Role details

Compensation and Benefits Manager, Kenya

Nairobi   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Our client is a global FMCG company
  • Compensation, Benefits, Payroll, Renumeration review, Policy design

About Our Client

Our client is a global leader FMCG multinational.

Job Description

Payroll Management:

  • Effectively manage the monthly payroll process for our affiliates in Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria with the support of our external payroll service providers
  • Give pay related input to the Distributor HR
  • Oversee statutory compliance
  • Respond to employee related queries around their salary payments

Remuneration review & Policy design

  • Finding and analysing remuneration structure and benefits offered by other employers in the industry. Ensure pay packages are competitive and in line with statutory requirements and industry standards.
  • Spearheading the year end total increase exercise; providing strategic thoughts, formats to Business HR in line with Performance Management strategy
  • Participate in yearly compensation surveys, analyse the survey results
  • Recommending changes in employee benefits/ remuneration structure. This includes salary, allowances, Variable Pay, medical insurance, group life and accident insurance, car benefit and relocation.
  • Create Pay related policies

Annual Business Planning and cost tracking

  • Give updates on actual salary costs for each Country unit and flag budget concerns to the HR Director
  • Support HR Director with salary cost planning for the next year
  • Developing Manpower Plans in line with ABP

HR Business Partnering C&WA

  • Decide with Line Managers on the selection of candidates.
  • Build up strong partnership with recruitment agencies and ensure timely filling of all vacancies.
  • Drive Key People processes such as Performance Management, Talent Reviews, probation confirmations, Individual Development Planning & Related Developmental interventions, Salary increments and bonus pay

The Successful Applicant


  • Bachelor or Master degree in either Human Resources, Finance or Economics
  • 5-8 years experience in HR, at least 3 years experience as Compensation & Benefits Manager or Specialist
  • Experience in managing payroll data
  • Experience in interpreting Hay and Mercer data and setting up policies
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Other advantages: recruitment experience, FMCG background

What's on Offer

Competitive package

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