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Reward Partner

Contract Type
Education, Media & Communications
London, GBR
Expiry Date
Reward Partner 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 laptop lessons, we are alw...

Job Description

Reward Partner


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 role is accountable for the implementation of global reward strategy and for providing advice around all compensation and benefits policies, processes, toolsetc ensuringconsistency through analignment to group waysof working and with localizations by exception.

Main activities/responsibilities

Strategy anddesign:

  • Provide inputforthe Reward CoE fromthe relevant geographies, including operationalising strategyandoverseeing day-to-day managementresponsibilities
  • Partner with HR and the business to deliver the global compensation strategy, policies, procedures, and processes, ensuring alignment with business objectives and strategy,in particular across the following activities:payscales, job evaluation, market positioning and compensation performance criteria, and providing insight of how these global policies will be applicable in the Geography/ LOB

Delivery and compliance:

  • Oversee ownership ofGeography/ LOB specificcompensationpolicies,processes, tools etc.,ensuring regulatory and statutory compliance
  • Overseetheannual compensation cycle, Incentive programs and Variable Pay programsin the relevant geography/ LOB,taking responsibility for local market adjustments
  • Provide specialist advice in relation to local bargaining agreements and negotiations with works councils, unions etc, where needed
  • Provide insight and expert knowledge to local generalistsfor expert advice on customer queries, relating to reward
  • Understand how specific employee groups within the business unit(s) and region(s) compare to market pay structures
  • Provide input in the recommendation of appropriate compensation strategy for new and evolving organisation structures within the relevant Geography/ LOB
  • Communicate the strategic intent of all globalcompensation programs / initiatives to the Geography / LOB Reward and HR community
  • Manage the execution of reward communications / training towards thebusiness
  • Manage the compensation impact of Mergers and Acquisitions in the relevant Geography / LOB
  • Advise Operations on necessary payroll and tax implications of compensation changes, ensuring all key stakeholders are informed
  • Input into regulatory compliance and reporting processes and activities relating to compensation programs, including liaising with finance on employment tax compliance

Performance andcontinuous improvement:

  • Deliver on agreed KPIs and be accountable forservice efficiency and quality
  • Measure program effectiveness at geography, country and LOB level and take appropriate action including providing feedback to global
  • Keep appraised of leading practices, monitor and evaluate future legislation and market trendsand consider innovative solutions, to best serve the business
  • Identify opportunities for and manage the transition of transactional support activities to HR Operations


  • Qualifications, experience and person specification
  • Previous experience in a reward business partner role
  • Previous HR Business Partnering experience
  • Previous experience of coaching managers around performance issues
  • Expert knowledge of global Compensation program design and implementation as well as general knowledge of other Total Rewards services (Benefits, Global Mobility, etc.)
  • In-depth knowledge of global governance guidelines
  • Ability to collaborate with business partners and business stakeholders to provide specialised advice and collecting input for design and delivery of reward programs
  • Strong understanding of global industry best practice and market trends
  • Project Management experience
  • Global perspective: Experience of operating within a truly global environment and able to demonstrate international cultural agility and experience of building and managing strong, diverse, global teams
  • Developing & Leveraging Relationships: A track record of building trust and sustaining excellent internal and external relationships
  • Previous consulting experience
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Previous experience of working in emerging markets
  • MBA qualification
  • Previous experience of business integration from a reward perspective

Location: London

Salary: Competitive

Start date:03/08/2018

End date: 02/09/2018

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: Aug 3, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1811276

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.