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Regional Rewards Lead NAM

Country/Region:  US
Job function:  HR

Regional Rewards Lead 
Princeton, NJ / USA 


The Regional Rewards Lead is responsible for developing and executing a competitive compensation strategy and comprehensive total rewards programs aligned with business objectives. Additionally, the Rewards Lead is responsible for designing, planning, implementing benefits, wellness, retirement  and compensation programs, policies and procedures. This role conducts market analysis, executive compensation, manages benefits administration, ensures compliance, and utilizes data-driven insights to enhance employee engagement and retention across the region. Must have experience with short and long term incentives as well as sales force bonus plans .This role will also create ways to ease local mobility transfers into USA. 


At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.

Your key responsibilities
• Compensation and Benefits Design and Management
• Executive compensation programs  

• Design and management of Short Term Incentive Plans and Sales Incentive Plans
• Vendor management 
• Compliance and Risk Management 
• Employee Communication and Education
• Mergers and Acquisitions 
• Local Mobility 


We bring
•  A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally;
•  A firm belief that working together with our customers is the key to achieving great things;
•  A space to grow by encouraging and supporting curiosity and an open mindset 
• The opportunity to work for a company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose;
• Barrier-free communities within our organization where every employee is equally valued and respected – regardless of their background, beliefs, or identity;
•  An eagerness to be one team and learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future;


You bring
•  Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field. A master's degree is preferred.
•  Proven experience, at least 10 years in compensation and benefits management, ideally in a global or regional role    
•  Strong knowledge of labor laws and regulations related to compensation and benefits     

•  Must have experience with short and long term incentives as well as sales force bonus plans .
•  Experience in HR service delivery, including payroll, benefits administration, and HRIS systems could be an advantage
•  Excellent understanding of compensation and benefits design, benchmarking, and market analysis.
•  Strong leadership skills and act  as a role model as this role manages a team of direct reports


Important notes
This job title is temporary and will be adjusted once the job grading structure for the new Group will be adopted (covering among others: grades’ design, job evaluations, calibration, and job titles’ nomenclature). Until these adjustments are finalized, current compensation packages will be grandfathered for those whose new position turns out to be graded lower than their current position. This temporary period will last not more than 24 months for the legacy DSM Executives or legacy FIR SLT members, and not more than 12-18 months for all other employees from the moment the candidate moves into their new position.


Our recruitment process

Interested in this position? Please apply online by uploading your resume in English via our career portal by September 28, 2023.  Please reach out to the hiring manager, Tammy Hudson, or the recruiter, Magali Tassera, if you have any questions regarding the position.

Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

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