Manager HR Business Partner

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As a Human Resources Business Partner, you will be a champion of Otsuka’s culture and values, partnering with our business leaders to help them build their organizations. The successful candidate acts as a champion for the People Department and the businesses they support, our products and services, Otsuka culture, monitoring the effect of business decisions on people and advises management appropriately. This individual is not afraid to challenge the status quo. The successful person is learning agile and able to deal with ambiguity while translating complex issues into clear and coherent solutions.


HR Business Partner Responsibilities

  • Partner with the business on complex organizational challenges and manage people-related solutions
  • Understand every aspect of the business and contribute as a thought-leader regarding People and Organizational topics
  • Think big, use analytics to guide your work, be comfortable challenging convention, and in some cases, reinvent how work is done
  • Partner with a cross-functional group of subject-matter experts to design and execute strategy for how we staff, onboard, develop, motivate, retain and organize work
  • Partner with Business Leadership and HR team to ensure consistency of approach, message, and execution using proven tools in line with competency model
  • Support the implementation of major changes on people and the organization
  • Collaborate with HRBP team to ensure the cross-functional impacts are recognized and addressed
  • Reinforce a performance management strategy that provides clarity of direction, reliable measurement and clear feedback, drives accountability, focuses on coaching/development, and is underpinned by Otsuka core values and competencies
  • Contribute to the development of talent acquisition strategies as well as employee development strategies
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention
  • Partners with HR Operations (Total Rewards, HRIS, and Payroll) and Talent (Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, and Performance Management) to ensure life cycle transactions are managed in an organized and consistent manner using proven tools and assessments
  • Manage the delivery of cyclical programs to business clients ensuring consistency across HRBPs
  • Consult team/department through data analysis, including reporting, presentation development and managing special ad hoc projects
  • Provide guidance and input on restructuring and resource optimization initiatives
  • Manage employee relations issues including participation in internal investigations and providing recommendations for resolution



  • Strategic thinker with experience in execution of complex, multi-functional projects and programs
  • Able to influence at all levels through clear, informed and logical business justification and discussion
  • Inspires trust and has the ability to gauge the atmosphere and culture of assigned clients and the overall organization
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative thinking
  • Understanding of HR legal compliance requirements
  • Understanding of HR programs relative to support of business objectives
  • Ability to work effectively in an environment of change and manage multiple priorities concurrently through strong project management, systems knowledge, and effective communication
  • Demonstrated track record of taking initiative, having a sense of urgency and proactively proposing solutions to challenges
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team setting and interact and build relationships across the organization
  • Education and Related Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources Management, or related field
  • Minimum three years of related work experience
  • Effective communicator with the ability to build relationships with senior leaders and a complex set of stakeholders to drive organizational change
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and being a part of complex strategy discussions
  • Travel 15-20%


  • Experience working as a management consultant, working with external clients
  • Organizational design and/or change management experience
  • Experience working with a start-up, technology or other innovative company in some capacity

Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.



This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.


Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a global healthcare company with the corporate philosophy: “Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide.” Otsuka researches, develops, manufactures and markets innovative products, with a focus on pharmaceutical products to meet unmet medical needs and nutraceutical products for the maintenance of everyday health.

In pharmaceuticals, Otsuka is a leader in the challenging area of mental health and also has research programs on several under-addressed diseases including tuberculosis, a significant global public health issue. These commitments illustrate how Otsuka is a “big venture” company at heart, applying a youthful spirit of creativity in everything it does.

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The Otsuka group of companies employed 45,000 people worldwide and had consolidated sales of approximately USD 11 billion (€ 9.9 billion) in 2016. 

All Otsuka stories start by taking the road less travelled. Learn more about Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company on its global website at Learn more about Otsuka in the U.S. at

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