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Job Title:  Recruitment Specialist

Job Number:  21537

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).

Role Summary

  • Assist Recruitment Manager in Japan, providing accurate consistent and timely support on operational and transactional based Talent Acquisition activities.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement operational activities by working closely with end market HR team, GBS recruitment team, and other HR Centre of Expertise.


Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the Recruitment Manager on Non-management hiring, Campus recruitment activities; partner with the Recruitment Manager on the execution of hiring programs as required
  • Assist the Recruitment Manager on requisition management and coordination of talent acquisition activities
  • Assist the Recruitment Manager on ensuring the the end to end hiring & on onboarding activities
  • Manage the end to end purchase order and invoice process for all Talent Acquisition vendors; liaise with vendors, Talent Acquisition Lead(s) and Finance to resolve and follow up on issues
  • Manage candidate pre-employment and background screening checks
  • Maintain up to date documentation relating to transaction and operational Talent Acquisition activities; provide proactive suggestions and implementation of processes improvements


Leadership & Management / Behavioural Competencies

  • Strong skills in MS Office
  • High level of attention to detail and data accuracy
  • Ability to collaborate across a broad range of stakeholders
  • Strong problem solver with ability to manage competing priorities
  • High level of initiative and demonstrated customer centricity
  • Dynamic team player and experience in working in a matrix environment


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.
  • 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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