Covance HR Specialist in 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.

  • Be responsible for HR admin support to all Japan employees

  • Support and assist the HR Partners on day to day issues and projects

  • Conducts the tasks related to the all Payroll process includingtime and attendance systemrelatedactivities

  • Conducts the payment of retirement allowance and other benefits

  • Be the first point of contact for all payroll and benefits queries for Japan employees

  • Be responsible for New Hire Orientation coordination and conducts HR admin part orientation

  • Contribute to and implement improvements to HR operational processes within Covance

  • Issue employee certificate/letters in a timely manner

  • Employee personal file and other HR relating file’s filing in a timely manner

  • Preparation, meeting and training coordination

  • Company Physician’s relating operational coordination (announce, meeting coordination, documents filings)

  • Coordinate and administrate the new hire onboarding and termination process

  • Medical Checkup relating activities coordination

  • Preparation of Labor Office relating documents submission

  • Provide HRIS reports to Business Unit Managers and HR Partners

  • Collaborate with other HR functions to conduct activities

  • Any other ad-hoc administrative duties related to HR

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


  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 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


  • Experience in HR (especially payroll, social insurance and labor law knowledge would be preferable)

  • Tax or legal background is a plus

Job Number 2018-20578

Job Category Human Resources

Position Type Full-Time

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