Interim Head of Reward

Location: Cork, Republic of Ireland
Salary: €70000 - €90000 per annum + Plus Full Bens/Day Rate Option also
Posted: about 1 year ago
Role type: Contract
Industry: HR Leadership and Specialists
Contact name: Ashling Edwards
Contact email: ashling.edwards@hrmrecruit.com

Job description

HRM has partnered with this innovative multinational organisation who is one of Ireland's leading employers who now requires a Head of Reward to join their organisation for an initial period of 12 months.

Reporting to the HR Director the role includes:

  • Leading and driving reward strategy, providing innovative solutions to ensure the organisation's reward structures remain both competitive and fit for purpose
  • Using sophisticated data analytics to present on internal data and external market trends to a senior leadership team on all related reward matters
  • Working closely with a HR Director and HR team to manage remuneration policy organisation wide, ensuring a total reward and equitable approach
  • Being accountable for delivery of annual salary reviews, benchmarking and other pay scheme evaluation and change processes
  • Driving accountability for succession planning within a senior leadership team, including internal and external talent pools.
  • Creating authentic relationships with senior leaders and being a true partner to the business to ensure stakeholder buy-in, clarity and alignment with company commercial goals
  • Developing new reward strategies collaborating with others to ensure needs are met and gaps are addressed, while also being balanced with commercial viability
  • Managing, leading, coaching and developing a team of reward specialists to ensure impact and delivery, along with their engagement and career development. Challenging a team to push boundaries, challenge the status quo, provide innovative solutions and explore initiatives in a meaningful way
  • Supporting and driving a Wellbeing program, assessing fit for purpose and alignment to individual needs
  • Driving a meaningful and purposeful Diversity and Inclusion agenda
  • Managing in a global organisation while understanding local context and implications
  • Maintaining relationships with trade unions
  • Leading and/or participating in European HR projects and initiatives

The Person needs to possess:

  • The ability to translate business strategy across the HR value chain, specifically, Reward, HR Shared Services, Compensation & Benefits, Pensions, Wellbeing and Diversity & Inclusion is essential.
  • Experience includes creating behavioural transformation, driving curiosity (an essential competency), innovation and shared accountability.
  • Experience in leading large-scale projects in a fast-paced complex organisation is important, particularly where they have encountered resistance to change.
  • Strong people leadership skills are key, including the ability to develop, coach, challenge and shape a team.
  • A minimum of five years' experience as a Reward Manager or Compensation & Benefits Manager, or exceptional HR Business Partners or HR Managers with demonstrable experience in reward.
  • Experience leading a transformational reward strategy, that aligns to both people and commercial agendas.

The Reward

  • The role of Head of Reward who will report to HR Director, Ireland, will result in effective execution of the reward strategy.
  • An exceptional package is on offer which will include, car allowance, generous pension, company bonus, personal bonus, full family healthcare, flexible working arrangements with the option of day rates for any HR Consultants.

To discover more, please contact Ashling Edwards in strict confidence in HRM on +353 21 4511191.


Ashling Edwards

Associate Director Munster

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