• Benefits and Recognition Specialist within Reward

    Location UK-Winnersh | UK-Winnersh | UK-Newcastle upon Tyne
    Job ID
    Human Resources/Legal
    Position Type
  • Overview

    Benefits and Recognition Specialist

    Support the Benefits and Recognition Lead in the delivery of the global benefits and recognition strategy across EMEIA and APAC by reviewing, designing and overseeing implementation and management of benefits and recognition schemes across the regions to ensure market competitiveness, value for money, governance and colleague engagement. 


    Key accountabilities and decision ownership:

    Lead on the review of benefits across the EMEIA and APAC regions under the direction of the Benefits and Recognition Lead, ensuring benefit programmes are in line with the Global Benefits Strategy and are seen as a key element of the Total Reward package, enabling us to attract and retain talent.
    Manage country implementations of the global online benefits portal, working closely with Regional Reward Specialists to ensure the portal is designed, tested and communicated effectively and that appropriate governance processes are put in place.
    Oversee country and regional benefit renewal activity, supporting the Regional Reward Specialists to ensure competitiveness, compliance and value for money.
    Analyse and monitor program participation/utilisation and make recommendations to the Benefits and Recognition Lead and Regional Reward Specialists on benefits program changes and communication strategies.
    Maintain a list of all benefits programs and plans.
    Manage and build global benefit vendor relationships.
    Establish appropriate communication and engagement strategies to ensure colleagues understand, value and utilise programmes effectively working with Regional Reward Specialists to roll out in countries / regions.
    Support the creation of tools and materials needed for Reward Specialists and People Services to resolve 1st / 2nd line benefit queries.
    Support the Benefits and Recognition Lead with the design, development, implementation and communication of global recognition programmes.


    Special Requirements:

    Travel may occasionally be required
    Key performance indicators:

    Benefits reviewed across the EMEIA and APAC region resulting in:
    Schedule of all benefits provided, and associated costs understood
    Consolidation and review of providers leading to cost optimisation
    Review of market competitive norms leading to assessment of sage competitiveness and understanding of variance from market practice.
    Implementation the global benefits portal in countries across the EMEIA and APAC region – increasing administration efficiency and reducing risks/errors.
    Robust Benefits administration and governance processes in place.
    Global recognition programmes launched in the EMEIA and APAC region and effective management and communication of all ongoing programmes.

    Key stakeholders: Regional Reward Directors, Regional Reward Specialists, People Business Partners, People Services, Procurement, Legal, External Vendors.



    Skills, know-how, and experience:


    Must have:

    Experience of designing, implementing and managing international benefits programs and third party flexible benefits portals.

    Understanding of EMEIA and APAC benefit compliance requirements.
    Experience of developing and implementing relevant and innovative global recognition programmes.
    Strong research, analytical, problem-solving and project management skills.
    Strong relationship builder and vendor management skills; demonstrated experience managing contracts and collaboration with Procurement and Legal Departments.
    Demonstrates a strong cultural awareness and flexibility to work across time zones.
    Action-orientated with strong organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.
    Excellent communications skills, verbal and written.

    Company Information

    Our Story

    Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.


    Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. Today over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy.

    It is these entrepreneurs who are the drivers of prosperity and it’s our privilege and honour to serve them. We take real pride from how many of our customers have flourished and, that our products have grown with them as they moved from start-up to successful, international businesses.

    In a world where only the voices of the biggest are heard, we will always fight to hear the voice of the entrepreneur.


    An innovator today and tomorrow     

    Our smart people use the smartest technology to reinvent and simplify business accounting - working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. 

    We enable our customers to focus on their business and help them to leapfrog to the future.


    Inventing the future 

    We are changing the way that millions of businesses track the movement of money through their business. We are also changing the way we do business. And as a FTSE 100 business we believe in a socially-responsible world and we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation. Our Sage Foundation is based on the 2+2+2 model - 2% of free cash flow, 2% of colleagues' time and up to 2 free products each year to charitable organizations. Colleagues are empowered to give to the causes that matter to them.

    Our customers make life-sacrifices. They take risks to follow their dreams and pursue their passions and, on this, global prosperity is built. They deserve a bigger voice and we will always work hard to champion this noble cause.


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