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Director, Total Rewards and Performance Management


Department: Internal Admin
Location: Europe Campus
Status: Manager
Contract: Permanent - Full Time
Contact: Talent Acquisition Specialist at
Ref: HR7

Posted on: 09 January 2020
Deadline: 10 February 2020

Job Description

Director, Total Rewards and Performance Management

Full-time – Permanent contract – Based in Fontainebleau, France

Reference: HR7

INSEAD is ranked amongst the best global business schools. It brings together people, cultures and ideas to change lives and to transform organisations. It is a mission driven business school aiming to grow leaders that change businesses into a force for good.

Independence, global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of our ways of working, our research and teaching. With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore), the Middle East (Abu Dhabi) and a new hub opening in San Francisco, INSEAD’s business education and research spans four continents and truly compose a business school for the world.

INSEAD is currently recruiting a Director of Total Rewards and Performance Management. Reporting directly to the Chief People Officer this is a key member of the INSEAD HR Leadership Team. This permanent and full-time role covers our staff and faculty in our Europe, Asia, and Middle East Campuses as well as our new Hub in San Francisco. This role will be primarily based at our main campus in Fontainebleau, France.

The Director of Total Rewards & Performance Management provides leadership and expertise to the organisation in the design, development and administration of Total Rewards (compensation, benefits, pensions and recognition programs) in order to support the attraction and retention of talent (both Staff and Faculty). He/she designs and implements performance management systems that create a “learning” and innovative high-performance culture.

Reporting to INSEAD’s Chief People Officer, we are seeking an experienced professional that will be able to:

  • Define and activate a TR and PM strategy that drives business performance, and desired (leadership) behaviour at a competitive employment cost and consistent with labour market trends and organizational objectives
  • Interpret business requirements and identify determinants of performance
  • Understand the basis for employee motivation and engagement by creating TR and PM propositions that drive business value creation
  • Provide subject matter expertise and accurately interpret, counsel, communicate, and educate the Exco, Exco members, HR Business Partners and leaders on total reward topics
  • Support the CPO and the Dean in preparing the Board documentation for the Reward Committee
  • Ensure compliance with all governmental regulations related to compensation and benefits programs

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • 10+ years of Human Resources experience, with fully operational skill levels in all aspects of the total reward function, performance management and international mobility in a blue chip international organisation
  • A career path between HRBP (member of a management team) and HR expertise center is a plus
  • A global network of thought leaders in his/her expertise areas
  • Experience of working with HRIS and preferably of building a HRIS environment in his/her areas of expertise
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Ability to deploy technology to improve customer experience in the process in his/her expertise areas

He/she will furthermore possess:

  • Proven experience interacting with senior business leaders
  • Fluency in French and English both verbally and written
  • Ability to travel to our other locations in Singapore, Abu Dhabi and San Francisco
  • Demonstrated project management skills with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to influence without formal authority at all levels
  • Ability to thrive in a multi-cultural and diverse environment

If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter (in English) by email to quoting reference HR7

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified and valid working papers are mandatory.

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