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HR Specialist / HR スペシャリスト

Covance 7/6/2018 5:20:50 PM
JOB ID: 20578 Category: Human Resources
Tokyo, Japan



Job Overview

Covance makes a difference in the lives of millions of people… and you will too: we have helped the pharmaceutical industry develop more medicines worldwide than any other company, including the top 50 best-selling drugs on the market today and 100 % of all Oncology drugs approved in 2016.

Explore this International HR Specialist opportunity with us and gain valuable Experience at a company where more than 90% of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies are repeat customers.

HR Administration

* Be responsible for HR admin support to all Japan employees
* Issues employee certificate/letters in a timely manner
* Files employee personal file and other HR relating files in a timely manner
* Coordinates and administrate the new hire onboarding and termination process
* Be responsible for new hire orientation coordination and conducts HR admin part of orientation
* Prepares and submits Labor Office related documents
* Collaborates with other HR functions to conduct activities
* Executes any other ad-hoc administrative duties and process improvements related to HR operations

Payroll & Benefit

* Be the first point of contact for all payroll and benefits queries from Covance Japan employees
* Conducts tasks related to the payroll process including time and attendance system related activities
* Conducts payment of retirement allowance and other benefits
* Coordinates company physician's visit (announce, set up meets, file documents etc.) and medical checkup related activities

HRBP Support

* Supports and assists local HR business partner HRBP) on day-to-day issues and projects
* Prepares and coordinate meetings and trainings for HRBP
* Provides HRIS reports to business unit managers and HRBP

Top 3 Reasons you should join us:

1. Energizing purpose. Our work improves lives. Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop 100% of the top 50 prescription drugs in the marketplace today. You will personally contribute every day to advancing healthcare.

2. Exceptional people. We are building a team of Talent Acquisition Business Relationship Managers, Talent Sourcing Recruiters, and Candidate Experience Coordinators to transform Talent Acquisition at Covance. You will learn with the most talented human resources minds, in an agile, supportive, and caring environment.

3. Extraordinary potential. You will work on the most stimulating and challenging talent challenges, in a flexible work environment, with the training and career development that will help you thrive personally and professionally.

There is no better time to join Covance. Together, let's shape new possibilities for your career and improve the lives of patients around the world.

For more information please contact Masashi Toyoda at


* Business level English and Native level Japanese
* Computer Skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint
* Attention to details and discreet on sensitive personnel issues
* Self motivator, client orientation and a team player in multicultural setting


* 2 to 3 years of HR administrator Experience (payroll, social insurance and labor law knowledge is preferable)
* Tax or legal background is a plus
* Track record of successful communication in virtual team/supervisor

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Tokyo, JPN - Japan


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).