Senior Manager, AWS Compensation & Benefits EMEA

3 months ago
Job ID
Amazon Europe Core SARL - LUX

Job Description

Job Description:
The incumbent to this position will lead the EMEA Compensation and Benefits team to proactively partner with HR Leaders, Management and other stakeholders to develop, lead and achieve compensation objectives aligned to a complex and dynamic business model. The Sr. Manager role will own evangelizing Amazon’s total compensation philosophy and strategy to the clients throughout the EMEA region (20+ countries). The role will focus on providing compensation consultation to AWS business lines and activities to design, develop, implement and measure results of compensation and benefits policies and programs with compliance understanding. The position will leverage central practices to foster and drive compensation and benefits programs for an alignment with global and regional strategies and business requirements while understanding and advocating for locally relevant market conditions and practices. The successful candidate should be results oriented and flexible with the ability to manage multiple projects in a demanding, fast-paced environment.

The incumbent of the role will carry the following responsibilities:
· Perform deep analysis on effectiveness and competitiveness of existing compensation programs and model potential impact of alternatives
· Effectively partner with HR colleagues and business clients to manage and consult on compensation and benefits-related issues
· Provide guidance to the business and develop creative solutions on a variety of total compensation issues including the setting of appropriate pay levels, base pay, annual incentive pay and stock compensation
· Perform ad hoc analysis for costing, program effectiveness and trend purposes
· Identify, select and participate in compensation surveys to analyse the company’s competitive market position for each in-country location
· Partner with the global compensation and benefit teams on C&B issues, and work on a variety of special compensation and benefits projects as needed
· Participate in benefits projects that include analysis, market benchmarking, implementation and communication
· Create and deliver compensation training to HR and management teams
· Build and develop the EMEA Compensation and Benefits team
· Ensure company compliance with laws governing compensation and benefits practices
· Work to gain alignment with different constituencies and represent a common point of view across multiple stakeholders

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience in compensation or consulting with an in-depth knowledge of core compensation terminology and best practices.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required;\
  • Highly proficient in Excel; strong foundation in Excel and working with large databases
  • Experience working with higher management levels; advising and consulting on works council issues
  • Good understanding of the principles and practices of compensation and benefits systems and legislation in the EMEA region
  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects and priorities at once
  • Ability to create tools and models to interpret and analyse data
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills for internal presentations that demonstrate business acumen; able to seek out information, clearly communicate information and requests and provide quality advice
  • Ability to effectively manage communication and relationships in matrix organization structure; influence all levels of employees within the organization
  • Demonstrated mastery and ability to act as a resource particularly regarding rewards management issues (e.g. job evaluation, surveys, job/market pricing, salary range development, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA highly preferred
  • PeopleSoft experience preferred
  • Extremely strong analytical and quantitative skills and a track record for planning, leading and auditing work
  • Autonomous & Independent: hands-on with high level of energy and professional skills to function effectively and independently in a demanding, fast-paced change-oriented environment
  • Highly detailed driven with emphasis on accuracy, coupled with the ability to see the broader picture
  • Thinks outside the box-- beyond the numbers to drive sound decision-making, systematically break down problems or processes into their parts and develop several alternative solutions

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Female/Minority/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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