HR Specialist -Japan

Exciting opportunity to join Daniel Wellington Japan in the role of HR Specialist
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Since selling our first timepiece in 2011, Daniel Wellington has evolved into a global phenomenon that has disrupted an entire industry. We are an exciting, vibrant, and innovative brand that challenges old conventions - continuously striving to enrich our customers' style through timeless pieces. 

When you join us, you are joining a brand that values entrepreneurship and inspires growth. Together we can achieve our aim of building the world's leading accessory brand. If you would like to contribute, here's how:

We're now looking for a HR Specialist to join our team in Japan. 


Working closely with the local General Manager, and Regional People & Culture Function, this role will be focused on leading HR activities in the local organization in Japan. You will be responsible for the end-to-end employee life-cycle, including; recruitment, employee engagement, setting up structures and workflows, compensation + benefits, payroll, people management and general office administration/support. You will partner closely with the local organisation Management team to facilitate and support HR and people initiatives, activities, and projects. We are seeking a leader to come in and take ownership of the HR area. This role requires taking initiative and working independently as well as being a strong team player and positive contributor to the DW culture. The Reporting line is to the General Manager Japan, and will be part of a broad regional and global team.

Your main tasks are:

  • Talent acquisition and recruitment 
  • Facilitate new hire onboarding 
  • Coordinate and oversee the management and administration of Compensation & Benefits
  • Provide support to employees and managers on various HR-related topics
  • Maintain employee files and records in electronic and paper form
  • Oversee and manage compliance with labor and all relevant regulations
  • Develop and implement HR policies and procedures
  • Support and facilitate Learning & Development Activities
  • Provide strong partnership to the organization and business stakeholders
  • Arrange monthly, quarterly, and annual events based on business’ needs (such as social and team building initiatives)
  • Support operational and administration needs of the Office
  • Provide day-to-day support on all People and HR related activities


  • Minimum 3-4 years’ work experience in a broad/generalist HR role
  • Experience in recruitment and people management
  • Experience in end-to-end Employee Lifecycle
  • Strong C&B knowledge, with experience managing Payroll Processing
  • Strong knowledge of  local labor laws, employment, and workplace regulations
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with stakeholders across the business
  • Experience in delivering and executing projects
  • Proactive with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in Japanese and English
  • Strong team player and know how to have fun!


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related fields
  • Experience from retail and/ or fast-moving growth companies
  • Big interest in the next generation HR


As a member of the DW team, you are a part of an inclusive and diverse workplace, where we want you to be yourself. You are given the opportunity to make an impact and directly contribute to our success. Along with continuous learning, you will have the chance to work and interact with people from all over the world, and together we create a world-class company. You will spend your days in collaborative and dynamic offices with a highly skilled team, do great work, and have fun while doing so.

Are we ticking your boxes?


This process will house personality tests and a case assignment in a later stage to help us break human biases as we believe in giving everyone an equal opportunity. Be yourself and hope to see you in the process!

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Temporarily remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


103-0028 Tokyo Directions


In addition to great benefits, you will get the chance to work in a global fast-paced and rapid-growing environment, constantly provided with new and exciting challenges. We take pride in building everything in-house, are all about constant learning and with that finding our own way of doing business. 

You will spend your days in collaborative and dynamic offices with a highly skilled team, do great work, and have fun while doing so.

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