HR Manager

Job id:  30247
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Colt provides network, voice and data centre services to thousands of businesses around the world, allowing them to focus on delivering their business goals instead of the underlying infrastructure. 


Role purpose

  • The HR Manager   reports directly to the HR Director – Asia in Tokyo, Japan.
  • The HR Manager contributes to the execution of the HR strategy for Japan according to Colt’s
  • business goals and strategy and maintains   consistency on the HR strategy execution across Colt.
  • The HR Manager will provide in country HR support, ensure that local minimum requirements are
  • taken into account on projects and ensure that the global HR strategy can be implemented in a
  • practical way.
  • The Japan HR Team manages 350 employees within different Japanese sites.


Key accountabilities

Local Management Support

              Support for the local management community – with regular touch points

              Operate as a coach for Managers on matters such as their teams’ management,   development

and performance.

              Actively working to improve manager effectiveness at a localized level

              Support local management to analyze Employee Survey results and to take action for the


              Liaise with local management to drive and embed the Colt culture framework (VVS) and

Diversity and Inclusion (I&D).


Local HR Project and Business Functional support

              In partnership with HRBPs and other HR functions, the HR Manager provides support to

ensure that Colt’s global projects/ policies are executed and implemented within Japan to

ensure consistency and speed of execution.

              Contribute to driving and conducting HR programs and initiatives in order to improve the added

value to the HR organization aligned with Colt’s business goals and strategy.

              Involvement in key HR projects as and when required by the Global HR Programme

Management Office.

              Supporting functional succession planning, training and talent management, providing local

insights and supporting development planning, as required

                Using data insights to support key HR initiatives locally: diversity, internal mobility, retention,

career opportunities, as required


Employee Lifecycle

              Responsible for roll out of core HR processes across the employee

lifecycle – including supporting performance management, salary review, performance


              Exit interview process, analysis of patterns and trends within function/country

              Support Audit consultation & advice for geographically-based elements

              Localized HR activities e.g. onboarding, induction of new joiners, company events and

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.

              Administer employee compensation, training and benefit programs, as required

              Acts as liaison between employee and management to answer questions or concerns

regarding company policies, practices and regulations, as required

              Support on international secondments for work permit, visa, accommodation and tax matters,

liaising as required with the Global Mobility team.

              Review and approve payroll on a monthly basis.

              Act as local Crisis Management Team (CMT) Crisis Coordinator and HR Business Continuity

Plan (BCP) owner, supporting local crisis management.


Employee Relations

              Liaison and advisor for in-country managers and HRBPs for Employee Relations topics

              Provide support to employee representative election.

              Organize Health and Safety Committee activities/annual stress check




Role specific requirements

Skills &


      8 to 10 years of experience as a HR practitioner in an international HR

environment, with either broad knowledge across a wide range of HR

disciplines or expertise in one or more disciplines.

      Excellent Presentation and Communication skills.

      Willing and capable to balance business needs, without sacrificing the HR

role of being an employee advocate.

      Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking, deductive reasoning, inductive

reasoning and analytical skills..

      Ability to work effectively in high-pressure situations that require sound

decision making and involve confidential or sensitive matters.

      Maintain integrity & good eye for detail.

      Experience in using HR systems and databases is preferable

      Excellent PC skills especially Excel


      Bachelor’s Degree

      Language: Japanese – Native, English – Business level.

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. We are committed to making Colt an inclusive and supportive workplace

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