Interim Reward Partner (12 Months Maternity Cover)

Wunderman Thompson

Department: People

Location: London, United Kingdom

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

With a truly global reach, we work with some of the world’s most ambitious brands, partnering with them across communications, experiences and platforms to deliver world class, inspiring work that has impact! In the UK specifically, our client list includes brands such as; Shell, BT, HSBC, Microsoft, Selfridges, Nestle and Samsung. Our breakthrough creativity has always helped our clients’ businesses succeed and we’re proud to have been voted Campaign’s Customer Engagement Agency of the Year in both 2017 and 2018.  

What you’ll be doing:

We are looking for an interim EMEA Reward Partner to work within our EMEA People team. Reporting to the EMEA Total Rewards Director, you will work on all cyclical compensation activities as well as provide day-to-day management of the Reward function. The role is analytical and data-orientated, but will also require relationship building and strong stakeholder management.

In this context, the EMEA Reward Partner will:

  • Work with the Total Rewards Director to manage the bi-annual salary increase process; review country submissions against policies & principles, partner finance on budget allocations, track implementation of approved increases.
  • Support the Total Rewards Director in the management of STIP; eligibility, targets, communication, pay-out calculation, payroll processing.
  • Participate in our global compensation surveys by educating the wider People team and ensuring all inputs are completed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Maintain, analyse and gather internal and external salary data, provide salary benchmarks and package recommendations, in line with the reward principles and policies.
  • Work with the Total Reward Director to establish pay job bands. Using the available benchmark data to develop salary ranges.
  • Monitor the monthly new hire and promotion to vacancy requests to ensure they are in line with reward principles and pay ranges.Track all out of cycle increases.
  • Provide data modelling, analysis and insight to support reward processes and decisions, for example to support gender and ethnicity pay calculations, salary review and bonus recommendations.
  • Partner with Reward colleagues globally & within WPP on Wunderman Thompson and WPP-wide projects.

Who you are:

You will be an experienced Reward Partner who is comfortable working in a fluid environment where some structures are not yet in place. In addition, you will have experience of some of the following:

  • Have experience of all annual reward cycles
  • Have deep data analytics experience, used to manipulating large volumes of data
  • Have an analytical mindset, able to suggest ways to look at the data available to generate new insights
  • Be experienced in using one of the leading salary surveys e.g. Mercer, Radford
  • Ideally have used a job levelling/evaluation methodology
  • Be proactive and tenacious, with great attention to detail
  • Quickly build and maintain trusted partnerships
  • Have advanced excel skills
  • Have experience of working in an international role
  • Be culturally sensitive, able to adapt to working with people from a range of countries

What we can offer you:

We don't settle for people who can just do the job, we look for people that go beyond that and always push our thinking to be better than yesterday. We believe that this is what makes our agency a great place to be – a space where you’re never far away from the best minds to learn from.

We want you to be comfortable and proud every day of the week and have created an open and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. We don’t want you to just fit into our culture, we want your uniqueness and diversity of background to add to it and make this an agency where we all have a real sense of belonging and purpose. We are a community.  

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

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