Compensation and Benefits Lead
Compensation and Benefits Lead
Posting date : 21/11/2023
Requisition ID : 17242
Job Title: Compensation and Benefits Lead
Department: Global HR
Reporting Line: Head of Global HR
Location: Any EEA Market with a preference to Kenya / Uganda / Zambia
Job Grade: 18
About ENGIE Energy Access
ENGIE Energy Access is the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa. The company develops innovative, off-grid solar solutions for homes, public services and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGO solar home systems are financed through affordable instalments from $0.19 per day and the mini-grids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities. With over 1,800 employees, operations in nine countries across Africa (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), over 1.8 million customers and more than 9 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to impact 20 million lives across Africa by 2025.
This role is responsible for the design and development of the compensation and benefits/reward structures and related guidelines for EEA. To ensure a holistic approach to EVP development which includes non-monetary benefits across the organisation taking into account country nuances, manage employee wellness and continuously work on strategies to improve Employee experience. This role will assist in creating the HR overall strategy, pay philosophy and approach to employee offerings.
Develop strategies and guardrails regarding compensation and benefits for implementation by the HR Country Leads.
Responsible for development and improvement of short, medium and long-term incentive schemes for key skills within the organization
Conducting market research and analysis on best practice compensation and benefit structures
Conduct market research on benefits plans to gain an understanding of local and global leading practice
Document findings and prepare a benchmarking report for the Remuneration Committee (RemCo)
Integral member of the RemCo
Design and develop a reward and benefit plan and obtain the required approvals
Update of policies, processes and guidelines regarding compensation and benefits
Drive annual medical insurance renewals to ensure cost effectiveness and a consistent employee experience
Prepare annual salary review and bonus guidelines and communicate to Remco, Head of People and Culture and HR Country Leads
Manage the annual salary and bonus review cycle (end to end) for hand-off to payroll
Ensure annual salary review and bonus cycle is managed within affordability guidelines set by Finance
Provide Talent Acquisition Team with the generation of employee salary packages to ensure alignment with market and internal pay equity
Provide salary guidance for promotion cases
Conduct ongoing research to identify changes in the compensation, benefits and reward landscape (country specific) to ensure adherence to labour law (country specific)
Consult with Country HR Leads on the implementation and alignment of reward and benefit program
Support Country HR Leads to resolve escalated employee queries regarding rewards and benefits
Adhere to benefits service level agreements and quality standards
Build and maintain relationships with third party benefit and salary survey vendors
Identify suitable benefit and reward packages that are aligned to leading practice for Organisations similar to EEA
Align with Group pay rules
Develop and grow the compensation and benefits capability within EEA
Process benefits vendor invoices for payment.
Lead the EEA employee wellness program as part of the EVP in collaboration with the In Country HR Leads
Explore all non-monetary benefits that can help build and enhance the EVP without adding any costs to EEA .
Lead a team of 2 Compensation and Benefits Analysists
At EEA, we have high expectations for our managers. Each manager plays a key role in creating an exceptional experience not only for our customers but for every person on our team. Our managers help EEA realize our ambitious goals while developing their own leadership skills and facilitating growth for their direct reports.
We believe that great managers:
Deliver ambitious results: As a high-performing and accountable leader, you create an enabling environment for effective action and bold decision making which contribute to successful delivery of results.
Act with integrity: As an ethical leader you are honest, respectful, objective, and transparent. You create and build upon a foundation of trust and openness.
Inspire and mentor the team: As an inspirational leader you walk the talk. You empower and coach your team with trust and humility.
Are accessible: As a leader Develop and maintain deep connections with stakeholders through approachability and active listening.
Ensure diversity and inclusion: as an inclusive leader, you ensure diversity and foster a sense of belonging.
Knowledge and Experience:
5-7 years of HR compensation and benefits experience
Job evaluation methodology
Compiling and managing expenditure budgets
Analytical, statistical and qualitative skills
Knowledge of compensation and benefits practices
Advanced computer skills
Knowledge of the local and international labour law
Deep rewards and benefits knowledge and proven expertise
Business and global acumen
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to work independently
Be solutions focused
Able to operate in an environment with high levels of ambiguity
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Meticulous attention to details
BSc in Human Resources Management, Organizational Psychology, Finance or relevant field
Professional Membership of a Remuneration Body/Association highly advantageous
Good conversational French is a plus
Advanced computer skills
Hands-on experience with HRIS or related payroll software systems
We thank all applicants for their interest, however due to the large volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, name, sexual identity, orientation or preference, religion, marital status, health, disability, political opinions, union involvement or citizenship. Our differences are our strengths!