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Compensation & Benefits Specialist

Compensation & Benefits Specialist

Country:  Belgium
City:  Bruxelles
Location:  Brussels (Sappi Europe HQ)
Department:  HR
Contract:  Permanent
Shift: 
Posting date:  20 Jun 2024

Department:

The HR team is dedicated to supporting every aspect of employee lifecycle, from recruitment to retirement. With a focus on fostering a positive and inclusive workplace culture, we strive to create an environment where every team member can thrive. From handling payroll and benefits to providing professional development opportunities, our HR department is committed to empowering our workforce and driving organizational success.

 

Role and responsibilities: 

You will be responsible for: 

  • You structure and administer Compensation Plans: Collaborate with stakeholders to create tailored compensation frameworks, ensuring compliance and innovation. You are involved in promotion packages and review of C&B linked policies.

  • You manage Benefits: Oversee benefits programs, enhance offerings, and negotiate competitive packages. 

  • You conduct Job Grading: Develop and maintain grading systems for internal equity and career progression alignment. 

  • You support Cross-Border Mobility and compliance: Facilitate fair compensation for employees relocating across European sites.

  • You drive Performance-Driven Compensation Processes: Manage performance reviews, incentive programs, and transparent communication via the SuccessFactors platform.

  • You ensure Compliance: Stay updated on European regulations, adhere to legal requirements, and engage with relevant bodies.  You can conduct a C&B audit to review local reward mix towards market and compliance and make a plan how to implement change.  You are familiar to take project ownership to EU linked projects.

  • You perform Data Analysis: Benchmark compensation, provide insights from salary surveys, and recommend adjustments for competitiveness.

 

Required qualifications: 

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field.
  • You have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a Compensation & Benefits Specialist in an international context.
  • You have excellent communication and negotiation abilities in English, 
  • You demonstrate proven experience in implementing effective compensation programs and processes.
  • You are detail oriented and have a strong analytical and project skill.
  • You are familiar with European labor laws, social security, tax, and fiscal regulations.
  • You can explain complex matters into a core appealing synthesis.

     

 

Good to have

  • Experience working in SuccessFactors Compensation and Variable pay

  • Knowledge of German

 

Location:

This job is be located in Brussels.

 

Traveling:

It is expected to have some traveling (up to 5%) to the locations of group.

 

We are hybrid and Flexible:

Together with your team, you can decide of a hybrid working model where you can meet business, team and individual objectives.

 

What we offer:

  • An excellent opportunity to work, learn & grow with us. With our culture of learning & development, you can access thousands of online trainings
  • A multi-cultural & international environment to share and collaborate with colleagues from more than 68 nationalities in 31 locations globally.

  • A unique opportunity to join a global wood fibre solution company. We are constantly innovating toward a circular economy working to achieve our sustainability goals & reduce our carbon footprint.

 

All qualified applicants will be considered for employment, regardless of their race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, pregnancy, neurodiversity, disability, or any other aspect that makes them unique.

Department:

The HR team is dedicated to supporting every aspect of employee lifecycle, from recruitment to retirement. With a focus on fostering a positive and inclusive workplace culture, we strive to create an environment where every team member can thrive. From handling payroll and benefits to providing professional development opportunities, our HR department is committed to empowering our workforce and driving organizational success.

 

Role and responsibilities: 

You will be responsible for: 

  • You structure and administer Compensation Plans: Collaborate with stakeholders to create tailored compensation frameworks, ensuring compliance and innovation. You are involved in promotion packages and review of C&B linked policies.

  • You manage Benefits: Oversee benefits programs, enhance offerings, and negotiate competitive packages. 

  • You conduct Job Grading: Develop and maintain grading systems for internal equity and career progression alignment. 

  • You support Cross-Border Mobility and compliance: Facilitate fair compensation for employees relocating across European sites.

  • You drive Performance-Driven Compensation Processes: Manage performance reviews, incentive programs, and transparent communication via the SuccessFactors platform.

  • You ensure Compliance: Stay updated on European regulations, adhere to legal requirements, and engage with relevant bodies.  You can conduct a C&B audit to review local reward mix towards market and compliance and make a plan how to implement change.  You are familiar to take project ownership to EU linked projects.

  • You perform Data Analysis: Benchmark compensation, provide insights from salary surveys, and recommend adjustments for competitiveness.

 

Required qualifications: 

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field.
  • You have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a Compensation & Benefits Specialist in an international context.
  • You have excellent communication and negotiation abilities in English, 
  • You demonstrate proven experience in implementing effective compensation programs and processes.
  • You are detail oriented and have a strong analytical and project skill.
  • You are familiar with European labor laws, social security, tax, and fiscal regulations.
  • You can explain complex matters into a core appealing synthesis.

     

 

Good to have

  • Experience working in SuccessFactors Compensation and Variable pay

  • Knowledge of German

 

Location:

This job is be located in Brussels.

 

Traveling:

It is expected to have some traveling (up to 5%) to the locations of group.

 

We are hybrid and Flexible:

Together with your team, you can decide of a hybrid working model where you can meet business, team and individual objectives.

 

What we offer:

  • An excellent opportunity to work, learn & grow with us. With our culture of learning & development, you can access thousands of online trainings
  • A multi-cultural & international environment to share and collaborate with colleagues from more than 68 nationalities in 31 locations globally.

  • A unique opportunity to join a global wood fibre solution company. We are constantly innovating toward a circular economy working to achieve our sustainability goals & reduce our carbon footprint.

 

All qualified applicants will be considered for employment, regardless of their race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, pregnancy, neurodiversity, disability, or any other aspect that makes them unique.

ABOUT SAPPI

Sappi is a leading global provider of everyday materials made from woodfibre-based renewable resources. As a diversified, innovative and trusted leader focused on sustainable processes and products, we are building a more circular economy by making what we should, not just what we can.

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