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UK & IE Senior Total Rewards Specialist

City of London, England People & HR Full Time

Job description


We have currently embarked on an exciting journey to review and redefine our Total Rewards Framework, and we are looking for “fresh eyes” to challenge our status quo and recommend new concepts that will ensure our Total Rewards offering is attractive, unique, and reflecting our core values. IKEA in UK is looking for a passionate senior total rewards specialist who will lead the work in how we approach future total rewards for our UK/IE market. As you will be taking a lead in the area of total rewards, we see that you have solid experience from mobility & compensation and benefits. Our ideal candidate would also have a passion for change management and experience from engaging senior stakeholders. As a person you are passionate about people and have a strong belief in individuals’ potential. You are interested to do analytical, operational and strategic work. You have knowledge of how to evaluate jobs and job structures to set the level for positions and how to assess and award compensation and benefit packages on a co-worker level. You have the ability to deal with ambiguity and can navigate through a complex and changing environment. You know how to create, implement and follow up on rules and practices that ensure accountability, compliance, fairness and transparency within IKEA. You demonstrate general leadership ability and effectiveness with the capacity to handle multiple priorities, initiatives, interfaces and tasks. You know how to work independently, take own initiatives and responsibility. You express ideas and opinions effectively in verbal and written communication - with ability to influence and inspire. For this role we believe you need proven record of senior stakeholder management, minimum 10 years of Human Resources experience and experience from a global matrix organisation or participating on global projects.


In the role as Total Rewards Specialist, you support country Total Rewards implementation focusing on effectively attracting and retaining key talent in a cost efficient yet inspirational way, appreciated by our co-workers. Your areas of responsibility includes: • Project Manage a number of ongoing and future projects that will shape the shape of Total Rewards at IKEA. • Lead the team through change. • Partner with the business and build cross functional relationships. • Support localisation of Centre of Expertise Total Rewards concept, frameworks, approach and process in order to ensure successful implementation in country in line with all regulatory compliance • Proactively collect and transmit country specific Total Rewards needs to the Centre of Expertise. • Be responsible for providing expertise and services in the outlining and implementation of TR levels for managers and co-workers. • Translate global guidelines into local Total Reward Frameworks..


IKEA is all about people, and our team make sure to bring the best people on board to keep our strong spirit of togetherness. We believe that different experiences and backgrounds collectively make us wiser and stronger, and we ensure that our co-workers bloom into their best selves as they contribute to our business.


In this role you will report to the Total Rewards Manager and is based in London, Wembley. If you have job specific questions please contact Paras Gujar at WANT TO APPLY? External Candidates: Please apply online, uploading a CV and cover letter. Internal candidates: To apply for this role you will need to complete a talent profile, you can find the talent profile on IKEA inside The talent profile is to replace the need to upload a CV or cover letter for the role. For guidance on how best to complete your Talent Profile please refer to the Business Transformation IKEA UK and Ireland link on the front page of IKEA Inside. Please submit your application by 25th August as the advertisement closes at 12.00am on the 26th August.