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We have an exciting opportunity for you as:

Manager Compensation & Benefits (F/M/D)

in the People & Organization Department at the Kia Europe Headquarters in Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Job mission:

To develop and guide attractive European compensation and benefits programs to support business needs, ensure internal and external equity and to attract & retain the best talents (14 subsidiaries in Europe).

Your responsibilities:

  • Implement a corporate pay philosophy: pay for performance (salary review + design of variable pay scheme)

  • Manage Compensation Programs: Oversee the day-to-day management of compensation programs in Kia Europe and within the organization. This involves coordinating activities like annual salary reviews, bonus calculations, and the administration of variable pay schemes.

  • Data Analysis: Conduct in-depth analysis of compensation data, including market benchmarking and internal equity assessments. Use this data to make recommendations for adjustments to salary structures and variable pay plans.

  • Monitor the effectiveness of compensation processes (e.g. bonus or salary review) and recommend appropriate improvements

  • Benefit Program Administration: Assist in the administration of employee benefit programs, such as pension schemes, medical care plans, and company cars. Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations in the European countries where the organization operates.

  • Grading and Job Evaluation: Collaborate with P&O to conduct periodic grading and job evaluation exercises for positions within your jurisdiction. Ensure that positions are accurately graded according to established frameworks.

  • Employee Communications: Prepare and deliver communications to employees in Kia Regional Headquarter regarding benefit programs, procedures, and any changes as well as share best practices with the markets.

  • Conduct regular grading of executive positions and functional heads throughout European subsidiaries and advise on proper grading of employees below executive levels

  • Process Improvement: Continuously assess the effectiveness of compensation and benefits processes within your region. Identify areas for improvement and recommend changes to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

Your talents:

  • 6 years (multinational) experience as HR generalist of which – min. 3 years within C&B area

  • Bachelor/Master degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, etc.

  • Ideally CCP certification

  • Korn Ferry evaluation certification

  • In-depth knowledge of compensation and benefits policies and practice with applicable aspects on EU laws

  • Communicative and responsive

  • Self-motivated and well organized

  • Strong and proven analytical skills

  • Excellent MS Office skills (MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)

  • Networking and Influencing skills

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Fluent in English (written and spoken), suitable languages advantageous

Who are we?

Kia is a global mobility brand with a vision to create sustainable mobility solutions for consumers, communities, and societies around the world. Founded in 1944, Kia has been building motorcycles, cars and trucks for more than 75 years.

Kia is now spearheading the popularization of electrified and battery electric vehicles, developing a growing range of mobility services while encouraging millions of people to explore the best ways of getting around. Our brand slogan – ‘Movement that inspires’ – reflects our commitment to inspire consumers through our products and services.

Kia Europe is the European sales and manufacturing arm of Kia Corporation. From our headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, we lead 39 markets across Europe and the Caucasus, employing more than 5,500 persons, including about 3,500 blue collar workers in our state of the art car plant in Zilina, Slovakia.

Our headquarter is home to 37 different nationalities and this diversity is truly inspiring! This means that every day at Kia is an opportunity to learn something new and to grow personally and professionally. The mix of ambitious and dynamic employees from all over the world is the fuel to our success. Do you have what it takes to join our team? We are looking forward to getting to know you!

You will enjoy working with us if you like these things:

  • A pulsating international environment. Our workforce is composed of people from 37 nations

  • Playing an active and important part in the development of Kia in Europe.

  • Developing new frameworks and solutions

  • Demanding challenges to which you can creatively contribute

  • A competitive compensation package; private leasing offer; systematic off and on-the-job training, free staff restaurant, support as concerns Health Management and more

If you’re interested to become part of our Kia team, please apply via our online portal. We are looking forward to getting to know you.

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