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Reward Manager - 14 Month FTC

Location(s) London
Job ID 29787 Closing Date 20/05/2022 09:20 Contract Full time Hours 40 hours Contract Type Temporary Salary and Benefits £Competitive + Benefits

Our role is to make sure we attract the very best talent to our business and provide a really great place to work so our colleagues can reach their full potential. After all, it's our people who make us who we are.

M&S is going through rapid change, and here in HR we’re planning for the future in a big way! With the People Agenda at the heart of it all, now is our time to really make an impact.

Think you can rise to the challenge?

With a desire to continually learn, your curious nature will make sure our business partnerships are close and collaborative because you know that’s how we’ll achieve the best results. Not to mention your resilience, flexibility and can-do attitude that will thrive in our fast-paced and stimulating environment. In return you’ll not only find a team that is fun, passionate about what we do and driven to make real progress, but one which will fully support you in growing with us as you join us on our journey.

Role purpose

To support the delivery of the M&S People Plan through:

  • Supporting the Head of Reward to design, implement and embed the reward strategy
  • Partnering the business and HRBPs as subject matter expert on reward matters
  • Setting and managing M&S reward policies, as assigned by Head of Reward. This may include pay, benefits, recognition, bonus and global mobility

Key accountabilities and measures

  • Supporting Head of Reward to design, implement and deliver the total reward strategy for M&S in line with relevant budgets
  • Working with HR colleagues to partner specific business areas as the subject matter expert on reward matters, including job evaluations and benchmarking, identifying efficiencies and enhancements wherever possible
  • Ownership of reward policies, as assigned by the Head of Reward. This may include pay, benefits, recognition, bonus and global mobility.
  • Responding to policy queries escalated from business
  • Leading and/or supporting on HR projects as required, including annual pay and bonus process
  • Managing third-party suppliers to deliver services in line with agreed SLAs
  • Keeping up-to-date with best practice and emerging trends through effective external relationships
  • Coaching Reward Analysts to give them the best possible grounding in reward at M&S

Key skills

  • Effective relationship management and ability to influence senior stakeholders
  • Technical reward knowledge and analytical skills
  • High quality verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise effectively, ideally with experience of managing projects
  • Experience of policy ownership
  • An excellent team player with a supportive coaching style
  • Knowledge of Willis Towers Watson job evaluation or equivalent
  • Advanced Excel skills (desirable)
  • Tax and P11d knowledge (desirable)

M&S is ready to push boundaries to lead the industry into a greener, speedier, more inspiring digital era. That’s why we’re revolutionising how we work and offering our most exciting opportunities yet. There’s never been a better time to be part of our team. Marks & Spencer aims to be an inclusive organisation, trusted and admired by our colleagues, customers and suppliers. Join us and make an immediate impact. We are committed to an active Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy, which starts with our recruitment and selection process, and we are happy to talk flexible working.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process. If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty which means you are unable to complete the application process online, please get in touch either by phone on 0345 300 3725 or by email so we can make alternative arrangements for you.


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