Director HR Retail

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


Develop and implement adidas Japan Own Retail integrated HR programs and systems to support own retail business growth and enable a best in class organization with long term success of the business.


Key Responsibilities:   


  • Propose HR strategy for aJapan Own Retail to sustain current business and support further growth.
  • Support roll out of new store formats in Japan
  • Act as the trusted business partner for Japan Own Retail team in HR issues/initiatives, provide HR solution/service base on the business needs, including but not limited to HC planning, team structure, performance evaluation, talent identification, merit increase etc., and assist line managers to monitoring/improving employees' performance & morale, etc. to build up short term and long-term talent pipeline
  • Provide HR advise, expertise and consulting to Retail VP and Retail management team on their vision, strategies and requirements, including business transformation, organization planning & development, change management, talent planning, etc. and make the most appropriate tool or resource available to meet the business needs
  • Optimize recruitment channels, establish new recruitment platforms, and enhance recruitment efficiency to support growth of business in alignment with local and regional Talent Acquisition Team.
  • Adapt and implement performance management system to drive performance culture in the retail stores
  • Work closely with Rewards team to design proper remuneration systems for own retail which includes but not limited to salary structure, commission scheme, benefits program and recognition program
  • Work with Retail Training Team to map out development roadmap and conduct regular promotion cycle and build talent pipeline for upcoming new store expansion
  • Advise the retail managers (district manager/store manager) on how to motivate, coach and manage the retail staff
  • Drive key retail HR projects/initiatives which are in support of furthering the business goals and strengthening functional capability
  • Implement and execute consistently key HR core processes
  • Drive PEX and FTE/HC planning process and compensation scheme from an HR perspective
  • Ensure local legislation (health & safety and others) are will be followed
  • Supervise and provide job coaching for subordinates
  • Set performance plan with direct reports; review and evaluate performance


Key Relationships: 


  • Own Retail organization
  • HR functions
  • FP&A
  • External consultants
  • Vendors


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Customer oriented, approachable, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with conflicts and ambiguity
  • Ability to establish a strong rapport and professional credibility to influence at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to navigate in a complex organization with multiple key stakeholders to achieve results
  • Great organization and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated presentation and facilitation skills to all employees including management
  • Good project management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in both, local language and English
  • A good team player with supervisory and management skills


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher
  • 10+ years’ experience in HR function in consumer/ fashion industry, experience in Retail will be a plus
  • Great understanding of the FMCG/consumer goods industry
  • Advanced MS Office Skills, SAP experience is a plus

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Job Title:  Director HR Retail

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Tokyo
TEAM:  Human Resources
Country/Region:  JP
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  197271