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Human Resources, Compensation Specialist, Director/VP, Tokyo

Job Title: Human Resources, Compensation Specialist, Director/VP, Tokyo
Location: Tokyo
Reference: D152ABC629E81B11
Job Published: September 13, 2018 13:54

Job Description


About the Company
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services Firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firms employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 747 offices in 42 countries.
As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture

This is a HR specialist role responsible for compensation as well as oversight of the payroll operations team. This role offers the right candidate an excellent opportunity to work in partnership with regional and global colleagues on a range of strategic initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:
Compensation Specialist
Build expertise in Morgan Stanley global compensation scheme and provide appropriate operational and advisory support on compensation plans and processes.
Partner with HR regional counterparts to manage the year-end compensation process.
Compensation and headcount reporting and analysis, including commentary on headcount, turnover and hiring trends.
Improvement and review of compensation platforms and process deliverables to ensure they offer most value to our users.
Produce ad-hoc analysis and miscellaneous reporting.
Research and analysis on competitive external market data, and related advisory support.

Payroll Team Lead
Lead and manage the Tokyo payroll operations team, providing clear direction to team on day to day activities, performance improvement, and career progression.
Overall responsibility for team output, including review and sign-off on monthly and year-end payroll processes.
Proactively communicate and collaborate with regional and global colleagues to exchange information and ensure strategic alignment.
Manage payroll and social insurance vendors including overall performance review, process improvements, technology enhancements and due diligence reviews.
Oversee the management of processes to identify and control risk, resolving or escalating risk as appropriate.
Ability to stay abreast of regulatory environment and market practices, update relevant stakeholders, and proactively propose and drive necessary changes.
Work closely with business partners to deliver improved services and solutions that cater to the changing business needs.


Skills and Qualifications Required:
University degree and 8+ years of experience as HR compensation and/or payroll specialist. Familiarity with Japanese withholding taxes, social insurance system, and deferred compensation plans a plus.
2+ years of managerial experience, with ability to lead and motivate direct reports to achieve goals.
2+ years of vendor management experience.
Business level English and Japanese communication, verbal and written.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively and build relationship with colleagues locally and globally, within and outside of HR.
Strong communication skills with ability to influence, build consensus and manage conflict.
Ability to drive projects and initiatives with minimal supervision.
Focus and interest in continuous process improvement and optimization, and proposes innovative ideas.
High attention to detail and quality of work.
Excellent prioritization, analytical and critical thinking skills.
Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and willingness to contribute to HR initiatives outside day to day responsibilities.
Microsoft Office, strong Excel skills (proficient in the use of functions, pivot tables etc), and aptitude for learning and assimilating new systems and technologies.

Equal Opportunity Statement
Morgan Stanleys goal is to build and maintain a workforce that is diverse in experience and background but uniform in reflecting our standards of integrity and excellence. Consequently, our recruiting efforts reflect our desire to attract and retain the best and brightest from all talent pools. We want to be the first choice for prospective employees.

It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy/maternity leave), veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce (M/F/D/V).