Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Japan 1

Tokyo | Japan | Human Resources

Purpose:  Provides leadership to the talent acquisition team developing their capabilities and competencies.  Partner with Director TA to develop functional recruiting strategies and act as a strategic recruiting partner to HR leadership within adidas Japan.

Key Recruiting Responsibilities

  • Drive team development through appropriate coaching and managerial processes.
  • Ensure the effective implementation and adoption of all TA processes and programs.
  • Develop powerful recruiting and employer branding strategies by leveraging key partners within the organization.
  • Manage senior business relationships to ensure alignment of talent needs, solve problems and develop new strategies that support the overall effectiveness of recruitment.
  • Drive strategic planning and quarterly review meetings with functional/market senior leadership to understand trends as well as current and upcoming talent requirements in order to build a strategy to support overall recruitment effectiveness.
  • Coach and influence senior management (business and HR) to gain alignment on all aspects of talent acquisition including candidate collaboration, resource allocation and funding requirements.
  • Champion global recruiting initiatives and lead change efforts to ensure harmonized implementation of strategies, standards and processes across all areas of support.
  • Ensure a strong knowledge of adidas Group Functions, Markets and teams to be able to understand current and future talent requirements and build strategies to support these areas.
  • Partner with overall TA organization and encourage direct reports to drive a collaborative approach to recruiting and driving best practices.
  • Utilizes data, trends and customer information to gather insights to drive appropriate candidate generation and talent pool strategies.
  • Owns responsibility for candidate and hiring manager experience results and drives standards to ensure a quality performance against all standards.
  • Effectively utilize comprehensive knowledge of adidas brand and adidas Group offerings, benefits, comp strategies, and programs to market adidas and the adidas Group as an Employer of Choice.

Skill Requirements:

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage change, problem solve and influence hiring behavior.
  • Ability to set clear goals and deliver into key objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of leadership.
  • Ability to work on local, national and international searches.
  • Strong level of expertise within the market(s) you are responsible for  and across multiple functions.
  • Demonstrated people management skills and the ability to lead people towards achieving objectives.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Proven performance achieving goals and standards.


  • Demonstrates strong collaboration skills including the ability to set clear goals, involve others in decision making and building productive relationships.
    • Cnnects goals of the team to company vision.
    • Strengthens partnerships between individuals and teams.
    • Aligns individual gals with others to broaden company strategy.
    • Seeks ut other perspectives and uses others contributions to enhance quality decisions.
    • Establishes the right balance f collaboration and independence.
    • Is transparent with gals, objectives and the status of ongoing projects.
    • Builds relatinships with people throughout the organization.
    • Encurages others to contribute towards team goals.
    • Addresses and crrects non-productive team behaviors.
  • Demonstrates a high level of confidence by setting high expectations for personal and team performance, the self-awareness and desire to learn and grow as a leader and the ability inspire and empower others to deliver and contribute.
    • Hlds oneself and others accountable for delivering on commitments.
    • Takes wnership of goals and responsibilities.
    • Shws versatility and stamina to achieve goals.
    • Puts effrt into their own and others personal and professional growth.
    • Identifies pportunities to advance the knowledge and skills of others.
    • Uses recgnition and celebration to energize and inspire others.
    • Ensures team has the right tols and resources to achieve its goals.
    • Creates energy and mtivation within their team and the broader TA organization.
  • Consistently seeks new and innovative solutions, creates an environment that fosters creativity and risk taking and has the ability to turn ideas into actions.
    • Encurages curiosity and active exploration of new ideas and opportunities.
    • Uses a test and learn apprach and allows for failure in pursuit of knowledge.
    • Pushes bundaries and challenges conventional thinking.
    • Creates and envirnment that encourages creativity.
    • Prvides a safe environment for healthy skepticism and critical thinking.
    • Recgnizes innovative thinking by helping advance ideas and acknowledge progress.
    • Turns creative ideas int meaningful outcomes – shows results.
    • Cntributes to the ideas of others and allows others to influence ideas.
    • Creates smething new when necessary as well as supports existing ideas.

Experience Requirements:

  • University Degree in HR, Business or related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in recruiting (agency or in-house)
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in people management and leading teams by creating a high performance environment build around creativity and empowerment.
  • Experience directly/indirectly managing people towards business objectives.
  • Strong knowledge of the footwear, apparel, retail industry.
  • Track record of success driving a holistic recruitment strategy (needs assessment, planning, execution and embedding) for multiple functions and/or markets.
  • Demonstrated success independently executing against project deliverables, targets and mid-term, long term objectives as well as leading people towards achieving targets and deliverables.
  • Strong stakeholder management and stakeholder engagement experience including influencing senior leaders.
  • Has demonstrated a strong mind-set and results related to experience with a specific focus on candidates, managers and recruiters.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to achieve key objectives and make critical decisions.
  • Strong collaboration and partnership skills with HR, Business and Recruiting colleagues.
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The Facts

Jobtitle Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Japan 1
Team Human Resources
Brand adidas
City Tokyo
Location Japan
Number 204688
Position Type Full time
Date Oct-25, 2019
Relocation no

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