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Primary Location: 

Japan - Toyama, JP

Function:  Human Resources
Job Category:  Support Functions

HR Generalist WJP

General Purpose of Job:

- Performs and coordinates immediate activities to meet objectives.

- Typically experienced HR Generalists with full scope of HR activities in big country with local scope.

- Provide HR support to the country aligned with Wärtsilä#s global HR

guidelines and relevant legislation in the areas of organizational

development & design; resourcing & recruitment; learning & development;

performance management; career development; rewarding; motivation &

engagement and related supporting tools.


1.Main responsibilities:

1) One contact window for Toyama managements and employees

2) Deliver HR professional service independently in cooperation with global HR and local HR functional champions

3) Promote following HR activities in Toyama aligning with global HR policies and initiatives

    >Performance Management

    >Organization Development

    >Talent Development

    >Talent Acquisition

    >Labor compliance

    >Employee Relations

    >Labor Union Management


2. Country HR Champion for following roles

1) HRIS and HR report / Statistics management

2) Local HR process management (except payroll )

3) Performance Management

4) Compensation planning

5) HR compliance and legal affairs (including HR related contract)


3. Necessary Experience

1) More than 5 years experience as HR generalist

2) More than 5 years experience for union management / negotiation

3) Composition of work regulation & labor agreements

4) Trainer for leadership or other HR related training

5) Handle difficult ER cases (Disciplinary action, Severance, Harassment, etc.)

6) Compensation & benefit management (e.g.  comp surveys)


4. Desirable Experiences

1) Recruiter (both new grads & professional)

2) HR generalist for manufacturing site

3) Labor legal suits management

4) EHS committee member in manufacturing site.


5. Necessary Knowledge / Skills

1) Advanced knowledge about Japan labor laws and practices

2) Advanced knowledge of HR database and IT systems

3) Advanced knowledge about JG and market pay structures

4) General knowledge about performance appraisal processes

5) General knowledge about recruiting processes

6) Project management / Planning

7) Interview

8) Facilitation

9) Coaching


6. Desirable Skill / Knowledge

1) General knowledge about EHS related / ISO or OSHAS audit

2) Advanced knowledge about payroll process

3) Advanced knowledge about social insurance


7. Language Skills

1) Native level Japanese

2) Advanced business level English skill (TOEIC 850 or above)


8. Required competencies

1) Customer oriented

2) Proactively communicate with others / influence others even without authorities

3) Act or respond in timely manners

4) Result oriented

5) Strategic thinking  and planning

6) Prioritization under right decision making  / Critical thinking

7) Do not give up objectives even under complicated and difficult situations

8) Keep disciplined manner as senior HR professional, role model for  employees and other HR members



If you have any query, please contact to Hidetaka Oda   hidetaka.oda@wartsila.com


This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2018, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com