Head of Global Compensation

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Date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Anderlecht, Brussels, BE

Head of Global Compensation Talent

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Help us transform patients’ lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with severe disease. Working together to push the boundaries, we blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation. Will you join us in our pioneering adventure?

To strengthen our Global Reward team, based in our headquarter in Brussels, Belgium, we are looking to fill the position of:


Head of Global Compensation.

Do you have an agile mind that enjoys being analytical? For UCB, you are an ‘agilytical’ person. This innovative blend of talent means you are able to swiftly apply forward thinking for the good of patients.

As a UCB 'agilytical' person and Head of Global Compensation you like to work in an environment where you can:

• Encourage sustainable high performance and support our Patient Value ambitions in a dynamic talent landscape.

• Enable an environment of entrepreneurship, collaboration and personal growth.

• Provide an optimal individual experience by caring about our employees as we do for our patients.
As a UCB 'agilytical' person and Head of Global Compensation you will contribute by:
• developing innovative compensation solutions that ensure a positive and engaging compensation experience for all employees while reinforcing our culture and company values.

• providing critical input into the design and deployment of our evolving total reward strategy

• continuously looking for opportunities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our global compensation programs and policies (base salary management, variable pay, recognition programs, incentive compensation)

• building and maintaining strong partnerships and effective collaboration across the global HR organization as well as with key stakeholders outside HR

• driving global compensation policy development, maintenance, governance and communications

• providing consultative advice to HR and business leaders on key compensation challenges

• monitoring and advising on marketplace trends and relevant laws to maintain competitiveness and compliance

• ensuring consistency across the organization through our job grading system, creating tools, process and procedures that can be uniformly applied across the company.

• overseeing compensation processes such as salary structure development and annual compensation cycle.
EMEA Reward Partner (secondary role)

• for EMEA only, acting as a partner across all aspects of reward including also pensions, health and welfare benefits, perks

• monitoring and addressing reward challenges and opportunities across the region

• building reward know-how and expertise across the EMEA HR community.

• Act as a point of escalation on compensation topics within EMEA (e.g. job leveling, job offers, relocations) and compensation policy interpretation.

Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills:

• Ideally holding a master’s degree, 5+ years experience in a global or regional compensation position.

• Knowledge of the pharma/life sciences sector a plus

• Proven ability to manage complex, international compensation actitvites at senior management level.

• Be a connector both internally and externally, with the ability to leverage networks to learn and understand evolving market best practices

• Able to apply relevant solutions through a deep understanding of business reality and company culture.

• Effective and proven interpersonal relations a must: particularly tact, sensitivity, professionalism, confidentiality and diplomacy.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to design and implement effective communications

• Strong project management and planning skills, able to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, set goals and enforce deadlines, while maintaining flexibility and agility to reassess and re-prioritize
To apply please go to www.ucb.com/careers

Discover more about the remarkable UCB Talent Blends and how you can contribute to the mix at www.ucb.com/careers.

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