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Compensation and Benefits Specialist

Posted 22 Sep 2022
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Dutch (Fluent)

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The Compensation & Benefits Specialist is part of the Compensation & Benefits team, reporting into the Head of Compensation & Benefits. The main focus of this role lies on providing support to the C&B/Global Mobility team and Action managers in running C&B projects and development of related policies for the staff at all levels and in all countries (IHQ, Netherlands and other 9 markets) where Action is present.

In this role we expect you to be flexible and open for learning a lot of new things. This way you could fully benefit from the wide self-development horizon for growth in the complex cross-markets C&B environment.

This is your daily action

As a Compensation & Benefits Specialist, you will drive the implementation of guidelines and strategies, supporting compensation, benefits and mobility processes along with consulting and resolution of issue escalation. In a nutshell the activities below will structure your daily professional rise:

  • provide (administrative) support to the C&B team on the following activities: salary, bonus, LTI annual processes, and global mobility
  • operational execution of the lease policy (combined responsibility with fleet coordinator) as well as the maintenance and update of the lease policy.
  • support the business travel management (incl. operational execution)
  • review and update C&B policies with main focus on travel/global mobility, lease and salary/bonus/LTI processes.
  • support in the position evaluation processes.
  • C&B Admin role in SuccessFactors, by supporting the annual C&B cycle in SF

Meet your team

Action HR has grown into a strategic Centre of Excellence in recent years. Within our department, Recruitment is recruiting new employees for our international head office. Compensation & Benefits is responsible for policies, design principles, compensation frameworks related to salary, STI and LTI, benefits and other employment conditions. People development ensures that all our employees are given opportunities to develop and grow. HR Projects is developing various projects to make our HR department even more valuable within Action. Our Shared Service Centre serves our Country Offices, for example with payrolling. Finally, each support department has its own HR advisor who looks at the throughput and outflow of employees and is the connecting link between the department and our overarching HR team.

This is you

By nature you are a detail-oriented and pragmatic person, someone who lives by the efficiency of the working methods. Structure and organization is the backbone of your daily routine thus you know how to optimize processes avoiding unnecessary complexity and redundancy. Being a responsible person with an analytical mind it comes easy for you to stick to agreements and deadlines. Time pressure is a manageable aspect of your work day because the team spirit is always there to support one another. At the end of the day we are all sailing in one boat to achieve common targets!

In addition:

  • A completed degree in Business, HR, Finance or related any other related field
  • Several years of work experience in compensation & benefits, preferably in an international environment
  • Background in an HR consulting firm, knowledge of job grading and evaluation methodologies (Hay Method) and experience in global mobility would be a valuable advantage
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills; strong in Excel
  • Preferred strong proficiency of Dutch and English language (spoken & written) in combination with any other European language. Your high command of written and spoken English is a must though.

What we offer

You will work in a team of professionals within an international environment. Action has more than 2.000 stores in 10 European countries and opens a number of new stores every week. The rapid growth of the organization continues continuously. Not only is Action growing, but there are also career opportunities for you to develop within the company.

  • A merit-driven salary offering based on a 38-hour work week
  • 24 vacation days, with the option to purchase 5 extra days based on a 38-hour work week
  • 15% staff discount on your purchases at Action
  • Extensive range of education and training at our own Action Academy
  • The possibility to participate in a group health insurance policy

Action is dé snelgroeiende internationale non-food discounter met meer dan 500 winkels in Nederland, België, Duitsland en Frankrijk en meer dan 20.000 medewerkers. Van oorsprong zijn we een Nederlandse winkel en met onze no nonsens mentaliteit staan we bekend om onze lage prijzen en een divers en verrassend assortiment.
Action groeit sterk qua omzet, resultaat, aantal winkels en aantal werknemers. Op...


Action is dé snelgroeiende internationale non-food discounter met meer dan 500 winkels in Nederland, België, Duitsland en Frankrijk en meer dan 20.000 medewerkers. Van oorsprong zijn we een Nederlandse winkel en met onze no nonsens mentaliteit staan we bekend om onze lage prijzen en een divers en verrassend assortiment.

Action groeit sterk qua omzet, resultaat, aantal winkels en aantal werknemers. Op de plekken waar we ons vestigen geven we een positieve impuls aan de economie en werkgelegenheid. Ons hoofdkantoor en grootste distributiecentrum zijn gevestigd in Zwaagdijk-Oost (Noord-Holland). Het tweede distributiecentrum, gevestigd in Limburg, is gebouwd om verdere internationale groei te faciliteren. Het bevoorraadt de landen België, Duitsland en Frankrijk en het zuidelijk deel van Nederland.

Retail
Zwaagdijk
20,000 employees