The JAPAN Labor Relations Professional designs/maintains the HR policies to be the best in class with alignment with global policy/local regulatory and provides customer facing guidance and support to employees and people managers in HR policy interpretation. The work is performed under guidance from the ER/LR Manager, JAPAN HR Leadership team and local legal counsel.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
40% HR Policy design and implementation other than compensation and benefit
・Design, revise and implement “best in class” HR policies which are complied with local labor laws and aligned with global policies
・Leads policy and practice harmonization across sectors in Japan
・Conduct policy integration and transition by business acquisitions and divestitures
・Identifies governmental decisions and market trends regarding labor issues and provide appropriate action plans in a timely manner.
20% Labor Standards Inspection Office and/or related ministries contact
・Conduct required notification to Labor Standard Inspection Office and/or related ministries and respond to inquiries from them.
・Take ownership on signing various labor-management agreements
・Support of the election process of employee representatives
20% Internal support and communication for policy interpretation/understanding
・Provides guidance and support to employees and people managers in HR policy interpretation on a daily basis.
・Create internal communication guides for correct understanding of various working rules.
・Educate working rules and policies to people managers and employees through manager training and new hire orientation.
20% Employee Relations
Conducts investigations for workplace relations issues, external tribunal matters, and Hotline complaints, providing written investigation summaries. Drafts responses under the direction of the ER/LR Manager and in collaboration with the Law Department.
Required Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Human Resources or Industrial Relations or Law Degree
Required Years of Related Experience: Generally requires 5+ years of general HR experience. Labor Relations (LR) or policy implementation experience is plus.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Uncompromised requirements for the role):
(Include any required computer skills, certifications, licenses, languages, etc.)
・ Knowledge and understanding of applicable Japanese labor and employment laws, trends, policies and practices are required.
・ A working knowledge of various types of employee benefit and compensation plans.
・ The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker with the ability to execute on a strategy. Will have strong analytical skills, results oriented, and strong business acumen. Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build strong partnerships.
・ Strong written, verbal communications and presentation skills required.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
A change agile and resilient individual. Flexible and adaptive to change.
Able to synthesize and connect multiple inputs and translate into simple solutions and messages.
Can partner effectively and influence at all levels in a matrix environment with strong interpersonal skills and effectiveness; strong coaching skills
Proven track record in building a trusting relationship, fostering a transparent environment, communicating difficult messages and yet be sensitive and supportive
Demonstrated Leadership attributes and achievements aligned with Company Leadership Imperatives
Models and lives the Credo values