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Global Performance & Reward Analyst

  1. Dublin
JR114981
  1. Human Resources
  2. ICON Full Service & Corporate Support
  3. Office Based

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Global Performance & Reward Analyst

Location: Dublin (Hybrid)

ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations.

With our patients at the centre of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.

Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.

The Team:

The Global Performance & Reward team is a centre of excellence (COE) within the HR function with accountability for reward governance and compliance and the development and management of our reward frameworks globally.

Our international team has grown over the past number of years, and we are looking for a Global Performance and Reward Analyst to support the delivery of key reward programs and drive our Performance and Reward Strategy.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to grow their career, experience and exposure in a truly Global role; with a supportive and engaged team as we seek to optimise new and existing technology to deliver our programs to over 40,000 employees across 60+ Countries.

It’s also an exciting time in the area of pay transparency and equity, with significant change still to come.  This role with be a critical contributor to ICON meeting those legislative requirements as they continue to evolve and become embedded as they are brought into law across North America and EMEA initially and globally over time.

This role will report to the Performance & Reward Director supporting with HR reward programmes and projects across global compensation and more broadly on gender & minority pay gap reporting, pay transparency and pay equity as well as fixed and variable compensation (including short/long term incentives). 

Responsibilities

  • Partner with the Reward team to deliver annual performance & reward compensation review process via plan design, configuration, metrics/reporting, communications and programme delivery working with key senior internal stakeholders.

  • Contribute to ICON Total Reward strategy and philosophy through effective management, support, and development of international reward information relating to compensation and benefits.

  • Supports participation in international salary and reward benchmarking surveys & industry forums/networks and building recommendations based on the same.

  • Create and enhance our Rewards analytics and metrics/reporting to illustrate the cost and effectiveness of evolving reward practices, programs, and policies and to enable effective reward policy design and practices and recommendations across multiple business services lines across international markets

  • Supporting the management of our Global Benefits inventory including benefit design and financials

  • Build relationships with, partner with and challenge our Reward team, our external vendors and internal cross functional partners across finance, payroll, legal and HR (including HR Service Centre, TA & HR operations teams) through effective communication, collaboration & education to deliver on our Reward programmes and strategy (including ensuring smooth invoice management). 

  • Actively seeks opportunities to continuously improve data/information quality and effectiveness, leveraging existing HR systems and technology to maximize automation, information value & communication.

  • Ensure that global gender & minority pay gap reporting, pay transparency and ESG governance, compliance and metrics are developed, analysed, smoothly managed, supported and maintained in line with legal and regulatory requirements from a reward perspective.

  • Work closely with the Reward team to ensure our processes and controls (in particular across our job architecture, salary ranges and compensation planning process) are appropriate, compliant and fit for purpose in the context of pay transparency.

  • Ensure that our processes, policies and philosophy with respect to gender and minority pay gap reporting and pay transparency is effectively communicated to employees and the business. 

  • Keep up to date and interpret new legal, regulatory, compliance and market developments with respect to Reward (in particular with respect to gender/minority pay & pay transparency) making recommendations where plans or policies may need review etc. 

  • Key point of contact for queries related to compensation (including recognition).

  • Analyse, measure, report and recommend on various components related to total reward issues,

  • Assist with ad-hoc Reward issues, projects and tasks as needed.

To be successful in the role, you will ideally have:

  • Minimum of 2-5 years analyst experience in a reward/compensation, finance (e.g. Accounting/Tax/Payroll) or HR role in consulting or industry.

  • Suitable academic qualifications at Professional, Degree or Masters level. 

  • International experience is preferred for this role as this will be a global role

  • Self-starter & self-sufficient with proven ability to consistently work on own initiative / independently, demonstrate accountability/ownership, deliver high quality output seamlessly within agreed deadlines and manage/balance multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Demonstrates strong work ethic and drive, is agile/adaptable and is strong at working with urgency under pressure to a high standard in a dynamic business.

  • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail and strong time management, prioritisation and project management skills.

  • Strong business acumen, team contributor/collaborator and personal development/self-awareness skills.

  • Results orientated & practical with unstructured problem solving and decision making/strategic thinking expertise.

  • Analytical with strong data analysis/excel and technological acumen with ability to gather and analyse data and provide practical recommendations to leadership, HR teams and key stakeholders (with a focus on driving efficiencies, employee retention and cost effectiveness).

  • Excellent communicator and should possess strong facilitation/presentation and vendor/stakeholder management skills. Experience working with senior leaders an advantage.

  • Experience developing, documenting, improving, and streamlining processes and controls.

Benefits of Working in ICON:

Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.

At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs.  In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.

ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know through the form below.

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