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Group Rewards Specialist

Talented Recruitment
Durban Durban eThekwini, South Africa
Closing date
Dec 15, 2023

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Reference: DBN002370-KA-2Group Rewards Specialist required to support, develop, and maintain company remuneration and benefits, including job grading. Based in Umhlanga, Durban.

Relevant diploma or degree
Minimum of 5 years' experience within a reward and benefits specialist function.
Sound Retirement Funds and Medical Aid Funds experience.
Payroll experience and knowledge desirable. Data analysis is critical to understand adherence to policy.
Strong project management and systems experience. Strong SOP and guideline skills.
Demonstrable modelling and analytical ability through development of financial models and interpretation of information.
Advanced MS Excel and PowerPoint skills.
Vast Job Grading and Employment Equity submission experience
A solid understanding of local and an awareness of global regulatory reward frameworks, legislation and best practice standards.

Duties and Responsibilities:Benchmarking:

Benchmark to obtain market data to inform compensation decisions


Review remuneration proposals for job offers.
Identify and escalate remuneration gaps.
Manage budgets for bonus proposals / allocations to various departments and assist with final balancing and reconciliation of budgets and actuals and ensure that they are accurate.
Ensure total cost of employment data of employees are accurately maintained and accessible as required.
Ensure existing processes are sound and that information is securely protected.
Work with payroll to develop accurate package structuring and pay simulation tools and ensure all business units implement equivalent simulation tools.

Increase process:

Development of budgets and market information to support the annual remuneration increase processes and accessing and collating of the proposed remuneration for key employee groups.

Incentive Schemes:

Project manage employee eligibility and other elements of incentive and bonus processes.
Provide input into the design of incentive schemes.

Pay Scales:

Custodian of annual pay scales to ensure internal and external equity. Ensure increases, and benefits eligibility are aligned to policy

Employment Equity:

Analyse Employment Equity AA2 data and participate in the relevant meetings for the overall Employment Equity submission

Policy & Compliance:

Remuneration and Benefits Policy formulation and maintenance to ensure current reward and benefits practice is recorded.
Manage compliance with the Remuneration and Benefits Policy.Pension Fund and Medical Aid
Participate in the relevant meetings and keep abreast with best practices in this field. Assist with queries to give understanding of issues for the formulation of the benefits year on year.
Participate in the Provident Fund Disabilities meetings with the responsibility to ensure that all areas are managing disability cases consistently and timeously.

Job Grading:

Support the business to manage the Job Grading process - implement and maintain the policy and process. Alignment of remuneration and benefits to grades.

Should you not receive a response within the next 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful. Vacancies are advertised on our website, should you wish to keep abreast with our active roles. IMPORTANT NOTICEBy applying to this advert you hereby acknowledge that you have read and accept the following Protection of Personal Information ACT (POPIA) disclaimer:I hereby consent for Talented Recruitment to process my personal information as part of the recruitment process. Talented Recruitment shall take all reasonable measures to protect the personal information of applicants and for the purpose of this disclaimer “personal information” shall be defined as detailed in the Protection of Personal Information Act, Act 4 of 2013 (“POPIA”).

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