Head of Total Rewards – Japan

Woven Planet

  • Full Time

Woven Planet Group (Woven Planet) represents a carefully curated blend of expertise and resources dedicated to bringing the vision of “Mobility to Love, Safety to Live” to life. Through innovations and investments in automated driving, robotics, smart cities, and more, we are transforming how humankind lives, works, and moves. We exist to design, build, and deliver secure, connected, and sustainable mobility solutions that benefit all people worldwide. Founded in 2018 as Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development (TRI-AD), Woven Planet is composed of four complementary companies: Woven Planet Holdings, Woven Core, Woven Alpha, and Woven Capital.

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This role is responsible for Woven Planet’s Total Rewards in Japan, reporting to the Global Head of Total Rewards. This is an opportunity to work on a global scale on issues that matter to both the business and the planet. The Director of Total Rewards will work across Woven Planet’s organizations to build and implement total rewards structures for our employee population including compensation, benefits, mobility, and immigration. This position is located in our Tokyo office. 


In partnership with the Global Total Rewards team, and other Business leaders and teams, this role will lead the design and implementation of a compensation roadmap that enhances employee engagement and encourages retention. You’ll ensure we provide comprehensive, meaningful, and competitive benefits offerings and inclusive mobility and immigration strategies. 
You will work as part of a global team with partners in Japan, the US, and the UK to align on standards and principles while adapting to local market needs.
As a leader, you’ll prioritize coaching, motivating, and elevating your direct reports. 
You’ll drive salary planning and salary range development for all business units. You’ll coach your team to dive deep into market research and competitive intelligence as you work to build pay bands, define leveling, and establish compensation guidelines. 
You’ll consult on proposed salary adjustments and develop salary budgets in partnership with Finance, ensuring competitive compensation to allow us to acquire and retain premium talent across all levels of the organization.
You’ll stay on the leading edge of local market practices, policies, trends, and requirements to ensure compensation offerings remain legal and compliant, market competitive, practical, fair, and equitable.
You’ll partner closely with Talent Acquisition, HR Partners, and Finance to deepen expertise in marketplace competitiveness and talent availability. 
You’ll build analytics around compensation offerings and regularly analyze, report, and distribute meaningful data to advise business leaders. 
You’ll assess, select, and manage vendor relationships, leveraging data and insights to measure success. 
Collaborate with other leaders and business partners on special projects and initiatives
Work with leadership to develop strategies that ensure employee engagement, high morale, and retention with diversity, equity, and inclusion at the forefront. 

Demonstrated progressive experience developing compensation guidelines and programs. 
Dynamic experience leading benefits, compensation, immigration, and mobility functions, preferably in a growth environment. 
Experience building initial compensation plans in a start-up environment. You’re a builder and creator who is comfortable working toward tight timelines in ambiguity. 
You have experience building, supporting, and scaling broad-based and executive compensation programs in growth environments, ideally in a global organization and/or across multiple geographies.
Experience supporting M&A activities
Program/project management experience during times of change management 
You’re an agile learner with experience building policies, processes, and tools from scratch. 
Demonstrated ability to manage and analyze business and financial data to ensure a practical and sustainable approach. You have an eye for detail. 
Excellent interpersonal/influencing skills, including the ability to build cross-functional relationships and leverage resources within the HR function 
Proficient in technology and understanding of HR data management
Business fluency in Japanese