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Job Title:  JP Recruitment Lead

Job Number:  21505

British American Tobacco is all about freedom of choice — whether it’s our people or our products. Combined with our entrepreneurial spirit, it’s what’s driven our phenomenal success. We started trading tobacco over a hundred years ago. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar company with more than 200 brands in our portfolio. With robust positions in each of our regional markets, our future looks equally bright too. There’s no doubt our industry is controversial — we’re the first to admit that

But rest assured, we take a responsible approach to our trade. In our market, we observe every law and regulation regarding tobacco (in many cases going further through our own voluntary code).

Main Focus and Challenges

  • Lead and drive overall recruitment strategy for BAT Japan
  • Multi-layer stakeholder management Internally and externally
  • Ensure recruitment practices are executed to drive candidate interest and engagement



Role Summary

  • You will belong to APME Talent Acquisition team as a part of professional recruiters globally to be a core engine for expanding our business.
  • You will provide end-to-end recruiting services to our internal clients (business units) to acquire the talents to achieve our clients’ business goals.
  • You will work with stakeholders for discussion on planning and talent delivery.
  • You will plan and attend network/recruiting event and other external activities to evangelize our brand name and core values.


Key Responsibilities

  • Headhunt and network with potential candidates to build the talent pool for upcoming positions.
  • Understand and facilitate our open positions to fill them with qualified with candidates.
  • Meet the team KPI as a part of talent acquisition team (source of candidates, cost per her and time to fill.)
  • Act as a brand ambassador to market our employer branding through creative channels.


Potential Career Path

  • HR Business Partner
  • Sr. Talent acquisition Role Abroad


Leadership & Management / Behavioural Competencies

  • Outstanding communicator who can effectively engage and manage external and internal stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build positive working relationships and partnerships
  • Must thrive in a dynamic and performance-driven environment, must perform well under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task, drive and manage change, and be proactive in a changing environment
  • Creative and entrepreneurial with problem solving skills
  • An outstanding team player committed to supporting shared goals and ideas
  • Strong project management skills



Personal Characteristics

  • Outgoing individual.
  • Self-motivated to learn quickly and drive for results.
  • Resilient and recovers quickly from setbacks
  • Adjustable in new environment while proactively seeking for learning experiences



Qualifications & Requirements


  • Understand “recruiting” as a part of HR department, internal recruiting experience is a plus.
  • Experience in talent sourcing from events, job boards, LinkedIn and employee referral.
  • Agency experience with strong KPI is a big plus.
  • Japanese language proficiency at native level plus business level English. You will communicate with your candidates and stakeholders independently in both Japanese and English.



If you’re passionate and ambitious, rapid career progression is a reality here. And because we’re such a large firm (we employ more than 55,000 people worldwide), there are plenty of exciting opportunities for you to develop a truly extraordinary career.

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