Reward Specialist (Belfast Start Up)

Job Description

Compensation / Reward Specialist

Global Technology Company

VANRATH is delighted to be partnering with a Global technology company, presently building out their HR team here in Belfast, with the appointment of a Compensation Specialist based in Belfast city centre, with hybrid working pattern available.

As a member of the global HR team this role will serve as the subject matter expert for global compensation and regional benefits.

This role offers a unique opportunity to continue to shape the company total rewards strategy and ensure competitive compensation and benefits packages that drive employee engagement and overall organisational success.

The Role

  • Lead all aspects of compensation cycles (bonus, sales commission), ensuring alignment with strategic goals.
  • Lead the annual compensation review process as part of the performance management cycle.
  • Conduct market research, benchmark analysis, and survey management to maintain competitive, compliant packages.
  • Design, build, and maintain salary framework, using data-driven models to forecast costs and identify trends.
  • Manage reward/recognition programs, partner with cross-functional teams to optimize processes.
  • Manage regional benefit programs, ensuring compliance, cost-effectiveness, and a positive employee experience.
  • Support HR stakeholders with compensation analysis for offers, mobility, immigration, and problem resolution.
  • Prepare compensation communications and resources and drive insight through data analysis for tactical and strategic decision-making.

The Person

  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.
  • Progressive experience in compensation, and experience working in benefits management is a plus.
  • CIPD qualification preferred
  • Knowledge of relevant compensation and benefits laws and regulations.
  • Experience designing compensation programs (job evaluation, salary structures, incentives).
  • Superior analytical skills- interpret data to drive recommendations and identify trends.
  • Ability to uphold confidentiality, collaborate across the organisation, and build strategic relationships.
  • Excellent communication (written & verbal) to explain complex total rewards concepts.
  • Independent worker with strong judgement, attention to deadlines, and ability to multitask.
  • Technical proficiency in MS Office, Google Suite, and HRIS systems (ideally Workday)
  • Willingness to expand skill set and operate in a global capacity.

The Package

  • A competitive remuneration package.
  • A range of core benefits and flexible working arrangements
  • Hybrid working
  • The opportunity to join a growing HR team, with career development and support.

To discuss your next HR related career move, speak with Richard McFarland (Assoc. CIPD) at VANRATH or to apply, please use the link below