General Information

Job Advert Title: Director, HRBP R&D

Location: Tsukuba, Ibaraki

Division: Human Resources

Employment Class: Permanent


【募集の背景 / Purpose & Scope】

Responsible for directing human resource policies and programs that support achievement of the company’s business objectives. Directs human resources activities for assigned organizations within Astellas, functioning as a human resources business partner. Remains informed of country regulations, and competitive practices, ensuring the company’s policies and programs conform to laws and regulations and are designed to attract and retain employees.

Partners with management for assigned organizations within Astellas, in support of business objectives. Serves as an employee advocate on business issues.

【職務の内容 / Essential Job Responsibilities】

Plans and executes new programs that support the long-range strategic direction of the company, within assigned organizations. This may include staffing, compensation, benefits, development, and other human resources initiatives.

Works with senior management to proactively identify HR issues and creative solutions to support the business needs. This may include conducting exit interviews, and/or analyzing exit interview trends. Coaches managers and employees, as appropriate. Develops, proposes, and implements plans to address issues.

Directs implementation of the Standards for local labor laws and practices for assigned organizations. This includes managing investigations involving misconduct, and working with managers and employees to address unacceptable performance. Makes recommendations on disciplinary action for misconduct and unacceptable performance.

Works with management for assigned organizations on job and organization design, job descriptions and postings, and interviewing and selection. Participates in recruiting for strategic positions; oversees recruiting for other positions.

Works with management for assigned organization on compensation issues. Collaborates with Compensation team to ensure jobs are accurately evaluated in a timely manner, and that total compensation is competitive.

Directs implementation of the Performance Management System for assigned organizations. This includes developing objectives, appraising performance, and paying for performance, working with compensation.

Ensures that human  resources  policies and programs assist managers in attaining business objectives for assigned organizations. Protects interests of employees in accordance with company’s policies and applicable labor, and pay and benefits laws and regulations.

Other duties as assigned.

【Specific Physical or Environmental Requirements】

Working primarily in the office and as needed remote from home.

【応募要件 / Qualifications】

<必須 / Must>

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Business, or equivalent experience.

・At least 10 years related experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industries. Minimum 7 years managerial or project management experience.

Demonstrated Human Resources generalist knowledge required, specifically including employment law.

Incumbent must have demonstrated ability to work in a challenging, multi-cultural work environment.

Ability to manage confidential information imperative, including influencing others to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.

Some travel required, up to 30% depending on assigned organizations; may include international travel.

・Language: Both native-level Japanese and business-level English

<歓迎 / Want>

Master’s degree.

【応募書類 / Application Documents】


Both Japanese and English Resumes are needed

【勤務地 / Location】

茨城県つくば市 アステラス製薬 つくば研究センター

Tsukuba, Ibaraki

【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 8:30~17:30(月~木)、8:30~15:45(金)

  Managers and Supervisors 8:30~17:30(Mon~Thu)、8:30~15:45(Fri)

【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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