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Compensation & Benefits Manager

Hours per week
40 hours

Are you a seasoned Dutch and English speaking Rewards Expert wanting to impact a growing company on an international scale?

We are GrandVision, home of brands such as Pearle, Vision Express, Charlie Temple, Solaris, and more!

Due to continuous growth we are looking for a Compensation & Benefits Manager for the Global HQ at GrandVision where you will primarily be contributing to the implementation of the HQ rewards strategy and related activities.

Within our P&C team, we are dedicated to enabling GrandVision’s success through partnering with leaders and addressing their HR-related priorities and challenges. Coming from different cultural backgrounds and looking back at years of professional experience in various environments, we are always able to see things from different perspectives to identify the right approach. As we are still a small team, we need to be agile and join hands to collaborate on a number of projects and topics, which makes working here exciting and also challenging. There is a lot of room to bring in new initiatives and develop our work further, which is where we would like you to come in and shine!

The focus of your role will involve providing rewards expertise for the Dutch based Head Office, but oftentimes also globally. Subjects like benchmarking and job grading as well as questions related to Dutch labour law, social security- and wage tax law will be part of your focus area. You will be responsible for the Head Office Dutch pension plan, support the implementation of compensation and incentives schemes, rewards projects like the annual salary review process and delivery of policy / process development.

We look to recruit the best candidates in the market and welcome applications from across the world. However for this role we have a preference for a Dutch and English candidate who is familiar with local local tax legislation.


  • Provide advice and analysis on Dutch / global related rewards topics to the People & Culture team and the business.
  • Provide recommendations that balance fairness and equity with cost effectiveness. Also ensure that compensation and benefit policies are properly understood and consistently applied.
  • Conduct job analysis and evaluations, assess internal and external comparisons. Participate in external salary surveys and internal equity reviews on an-ongoing basis. Oversee job evaluation process to ensure consistency and integrity, provide guidance in writing job profiles.
  • Provide support to the annual compensation process (salary increase, STIP (bonus) including liaising with the HR BP's.
  • Provide expertise with regards to the Dutch Head Office pension plan.
  • Work with external vendors and brokers assisting in managing local employee benefit plans.
  • You are responsible for the monthly payroll, you take care of reporting and approvals and manage the information flow for annual payroll audits.
  • If required, support the HR BP's with preparations for negotiations with the Works Councils in the Netherlands on all reward related matters.

Key skills, knowledge and experience

  • Bachelor or University degree in (Tax) Law or Business Administration or equivalent.
  • Min 5+ years of experience, preferably in a Dutch multinational Head Office environment.
  • Solid knowledge of compensation and benefits, including knowledge and experience in the area of job evaluation, benchmarking and data analysis
  • Experience in payroll operation is a strong plus
  • Good understanding of Dutch labour law, social security, wage tax and pensions schemes
  • In-depth analytical and decision-making skills allied with sound business acumen
  • Strong Excel proficiency
  • Trustworthiness to deal with very sensitive information and to ensure fairness and consistency
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills including an advanced level of written and spoken Dutch and English.
  • You can work well with both technology and people and you have an interest for digital transformation.
  • You build relationships and have a collaborative mindset; connecting people to results comes naturally to you
  • You have a self-starting and pragmatic attitude: your flexibility allows you to come up with new ideas, you show enthusiasm for continuous improvement and change

More about GrandVision

GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,200 stores and with more than 39,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.

Application process

1. Apply
2. Questionnaire & Recruiter call
3. 1st Interview
4. Online Assessment & 2nd Interview
5. Offer
6. Hired

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