Director, HR Business Partner - Japan

The Company and Business
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a global, integrated healthcare services and products company, providing customized solutions for hospitals, health systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories, and physician offices worldwide.  

The company provides clinically proven medical products and pharmaceuticals and cost-effective solutions that enhance supply chain efficiency from hospital to home. Cardinal Health connects patients, providers, payers, pharmacists and manufacturers for integrated care coordination and better patient management. Backed by nearly 100 years of experience, with approximately 50,000 employees in 46 countries, Cardinal Health ranks among the top 25 on the Fortune 500.  

Led by CEO Steve Mason who oversees more than 17,000 employees, the GMPD (Global Medical Products and Distribution) is a global $15B provider of medical products and supply chain services across the health care continuum from hospitals to laboratories, physician offices, surgery centers, and patients in the home.

The Position
Reporting functionally to VP, International Human Resources and operationally to the President, Japan, the Human Resources Director plans and leads the Japan Human Resources function for both the Commercial and Manufacturing sites of the medical products businesses. The HRD partners the country president in aligning business objectives with developing and implementing strategies and design plans focused on human capital management, employee engagement and business performance.

The HRBP maintains an effective level of business literacy about the business unit’s financial position, its business plans and directions, its culture, and its competition to influence business decisions in an impactful way. 

The Individual
We are looking for a seasoned HR professional with experience overseeing a large and complex organization of approximately 500 employees and managing an HR staff.  We are seeking depth of experience working in a complex and matrixed environment with a focus on enhancing the organization through differentiated capabilities, change management and developing an engaged and high-performing culture.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Effectively balances business partner responsibility with employee advocacy, fosters a positive culture and high performing work environment.
Demonstrates a relentless approach to talent:
a)    Strategic workforce planning
b)    Talent development
c)    Capability gap assessments
d)    Organizational design and structure

-    Serves both as a change agent and as a curator of culture.
-    Collaborates with HR Centers of Expertise to execute enterprise-wide programs and solutions that advance the business, including annual performance management, compensation review and advocacy for our leaning and development programs.
-    Develops and implements plans and actions involving President and managers to improve employee engagement and leadership effectiveness.
-    Supports leaders as strategist, coach, change agent, curator of culture and architect.
-    Partners with assigned business leaders & HR teams to set both long term and short-term organization strategy and implement strategic HR initiatives to ensure the effectiveness of the organization.
-    Balances business partner responsibility with employee advocacy; builds a positive employee relations culture and work environment.
-    Develop communication plans and actions to improve employee engagement and manager effectiveness, and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
-    Champions talent development and movements to build organization overall capabilities and bench strength.
-    Influences the leadership team and acts as change agent in support of business evolution and transformations.  
-    Influences and supports President and local leadership team in making key people or HR related decisions.
-    Partners with other Japan Human Resources Team and build a professional and high performing HR team.  
-    Leads negotiation of agreements with union representatives and build harmonious working relationship to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
-    Participates and influences decision making on hiring of key positions and talents.
Develops and directs implementation of compensation and benefits programs that provide a competitive level of pay, motivation, and reward to employees.
-    Works closely with Global and Regional HR team and establish strong network and ties within the Global and Regional HR network. 
-    Leads and participates in local/regional/global HR initiatives/projects as required.
-    Leads to create the company’s value proposition and showcase it to retain and attract talents. 

Key Experiences / Requirements 
•    A minimum of a Bachelors’ degree in Human Resources or related discipline is required. 
•    A minimum of 12+ years of directly related Human Resources business partner experience is required. 
•    Prior supervisory and union management experience is key.
•    Previous experience working in the healthcare or medical device industry is preferred. 
•    Fluency in Japanese & English is required.  
•    Must be able to demonstrate time management, priority management, planning and coordination, multi-tasking skills and attention to details. 
•    Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing competing priorities and fast-paced work environment. 
•    Ability to work independently with a high level of discretion and confidentiality required. 
•    Strong computer skills and experience with HRIS software (Workday) is required. 
•    Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication and presentation skills. 
•    Strong ability to develop working relationships with others and understanding employee needs. 
•    Working in matrix organization, influencing others without reporting relationships
•    Strong change leadership and influencing skills.

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.