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Brown-Forman Human Resources Specialist - Japan in Tokyo, Japan

Quote from Hiring Manager

We have a fantastic opportunity to join the Brown-Forman Japan HR team as we grow and evolve with the organization in the emerging Asian market. You will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment with different areas and partners to support our culture, performance and process standards. We are looking for someone who is flexible, passionate about people, and embodies our company values to provide excellent service to our internal customers.

Meaningful Work From Day One

HR Specialist responsibilities include administering HR processes, maintaining organizational information, and collaborating with HR business partners to complete assignments which include reporting, analysis, workforce planning, performance management, onboarding, and organizational changes. Serves as the point of contact for employees for day-to-day HR services.

What You Can Expect

● Responsible for managing employee data in Workday and supporting HR Managers with open positions, employment offers, compensation/job evaluations, benefit communications, and performance management processes, as well as Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and metrics.

● Provides basic HR guidance to employees on various topics and issues in partnership with HR Managers.

● Creates reports and researches and analyzes data for the HR management team. Works closely with the HR Director, HR Managers, and hiring managers to provide support with employee data and implement changes for workforce planning, performance management, and other HR matters.

● Develops and maintains close working relationships with a broad scope of employees across Brown-Forman to ensure timely coordination and accomplishment of assigned responsibilities.

● Supports HR Managers to ensure a successful onboarding experience for new hires, including communication with candidates, partnering with the hiring manager to develop an effective onboarding plan and leading orientation.

● Leads HR business process execution, including functional area incentive and performance management processes, reporting, and auditing information in Workday. Continuously identifies process improvement opportunities and implements changes within the scope of the role.

● Other HR projects as assigned, including:

○ Prepares reports and serves as liaison with Payroll for processing payment of salaries, overtime, bonuses, sales commissions, etc.

○ Coordinates necessary security roles and updates with IT Security.

What You Bring to the Table

● Minimum of two (2) years experience in an HR Generalist role or performing HR systems responsibilities.

● Must be able to plan, organize, and complete assignments in a timely manner with minimal oversight.

● Detail and process-oriented problem solver, with a focus on customer service, who is able to work independently or with a team .

● Strong computer skills with current, or ability to quickly build, proficiency of Google Workplace [Slides, Docs, Sheets, Drive, Calendar and Mail], Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel and other software, as needed.

● Demonstrated professionalism and attention to detail.

● Fluent in business Japanese and English.

What Makes You Unique

● Experience working within an international consumer products company, operating across multiple countries and cultures.

Who We Are

We believe great people build great brands. And we know there is Nothing Better in the Market than a career at Brown-Forman. Being a part of Brown-Forman means you will grow both personally and professionally. You will have the opportunity to solve problems, seize opportunities, and generate bold ideas. You will belong to a place where teamwork matters and where you are encouraged to bring your best self to work.

Many Spirits, One Brown‑Forman- We believe that an inclusive culture, one that values the diversity and unique perspective of each individual, allows us each to bring our best self to work and leads to greater teamwork, creativity, and trust.

Cultivating a Caring Culture- We know that our strong culture is one of the many reasons people love working at Brown‑Forman.

Enriching Life. Enriching Careers- At Brown‑Forman, we craft products known for bringing people together. Our employees have made us what we are today and are the reason for our success. Do not just take our word for it. Brown‑Forman is consistently recognized as a Great Place to Work® in

countries around the world.

What We Offer

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer equitable pay structures for individual and company performance alongside a premium employee experience. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce.


Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Emerging International Division

Function: HR

City: Tokyo


Country: JPN

Req ID: JR-00007339