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Total Rewards Manager

Date: May 10, 2021

Location: Dublin, D, IE, D24

Company: Glanbia


Glanbia plc, Ireland

Total Reward Manager


Glanbia plc is a global nutrition group, dedicated to delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. We employ over 6,000 people across 32 countries and our products are sold or distributed in over 130 countries. Our major production facilities are located in Ireland, the US, the UK, Germany and China.  We have four segments; Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritionals, Dairy Ireland and Joint Ventures & Associates.  Our shares are listed on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges.


We have an exciting opportunity for a Total Reward Manager to join our Reward Team.  The role can be based in Kilkenny or Dublin.  The Reward Lead will work to build a specialist reward function, driving the performance and reward agenda specifically across the Republic of Ireland. 



Key elements of the role

  • Reward partner working closely with the Group Head of Reward and other Reward partners to ensure alignment with global principles & processes.
  • Supports the business in making total reward decisions relating to internal and new hire appointments.  Conducts internal and external analysis to inform reward decision making.
  • Develops a deep understanding of internal benefit offerings, including pension, risk & health benefits, across all Ireland businesses and ensures one Ireland offering in consideration of external market and internal requirements.
  • Integrates standardised ways of working into business as usual reward activity through process and system definition.  Constantly looking for opportunities to improve efficient process delivery.
  • Participates in global and regional reward projects giving input as a subject matter expert and business representative as well as leading project implementation and integration into Republic of Ireland business e.g. job evaluation.
  • Facilitates the annual cycle process for pay reviews and variable pay for Ireland businesses in line with Group guidance. Coaching HR and Line Management on how to best leverage reward solutions. 
  • Owns the relationship between Glanbia and its health and wellbeing provider in Ireland, ensuring our employees have access to market competitive plans and an integrated wellbeing offer. Leads and conducts reviews of the market and provider as necessary to ensure the best offering is available to the business. 
  • Responsibility for all Reward activity in Corporate and Glanbia Business Services with employees in Republic of Ireland, USA and other countries.
  • Leads out reward projects at a business unit or global level as required.



Candidate requirements for the role

  • Degree qualified (finance / data analytics discipline desirable but not essential)
  • 7-8 years of professional experience, of which 3-5 years relates directly to Reward.
  • Experience in working in a matrix organisation with proven experience in engaging and aligning stakeholders to achieving a common goal.
  • Takes a keen interest in reward practices within and outside of the company to determine opportunities to improving how reward is delivered.
  • Builds strong relationships with the Glanbia HR community in Ireland, Reward colleagues and other stakeholders across the Group.
  • Is a strong team player, flexible to address differing and changing business needs.
  • Is thorough and detail oriented. Applies logic and rationale to decision making.
  • Has good systems, process and technical acumen including strong excel, word and PowerPoint skills.
  • Has strong leadership capabilities with proven ability to work well under pressure and with a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Has strong communication skills demonstrating the ability of translating complex scenarios into meaningful information for stakeholders to understand and relate to.