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Compensation Manager, EMEA

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 676345BR Location London, England, United Kingdom; Hammersmith, England, United Kingdom Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted Aug. 22, 2019

Job Summary:

We are seeking an experienced Compensation Manager to join our busy team to manage the provision of an effective and professional compensation, benefits and relocation service for allocated Line of Business’ (Corporate, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products and Technology) and countries across EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) and all applicable supporting functions across the entire region.

This role is a permanent position based in our EMEA head office in Hammersmith, London. This role will be a trusted adviser for the Regional HR Business Partners, local compensation community and local HR across the region, providing advice and guidance on the delivery of C&B initiatives/ policies and processes.

The scope of this role will include project work providing support across C&B initiatives across specific Line of Business’.
As one of the senior members of the team, the C&B Manager will help develop the talented team of Analysts alongside other Managers. They will need to be able to work autonomously and work with multiple diverse stakeholders within their own function and wider business.


  • Partner with Regional HR Business partners and local HR as an internal consultant on all projects/ initiatives with a C&B or relocation impact
  • Work in partnership with equivalent peers in the US offices (Orlando and LA) in order to establish efficient C&B processes which align global initiatives with local practice
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with key stakeholders (which include Regional Business heads, Regional HR Business Partner, WDI Comp, and local HR) to facilitate a true partnership enabling you to engage with and influence these stakeholders accordingly
  • Identify, develop/design, gain necessary approval and implement tailored reward solutions within agreed operating frameworks
  • Manage the overall delivery of the key compensation cycles for the Region (Merit, bonus, stock), working closely with Regional Business Partners, Local Compensation Community and Burbank to ensure provision of accurate consolidated regional data
  • Act as ‘Subject Matter Expert’ for identified area: consult and advise local HR during business case development and take forward to Burbank for approval
  • Act as ‘Process Owner’ for identified area: Manage the development, maintenance and continuous improvement of process for the entire region working with key stakeholders to achieve successful end to end delivery
  • Working closely with the business and local HR/C&B, manage the deal development/negotiations on all Executive packages (Director & above) using local benchmarking information and working within the agreed approval matrix
  • Work with local C&B in the development and/or maintenance of salary ranges for the Region
  • Manage the effective use of the Global relocation policies providing guidance and advice to local HR to ensure appropriate deals are established
  • Develop and/or maintain external networks at a Regional level to act efficiently as an expert in trends and comp initiatives for the EMEA market. Suggest changes if appropriate to Country HR/local C&B
  • Apply commercial thinking and an understanding of the business and HR to provide pragmatic and informed HR solutions and ideas which meet both the business needs and fit with the HR agenda
  • Monitor the competitiveness of Regional compensation and benefit plans and work with local C&B to ensure legal compliance where necessary. Following the Global approval matrix make recommendations for change as necessary

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree level or equivalent qualification/ experience
  • Demonstrable experience in Compensation at manager level
  • Proven experience of working in a multi-national, fast-paced, progressive commercial organisations
  • Proven experience gained within a US multi-national or similar matrixed organisation
  • Experience of working with benefits would be highly desirable
  • Experience of team management would be highly desirable
  • Working experience with compensation & benefits employee data maintenance of an HRIS system (preferably, SAP or workday).
  • Proficiency in/knowledge of compensation & benefits consultancy reporting tools and surveys would be an advantage
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills is a necessity
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel proficiency is essential
  • Evidence of having successfully program managed large, complex projects or programs, achieving satisfaction & timeline objectives.
  • Specific EMEA experience would be highly advantageous
  • Demonstrable experience of grasping issues quickly and delivering effective and efficient solutions
  • Advanced stakeholder management experience

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; the upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney-branded streaming platforms, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with The Walt Disney Company Ltd., which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International.

The Walt Disney Company Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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