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Dow Jones People Advisor, Japan in Tokyo, Japan

Job Description:

Dow Jones, a leader in the global media industry, seeks a People Advisor to work as partner and consultant to our global business units. The People Advisor is an effective administrator and HR practitioner who embodies and supports our core values of curiosity, trust & humility. This position will be based in Tokyo, Japan.

The People team is uniquely positioned as a partner to our employees and businesses to co-create and develop relationships strategically focused on both people and business goals. People Advisors understand the evolving needs of the business. Through collaboration with the People team’s Centers of Expertise, Advisors ensure the workforce is fit for the future. Reporting to the VP, People Asia-Pacific, the People Advisor will support the team effectiveness process. A true proponent of data-driven strategies, the People Advisor is capable of challenging convention, building relationships and thinking critically.

Position Summary

Central in this role is to build and develop effective relationships with employees and business partners across the region as a creative thought partner. The People Advisor will be a champion of organizational culture and core values. She/he will help to define and exhibit behaviors that enable the desired culture.


  • Provide strategic business partnership, thought partnership, and coaching to all levels of the organization. You will also provide appropriate coaching and development feedback to managers and individual contributors across the organization.

  • Build/develop cohesive, working relationships with key stakeholders and business partners ensuring a smooth implementation and execution of all HR initiatives. You will be a trusted confidante, advisor and coach to senior leaders and executives in your business areas.

  • Work closely and in constant communication with Business Partners in other locations to ensure fluid and cohesive People business partnering of each business area.

  • Drive employee engagement across assigned business units, and the region as a whole.

  • Manage and facilitate organizational design and ongoing org and team visioning, and team building that supports change and drives growth. This will include championing talent mapping initiatives and succession planning for all employee groups, identifying employee development needs, making recommendations and implementing appropriate solutions.

  • Coach internal client base to become effective in managing performance, conduct, difficult personalities, and engagement.

  • Effectively manage, with local expertise and sensitivity, employee relations issues, employee resourcing, local labour issues and employee relations in Japan.

  • Manage and nurture relationships with key partners within the organisation, including the Payroll, Finance, Legal, Facilities, Technology and local business leaders.

  • Be a passionate employee engagement and company culture champion; and facilitate team meetings / training as needed.

HR Operations

  • Advise the Global People teams on the Japanese market landscapes and best in market practices to ensure these are accounted for in our HR strategy / policy roll outs. This will include interpreting Global / US focused company policies ensuring compliance with labour laws and local market practice and initiating, reviewing or revamping policies/procedures where necessary to ensure legislation compliance.

  • Strive toward excellence in knowledge of local employment practices to ensure the team and Company are in compliance with local laws.

  • Strive toward excellence and support Global Mobility efforts and related matters in assigned business areas.

  • Provide sound, efficient and creative advice from immigration counsels and global mobility providers. Ensure an excellent employee experience at all times.

  • Work closely with the Benefits team to ensure employee benefits are effectively executed in the location.

  • Review and provide supporting documentation to the Payroll team for payroll and social insurances matters. Answer any related queries in the process.

  • Perform data audits to ensure timely and accurate entry and maintenance of the employee database and in all human resources administrative tasks including contracts of employment, salary increase letters, confirmation letters, and staff records, including regular reporting.

  • Collaborate and support People team projects.

Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • Human resource and or experience certifications preferred.

  • Strong knowledge of Japanese labor laws;

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal in Japanese and English;

  • Knowledge of Workday HR system, Google Suite, MS Word and Excel;

  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude, team player

If this position matches your experience, skills and motivations please submit your CV and a covering letter detailing why you feel you are suitable for the role.

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Business Area: PEOPLE

Job Category: Human Resources Group

About Us

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 20411