Manager, Human Resources

May Mobility

Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

Full time

Nov 26

May Mobility is transforming transportation by developing and deploying autonomous shuttles that get people where they need to go-- safely, easily, and with a lot more fun. Our vehicles are on the streets of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Indianapolis, Indiana, Arlington, Texas and Hiroshima, Japan navigating complex downtown scenarios and transporting thousands of people on their daily commute every week. We are establishing a ground game that will propel us into even larger markets in the future. 

Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, our team develops driverless technology to give people more time to laugh with friends, to solve an interesting problem, or to enjoy the world around them. We’re hiring people who share our passion for building the future, today.

Job Summary

May Mobility is entering an exciting phase of growth and our team is expanding quickly. We are looking for a Manager of Human Resources to provide strategic people leadership to the organization by building the necessary foundation to support our business and people in Japan as we scale. This role will report directly to the Sr. Manager, People (HR) Operations and will partner with the US people operations (HR) team to develop and execute all people operations strategies and needs while providing direct support to our Japan team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee all dimensions of Human Resources in Japan with a strong emphasis on supporting our recruiting, onboarding, engagement and retention processes as we continue to rapidly grow.
  • Develop and manage all Human Resource systems and programs including recruiting, benefits/compensation, compliance, training. 
  • Create and implement scalable, repeatable processes; including background checks, immigration, onboarding/offboarding, offer letters, documentation/record-keeping, reward/recognition, LOA, etc.
  • Provide strategic Human Resources support to functional teams in areas such as performance management, management training and coaching, organizational development and employee relations.
  • Partner with the Employee Experience Manager to co-create, implement and support employee-centric programs, including engagement surveys, reward and recognition, events, employee engagement etc to help steward a mission and values driven culture full of fun and purpose.
  • Partner with the Internal Communications Manager to develop and implement consistent and clear communication channels for the Japan office and how we communicate with the US team.
  • Partner with the Learning and Development lead to develop content and fully engage the Japan workforce into utilizing the LXP system for all learning and development needs. 
  • Provide local leaders guidance and input on organizational design, talent development and employee engagement in partnership with the Business Partner. 
  • Develop and implement policies and programs that support a positive, diverse, high-performing culture in a fast-growing organization.
  • Support local leadership in annual talent planning and key strategic initiatives.
  • Expert on Japan legal matters including local legislation, insurance, benefits, disability, paid time off, contracts, etc.

Qualifications and Skills

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years experience with solid knowledge of a broad range of HR policies and processes
  • High degree of comfort in balancing multiple priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Collaborative leadership approach
  • Exceptional people management skills, including mentoring and promoting personal growth of direct reports
  • Proven track record of creating solid relationships with internal business partners
  • Very organized and detail oriented
  • Conflict resolution and interpersonal skills
  • Organization skills including project management and scheduling 
  • Total comfort in highly-computerized environments with digital office workflow (e.g. Google suite, Lattice, Greenhouse, HRIS (ADP)
  • Multilingual - Japanese and English

Desirable Qualifications

  • HR certification
  • Human Resource experience in a startup environment (technology, automotive OEM, or tier-1 supplier preferred)

Want to learn more about our culture & benefits? Check out our website!

May Mobility is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetics or any other legally protected basis. Below, you have the opportunity to share your preferred gender pronouns, gender, ethnicity, and veteran status with May Mobility to help us identify areas of improvement in our hiring and recruitment processes. Completion of these questions is entirely voluntary. Any information you choose to provide will be kept confidential, and will not impact the hiring decision in any way. If you believe that you will need any type of accommodation, please let us know.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: May Mobility does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, May Mobility does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

Apply for this position Back to job

You must be logged in to to apply to this job.


Your application has been successfully submitted.

Please fix the errors below and resubmit.

Something went wrong. Please try again later or contact us.

Personal Information


View resume


May Mobility

Nice to move you