HR Partner - Dow Toray Japan

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Position: HR Partner - Dow Toray Japan

Primary location Tokyo (JPN), Tokyo, Japan

Schedule: Full time

Date Posted: 11/29/2022

Job Number: R2036284

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The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting opportunity for a Human Resources (HR) Partner.  Our HR organization is in the process of transforming to a leading-edge operating model to deliver the best Employee Experience through exceptional delivery of a portfolio of solutions.  The HR Partner role will be dedicated to the execution of the people agenda and consulting on talent.

We are looking for people who:

  • Are never satisfied with the status quo
  • Build successful relationships and thrive in diverse networks and working teams
  • Are willing to try “new ways” of doing things
  • Desire to understand the business and external customers
  • Enjoy using data to tell a story or make a case for change
  • Experience and expertise on Labor Relations

Job Overview

Brings value to Japan by working with client groups to understand country needs. Must be a credible partner skilled at communicating to various levels of the organization. May also be responsible for the people activities in compliance with local labor legislation.

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Provides HR support across multiple sites for M&E functions in Japan
  • Responsible to manage union related activities and LR/ER issue in the country
  • Partners with leaders to deliver people priorities aligned to function people strategy
  • Advise People leader to ensure people agenda is aligned with employee and local labor relations
  • Applies and advises on relevant local law and regulations related to employee and labor relations.
  • May also fulfill local Labor compliance work that is not be delivered from centralized HR Services team
  • Provides feedback to HR Services regarding local implementation employee/labor relationship issues
  • Resolves complex problems by applying in-depth conceptual and working knowledge of HR partner processes and has at least intermediate knowledge of all other HR disciplines
  • Leads projects and/or steps of projects with manageable risks and resource requirements
  • Understands best practices and how HR processes relates to others
  • May lead small projects with manageable risks and resource requirements
  • Serves as resource for less experienced colleagues
  • Explains difficult or sensitive information and handles sensitive people issues
  • Works to build consensus
  • Analyzes and resolves complex problems
  • Examines information from multiple sources and uses judgement to evaluate established and new solutions
  • Performance impacts a range of clients, projects, or activities within own team and other related teams
  • Collaborates with multiple HR colleagues in and outside of Japan


  • 8+ years’ Experience working at management level within HR ideally in an HR business partner role
  • Strong customer focus and employee experience mindset
  • Business and financial acumen
  • Strong relationship, partnership and consultancy skills
  • Comfortable pushing difficult perspectives, challenging and influencing
  • Deep understanding of the organization climate and interventions that create great employee experience
  • Have knowledge in Japan Employment Regulation
  • Excellent written and verbal skills

Dow Offers: 

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment 
  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth 
  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world 
  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others 

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership to achieve profitable growth and deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated, science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Dow operates 104 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $55 billion in 2021. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment.  We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on