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Compensations and Benefits Manager, Special Projects – Defined Benefits- 6 month contract

Sydney, Australia
Human Resources

Job Description

This position, in the APAC Compensation & Benefits team, will take accountability for leading a special project to review the Defined Benefit Superannuation plan in Australia.


Reporting to the Director, Compensation & Benefits APAC, you will be responsible for the end to end delivery of the special project.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing a project plan with clear time lines in partnership with the third party Superannuation provider
  • Liaise closely with the Superannuation provider to ensure the project is delivered on time, within scope and within budget
  • Partner with multiple stakeholders including C&B Leadership, Market HR, ER, Finance, GCO to ensure alignment at key stages of the project
  • Track progress, report and escalate issues as needed
  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation
  • Liaise with Finance to ensure costs related to the project are charged appropriately
  • Be the central point of contact for employee queries and manage conversations appropriately

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations. 


  • Sound understanding of Superannuation system and Defined Benefit plans
  • Exceptional relationship skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate and influence senior leaders
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving approach
  • An ability to think creatively and innovate
  • Advanced project management skills

ReqID: 18007961
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time