Rewards Senior Analyst - Tokyo in Tokyo at Willis Towers Watson

Date Posted: 11/13/2017

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Job Description

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at

The Business

Organizations everywhere depend on the capability, proficiency and performance of their people. Willis Towers Watson helps organisations ensure that they have the right people in the right places doing the right things at the right cost and that those people are connected, engaged and productive.  We rely on data, analytics and experience to pinpoint the talent and workforce needs that are vital to a business’s overall performance.

The Role

As a Rewards Analyst you will work as part of a team on a wide variety of compensation and benefits surveys and consulting assignments. You will serve as a key resource for the consultant in charge of each of your engagements by working with clients to collect compensation and benefits data, conduct checks and validation as well as support data analysis and reporting by heavily utilizing excel and other technology tools. As you grow and gain more expertise, you will become a key contact for the client and will begin taking on a larger project manager role for certain projects.

You will contribute to varied and interesting projects such as:

  • Market research in support of business development initiatives
  • Design of HR trends/ pulse surveys and events
  • Consulting projects such as: Market pricing, compensation/ benefit audits and special/ customized industry surveys

Performance Objectives:


  • Supports several projects and may eventually manage major parts of a project, paying strict adherence to project management and client requirements
  • Works within regional and firm-wide survey methodologies and processes specifically helping clients to match their jobs to the Willis Towers Watson Total Reward Survey
  • Conducts data mining, checks and validation; and statistical analysis and interpretation in order to ensure clients’ compensation and benefits data submission are properly checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency
  • Under close supervision, may serve as member of an integrated project team working closely with the DS Manager or members of the Consulting team on consulting client projects requiring data analysis
  • Interprets organization structures/charts, job design and conducts job analyses and job matching for surveys and consulting projects. 
  • Provides project administration and assistance such as preparation of presentation materials, proposals and reports; and handling of project logistics

People & Clients

  • Demonstrates collaborative style and enjoys working with others
  • Self-motivated and able to work with little supervision
  • Manages client accounts and handles client enquiries about survey related matters
  • Develops close relationship with clients by providing active support on any survey related matter
  • Debriefs clients on survey results by supporting presentations or in one-to-one meetings seeking to resolve any outstanding client queries and ensuring that the client understands and can use survey reports
  • Securing the participation of additional companies within allocated industry sectors to compensation & benefits surveys



  • Helps execute industry research and business development plans by identifying key target industries, groups, associations, etc.
  • Supports and may eventually manage HR related client events/ conferences including preparation of marketing materials (i.e. brochures, presentations)
  • Supports the execution of marketing and sales plans by contacting new and prospective clients
  • Conducts job pricing assignments and participating in consulting projects using all survey tools and software e.g. Compass

Job Requirements

The Requirements

  • 3-5 years of experience in HR

  • Reward / Compensation and Benefits experience is preferred but not essential

  • Consulting experience not essential but beneficial

  • A good team-player with high degree of personal initiative and with keen interest in pursuing a long-term career in human resources consulting

  • Strong working knowledge of the following PC-based software applications for analysis and reporting: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and other data analysis programs

  • Able to convey ideas in coherent, fluent and logical manner
  • Native level Japanese and good written and verbal communication skills in English