Senior Compensation & Benefits Manager

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Netherlands, Remote, Netherlands

Posted on: 2022-11-23

Category: emobility

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About the company:

Doing something different is never easy. It requires courage, optimism and grit. Core to our mission is building a team of adventurous individuals determined to make a positive impact on the world. This means challenging ourselves constantly. Stretching beyond the bounds of conventional thinking. Reframing old problems. Seeking new solutions. And operating comfortably in a space of uncertainty. While our backgrounds are diverse, our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. Do you like doing the impossible? We’d love to hear from you.

Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract. 

As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. 

Role Summary: 

We are looking for our first Total Rewards hire in Europe. As the Senior Compensation & Benefits Manager, you will operate as a Total Rewards professional with responsibilities in both Compensation and Benefits. This role will report to the Sr Director, Global Broad Based and Executive Compensation.  

As our first Compensation professional in Europe, you will be responsible for evaluating our current compensation structure and pay practices and developing recommendations to ensure that we deliver market competitive compensation. You will also serve as a Regional Compensation Business Partner which means you will bring a consultative mindset to work with a diverse set of functions to support their unique needs.  You will advise on complex compensation matters across the entire employee lifecycle with in-depth analytics to ensure we are providing competitive and equitable compensation, consistent with our compensation philosophy.     

As our benefits professional in Europe, you will bring forth your expertise in local markets to drive towards the design, review, and execution of new & existing programs. You will be an important part of ensuring the there’s a continuous feedback loop with the EMEA employees and continuously work towards establishing operational efficiencies.  


Compensation Responsibilities: 

  • Build a consultative and collaborative relationship with HR Business Partners, Talent Acquisition, and business leaders to provide comprehensive support and counsel on all compensation related activities, such as strategic new hire offers, promotions, international transfers, budget allocation, top talent, and retention. 
  • Provide regular updates on market insights, industry trends, and best practices, and proactively research and analyze data (market, turnover, offer acceptance rates, etc.) to determine the competitive position of roles within client groups and present findings and thoughtful recommendations to ensure both internal equity and external competitiveness are maintained. 
  • Drive consistency in compensation planning, program administration, program automation, and analytics/reporting for supported areas of the business. 
  • Develop and enhance the compensation communication toolkit and conduct HRBP, TA, and Manager training on compensation philosophy, tools and processes. 

Benefits Responsibilities: 

  • Administer fully end to end EMEA benefit programs inclusive of benchmarking, vendor sourcing, program design, systems integration, data entry management, renewal plannings, and more. 
  • Manage reporting and create data analysis to identify new opportunities. Leverage a mix of different inputs to put forth short-term and long-term strategies. 
  • Host feedback sessions with regional employees, developing trainings, and being a trusted partner. 
  • Collaborate with functional partners including People Operations, Talent Acquistion, Payroll, Legal, Systems, People Partners, Risk, etc. 
  • Responsible for execution of absence management strategy development, policy creation, and program execution. 
  • Be up to date with regulatory requirements as well as understand how to create and message a competitive offering.  
  • Oversee management of regional broker and consultant relationships. 
  • Create strong programs to enhance the wellbeing of the employees and their families. 
  • Administer leave of absence, facilitate the return-to-work process, and oversee accommodation requests. 
  • Develop, generate and present reports on a regular basis to analyze disability, leave and accommodation trends. 



  • 10 years of EMEA Comp & Benefits, HR, Project Management experience ideally in a high-growth, scaling, technology environment. 
  • Have deep EMEA benefits knowledge and agility to be able to jump into various strategic projects and manage shifting priorities. 
  • Experience with global/multi-national organizations and understanding of how to foster a great working relationship with local/regional/international and cross-functional partners. 
  • Proactive problem solver, driven to tackle new and interesting issues and build innovative solutions that push the status quo 
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with a commitment to accuracy, with the ability to effectively communicate technical information to varying audiences, including senior executive leadership 
  • Strong project management skills and can effectively balance competing priorities and drive key projects from concept to implementation. 
  • Able to independently keep many workstreams progressing. 
  • Possesses a strong commitment to excellent customer service. 
  • Able to communicate across diverse groups with a clear and approachable style. 

Equal Opportunity

Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at [email protected].

Candidate Data Privacy

Rivian may collect, use and disclose your personal information or personal data (within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws) when you apply for employment and/or participate in our recruitment processes (“Candidate Personal Data”). This data includes contact, demographic, communications, educational, professional, employment, social media/website, network/device, recruiting system usage/interaction, security and preference information. Rivian may use your Candidate Personal Data for the purposes of (i) tracking interactions with our recruiting system; (ii) carrying out, analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process, including assessing you and your application and conducting employment, background and reference checks; (iii) establishing an employment relationship or entering into an employment contract with you; (iv) complying with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations; (v) recordkeeping; (vi) ensuring network and information security and preventing fraud; and (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. 

Rivian may share your Candidate Personal Data with (i) internal personnel who have a need to know such information in order to perform their duties, including individuals on our People Team, Finance, Legal, and the team(s) with the position(s) for which you are applying; (ii) Rivian affiliates; and (iii) Rivian’s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services. 

Rivian may transfer or store internationally your Candidate Personal Data, including to or in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union and in the cloud, and this data may be subject to the laws and accessible to the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of such jurisdictions.  


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