Compensation Senior Manager

Job Title

Compensation Senior Manager


Bydgoszcz, 85001 PL
Granada, 18012 ES
Spain - Madrid
Spain - Madrid (Primary)

Job Description

Location: Spain/Poland Remote 


RWS is a world-leading provider of technology-enabled language, content management and intellectual property services. We help our clients to connect with and bring new ideas to people globally, by communicating business critical content at scale and enabling the protection and realisation of their innovations. 

Our specialist teams combine the latest technology, proven processes and highly skilled people to deliver complex services at each stage of the product life cycle to meet the diverse needs of a global, blue-chip client base. 

Our language services are delivered to, and are trusted by, world-leading companies including 90 of the global top 100 brands, the top 20 pharmaceutical companies, 8 of the top 10 Contract Research Organisations (CROs), 40 of the top 50 asset management companies and 19 of the top 20 patent filers worldwide. Our key industries cover technology, pharmaceutical, medical, legal, financial services, chemical, automotive, government and telecommunications sectors, which we serve from offices across five continents. 

Over the last 63 years we have built a reputation for quality, reliability and flexibility with our global team of linguists, searchers and technical experts. With headquarters in the UK, we have over 80 offices worldwide, near 8000 employees and our shares are traded on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), the London Stock Exchange regulated market (RWS.L)

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The Role
The purpose of the role is to oversee compensation programmes globally. As the owner of the Compensation framework for RWS, you will work across the 40+ countries where we operate, including the United Kingdom, China, India, Czechia, Poland, Spain, Argentina a.o.
Reporting to the Global Head of Compensation & Benefits, you will lead the process of setting up our compensation framework and subsequently work to continuously improve our approach. We are currently undergoing a review of our global compensation management practices, therefore the role will be central to developing a full suite of policies, processes and systems to manage compensation equitably and effectively across our business.
Key Responsibilities:
* Define the compensation approach across our global businesses, considering their business needs, market data and internal insights
* Design and roll out the policy and process framework for RWS globally
* Define the RWS compensation governance framework
* Ensure our compensation programs remain competitive across all markets
* Provide training and guidance to Leaders, Managers and the HR partners on how to leverage our compensation program to achieve our attraction and retention objectives
* Partner with local HR and shared services to ensure effective operation of our compensation processes
* Own the global job architecture framework, keeping it in step with our constantly evolving organization
* Develop and maintain the compensation module within our HRIS system
* Develop a global metrics and feedback system to ensure aligned individual/business decisions and drive improvement
* Develop and deploy compensation communication packs and toolkits to support our HR partners and line managers in the deployment of our compensation message
* Support lead team and board-level reporting as needed.
Experience and Qualifications
* Partnering with HR and business leaders to design and adapt compensation programs to business strategy
* Balancing corporate and business unit needs to develop a harmonized corporate compensation program
* Synthesizing various data sources and feedback to distill key insights and develop recommendations
* Managing compensation in a complex, multi-country, matrixed organization, with a history of acquisitions
* Developing and managing an integrated project plan to implement new processes, systems and to manage compensation cycles
* Implementing a compensation module (with customization as needed) as part of an HRIS implementation project
* Experience working in client-centred roles would be a plus
* Ability to partner with all levels of the organization
* Passionate about the world of Reward, staying up to date with latest trends and constantly finding practical solutions to compensation challenges.
* 10+ years prior experience in international compensation management – exposure to IT services would be a plus

Life at RWS - We work hard together to deliver for our customers; our expertise, professionalism and determination to never let others down drives us to be passionate and serious about what we do, deliver customer value, yet always adding a human touch

As a company focused on connecting people through language, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our company culture. RWS is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we are committed in ensuring that all employees work in an environment free from all forms of harassment and discrimination and one that actively promotes teamwork, diversity and trust. All employees have a right to be treated with respect and dignity. RWS operate in a manner for the inclusion of all - any form of discrimination is expressly prohibited. Employees are selected and promoted on merit alone and no other factors whether race, gender, age, religion, marital status, gender identity or disability are taken into consideration.

We are proud to work in a company where all can succeed and grow their career and while RWS operates in accordance with all local employment laws, if local law enables any form of discrimination this is against RWS company policy and we will adhere to the highest standard.


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