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Total Rewards Specialist

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania - Explore location People & HR Full Time

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IKEA is one of the world's leading home furnishing and food companies. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them.

The Inter IKEA Group is a part of Inter IKEA Systems B.V., owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor.

IKEA Supply is part of IKEA Range & Supply and is responsible for securing that the product offer is produced and delivered to our customers. We lead the supply agenda across many functions and work together with all business areas, different business units, but also retail markets to secure customer availability in all markets and sales channels at lowest total cost.

IKEA Purchasing and Logistics Services US Inc. is part of our Purchasing and Logistics Area Americas which also has an office in Curitiba, Brazil and Mexico City, Mexico, and is a subsidiary of the Inter IKEA Group.

    Job description

    IKEA offers an exciting and empowering flexible work environment in a global marketplace. And as the world’s leader at life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us.

    As a Total Rewards Specialist in our Americas area, you will work in a dynamic organization with co-workers from all over the globe. Our strong Culture & Values are at the heart of everything that we do!

    The role of the Total Rewards Specialist is to assist in establishing IKEA as the preferred employer by attracting those who share the IKEA values, ensuring development for all co-workers, inspiring them to perform and remain with IKEA by:

    • Contributing to the positioning of IKEA as an attractive place to work and the preferred employer in the market.
    • Contributing to the people agenda through total rewards projects, collaboration within the team and with stakeholders in and across the organization.

    As a member of our team, you are expected to be a strong contributor to our environment as well as to the total rewards agenda in conjunction with the people strategy.

    Your main responsibilities will be:

    • Interpreting, administering, and communicating compensation and benefits programs, policies, and practices.
    • Administering the annual merit process, including market pricing reviews and compensation planning.
    • Conducting job evaluations, survey participation, job pricing, and job catalog maintenance within Workday.
    • Providing ad hoc compensation and benefits data analysis including ongoing costs, pay equity, and budget support as needed. 
    • Serving as the primary point of contact for the administration of benefit programs and delivery of open enrollment.
    • Partnering with the Compensation and Benefits Manager to develop the total rewards strategy. Research, recommend, and implement new programs as needed.
    • Overseeing the development, administration, and communication of the wellness program.
    • Assisting with general plan compliance, 401k and 401a audits, ACA reporting.
    • Overseeing our leave programs.


    To be successful in this role you need to have:

    • At least 3+ years of experience in total rewards, including implementation, communications, compliance, and administration, along with exposure to and interest in payroll and mobility.
    • A Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • A highly organized approach in your work, be attentive to details, and capable of managing multiple competing priorities.
    • Effective communication skills, with the ability to maintain confidentiality and build trust.
    • Experience with HRIS (preferably Workday), benefits enrollment platforms, and other vendor platforms.
    • A sense of urgency and commitment to deliver without sacrificing quality.
    • An interest in working in a multi-cultural, diverse environment in a global, highly matrixed organization.
    • The ability to support and enable change, being comfortable with ambiguity and shifting priorities as the business needs require.

    You are highly motivated to deliver the total rewards agenda, securing operational excellence in total rewards delivery, including processes, working methods, and best practices.

    If you have lots of energy, a strong drive and high commitment and you enjoy working in a diverse and changing environment, this could be the job for you.

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    At IKEA, we value diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are committed to providing coworkers with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We encourage individualism and invite you to come join our team and be yourself with us! 

    We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristic protected by law. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need.  

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