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Compensation & Benefits Specialist

With the development of our HR Department, we are looking for an enthusiastic Compensation & Benefits Specialist to join our international team from one of the Romanian offices in Cluj or Bucharest. In this position, you will design and implement various compensation and benefits programs in coordination with the HR Manager and the Management Team based in Basel, Switzerland. You will be the key contact person for all topics related to C&B activities and processes and coordinate the annual compensation processes regarding salary increases and bonus payments. You will create and implement original and competitive programs to attract new talent and support employees’ retention.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that C&B policies and programs remain attractive and competitive based on market benchmark (e.g. incentive schemes, reward & recognition, benefits programs, employees’ wellness) and design and implement new C&B programs
  • Conduct job gradings and pay equity analysis for multiple European countries to obtain the market references and provide recommendations
  • Ensures regular overall competitiveness of salary offers in the market
  • Provide advices to HR Manager and the Management team regarding all C&B related topics
  • Oversee budget for new positions and provide recommendations on appropriate benchmark and bands to be used per country
  • Coordinate the annual compensation processes with regard to salary increases and bonus payments
  • Act as backup for Payroll and all social insurance matters in Switzerland
  • Prepare budgets, reports, and presentations

Requirements:

  • University degree in Business Administration, Human Resource Management or Finance
  • 4+ years’ experience of relevant experience in Payroll or in C&B in a global organization
  • Strong knowledge of benefits and compensation programs, benchmarking, policies, procedures, and applicable legislation
  • Experience in designing and managing C&B processes and implementing long-term incentive plans
  • Experience and good understanding of Payroll and Swiss social security law
  • Excellent analytical thinking
  • Ability to think out of the box combined with strong numeracy skills and high attention to detail to implement innovative solutions
  • Pro-active, able to prioritize and deliver in tight deadlines
  • Excellent project management knowledges
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills with ability to work cross-functionally across the entire organization
  • Advanced user of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communications skills in English, both written and oral, German will be a plus

We offer:

  • Great professional and personal development
  • Amazing team and a dynamic international work environment
  • Flexible working hours in the limits of a full-time job
  • Private health insurance covering a variety of medical centers and investigations
  • Birthday gift and other presents on different special occasions



     

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    Bulevardul Dacia 30
    030167 București Directions hr-romania@mdpi.com +40 364 150 134 View page

    Cluj Office

    Strada Avram Iancu 454
    407280 Florești Directions hr-romania@mdpi.com +40 364 150 134 View page

    Our Team

    We are a young and dynamic team, sharing common interests and open-minded personalities. We are able to learn from each of our different traits and fields of expertise and, together, support the scientific community by publishing the latest research in high-quality open access sources.