Director Compensation & Benefits Global Solutions

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From 1000 EUR / month based on experience

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

About the role
As Head Reward Global Solutions you will be responsible for leading all Swiss Re Group Compensation programmes to include the deferred cash and equity programmes along with the operational requirements of the Swiss Re Annual Compensation Review. In addition you will be responsible for driving the capabilities for reporting and analytics capability within Reward.

You will be responsible for the global strategy, governance and principles relating to the international mobility framework at Swiss Re. You will work closely with HR Leaders to ensure the IM framework supports the Swiss Re workforce strategy.

You will ensures optimal client experience in all matters relating to the Swiss Re reward portfolio.

The Head Reward Global Solutions' key responsibilities include:
•Help drive the people and project agenda within Reward, ensuring that an essential focus on development of Reward is sustained
•Forge effective partnerships within and outside of Reward- ensuring a cross functional and engaging workstyle
•Support Reward in crafting and delivering services and products that support the company’s strategy as they concern Reward
•Be responsible for the overall management and delivery of the Swiss Re Compensation programme portfolio, to include the Annual Compensation Review, deferred cash and equity programmes and Swiss Re's International Mobility framework
•Ensure operational excellence, competitiveness and plan(s) alignment with both external market practices as well as the Swiss Re Group Reward Policy
•Provide authoritative guidance on all matters relating to the Swiss Re Compensation programmes. Acting as the point of contact and partner concern for more complex case management
•Lead a global team of experts who work across various Reward teams and Reward managers providing consultative, operational and analytical support
•Prepare key communications including plan rules, policies and global templates
•Ensure the compliance of specific Reward processes and controls that support the Swiss Re Governance Framework
•Maintain the relationship with key vendors
•Monitor and manage programmes ensuring all tax, legal, compliance and statutory requirements are met
•Establish close partnerships with the broader HR community, Group Tax, Finance to ensure optimal and compliant client service
•In partnership with Reward colleagues, provide support and training of Reward Compensation programmes ensuring successful and compliant delivery of the Reward framework within the Swiss Re locations, to include country statutory withholding developments
•Display motivational leadership and team management

About the team
The Reward team (currently in 6 locations) seeks to provide premier Reward solutions for Swiss Re (in key matters of Compensation, Benefits and International Mobility) that are compliant and sensitive to business, risk and financial requirements as well as aligned to the Group Reward Strategy. It is a Centre of Excellence with a passion for quality, supporting the delivery of an integrated service for HR and the Business on all matters of Reward. This is an interesting and challenging opportunity with an active management role of two HR disciplines, comprising of circa 20 team members, providing the creative and compliant execution of Swiss Re global Reward deferred cash and equity programmes and International Mobility. In addition, supplying to the engagement and growth of the global Reward team as a member of the Reward Leadership Team.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

Minimum of 10 to 15 years of Human Resource experience, ideally the majority of which has been in a global Reward function. You will approach the role from a business oriented perspective but still remains hands-on. You will have a have a consistent track record of dealing effectively with all aspects of global Reward programmes including international mobility management, immigration and cross border tax awareness, plan documentation, processes, legal and tax issues and system requirements.

Personal characteristics:
•Excellent leader and manager with validated ability to attract and develop top talent
•Positive attitude and open-minded standout colleague
•Enthusiastic action orientation
•First-class communication skills, both written and oral
•An ability to translate difficult technical concepts into “plain English” for a broader audience
•Able to establish credibility at all levels, treating people with respect
•Good decision maker and influencer
•A strong, solid work ethic and high energy level, honest and straightforward
•Ability to build consensus, cultivate cross functional teams and forge work relationships across international teams
•Strong partner management and client experience skills

*We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.


Brief description of the company

As the world's leading reinsurance company, Swiss Reinsurance Company, based in Zurich, Switzerland, we specialize in covering concepts in capital and risk management.
We combine financial strength with experience, knowledge and creative thought to exploit new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders. Opportunities for you. Opportunities for us.

Number of employees

1000 an more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Management AG
Mlynské Nivy 12
811 09 Bratislava

ID: 3361394   Dátum zverejnenia: 13.4.2018   Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny:   From 1000 EUR / month based on experience