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Job Description

Our client is a leading manufacturer and supplier to the Automotive Industry with over 45,000 employees worldwide and a turnover in excess of 7bn USD#

In order to strengthen the growing team in Wiesbaden near Frankfurt, we are currently searching a Compensation & Benefits Manager Europe


·   Provides counsel to business unit human resources leaders and general management on compensation and benefit programs and policies, candidate employment offer development, labor negotiations, and works council consultation# Serves as an internal consultant to management with respect to market analysis, job evaluation, policy interpretation, compensation training, performance management, benefit eligibility and programs, etc#

·   In conjunction with business unit HR leaders, coordinates the development of position profiles, evaluation of jobs, the collection of local market data, and the development of local pay structures and merit budgets# 

·   Coordinates, conducts, participates in and analyzes regional and national market compensation surveys and ad-hoc market pricing# Maintains and cultivates industry contacts and conducts ad hoc surveys and analysis#

·   Assists with the ongoing administration and communication of the global incentive pay programs, including making recommendations for improvement#  Serves as the backup contact for all questions, problems, issues, orientations, implementations and administration#  Provides related training to HR, line and staff managers as necessary#

·   Coordinates the annual merit planning process across the region, helping to assure that necessary systems are operational and efficient; develops and provides communication and counsel to merit planners; reviews recommendations and consolidates overall plans for approval#  Serves as a resource to HR Merit Planning Coordinators#  Works with payroll and HRIS staff to assure approved increases are implemented according to established deadlines#

·   Helps to develop communications plans, programs and materials for various compensation processes and projects such as merit planning, incentive plans, new hire orientation, etc# Conducts program training#

·   Participates on various project teams such as policy committees, consulting projects, merger and acquisition integration, etc#

·   Develop and maintain database inventory of all local country benefit schedules and cost information#  Provide on-going assessment of the extent benefit is competitive within local markets, as measured in the latest benefit surveys#

·   Works with local HR managers and business unit leaders to assess the effectiveness of the benefit programs and to align support for any recommended benefit changes#

·   Manages the local benefit administrators and insurance companies to ensure the claim service and program communications meet the needs of the Company and its employees#

·   May participate on the global Payroll/HRIS implementation project team#  Works with local Human Resources to coordinate the development of job codes and salary structures for lo#ations/facilities that are being added to the system#  Creates new structures and job codes as needed#  May update and maintain system compensation functionality, tables, and structures as necessary#



·   Bachelor’s/ Masters degree preferred in economics, finance, business administration or human resources#  Advanced degree and professional certification #GRP, CCP, CEBS, etc## would be desirable#


·   Five to Ten years of Compensation and Benefits experience, or three to five years Compensation and Benefits experience and an additional three to five years experience in other HR functions#


·   Excellent analytical skills; ability to collect, analyze and interpret statistical data#


·   Solid written, oral communications skills# Fluent in English#


·   Good organizational skills; proven ability to handle multiple projects at the same time with high degree of tact and confidentiality


·   A demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment, to take initiative, to work independently of day-to-day supervision, and to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization#

·   A demonstrated ability to approach regional and local issues within a global framework and mindset; keeps abreast of market changes related to program design and cost efficiencies.  Makes recommendations regarding program enhancements and cost savings as necessary.


·   Customer oriented #local line and business managers# Cultural sensitivity; ability to communicate and work together with professionals and managers from different countries and various cultural backgrounds.


·   Excellent computer skills including, but not limited to, Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint and Access


Please forward a CV in English to Edward Moore at