Manager, Compensation & Benefits, China

Job Title: Manager, Compensation & Benefits, China
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Shanghai, China
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 20200503_1584003652
Contact Name: Katrina Du
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Job Published: March 12, 2020 17:00

Job Description


An individual contributor to partner with Talent Development Partners in China to ensure local compliance, provide advice to Talent teams and develop appropriate compensation & benefits strategy for building our employer branding, making a desirable Company to work for.

To provide operational Compensation and Benefits shared service and support to all functions within China, implementing global/regional Compensation and Benefits programs and ensuring smooth localization in addition to providing Compensation and Benefits consulting services to the business.



Compensation & Benefits

  • Provide advice to Talent development partners and business leaders on all rewards related issues
  • Act as a compensation partner to ensure best practices are implemented across the business in China
  • Partner with Talent Development Partners to identify Compensation & Benefit issues, formulate and implement various legally compliant Compensation & Benefits policies and ensure the execution of policies are consistent and aligned with global policy
  • Ensure global/regional talent policies are locally appropriate and meet all regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Evaluate and analyze the existing compensation & benefits schemes to advise and ensure the program meets growing business objectives and market competitive
  • Analyze local salary structures (market benchmarking and salary surveys) and develop salary structure models that ensure external competitiveness, internal equity and pay for performance
  • Conduct annual assignment on C&B programs including salary review, compensation and benefit benchmarking exercises
  • Be the China representative on development, implementation, go-live and post-go-live on Talent projects driven by US head office
  • Manage external vendors such as pension & insurance service providers, Workday consultants to ensure service quality
  • Contribute innovative and creative ideas to continuously improve daily operations



  • Degree holder in Human Resources or other Business Administration related disciplines
  • At least 5 years' experience in Compensation & Benefits, preferably with experience in a complex matrix organization
  • Experience in Retail industry
  • Working knowledge of labour laws and various local regulations and practice in China
  • Strong compliance mindset with high attention to detail
  • Knowledge and experience in market analysis and benchmarking, strong analytic skills
  • Proactive and timely on follow-up and delivery of accurate work with good problem solving and time management skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, fluent in spoken English and Mandarin
  • Proficiency in MS applications
  • Travel within the region will be required



  • Adaptable - Change before you have to
    • Changes course easily - Knows when to be patient and when to push - Works well in the grey - Shows grace under pressure - Owns mistakes and learns from them - Balances multiple priorities
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit - Own it
    • Takes initiative, doesn't wait for direction - Builds for the future - Takes personal ownership and accountability - Is resourceful in getting things done
  • Collaborative
    • Is self-aware and open-minded - Integrates the perspectives of others - Is direct but respectful - Communicates cross-functionally - Knows when to get people involved and when to make a decision - Takes an inclusive approach
  • Client & Brand Focus
    • Passionate about the brand and the work - Creates a transformational client experience - Makes decisions in the best interest of the company and our customers - Focuses on internal and external customers
  • Live the Values - Being "Buddy"
    • Keeps the "Buddy Values" alive (Kindness, humility, warmth, honesty, loyalty, compassion, integrity, and passion) - It's not just what you do, but how you do it - Contributes to a positive and productive environment
  • Functional Expertise - Know Your Stuff
    • Has the skills necessary to perform the job - Keeps current on trends, skills, and practices - Puts learning into practice
  • FOR PEOPLE MANAGERS: Team Builder - It's all about "We"
    • Sets team goals and roles - Develops, motivates and empowers - Delivers constructive and encouraging feedback - Holds people accountable for results - Recognizes high performance
  • FOR PEOPLE MANAGERS: Change Leader - Change is the essence of life
    • Challenges the current point of view - Puts changes in context for the team - Executes changes that impact the business - Is proactive and positive - Listens to and keeps the team up to speed

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