Japanese Bilingual HR Director/Translator (2054)

Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Job Type

Full-Time; Direct-Hire

About the Role

Location: Valley area Shift: Monday to Friday; 9:00am to 6:00pm Compensation: $100,000 - $120,000 /YR (DOE) + benefits

Job duties include but not limited to:

  • Collaborates with senior leadership to understand the organizations goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention

  • Plans, leads, develops, coordinates, and implements policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the organizations human resource compliance and strategy needs

  • Administers or oversees the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development

  • Identifies staffing and recruiting needs; develops and executes best practices for hiring and talent management

  • Conducts research and analysis of organizational trends including review of reports and metrics from the organizations human resource information system (HRIS) or talent management system

  • Monitors and ensures the organizations compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance

  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; applies this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to upper management

  • Develops and implements departmental budget

  • Facilitates professional development, training, and certification activities for HR staff

  • Translating documents and providing interpretations in English/Japanese

  • Performs other duties as required


  • Must be bilingual in Japanese/English

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in Human Resources

  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in a managerial position

  • Past experience in translating documents

  • Past experience handling HR for multiple branches

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills

  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate

  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software

  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organizations HRIS and talent management systems