Director Rewards & Global Compensation (German speaker) (m/f/d)


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

This role has two key and distinct focus areas:

  • Regulatory Rewards: Responsibility over all Rewards topics considered to form part of the collective agreement or which fall under the scope of the German Works Council; and
  • Global Compensation: Contribution to the Executive & Global Compensation team to ensure the successful delivery of the HR Rewards offering


Key Responsibilities:


Regulatory Rewards

  • Germany ownership:
    • On behalf of Rewards, own the relationships with the German Works Council, building positive working relationships with open dialogue
    • Together with Labor Relations, lead the negotiations with the Germany Works Council on all Rewards-related topics, as well as supporting negotiations with the Austria Works Council
    • Contribute to the preparation of legal agreements (e.g. Company Agreements etc.)
    • Prepare and deliver training/communication material & change management related to Rewards programs, with a focus on Compensation. Support consultation with Executives
    • Work together with Global Lead Experts for Compensation, Benefits and Cross-Border Employment (CBE), as well as Germany Rewards Partners to understand upcoming programs and initiatives, and provide expert advice on Germany-specific requirements
    • Guarantee compliance of Rewards programs with all regulatory requirements in Germany. Oversee thorough development, tracking and reporting of KPIs
    • Ensure compliance of Rewards programs and structure with collective agreements
    • Drive projects, initiatives and implementation of any collective agreement elements and changes related to and brought about by collective agreements
    • Participate in, moderate and represent in internal strategic teams composed of Labor Relations, Site Lead, Employment Law, HR Governance & Processes and Talent
  • Global oversight
    • Have oversight and monitor Rewards regulatory reporting requirements globally, owning the delivery in Germany, including but not limited to the annual Remuneration Report and Pay Equity reporting
    • Create and maintain a record of country and/or region-specific considerations for the implementation of Rewards programs, including but not limited to labor law requirements and employee representative bodies
    • Create and maintain a record of applicable owners or contact points for the above


Global Compensation

  • Support the design & delivery of Executive, Equity & Global compensation programs, in alignment with market practice and the adidas business and people strategy, based in data & analytics and ensuring the best Employee Experience
  • Remain abreast of existing and future trends in Germany and implications on Rewards
  • Manage relationships to and contractual relationships with external vendors relevant to the role
  • Participate in, moderate and represent in external networks


Key Relationships:

  • Employee representative groups (works councils)
  • Labor Relations
  • Employment Law
  • HR Site Lead
  • HR Governance & Processes
  • HR Rewards SLT & Rewards Functions in Markets
  • GBS
  • HR Talent
  • Corporate Tax
  • Corporate Communications
  • External consultants and project teams
  • Senior Executives across all Business areas & HR


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong ability to collaborate and bring people to work together
  • High level of resilience
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong Communication and storytelling skills
  • Confidence with communicating with Executive-level stakeholders
  • Ambition to constantly challenge the status quo
  • Passion for identifying and delivering upon enhancement opportunities
  • Strategic thinking
  • Strong analytical and think-through skills, with the ability to put new ideas into concepts and actionable programs
  • Demonstrated multi-cultural skills and global mind-set
  • Constant appetite to learn and extend knowledge on a wide range of topics
  • Excellent command of German and English language


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience working closely with German Works Councils or other employee representative bodies
  • University degree or adequate education with emphasis on Rewards, Law, Labor Relations, Language skills: German (Fluent) & English (Fluent) required
  • Proven executive mnagement influencing and negotiation skills
  • 10years of overall work experience within HR preferred
  • Experience leading direct or indirect teams
  • Experience working in an international matrix organization

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:  Director Rewards & Global Compensation (German speaker) (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Human Resources
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  476556
Date:  Mar 14, 2023