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Rewards Business Partner

Hours per week
40 hours


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 which operate more than 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,000 stores and with more than 37,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.


Some key figures:

  • 7,000+ stores in more than 40 countries
  • 30 retail banners
  • over 800,000 store visitors per day
  • ~17 million prescription glasses sold
  • Revenue 2018: EUR 3,7 billion
  • EBITDA 2018: EUR 576 million
  • Over 37,000 employees

Our vision is to provide high quality and affordable eye care to more and more people around the world. By doing so, GrandVision aspires to help them realize their full potential in life.


Developing Careers & Potential


Within all GrandVision companies we recruit for a career, not just a job. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and develop our people to look for growth potential within the job and within the company. Our preference is to always promote internally where possible. So, wherever people start, there’s always somewhere else to go. We strive for continuous improvement and our new recruits help us to further raise the future potential of our company. Our whole business is full of people who have gone on to achieve a successful career through experiencing a variety of different roles in different locations and area of our business. We continually support and develop our people who have the desire, ambition and potential to grow.


With customers, stores and employees located in over 40 countries, GrandVision shows diversity to be at the core of its success. Grandvision is a global company proud and committed to be an equal opportunity employer.

Rewards Business Partner, Amsterdam Area

As the Rewards Business Partner for the Global HQ at GrandVision you will primarily be contributing to the implementation of the HQ rewards strategy and related activities.

You will be part of a professional and international People & Culture team at the HQ. You will further improve operational excellence with clear processes, system integration and smart solutions. You enjoy proactive communication with the business to ensure transparency and are consistent with your deliveries. The People and Culture team currently consists of 10 FTE in total, among them are colleagues with global and local responsibilities. You report to the Head of Operations Excellence at our Global HQ.

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!

Reports to

Head of Operations Excellence, Global HQ

Main purpose of the role

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.


  • 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.
  • Manage and support the annual compensation process (salary increase, STIP (bonus) LTIP (company stocks/shares) 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.
  • Support the HR BP's with preparations for negotiations with the Works Councils in the Netherlands on all reward related matters.

Required qualifications/level of education

  • University degree in (tax) law and min 5+ years of experience, preferably in a Dutch multinational Head Office environment

Core competencies/ Personal attributes

  • You can work well with both technology and people
  • 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
  • You understand how your work contributes to the internal / external customers of the organization
  • You pay attention to changing customers’ needs and keeps your work relevant
  • You understand the company vision and adjust your priorities accordingly
  • You are aware of risks, threats and opportunities, you are able to calculate these risks and take decisions; reflect on your own mistakes
  • You know what is needed to achieve results
  • You keep promises and elicit trust from others through honesty and dependability

Key skills, knowledge and experience

  • Solid knowledge of compensation and benefits, including knowledge and experience in the area of job evaluation, benchmarking and data analysis
  • 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
  • Sensitivity and stability to understand, address and deal with underlying issues and emotions
  • Friendly and empathetic - easy to approach for employees
  • Able to manage and prioritize own workload without supervision. Accurate efficient and able to deal with large amounts of information, used for processes that are very important to the individuals concerned
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills including an advanced level of written and spoken Dutch and English. Able to communicate effortlessly with all stakeholders at different levels within the organisation
  • Interest in digital transformation and technology, can work well with systems


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NB. If you have not heard back from us after 27 days, please consider your application not to be successful.

Application process

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

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