HR Compensation & Rewards Specialist

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Job ID 9856
Offshore Wind

Opportunity to shape the reward and benefits strategy of a leading international renewable energy developer.
Role can be located in either Hamburg or Essen. German & English language skills are required,
Renewable energy industry experience is not essential.


  • Act as subject matter expert and owner of the company global rewards strategy.
  • Drive development, continuous improvement and implementation of these topics together with the senior leadership team, HR team and relevant counterparts in the group.
  • Support ongoing business integration, ensuring transition of employees into tariff agreements and alignment of reward strategies for non-tariff and executive populations globally/
  • Ensure internal equity and provide robust external benchmarking which commands the confidence of the Board, senior leadership team and co-determination.
  • Ensure alignment of reward strategy and systems globally.
  • Own grading systems for non-executives and executives.
  • Act as interface between on group-wide initiatives and reward / incentive systems.
  • Be familiar with state-of-the-art compensation tools, continuously review and improve the process for grading and pay structures to ensure business is competitive in the market and understood by management.
  • Act as a project manager, coordinating deadlines, deliverables and staffing for several simultaneously executed projects.
  • Liaise with external providers and manages projects supported by consultants.
  • Review and make use of automation and digitisation.
  • Steer HR Business Partner and HR Operations with regard to Rewards topics.
  • Coordinate the delivery of the annual performance & compensation reviews and adjustments.
  • Establish credibility and influence by coordinating and educating members of HR, senior leadership, Board as well as Shared Services in the regional units to ensure accurate understanding and application topics


  • Relevant university degree or equivalent.
  • Significant HR experience, ideally in Rewards, Compensation or HR Policy topics, alternatively in Business Partnering.
  • Experience in Project Management and HR Consultancy, ideally with a focus on compensation systems
  • HRIS experience preferred, excellent proficiency of MS Office required.
  • Work experience in different client units and in international environment beneficial.
  • Ability to design and steer Group-wide HR processes, systems and policies.
  • Strong quantitative analytical and conceptual skills with an understanding of business concepts related to compensation programs.
  • Planning and organisation skills, implementation skills.
  • Stakeholder management skills, conflict management and mediation skills, including external providers and consultants.
  • Communication, networking, negotiation and persuasion skills.
  • Business fluency in English.
  • Ability to balance customer orientation and governance role.
  • Experience in a high complex matrix structure.
  • High level of assertiveness.

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