How bravely Japanese expats sustain overseas business for Japan?💪
◆Typical organizational structure of Japanese companies in Czechia (in manufacturing companies)
◉Baby – Young companies (1 – 5 years after establishment)
Top Management – JPN expats
Middle Management – CZ employees
◉Senior companies (More than 5 years)
Top Management – JPN expats with CZ employees
Middle Management -JPN expats with CZ employees
In the past, let’s say 10 years ago, mother companies afforded to second JPN expats in this way;
1 expat for each dept. (MD, HR, Finance, Purchase, Procurement, Sales, PD, PE, Quality, IT etc.)
+ short-term support such as engineers and specialists
Nowadays, situation is more severe due to cost reduction. Personnel costs of expats are too expensive and rational trend is hiring the middle management Czech staffs ASAP.
1 expat for HR & Finance & PD/PE
1 expat for QA
1 expat for PD
Purchase/Procurement/Sales dept. is managed by the headquarter in Japan or Europe.
+ short-term support as well
Establishing a new entity in the green/brown filed is something exiting, at the same time, expats bear huge tasks and the responsibility.
Can you imagine?