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Manager, Compensation And Benefits H/F

PARIS, France
Human Resources

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Job Description

To support our team we are currently looking for a Compensation & Benefits Manager for France and Belgium.

As a global leader in financial services, American Express has built its reputation on continual innovation and forward-thinking. And since we’re committed to becoming the world’s most respected service brand, we continually strive to deliver the best possible service to our customers all around the world. At American Express we recognise that our most valuable asset is our people.  After all, it’s our people who deliver an excellent service to our customers all around the world, and it’s our people who therefore drive our ambition to become the world’s most respected service brand.

This position in the EMEA Compensation & Benefits team will have accountability for leading the compensation and benefits agenda for France and Belgium, as well taking an integral role in the progressive global C&B function. Reporting to the Director, Compensation & Benefits EMEA, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of Compensation & Benefits for this portfolio of markets. Additionally you will contribute to the global C&B agenda by contributing to both global and regional projects.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Partnering with the country HR teams on strategies and initiatives that drive employee engagement

  • Leading core compensation activities including market benchmarking, management of pay ranges

  • 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, including Works Councils

  • 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

  • Oversight of the Healthy Living programme for these markets

  • Participating in global and regional C&B projects

  • 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 practices, tax structures and labour laws specific to these markets

  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple stakeholders in matrixed reporting structure

  • Exceptional relationship skills

  • 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

Why American Express?


There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.


American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.


We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.


Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.


The powerful backing of American Express.

Don’t make a difference without it.

Don’t live life without it.

ReqID: 19008189
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: May 7, 2019, 3:41:06 AM
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