Senior Manager HR Rewards - North (Benelux)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization

In this role, you will be a key player in our Rewards EMEA team. You will develop, implement, control, and manage local compensation benefits and CBE (Cross Border Employment)  tools, -programmes and processes in our Benelux sub-cluster, mainly in The Netherlands. The aim is to ensure that our employees are both competitive and have gender-neutral compensation and to meet the needs of employees of all generations to incentivise them to come and stay at adidas.


Key Responsibilities

  • Compensation Management
  • Conduct research and analysis on compensation and benefits trends and best practices, and make recommendations to HR Business Partners for improvements.
  • Conduct and review gradings for HRBPs and provide appropriate advice.
  • Create and propose salary ranges by country or function.
  • Support and prepare (executive) salary proposals
  • Implement global compensation tools, programs and processes for executives
  • Preparation of STI (Short term incentive) target structure of employee groups
  • Ensure compensation and benefits programs are competitive and aligned with market trends and company goals


  • Benefits
  • Managing supplier relationships and monitoring the smooth running of plans
  • Regularly review local benefits plans including contract renewals and/or tenders


    • Cross-Border Employment
  • Case management of executive relocations.
  • Support and point of contact for any local escalation and/or exceptions needed for CBE


  • Design
  • Adequate/adapt and maintain local compensation, benefits and CBE (Cross Border Employment) policies and guidelines within the global framework including the creation and o updating of policy documents.
  • Lead the development and implementation of new compensation and benefits programs, policies, and procedures
  • Works council agreements, if required
  • Implement, improve and communicate local compensation, benefits and CBE programs.
  • Ensure excellent administration of the programs.


  • Training, communication and change management
  • Adapt and implement change management concepts for local, strategic and global compensation, benefits and CBE programs.
  • Provide technical and process-related training follow up to HR
  • Adapt, prepare and deliver local/individual communications on global, local and strategic compensation, benefits and CBE programs.


  • Compliance
  • Identify, translate and implement new local regulatory requirements related to rewards topics
  • Ensure full compliance with legal, labour relations, tax and social security requirements
  • Interpret and implement, collective bargaining and legal agreements and consequences as they related to rewards topics
  • Determine and implement locally relevant audit actions, and follow up on audit action points  related to rewards topics


Key Relationships

  • Cross-Border Employment, Compensation & Benefits
  • GBS (Global Business Services)
  • Rewards Teams
  • HR Business Partners, Talent
  • External Consultants and Authorities
  • Works Council
  • Finance
  • Business Leads and members


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proactive, and continuous improvement mindset.
  • Ability to work under pressure and set priorities
  • Tolerance of ambiguity
  • Excellent presentation, communication and persuasion skills (senior management)
  • Analytical and detail-oriented approach
  • Excellent organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to think and implement processes through to the end
  • Very good command of English
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity: ability to adapt working practices to meet different cultural norms
  • Very good collaboration skills and ability to build effective, close, and successful working relationships across all levels of the organisation


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  • University degree or adequate education
  • At least six years of general HR professional experience, especially focusing on the area of Rewards.
  • Strong knowledge of local laws related to compensation and benefits.
  • Experience in managing and implementing total rewards programs.


adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Senior Manager HR Rewards - North (Benelux)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Amsterdam
TEAM:  Human Resources
State:  NH
Country/Region:  NL
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  501579
Date:  Sep 8, 2023