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People & Ressources Humaines, Projets & Services Support

<IKEA Japan/Head office> HR Manager Full-time

Chiba, Japan People & Ressources Humaines Temps Complet
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Description de poste

Numéro de l'offre: 228463

Date de publication: 04/07/2024

Why we will love you

*the official title of this position is 'Service Office People & Culture Manager'

•Proven advanced training in HR Management or equivalent
•Minimum of 3 years of Human Resources experience.
•Experience in the development and implementation of strategic plans
•Experience from a global matrix organisation and/or participating on global projects
• High proficiency in both Japanese and English
• Currently resident in Japan

• Knowledge of how to set direction, create and manage long-term plans, set budgets and goals, and follow up on KPIs
• Knowledge of how to plan, attract, grow, deploy, reward and support co-workers & leaders and their careers
• Knowledge of identifying, assessing, selecting and hiring suitable candidates
• Knowledge of introducing a co-worker to IKEA, the team and work activities in an effective and performance-enhancing way
• Knowledge of how to analyse data from digital sources to gain insights of customers for business purposes and decision making
• Knowledge of different leadership styles (such as interdependent, indirect, situational etc.) and needs as well as appropriate use for different situations

Your responsibilities

• Business partner to senior leaders in the Service Office, responsible for execution of all People activities for co-workers in the SO
• Ensure the People strategy, global principles/guidelines and relevant business plans relate and come together in a local People action plan that is operationally implemented and lived up to
• Influence senior managers in the SO to continuously develop local leadership capabilities and business competence within their function according to business needs
• Responsible for working with Recruitment & Sourcing function in identifying and driving the opportunities to develop the relevant offer of IKEA as a local employer
• Responsible for ensuring a qualitative and up-to-date succession plan by influencing managers in taking the lead with special focus on talents and high-performing potentials, making use of global tools and processes for succession planning
• Together with Business Navigation deliver a local staff cost budget which secures a diverse, appropriate staff structure and meets the defined business and productivity goals in the unit
• Responsible for implementing a co-worker relations plan that effectively manages all local interactions with co-workers and ensures that all areas in the unit work with the labour relations principles and uphold local policies, procedures and laws – working in collaboration with Co-worker Relations Manager
• Manager for Local HR BPs from other local entities in the country – providing support and guidance to ensure a consistent co-worker experience for all co-workers in the country e.g. Centres, IMS, ICAs

Responsible for efficient, effective and consistent execution of all People activities in the Service Office by acting as a business partner to senior leaders in the service office. Where relevant, manager for Local HR BPs for all other local entities in the country to support
them in executing a consistent and high quality co-worker experience for all co-workers in the country.
Facilitate a working environment where the IKEA values and culture are a living reality.

About this work area


【Working at IKEA】
Everyone has a home at IKEA. Our way of working values work, family, and individuality.
To get a better image of our culture, watch the following 9 interviews with some of our coworkers.

Our head office is on the 5th floor of the Tokyo-Bay store. The style of working is hybrid; we are welcomed to work in the office 2-3 times a week and work from home the remainder. The office is a bright, open collaboration space (of course IKEA furnished!). We embrace challenges, trying new things, making mistakes in the process and learning from them. Together we achieve great things, and we want to invite you to help us “create a better everyday life for the many people.”

【OPEN IKEA internal recruitment system】
At IKEA we went you to take your career in the direction of your passions. When we recruit for an opening, the position is available to apply to by all IKEA employees. This includes domestic and international opportunities.
Where will your career take you? To the IKEA stores? A different country? Up and up in your current department? It is up to you!

【Employment Status】
- Full-time regular employee- 40 hours per week contract
- Probation period: 6 months
- Start date is the first day of every month (consult with us about your start date)
- Retirement age: 65 years old

- Social insurance: welfare pension, health insurance, and unemployment insurance
- Transportation expense (up to 1,530 yen/day)
Parking spaces available for car commutation

-We have a generous vacation package, with 16 paid leave days available in the first year (can be used after 6-months probation). Our total yearly paid time off totals 127 days per year.
In addition, we also provide congratulatory or condolence leave, maternity leave, nursing care leave, childcare leave, paternity leave, childcare leave for partners, personal injury leave, nursing leave, volunteer leave, family care leave
No matter what life stage you are at, we have the leave to support you!

- Uniform rental (if required)
- Employee discount system
- Employee cafeteria
- Christmas gift
- Great value life insurance, long-term medical care insurance plans (opt-in)
- Retirement allowance system (corporate defined contribution pension plan: 3 years or more of service)
- Employee smoking area
- Extensive learning opportunities including Rosetta Stone (language learning) and Linkedin learning subscriptions

【How to apply】
Think this might be the job for you? Please apply today using the register button on this page!
Attach a resume and cover letter, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

*As IKEA is a global company, time zones can affect the closing of application periods. Please apply at least 2 days before the deadline.
*Furthermore, it is possible a position's recruitment may close early if the contract has been filled. We advise that you submit an application as soon as you can.

"At IKEA, we believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and be given equal opportunities"
Diversity is a key to success; diversity comes in all shapes and sizes. Being ourselves, and contributing with our uniqueness, makes us all grow.
At Ingka Group, we welcome all dimensions of diversity. A diverse and inclusive workplace is good for our co-workers, for our customers and our business.
We strive to have a diverse and inclusive work environment where co-workers feel valued for their uniqueness, recognized for their diverse talents, and where they can be themselves.
IKEA Japan would like to explore together. If you have a passion for this position, please don’t hesitate to apply!
Let’s get closer to our vision of “creating a better everyday life for the many people” together!

If you are in need of support to apply, or to participate in an interview due to a disability, please contact us anytime at the following email:

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