Group Leader – Compensation and Benefits

Location PL-Gdynia
Requisition ID
Business Area
Global Shared Services
Human Resources
Position Type
Permanent Employee (Previously A)

Local Unit & Position Description

We are looking for an experienced Compensation/Reward professional for the role of Group Leader – Compensation and Benefits. In this role you will be responsible for the European compensation processes in DNV GL. You will lead a team of compensation specialists who support the global DNV GL compensation processes and provide analytical services to the DNV GL Organization, including senior management. To succeed in this role, you will provide leadership, direction and prioritization to your team. You need good people management skills, a customer centric mindset and the willingness to go the extra mile to contribute to the success of DNV GL.


In your role you will:

  • Combine operational (hand-on) work with people management. Lead the team of 4 Specialists including staff development, setting goals, performance reviews, and supervisory responsibilities.
  • In the first year approximately 30% of time shall be dedicated to leading others and 70% dedicated to work as the Senior Specialist within the team.
  • Start with coordinating a project to consolidate Compensation processes (incl. some of the benefits processes) and relevant knowledge from various European countries in a global framework into the central, newly established, Global Centre Compensation Team.

  • Be responsible for monitoring the quality, compliance, efficiency and effectiveness of the processes.

  • Be responsible for conducting workforce compensation processes, incl. documentation for European countries.

  • Model salary adjustment frames (budgets) and distribution criteria based on the Business Area and country specific needs.

  • Understand legal compensation rules of various countries across Europe when providing the service.

  • Support global profit share scheme processes including local checks on salary, employee data and parameters.

  • Maintain and monitor benchmarks in relation to DNV GL business needs, external market statistics and internal salary analyses.

  • Support and advise on country specific application of global compensation and benefits processes (for example implications of long-term absence, country specific legal requirements, works council agreements).

  • Develop market insights and stay updated on market trends and situations relevant to compensation services and continuously develop the service.

  • Stay updated on market trends in compensation, applicable country legislation and evolving business needs.

  • Establish and maintain a collaborative working relationship with HR Advisors in various European countries, senior managers in the business areas and other stakeholders in Finance, Payroll, Group, and externally.

  • Work towards standardization, digitalization and further improvements of the compensation processes.

Position Qualifications

To maximize your chances, you need to have:

  • Passion about compensation topics.
  • Master’s degree in related fields (Human Resources or Finance related academic credentials preferred); relevant professional experience in lieu of an advanced degree considered.
  • Minimum 2 years of managerial/supervisory experience.
  • Prior experience in a shared services environment (including transition management / process setup) as an advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience in a large, international organization involving substantial change, project management and change management highly preferred.
  • Demonstrable experience in building and maintaining professional partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Sophisticated communication style to be able to discuss sensitive topics like compensation with Regional business leaders, some of whom may be located remotely.
  • Advanced understanding of related payroll and financial processes.
  • Ability to develop and implement new ideas or ways of working and adapt to change - an eye for innovation trends and digital solutions.
  • Demonstrable experience of compensation processes, statistics and benchmark data.
  • Ability to understand and translate business questions into analytics projects.
  • Highly developed problem-solving skills including the ability to resolve issues impacting different interconnected systems (knowledge of Oracle and different local payroll systems as an advantage).
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel).

Company & Business Area Description

DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


The Global Shared Services (GSS) organization within DNV GL provides high quality, cost effective services and processes within Human Resources, Finance and IT, based on requirements defined by the business areas and Group. GSS also develops central competence for distinct services, projects and development and will support policy, procedures and system implementation on a global, regional, and local level.


GSS is about bringing a team of true process experts together, going for professional service levels at industry standards, and offering centers of expertise for competence based advisory. We are driven by people’s competence and motivation to help and support the business areas. As a member of the GSS community you act in a professional, multi-cultural, competent and service oriented environment with good possibilities to enhance your personal competencies and expertise, and to build a strong network with colleagues around the world.


Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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