Recruiter (Remote, Japan) Asia

Company: Shopify

About the role


We’re looking for a Bilingual Recruiter to join Shopify’s Talent Acquisition Team to grow our team in Japan.
Native fluency in Japanese and fluency in English is a must have.

Shopify empowers more than 1 million merchants from all over the world to succeed at entrepreneurship. We're with our merchants each step of the way to help them start, and scale their businesses while allowing them to sell through numerous channels. 

Our overall mission is simple: Make commerce better for everyone, everywhere. As a recruiter in Shopify we recruit the best people for the right role in Shopify at the right time. We help facilitate high-impact decisions on whether Shopify is the right place for someone to make their next career move, and we facilitate the process that gets them here.



  • Focus to hire customer support and commercial roles across Japan

  • Develop and maintain strong business partnerships with hiring managers; Understand their pain points, motivations, business context, and the roles required to build their teams.

  • Identify, engage, and select the best candidates for Shopify's required needs.

  • Use creative sourcing techniques to tap and  build diverse candidate pipelines along with  facilitating world class candidate experiences.

  • Be a trusted adviser to hiring managers on bias, interviews and hiring process.

  • Conduct video and phone interviews.

  • Conduct application screening and vetting calls together with recommending and managing short-list interviews, recap discussions, and offer processes.



  • High attention to detail with people and process. You’re able to pick up on nuance, ask excellent questions and plan accordingly. You understand why the details matter when it comes to a person’s experience of a service. 

  • Passion for taking a human-centred approach in everything you do and providing a stellar candidate experience

  • Strong knowledge and no stranger to sourcing techniques (x-ray to LinkedIn) and innovative ideas of how to identify, approach and engage the best and diverse candidates.

  • Genuine curiosity about people and their careers. A desire to listen more than talk.

  • A highly organized approach. You are able to capture, maintain, organize and juggle priorities in an often chaotic environment and demonstrate excellent problem solving skills

  • A builder’s mindset and a track record of owning problems and caring about how they get solved.

  • Experience building high-trust relationships. 

  • Comfort with a high degree of autonomy. You set your own quality bar high.

  • Native fluency in Japanese and fluency in English is a must have; any additional languages are welcome

At Shopify, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

How we hire

At Shopify, we put a lot of care and time into who we hire. We believe that in order to build the best products, we need to build high impact teams. Our recruitment process centres around what we call the Life Story interview, a conversational-style interview where we get to learn more about you.
Learn more about our hiring process 

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