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Lead Recruitment Consultant

Tokyo | Full time

About TeamFirst

The majority of employees in Japan are not satisfied with their work. In order to understand why and overcome challenges such as gender and age inequality as well as a lack of diversity,  new opportunities must be built for the young people who will become our future. Currently, none of these issues are being actively addressed and we are here to change that.


Our vision is to become the most prominent and impactful organization of changemakers in Japan, creating a future where 100% of talents find purpose and are satisfied in what they do. We are on a mission to bridge top talents and current leaders from various industries who want to change the future of Japan by increasing transparency, collaboration and open communication. 


Utilizing both technology and experience, we carefully select our members to create a community of forward-thinking young professionals. Together, we aim to make a lasting impact in Japan for generations to come.

About the role

Full-time position


The Lead Recruitment Consultant will drive our recruitment strategy, leveraging extensive experience to bring as many good people into good companies as possible. You'll be a key player in building high-performing teams and shaping the future of our organization.

In this role, you will take leadership in: 

  • Develop and implement recruitment strategies: Align strategies with business objectives to maximize placements.

  • Lead and mentor: Guide the recruitment team, providing support and training to ensure success.

  • Build relationships: Network with industry professionals and potential candidates to maintain a robust talent pool.

  • Collaboration: Skilled in collaborating with and influencing stakeholders across various teams and functions to champion talent development, improve efficiency, and boost productivity.

  • Stakeholder Management: Proficient in establishing, nurturing, and mobilizing long-term relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Talent Sourcing: Source potential candidates via social and professional networks (e.g., LinkedIn, career forums, academic institutions). Identify gaps and opportunities in new talent pools to support inclusion and enhance diversity within TeamFirst.

  • Analyze and improve: Use data to enhance recruitment processes and track key metrics for success. Design and implement results-driven labor market research and analysis to identify the best candidate and company matches.

  • Onboarding: Create an efficient and memorable onboarding process for incoming candidates. Schedule candidate interviews with TeamFirst and suitable companies. Design and manage interviewer training paths and the interview funnel/process.

  • Admin and Reporting: Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for all relevant financials and KPIs. Provide updates and reporting for stakeholders and talent matching. Administrate and coordinate internal recruitment activities in accordance with Japanese regulations.

  • Support HR Initiatives: Foster Diversity and Inclusion, reinforce agile leadership, assist in HR operations when necessary.

You are best for this role because:

  • You have 8+ years of experience in recruitment with a focus on high-volume placements.

  • You excel in strategic planning and leadership.

  • You're a strong communicator and negotiator.

  • You have a data-driven approach to decision-making.

  • You thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

  • Business Level English

  • Business Level Japanese preferred

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Why you should join TeamFirst: 

  • Support in building a leading community platform that is planning to change the future development of Japan. 

  • Turn Japan’s biggest problems in career growth into lucrative opportunities that will impact all of us. 

  • Work with a passionate and driven team in an impactful work environment that will boost your personal growth.

  • Meet and strategize with key stakeholders in top-class firms in Japan from innovative start-ups to globally leading brands to policy makers and many others.

  • Receive direct insights from and collaborate with the most impactful talents and companies both domestically and globally.

  • Co-organize unique and exclusive company tours and events.

Ready to make a change?

By building a community of top talents and company executives, we will create a future that values open communication and collaboration through all teams, companies, and industries. Join us as we pave the way for Japan’s future.


If you want to become a part of this highly-motivated, diverse team, please send us your CV! Please also add 3-5 sentences telling us why you are THE perfect fit. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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