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Brown-Forman Human Resources Manager - Japan in Tokyo, Japan

Meaningful Work from Day 1 The Human Resources Manager is responsible for delivering HR services, operations, projects and tactical support to the BF Japan. The position takes part in the change management process in terms of operational and tactical responsibilities as we move to Own Distribution, and as we continue to grow in the size of the organization. The position works independently as well as a part of the local HR team to plan and execute HR strategies and acts as a first point of contact for many of the employees and line managers in the business units.

What you can expect

Fosters a culture of teamwork and inclusion, promoting the shared understanding of B-F values and operating principles that align HR policies and practices to support the achievement of business goals.

Partners with Global Talent Acquisition and leaders in the recruitment and selection process, from job description development through Day 1 onboarding for salaried roles.

Provides counsel to employees and managers regarding questions or concerns

related to compensation, employee relations, performance management, coaching, etc.

Partners with the HR Director to support organizational structure initiatives, organization and culture change initiatives to build operational agility, diversity management and leadership capability, acting as a change agent.

Manages personnel administration processes for employees with personal changes, collection of necessary documents, ensuring regulatory and compliance training completion, etc.

Partners with other HRBPs and People Development team on HR Communications relating to performance management process, Global Communications and initiatives.

Supports performance management activities, overseeing and monitoring the

employee development plan process, providing counsel to managers and employees on the performance management process including: coordinating and overseeing the implementation of employee performance plans, and managing the process to a mutually-beneficial end for all involved.

Ensures uniform and equitable application of organizational policies and procedures including investigation and resolution of employee issues, if applicable.

Partners with other HR groups (Compensation, Payroll, Benefits, Talent and Performance Management, and Employee Experience teams) to ensure complete and accurate processes are enlisted to support employees’ needs

What you will bring to the table

  • College/University (Bachelors or Equivalent);

  • 5+ years of experience in independent HR position, preferably in generalist function

  • Advanced computer skills with current, or ability to quickly build, proficiency of Google G Suite [Slides, Docs, Sheets, Drive, Calendar and Mail], Microsoft Word, Power Point,

  • Excel and other software, as needed.

  • Excellent collaboration, communication, coaching and influencing skills

  • Ability to build strong relationships throughout all levels and across cultures

  • Fluent English and Japanese in reading/writing as well as speaking/listening

Who We Are

Imagine working for a company that welcomes you in, inspires you to bring your best self to every opportunity, and encourages you to grow and develop your career in a resilient and fun industry. Brown-Forman offers our employees this kind of career and environment and has for more than 150 years. Together, we proudly live and work by our values, striving each day to be better and do better as people, as a company, and as members of the communities we call home. Come have a seat at our table!

Many Spirits, One Brown‑Forman- We believe that an inclusive culture, one that values the diversity and unique perspective of each individual, allows us each to bring our best self to work and leads to greater teamwork, creativity, and trust.

Cultivating a Caring Culture- We know that our strong culture is one of the many reasons people love working at Brown‑Forman.

Enriching Life. Enriching Careers- At Brown‑Forman, we craft products known for bringing people together. Our employees have made us what we are today and are the reason for our success. Do not just take our word for it. Brown‑Forman is consistently recognized as a Great Place to Work® in countries around the world.

What We Offer

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer equitable pay structures for individual and company performance alongside a premium employee experience. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce.

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Emerging International Division

City: Tokyo


Country: JPN

Req ID: JR-00006518