Reward Manager

We are currently seeking a proactive experienced Reward Manager for a newly created role within a successful tech services organisation based in South Devon.  Reporting to the inspiring and highly respected Chief People Officer, this exciting role has line management responsibility for a least 4 people in this newly created specialist reward team.

Following a series of acquisitions, this organisation is an amalgamation of c. 10 successful companies.  Following a two year program of harmonisation and integration this newly created role is to bring consistency and transparency to the reward structure and policy across the group as a whole.

This role is to manage different reward and benefits to secure a balance between controlling costs and improving employee engagement and retention.   It will include monitoring the job markets and competitors in order to put forward recommendations keeping internal equity and external competitiveness in mind.

The role is hybrid and we would expect the appointee to be in the Exeter Offices 2 days per week.

Key Results Areas:

  • Manage the annual salary review and bonus cycles
  • To assess the implications of changing legislation and make recommendations.
  • Conduct bench-marking exercises to evaluate competitors’ offerings.
  • Manage third party suppliers such as payroll and benefit providers.
  • Responsible for the improvement, design and development of the basic reward structures (job levels, job families, job description policy, promotion policy, retirement planning, incentive schemes etc.) and ensure they are aligned to the corporate culture and values.
  • Develop the Reward & Benefits team and provide reward training to other colleagues
  • Lead the development of relevant people analytics to provide insight and trends for Leaders and the People Team including pay data, benefits utilisation, employee attendance, sickness absence, holiday and culture surveys.
  • Provide detailed reports to stakeholders comprising compensation and benefits insights and analytics, including Gender Pay Gap Reporting.
  • Ensuring the Workday HRIS provides an accurate reflection of the organisation, developing the capability of the system to meet the needs of the organisation.

Person Specification

  • Extensive experience as a Reward Manager preferably with a fast paced growing private sector organisation following merger and acquisition.
  • Someone who has set up a reward function in an ever changing environment would be ideal.
  • Excellent people management skills will be your forte, with a passion for developing and motivating a newly created reward team.
  • You must have experience in leading complex rewards projects and be able to influence effectively at all levels.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills, capable of analysing and interpreting data to inform decisions and or provide solutions.
  • An expert in the use of technology including HR information systems and payroll systems; advanced excel and intermediate PowerPoint. In depth knowledge of Workday would be a bonus.
  • Commercially astute with quantitative evidence of having added value in previous roles.
  • Excellent problem solving, judgement and decision-making skills in highly complex and sensitive situations.
  • Degree educated and CIPD qualified.
  • Expertise in relevant Employment Law and Regulations related to payroll and data.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence effectively at all levels.

Working within a friendly and proactive HR team, this is a superb opportunity for someone who would like to have the autonomy to create a reward function from scratch and to really make a difference.


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