Job title: Regional Compensation & Benefits Manager (m/f/d) MEA & Turkey
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Manufacturing and Production
Expertise: Human Resource
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job published: 20-10-2022
Job ID: 32307

Job Description

About Departer – The German Headhunter:

As an internationally oriented German HR consultancy for the recruitment of multinational professionals, Departer possesses a long-standing expertise in the core markets of Germany, Greater China, the Middle East, and Australia. Through our regionally established offices in Dubai, Brisbane, and Hamburg, we are valued as a reliable recruitment partner by numerous companies.


For our world leading client, an international producer in packaging solutions, we are exclusively searching for a Regional Compensation & Benefits Manager (m/f/d) MEA & Turkey. Our client is a global market leader in their segment and grows product innovations continuously. As an employer, our client values diversity, driving innovation and change, global connectivity with a unique team spirit and culture. As Regional Compensation & Benefits Manager (m/f/d) you will play a significant role in developing the overall Compensation and Benefits system by integrating policies, tools and solutions that allow for a financially sustainable and market-competitive remuneration policy for employees in MEA & Turkey, enabling planned organizational development.


Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and establish appropriate Compensation & Benefits policies across MEA and Turkey that support sustainable business growth whilst maintaining external competitiveness
  • Manage the integration of policies by utilizing tools and solutions that allow for a financially sustainable and market-competitive remuneration policy for the employees 
  • Balance harmonization among countries and plants according to local requirements
  • Actively participate in external compensation surveys, ensuring factual, unbiased data on relative market positioning
  • Coordinate salary review process for the clusters, assisting in construction of merit matrices, and supporting validation and approval of proposals
  • Closely collaborate with the Learning & Development Manager and Heads of HR in order to establish compensation career paths that accompany individual development plans
  • Consolidate data from budgeting process and monthly reporting
  • Monitor trends and deviations whilst defining appropriate HR analytics
  • Communicate with third-party services to negotiate benefit plans and resolve benefit-related issues
  • Take the lead in projects focused on continuous improvement
  • Ensure compliance with local compensation laws and regulations
  • Report to the Regional HR Manager and actively support and guide him on global development projects


To be successful in this role you should have the following skills and experiences:

  • University degree with a focus on Management, Finance, Mathematics or similar
  • Extensive knowledge within compensation & benefits and prior implementation or development experience of policies and procedure
  • Methodological and technical background in an HR Consulting environment  
  • Experience in salary surveys, position benchmarking and compensation structures development
  • Analytical skills with the ability to interpret and communicate data
  • Project Management and stakeholder development skills
  • Profound MS Office skills, ERP system knowledge is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Independent work and solution-oriented thinking
  • Strong communication skills as well as engagement and commitment
  • Driving license and willingness to travel
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