Nestlé-Total Rewards Manager MENA

Nestlé-Total Rewards Manager MENA
Position Snapshot
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Company: Nestlé
4 -7 + years’ experience in Compensation & Benefits/Total Rewards function
1-2 years’ experience as HR Business Partner (preferable)
Position Summary
The Total Rewards Manager MENA leads the implementation of the approved strategies, researches and collects feedback about their performance and develops program & process improvements. The successful individual will join the Nestlé MENA team and be instrumental in providing support in attracting, retaining and motivating our talent and fostering a high-performance culture.
A day in the life of…
  • Define local Total Reward tactics aligned with the Corporate Total Reward strategy including embedding a pay for performance culture that ensures competitiveness and is continuously reviewed and validated via employee insights and market data across all employee segments ensuring the optimization and value for employees and the business.
  • Ensures the effective and flawless execution of all Total Reward processes (salary review, short- & long-term incentives, budgeting cycles etc.) leveraging the Total Reward team members, HR Generalists, Nestlé’s Centers of Scale and Line Managers.
  • Define, design and implement a compelling Total Reward communications strategy and programs ensuring it appeals to different employee segments and the employee life cycle (on boarding, life events etc.), creating a high level of appreciation for rewards received. Facilitate/present workshops to enhance Total Reward competence across MENA.
  • Ensure continuous improvement is a standard way of working for Total Rewards. Ensuring processes are efficient and customer centric and are considered best practice.
  • Design cost efficient & competitive benefits programs supported by Corporate and Regional guidance and coordinated with relevant internal functions (Finance, ER, legal etc.).
  • Support efficient Organisation structures through the implementation and management of job analysis and job evaluation processes utilizing Mercer IPe3 methodology and ensuring compliance with Nestlé’s governance model.
  • Support MENA’s Total Reward cost management and other key metrics on a monthly, quarterly & annual basis. Draw insights and make recommendations in line with medium- and long-term Business expectations.
  • Define and implement strategic recognition programs as part of the Total Rewards strategy.
  • Active and useful participation in both internal and external networks that deliver value for Nestlé.
What will make you successful
  • University Degree level education or equivalent
  • 4 -7 + years’ experience in Compensation & Benefits/Total Rewards function
  • 1-2 years’ experience as HR Business Partner (preferable)
  • Hands-on experience in a HRIS system (preferable)
  • Experience in HR KPI measurements and insights reporting
  • Employment law & labor regulations
  • Experience dealing with complex governance of total rewards and market volatility like devaluation and inflation
  • Demonstrable business acumen and ability to communicate effectively across various levels in the business
  • Experience leading teams remotely and building total rewards capability across the business.
  • Ability to have big picture view and prioritize as well as have an eye for detail
  • Strong project and change management
  • Strong and proven research & analytical skills
We are Nestlé, the largest food and beverage company. We are 308,000 employees strong driven by the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Our values are rooted in respect: respect for ourselves, respect for others, respect for diversity and respect for our future. With more than CHF 91.4 billion sales in 2018, we have an expansive presence with 413 factories in more than 85 countries. We believe our people are our most important asset, so we’ll offer you a dynamic inclusive international working environment with many opportunities across different businesses, functions and geographies, working with diverse teams and cultures. Want to learn more? Visit us at


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