Want

• Relevant advanced degree (Masters level or PhD)

• Pharmaceutical or Life Science industry experience

• PROSCI or ACMP Certification

• Working knowledge of applicable employment laws, labor regulations, and other legal requirements as needed

【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


Will be decided by the candidate's experience, skill and capability.

【昇給 / Salary Raise


Once a year

【賞与 / Bonus


Twice a year (July, December)

【諸手当 / Allowance

住宅手当、通勤手当 等

Housing allowance, Commutation allowance, etc.

【勤務時間 / Working Hours

管理監督者 8:4517:45(月~木)、8:4516:00(金)

 Managers and Supervisors 8:4517:45MonThu)、8:4516:00Fri

【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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