Total Rewards Specialist EMEA


Lebbeke-Wieze, VOV, BE, 9280

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At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the role

The Total Rewards Specialist EMEA provides analytical and other professional level support to the EMEA Total Reward Lead. This role will support the implementation of Total Rewards programs across the EMEA region, which are market-competitive and are designed to attract, reward and retain high-performing employees. This role will help implement, communicate and administer competitive global compensation programs that align with the business plans, goals and objectives of our internal clients.


Key responsibilities include

  • Partner with the country HR Leads and line managers in EMEA region to ensure that the day-to-day operational support of compensation programs is successfully executed.
  • Support the EMEA Total Rewards Lead with the annual merit review- and variable pay cycles and with the implementation of compensation & benefits projects such as the implementation of job architecture / leveling, salary structures, etc.
  • Support the EMEA Total Rewards Lead with off-cycle salary adjustments, job levelling / job evaluation, bonus/Incentive programs, new ways of working (home working, mobility aspects), etc.
  • Support the regional Company Car Policy.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends, legislation changes, innovation and best practice, emerging technology and tools and evaluate the impact of introducing new methods or products to the company.
  • Act as lead analyst for compensation analysis, benchmarking activities, market studies, and salary structure analysis and updates.
  • Create compensation and benefits models to provide analysis on critical business initiatives.
  • Regularly execute compensation & benefits reports and analyses, cite trends, and provide recommendations.
  • Ensure HRIS (SAP SuccessFactors) data integrity, producing/distributing requested or regularly scheduled reports, and conduct basic data audits in and outside the HRIS system.
  • Act as a regional contact on HRIS system support.


About you

  • Bachelor’s or Masters’ Degree level education or equivalent in the HR or Finance field.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years HR experience with demonstrated knowledge and expertise in area of Compensation & Benefits / Total Rewards.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment requiring strong multi-tasking and prioritization abilities.
  • Deep analytical skills with the ability to translate data and trends into key insights and recommendations.
  • Hands-on personality
  • Excellent IT Skills: including MS Office, advanced Excel and database development skills. Ideally prior experience with SAP SuccessFactors
  • Excellent analytical & problem solving skills, and strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop and maintain relationships at all levels.
  • Outstanding English language skills (verbal & written).
  • Proactive, able to work on own initiative in a hybrid or virtual working environment.

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

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