Head of Human Resources

Permanent contract|Japan|Human Resources

Head of Human Resources

  • Japan
  • Permanent contract
  • Human Resources


  • Partner with business leaders and HR team to recommend, design, plan, and implement broad HR programs, policies, and procedures to achieve desired HR goals
  • Facilitate organization change as required by the business, leading change management initiatives, particularly deriving from organization change and effectiveness initiatives
  • Assess, identify and diagnose business problems and opportunities and improve organization effectiveness/communication.
  • Coach senior leaders on improving their individual leadership skills, focusing on talent
  • Provide career advisory to employees in portfolio
  • Assess current organizational talent and ensure employee performance is differentiated and appropriately recognized and align people resources with appropriate business strategy
  • Manage and provide oversight for HR related projects/initiatives, Representing HR in cross-function initiatives
  • Ensure smooth delivery of all HR operations / processes (payroll, benefits, etc).
  • Develop by providing coaching and guidance to HR team in their expertise, competency, international communication skill and career potential
  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the bank’s reputation and safeguard the Group, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to policies. The candidate is expected to apply sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency 


Profile required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or Organizational Psychology, or any related field. Master’s/MBA preferred
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in full spectrum of human resources functions in an international environment
  • Proven track record in partnership skills and ability to build and leverage relationships both within the business and HR functions
  • Experienced in coaching and influencing at the senior manager level
  • High degree of business acumen and understanding of key business drivers and the impact of human capital decisions on business results
  • Strong analytic acumen and ability to leverage data to identify business trends and opportunities
  • Possesses solid HR operations background and is hands on in order to guide the HR team to deliver both strategic and operational HR goals
  • Experience driving significant organizational effectiveness initiatives
  • Seasoned management skills to lead and to develop the HR team


  • Client - Understanding and Respect: I listen to clients and colleagues in order to understand and anticipate their needs
  • Team Spirit - Conflict Management: I strive to resolve conflicts fairly and sustainably
  • Innovation - Thinking out of the box/Creativity: I encourage and demonstrate positive out of the box thinking
  • Responsibility - Risk awareness: I am constantly on the lookout for risks
  • Commitment - Sustainability: I develop my team
  • Commitment - Inspiration: I communicate a clear vision and strategy 

Business insight

Company Description

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Founded in 1864, we have been playing a vital role in the economy for over 150 years. With more than 133,000 employees based in 61 countries worldwide, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth.

ASIA-PACIFIC (ASIA), as one of the Business Units of Societe Generale, operates in 12 locations across the Asia Pacific region, employing over 2,500 employees with the regional headquarter located in Hong Kong. Our activities here are centered on Societe Generale's Global Banking & Investor Solutions pole (GBIS), a major growth engine for the Group and a key pillar of Societe Generale's universal banking model. Our expertise in Asia Pacific ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Global Transaction Banking and specialised financial services like Equipment & Vendor Finance and Vehicle Leasing & Fleet Management. In addition, Societe Generale's Global Solution Centre (SGGSC) in Bangalore and Chennai offers customised business solutions to the Societe Generale Group globally including ASIA.
Department Description

Reporting to the Regional Head of Human Resources and to the Group Country Head in Japan, you will partner closely with the senior leadership team in driving the people agenda.

Leading a team and you will be responsible for providing solid HR business partnering advice and solutions including the delivery of best-in-class HR services to help the bank attract, develop and retain a high performing team. You will drive operational excellence and be involved in HR initiatives to enhance HR capabilities and support business growth. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 23000GNS
Entity: Societe Generale Securities Japan Limited
Starting date: 2023/08/01
Publication date: 2023/05/24