Reward Manager (North West England)

As our global, professional services, client continues to expand, their investment in people is imperative to maintain their impressive growth. They require the services of an accomplished Reward Manager to manage their employee reward and benefits processes across the group to achieve NES their objectives in relation to internal equity, external market competitiveness and driving employee engagement.  

This is a newly created role, sitting within the HR team and is a unique opportunity to shape and develop the group’s global Reward function. The role will be based in North West England, reporting to the Group HR Director, and will have a Reward Analyst as a direct report.

Day to day duties include the following;
  • Reviewing and mapping out existing reward processes to identify and recommend improvement opportunities in accordance with best practice. Work with business and HR leaders to design, implement and maintain a holistic approach to employee reward and benefit programs and processes whilst balancing cost, governance / risk management and employee engagement. This will include, but not limited to: bonus / commission schemes; annual pay review process; out-of-cycle remuneration adjustments; salary benchmarking, and benefits arrangements.
  • Provide guidance as subject matter expert to HRBPs and other stakeholders to ensure group-wide reward processes are being applied in a consistent manner across all business units and geographical areas.
  • Collaborate with HRBPs to develop and implement any local employee benefit and reward programs as appropriate for business needs specific to that location, whilst ensuring alignment to guiding principles of group-wide Reward strategy.
  • Support the Americas benefit plan renewals providing advice and guidance to the teams involved.
  • Develop and implement training and communication material to support the roll-out of new initiatives and stakeholder engagement.
  • Manage ongoing relationships with external vendors and suppliers (e.g. benefit brokers) to ensure satisfactory standards of service are being fulfilled.
  • Responsible for development of appropriate reporting to support with pay benchmarking and analytics, utilising external data as appropriate.
  • Support regular reporting in accordance with business needs as well as legislative or regulatory requirements, including but not limited to Gender Pay Gap Reporting, and provide insight and analysis of the data as required.
  • Supports with any regional, or group-wide, projects or initiatives in accordance with business objectives and best practices.
  • Any other duties as necessitated by business requirements.
Person Specification
  • Prior experience in reward, benefits or HR role at a Manager or Business Partner level. Experience in a sales-driven organization would be well regarded.
  • CIPD qualified ideally at Level 7 or equivalent.
  • Excellent data and analytical skills, coupled with the ability to resolve problems logically and systematically and make recommendations for potential courses of action.
  • Strong experience of managing and leading end-to-end large-scale projects and change programs.
  • Able to operate in a fast paced, complex organisation, whilst balancing competing priorities and adapting to changing requirements. Experience of working with multiple terms and conditions for different business units and / or entities would be advantageous.
  • Comfortable with working with stakeholders at all levels of seniority and managing multiple stakeholders to drive changes in ways of working and promoting a strategic approach.
  • Possesses a ‘can do’ attitude through hands-on delivery to achieve broader team goals.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills, and able to tailor delivery style appropriately when explaining complex pay and reward issues to different audiences.
  • Self-motivated with ability to use own initiative and work stand-a-alone, and works well with ambiguity and managing conflicting priorities.
  • Previous line management experience, supervising and coaching team members to perform effectively and develop within their roles.
  • Good working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications.
Talent Focus
Reward Manager (North West England)