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Executive Reward & Share Plans Manager

Contract Type
Education, Media & Communications
London, GBR
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Executive Reward & Share Plans Manager Description At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into la...

Job Description

Executive Reward & Share Plans Manager


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.


This position will report to and work alongside the Executive Reward Director and other members of the Reward team. The Executive Reward & Share Plans Manager will support primarily Remuneration Committee work, as well as perform other executive reward tasks and manage the internal share plans operation based in Manila and the external provider of share plans administration services. The role will have close working relationships with Group Finance, Investor Relations, Company Secretarial, Tax and Global Mobility.

The role will require a keen work ethic, commercial awareness and an ability to use data to draw conclusions and present results. These experiences will help build your technical knowledge and overall subject matter expertise as well as confidence and project management skills in dealing with multiple, senior stakeholders.The right candidate will develop a ‘trusted advisor’ relationship with leaders and HR stakeholders in the business.

Key Accountabilities & Deliverables:

The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include and are not limited to:

  • Assist throughout yearly remuneration committee and Annual General Meeting cycle, drafting and, in some cases, checking papers, working materials and backup analyses
  • Managing analysis and drawing conclusions for target setting, remuneration benchmarking and valuation of benefits and equity awards
  • Provide support for the assessment, design, implementation as well as administration of compensation and rewards programs and policies for senior executives
  • Review of the global career framework at senior levels
  • Perform industry and financial research related to compensation strategy and design
  • Identify best practices and emerging trends in executive compensation; to include regulatory, legislative and shareholder developments and identify issues that impact compensation strategy and design
  • Develop pay structures and incentive designs that help support business strategy
  • Standardisation of policies and processes
  • Understanding and maintaining of information ensuring data integrity and appropriate protection
  • Working with Group Finance to ensure reward metrics are tracked and reported accurately
  • Partner on other projects as assigned
  • Review group Share Plans strategy and design and implement a New All Employee Share Plan launching in 2020, to include RFP for new global provider
  • Vendor management of existing/new provider (expected to be light touch and strategic/directional when operating effectively)
  • Serve as a mentor to junior team members


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Data mining, data analysis, number crunching
  • Engages in analytic and pragmatic problem solving- makes suggestions and provides information to aid decision making
  • Ability to see the broader picture and how reward fits into business strategy
  • Exhibits learning agility and active knowledge seeking along with a working knowledge of industry standards
  • Excellent organisational ability, time management, prioritisation and planning skills. Must be able to manage multiple projects and project components with inter-related asset and timing dependencies
  • Highly active ownership -carry out assignments with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team

Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.


Core Technical/Functional Competencies:

  • Strong subject-matter expertise in executive reward
  • In depth knowledge of tax, corporate finance, regulatory and accounting requirements as they relate to executive reward
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office; particularly Excel
  • Ability to produce polished and effective written communication
  • Experience using Adobe InCopy (desirable)

Education, Qualifications & Training

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification
  • Certification in Share Plans, such as ICSA (desirable)

Previous Experience

  • Experience of UK executive remuneration regulation and remuneration committee work for listed companies
  • Experience managing small projects with large impact and tight timelines
  • Understanding of all employee share plans
  • Experience of share plans administration (desirable)
  • Experience of collaborating with mobility teams on support for mobile senior executives (desirable)

Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL

Job: Human Resources

Organization: Human Resources

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Dec 20, 2018

Job Unposting: Jan 19, 2019

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1816642

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.