Benefits, Compensation, Compensation-Executive, Compensation-Sales, Total Rewards
Purpose of the position
The Regional Compensation & Benefits Manager will lead the compensation and benefits function within the Americas Region, ensuring integration of global processes and will assume overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the function within the USA. In addition the position will be the regional lead on managing expatriate compensation & benefits.
Provide strategic leadership and operational management of the planning, development, and administration of a total rewards strategy that will attract, engage and retain top talent for the organization in the Americas Region.
Design and lead the execution of compensation and benefit programs (e.g. annual compensation review process, variable compensation plans, salary administration, health & welfare, and recognition programs).
Partner with key stakeholders to fully understand the current and future business needs and to ensure that the total rewards strategy and program activities drive and support the goal to cultivate a performance culture, excellence and engagement.
Act as the primary source of compensation and benefits expertise for Regional Management and Country HR.
Be responsible for the benchmarking and preparation of compensation packages for all senior hires, senior promotions and international transfers.
Actively plan and drive the governance and agenda for all USA Compensation and Benefits programs.
Manage the overall cost and budget of the USA compensation and benefits programs and provide oversight to other countries within the region.
Partner with Finance on Compensation and Benefit programs to ensure alignment with costs and practices.
Build effective working relationships with external partners, clarifying and communicating desired program needs, negotiating vendor contracts and agreements and monitoring service targets
Execute policy and guidelines for the international mobility and expatriate management and link to enterprise strategy and core processes and activities
Function / Market & Industry Knowledge / Business Acumen / Process working
A track record in an international environment in any sector with preference for having lived and worked outside his/her home country
Deep and broad seasoned C&B and Global Mobility professional know-how
Experience in an international matrix work environment
Profound know-how and application of general HR concepts / processes
Sound HR knowledge in HR processes and instruments
Proven project management and process skills
Skills & Competencies
Knows the business and the mission-critical technical and functional skills needed to do the job; understands various types of business propositions and understands how businesses operate in general; learns new methods and technologies easily
Can quickly separate the mission-critical from the nice to dos and the trivials; quickly senses what’s the next most useful thing to work on; focuses on the critical few tasks that really add value and puts aside or delays the rest
Is well organized, resourceful and strategic; effective and efficient at marshalling multiple resources to get things done; lays out tasks in sufficient detail to mark the trail; is able to get things done with less and in less time; can work on multiple tasks at once without losing track; foresees and plans around obstacles
Ability to lead and develop high performing teams, and act as a change catalyst
Ability to build strong relationships within the senior teams in the Region
Ability to coordinate efforts/resources across boundaries to deliver goals
Ability to work independently in a dynamic environment
Ability to positively influence without authority
High degree of accountability, credibility, and integrity
High degree of assertiveness, perseverance, and cultural sensitivity
High energy level and a high tolerance for ambiguity
Effective communication and influencing skills applied across cultures
Excellent interpersonal, consulting, and coaching skills
Strong presentation and organizational skills
Proven conflict management skills
Proven expertise in interviewing/behavioral assessment techniques
Personal drive and result-orientation
Educational Background / Work Experience
Graduate level degree ideally with a specialist HR post-graduate qualification
Expatriate and mobility experience having worked with various compensation models as well as solid understanding of international moves.
Significant experience developing a total reward strategy within an organization – this includes job grading, compensation review, variable pay schemes and benefits.
Significant experience working with annual and long-term incentive compensation plans at the senior level is a must.
Expertise in USA Benefits landscape.
Significant experience in managing compensation programs, including integrated HRIS systems.
English fluency in speaking and writing.
Proficient in MS Office and HR Systems according to the requirements of the position
Internal Number: 157370
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