American Express Careers

Manager-Comp & Benefits

Sydney, Australia
Human Resources

Job Description

Ensuring we have the right compensation and benefits offerings in place for employees is central to our people strategy and in ensuring we attract, engage and retain the very best people.
This position, in the APAC Compensation & Benefits team, will take accountability for leading the compensation and benefits agenda for the Australia & New Zealand.
Reporting to the Director, Compensation & Benefits APAC, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of Compensation & Benefits for this portfolio of markets.
Key responsibilities will include:
  • Partnering with the country HR teams on strategies and initiatives that drive employee engagement
  • Leading core compensation activities including oversight of incentive programs, market benchmarking
  • Reviewing and revising Pay Ranges for ANZ; building awareness and education People Leaders on changes
  • Leading the work Gender Pay including ongoing analytics, education and partnership with One HR and D&I teams
  • Ownership of all benefit programs incorporating design, vendor management and ongoing assessment of effectiveness
  • Providing in-country support to the employee relations teams on any C&B related local consultations
  • Ensuring local programmes are compliant with local regulations and internal American Express standards.
  • Providing compensation and benefits guidance and advice to business leaders and HR leaders to support the people agenda
  • Providing in-country support to global C&B processes including the annual compensation review and bonus cycle, compliance of C&B programs
  • Ownership of the Healthy Living programme for these markets
  • Representing C&B in senior leader forums
  • Assessing and mitigating against risks in the C&B agenda and remediating any identified areas of risk.

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



To be successful in this role we seek the following essential core skills and proven ability:
  • Proven C&B management experience with strong demonstration of specific C&B practices, tax structures and labour laws
  • Exceptional relationship skills
  • People Leader responsibilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate to and influence senior leaders
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving approach
  • An ability to think creatively and innovate
  • Advanced project management experience
  • At least 8+ years of C&B experience

ReqID: 18010303
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time