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Job Title:  HR Manager

Job Number:  32591

BAT is evolving at pace - truly like no other organisation.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!

BAT Japan IS LOOKING FOR A HR Business Partner


FUNCTION: Human Resources

LOCATION: Tokyo, Japan




This role is part of HR Business Partnering team

The role is responsible for delivering the agreed HR strategy and execute the annual HR cycle plan for client function, including talent management, career development, succession planning, performance management and recruitment.

Reports to: HR Director / HR Group Manager - Marketing



  • By understanding the business and client function’s needs, identifies areas where HR can contribute and provide value-added solutions
  • Drive leadership agenda within the client function, lead behavioral changes and foster a coaching culture with a view to enhancing organizational performance
  • Works closely with line managers to manage manpower and headcount planning as well as organizational changes
  • Represents the company at the union meeting and handle day-to-day employee relations matter
  • Provides professional support and advice on incentive schemes and local benefit schemes
  • Manages, guides, develops and coaches direct reports and ensure agreed achievements are delivered and development plans are implemented
  • Act as member of the Leadership team of the client function(s) and make maximum contributions to both the HR and business agenda




  • 5 years+ working experience in Human Resources, preferably in a multinational company
  • Experience of working as either HRBP or HR Generalist
  • Broad knowledge and experience of talent and performance management practices
  • Can challenge the status quo and is comfortable in complex, ambiguous situations
  • Able to manage senior stakeholders and stay connected to junior staff
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills, e.g. influence in matrix structures, promotes ideas in clear and simple terms
  • Excellent strategic leadership capabilities, e.g. setting direction, driving changes and driving results
  • University education as a minimum
  • Must be fluent in English and business level of Japanese


At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

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