Companies Demanding Strategic Experience in Japan's Selective Job Market
Tokyo, Mar 18, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Companies in Japan are hiring
back-office professionals with strategic skill sets despite a rise in
offshoring activity according to the recently released 2013 Salary Survey by
Robert Walters, one of the world's leading specialist professional
The comprehensive 14th edition of the annual Global Salary Survey, reports
that there is significant demand for bilingual professionals in Japan
experienced with performing strategic functions to help businesses transition
into global enterprises. The growth in hiring demand for these positions
contrasts the decline in recruitment for some back-office functions in Japan,
which companies have steadily offshored to cost-effective locations in
As more companies evaluated the viability of moving their production arms to
cheaper regions like Indonesia or Thailand, companies sought accounting
professionals with business planning skills. Strong forecasting ability also
became increasingly important to accurately assist management with budget
planning and developing strategy.
Employers also recruited for strategic human resources and technology
positions to reduce costs in businesses growing internationally. With an
increase in outbound acquisitions, companies sought HR professionals able to
integrate hierarchy and compensation structures in merging companies.
Additionally, employers recruited for strategic IT professionals to reduce
costs by implementing regional technology upgrades, such as for customer
relationship management (CRM) software.
Nathaniel Pemberton, Osaka Manager at Robert Walters Japan comments:
"With more transactional positions targeted for moves offshore,
Japan-based professionals will need to contribute strategically, whether
through improving workflow processes or helping reduce operational costs.
However, as much of the streamlining activity is set to be completed in the
first half of 2013, we expect recruitment later in the year to be predominately
on a replacement basis."
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About the Robert Walters Salary Survey
The 14th annual Robert Walters Global Salary Survey is the first bilingual
report of its kind in Japan. The Survey offers detailed market conditions and
salary outlook for all professional positions and industries in Japan and
across our global network of 23 countries worldwide.
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