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Reward Director - Engines

Date: Jan 13, 2023

Location: Westlake, TX, US Newington, CT, US Manchester, CT, US North Charlestown, NH, US El Cajon, CA, US Trollhattan, SE Muncie, IN, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

The Business Line Reward Director supports the SVP HR for each business line with the implementation and execution of all strategic reward activities. They are members of the Global Reward CoE community and as such also contribute to and support the design and implementation of Global HR Performance Reward processes.


The BL Reward Director ensures the execution of all compensation processes are delivered across the business line including; Annual Salary Review processes, any ongoing job evaluation processes, implementation and communication of STIP & LTIP plans, support with senior executive employment contracts (A-D grades), ensuring data integrity of reward data in Wilbur, driving total rewards philosophy linked to business strategy and the markets each BL operates in.  The Reward Director will ensure the links between pay, performance, talent and retention are clearly and equitably articulated and managed.

Job Responsibilities

•    Deliver global analysis in the broad area of Performance and Reward to support the strategic decision making processes for the Business Line Leadership teams
•    Delivers in-depth relevant analysis on Performance and Reward related topics across the business line to enable and feedback into the Global Reward Strategy.
•    Providing Compensation and Benefit subject matter expertise to the Business line HRBP’s on topics such as job grading training and job levelling support, salary data and market pay analysis, integrated Health programs and value-adding benefits for the employees and the business.
•    Takes the lead within a business line for the implementation of Salary & Market Data & survey management, equal pay analysis and annual salary review processes.
•    Perform job grading and salary analysis for the GKN Aerospace business line they are responsible for
•    Support the process to build a job position & competency model in SuccesFactors to ensure alignment with the WTW tool and the (salary survey) functionalities.
•    Acts as a global business process owner within the business line, for the agreed global HR processes related to compensation and reward topics.
•    Work closely with the GKN Global Mobility team on compensation and benefits tasks for the International Mobile Employee population and with the BL Talent Directors on linking mobility experiences with career opportunities.

Job Qualifications


Required Qualifications:

•    Bachelor’s degree
•    8+ years of experience in performance & reward arena, Global Compensation, benefits (such as health or Short Term or Long term financial benefit schemes) or other areas of Total Rewards such as recognition, gender pay gap, data privacy and health care & benefits management.


Preferred Qualifications:

•    GKN Experience
•    Knowledge of global regulations related to (administration of) compensation, benefits, and other related laws to assess and evolve benefits design in line with the GKN Aerospace Annual targets as well as the Cultural Principles.
•    Ability to build a strong internal and external network. 
•    Must be able to communicate clearly, both written and orally, as to communicate with employees, members of the HR leadership teams and internal and external stakeholders. Act as Global Compensation and Benefits expert for Human Resources colleagues.
•    Must be able to effectively read and interpret information, present numerical data in a resourceful manner, and skillfully gather and analyze information.
•    Must be organized, accurate, thorough, and able to monitor work for quality.
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office with advanced level skills in Microsoft Excel with the ability to create formulas, charts, graphs and pivot tables, as well as advanced proficiency developing briefs and reports with PowerPoint.


Personal Characteristics

•    Vitality – highly energised, delivers with pace and has fun;
•    Ownership-  embraces change and acts a change agent, identifies problems, find solutions and takes ownership; 
•    Learning – wants to grow by gaining knowledge and skills;
•    Drive to improve – wants to improve the employees’ overall well-being;
•    Teamwork – trusts and has the trust of their colleagues, and is willing to work with other members of the team in an open and collaborative way;

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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