Reward Manager/Senior Manager
Stephenson Harwood
London, UK
6d ago
  • Significant relevant experience in a reward role (including payroll knowledge and supervision) is essential including line management and track record of influencing senior stakeholders and managing change
  • Experience of leading and implementing projects
  • Excellent knowledge of rewards offering and market
  • Proven experience of identifying and delivering process and service improvements
  • Experience of working in a professional services firm is desirable and commercial law firm experience would be an advantage
  • Accuracy and a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal / written communication skills
  • Practical and commercial approach
  • Excellent organisational skills; planning and prioritisation; time management
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally
  • Approachable and able to build strong relationships across different levels of seniority
  • Resilient, dealing effectively with challenging situations
  • Analytical with strong ability to create, manipulate and interpret management information and data. Excellent excel skills including complex formulas for data analysis and graphs
  • Can do, client-focused and positive attitude, self driven. Adaptable and amenable to changing deadlines and demands
  • Flexible and proactive approach. Entrepreneurial and international mindset
  • This job description is indicative only and does not represent an exhaustive list of responsibilities. The firm reserves the right to alter or change the responsibilities at any time, in line with the firm's strategy and business needs.

    Team Structure

    The HR and L&D function comprises of 40 people globally and is responsible for the management of all matters concerning the employment and development of our people.

    This involves guiding and supporting partners, managers, and all employees alike, as well as supporting the creation of an inclusive and diverse environment, enabling our people to thrive. This includes :

  • Implementing our people and talent strategy in line with business objectives
  • Resourcing, talent and career management
  • Reward (financial and non-financial) strategy
  • Policy, procedures setting and the practical application of these across the business.
  • Role overview

    A key member of the HR team, this role will deliver an excellent, proactive and professional service to the firm. Reward (salary, bonus, benefits and other flexible benefits) is key to our people strategy and our employees, all with a range of life styles and needs and therefore all with various expectations.

  • The role will report to the Head of Human Resources and be part of the reward team which includes the UK payroll, benefits and pension specialist and the payroll assistant;
  • and work closely with the wider global HR team.

    Main Responsibilities

    Strategic leadership

  • Work alongside the HR and L&D Director and Head of HR to set and manage the reward strategy and budget, providing regular reporting
  • Define, lead and be responsible for the delivery of the reward approach and strategy
  • Act as an escalation point for the UK benefits provider (UK payroll and benefits specialist owns the relationship)
  • Keep developing and be responsible for the firm benefits third party providers and broker relationships, including managing, negotiating and reviewing providers agreements
  • Act as a champion for the firm's reward approach and the supporting technology, responsible for the technology used to manage reward and benefits for employees and partners globally
  • Responsible for the communication campaign on benefits as well as on going communication
  • Projects and day to day responsibilities

  • Responsible for overseeing global reward aspects, such as salary benchmarking (including data submission), global bonus scheme, global mobility (benefits and pay aspects), and gender pay gap
  • Project management of the global salary review (alongside one HRBP), overseeing annual salary review data uploading and auditing
  • Analysis and reporting on data related to salary, bonus and benefits including D&I
  • Responsible for the benefits platform UK and international, employees and partners
  • Overseeing the global employee and partners benefits : overseeing review and offering of international benefits alongside broker and local HR, leading annual UK benefits renewal
  • Lead and participate in reward related projects or events, working alongside the relevant teams. Upcoming projects include : partners global benefits platform (information booklet and communication as appropriate), international benefits platform, ongoing communication plan / raising awareness for UK benefits, global benefits gap analysis and proposal.
  • People management and team collaboration

  • Lead the reward team, providing guidance and support, as well as acting as a role model. Supervise and develop the UK payroll, benefits and pension specialist
  • Build and develop strong relationships and work closely with the international HR teams, offering specialist support and ensuring consistency in approach where appropriate
  • Champion / promote other areas of the HR function : D&I, L&D, CSR, systems, operations
  • Policies, knowhow and developing the HR function

  • Proactively and regularly lead on reviewing processes, improving ways of working to improve efficiency and ensure consistency and / or commercial approach
  • Proactively propose topics for training / legal updates for both direct team, as well as the wider HR team where appropriate
  • Responsible for the development of the firm's reward related standards and know how, including relevant documentation, templates and standard processes
  • Attributes / Skills Required

  • Significant relevant experience in a reward role (including payroll knowledge and supervision) is essential including line management and track record of influencing senior stakeholders and managing change
  • Experience of leading and implementing projects
  • Excellent knowledge of rewards offering and market
  • Proven experience of identifying and delivering process and service improvements
  • Experience of working in a professional services firm is desirable and commercial law firm experience would be an advantage
  • Accuracy and a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal / written communication skills
  • Practical and commercial approach
  • Excellent organisational skills; planning and prioritisation; time management
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally
  • Approachable and able to build strong relationships across different levels of seniority
  • Resilient, dealing effectively with challenging situations
  • Analytical with strong ability to create, manipulate and interpret management information and data. Excellent excel skills including complex formulas for data analysis and graphs
  • Can do, client-focused and positive attitude, self driven. Adaptable and amenable to changing deadlines and demands
  • Flexible and proactive approach. Entrepreneurial and international mindset
  • Qualifications

    We will offer you a place where you can be yourself and where there are no limits on what you can achieve. With us, you can take ownership of your career and have honest conversations throughout.

    You would join an ambitions firm with a clear strategy for profitable growth where you can get early responsibility and early involvement in growing the business.

    Here you can expect a competitive and fair reward as well as recognition based on all round performance. This forms part of our internal promise to you, The Deal, between the firm and its employees.

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