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Reward & Benefits Partner

  1. Full Time
  2. Hammersmith
  3. Human Resources
  4. Permanent
VAC- 31895

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Excitingly, our Rewards & Benefits team here at Harrods is growing. We are looking for a Rewards & Benefits Partner who will take the lead on stakeholder management for key areas of rewards and benefits cyclical activity.

As part of our HR Operations division, the Reward & Benefits team is responsible for ensuring our programmes are the best in class for our exceptional colleagues. In this role, you will have vast  exposure to the broader Harrods business, therefore it’s a great opportunity to build important relationships and be part of how Harrods is shaped for the future.   

About the Role

As the Reward & Benefits Partner, you will play a critical role in the execution of our total reward strategy and the delivery of our annual processes, including pay review, bonus and benefit reviews.  You will join a Reward & Benefits team, reporting into the Reward & Benefits Manager and working alongside a Reward & Benefits Administrator. 

Acting as a reward partner to the business, you will provide comprehensive advice on all pay and reward matters aligned to market practice and the overarching Harrods reward strategy. You will use your strong understanding of organisation design and different business functions at both an operational and corporate level, to provide advice that is tailored to the distinct areas and their needs.

You will support the development of compensation structures aligned with job family and band structures to enable better foundations for career navigation and reward decisions, and you will be an expert in our grading methodology (Willis Towers Watson), being able to independently benchmark roles.

You will also:

  • Manage the market pay benchmarking, and salary survey processes with our external partners.
  • Manage the execution of our pay review, bonus, and commission processes, ensuring they are seamlessly delivered, well communicated, with comprehensive excel databases where required alongside maximising the available Workday functionality.
  • Support on Gender Pay Gap reporting at year end in partnership with senior HR leaders where required.
  • Maintain specialist knowledge by keeping abreast of published materials, competitor practice, external market developments and trends and legislative and regulatory developments.
  • Support the negotiation and manage the relationship with vendors on our various benefits.
  • Investigate new internal benefits that enhance our offer to employees as part of our employer value proposition, and drive the uptake of existing benefits to ensure our toward reward offering is understood and highly valued.
  • Ensure we are compliant with all legislation from a reward and benefits perspective.
  • Acts as a Tier 3 SME for reward and benefit matters, acting as a champion for our operating model.

About You

This is an extremely busy role which provides a huge amount of value for the rest of the business, and your key stakeholders will be the HR Business Partner population. You will be able to partner effectively, building trust with your credibility and knowledge. 

You will also have:

  • Strong business acumen with an ability to link business strategy to people practices.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to get into the detail while understanding the bigger picture.
  • Experience of managing internal relationships to ensure the effective delivery of reward initiatives.
  • An inquisitive and challenging mind, with an interest in questioning and improving the “as is”.
  • Advanced Excel skills and the ability to work with and manipulate large data sets comfortably (will be tested at interview).
  • Ability to manage and deliver in parallel multiple projects and tasks across a broad range of areas.
  • Strong communication skills & experience of liaising with and influencing senior stakeholders. 

About Us

Harrods is reimagining every aspect of the store to ensure we remain the world’s leading luxury emporium. People-led change is at the forefront of this transformation. We are driving forward high-profile, strategic HR initiatives and ensuring our people-related activity is executed exceptionally.  Our Reward and Benefits strategy is a critical element of our HR strategy, so this role is both high profile and high impact across our organisation.

Our Promise to You

Help us make the impossible possible for our customers and we’ll do something remarkable for you. As well as offering a friendly environment to inspire your best work, we provide abundant opportunities and support to build an exceptional career across the varied specialisms of our business.

In return you’ll receive an excellent benefits package, including a company pension, flexible working, 25 days’ holiday, and your birthday off, up to 33% in-store discount (including across our food hall and restaurants) and a season ticket loan.

Uniquely You

At Harrods we believe the personality and authenticity of our people sets us apart.  We celebrate and invite applications from all cultures, backgrounds, tastes and experiences and are proud of our culture where people from all walks of life can grow and thrive.  What makes you unique makes us exceptional.

While our job adverts outline the ideal qualities, skills, and prior experience for the role, we believe in the potential for growth and value individual strengths. If you do not meet every desired criteria but feel you have the skills and experience to thrive in this role as well as a genuine interest in working for Harrods and you can demonstrate an alignment with our values, we would encourage you to apply.

If you want to know more our people and our culture, search #TogetherHarrods on LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram

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