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Reward Business Partner

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22 Jan 2021
Job Description

Dunelm is a highly successful FTSE 250 company and the UK’s largest homewares retailer with annual sales of over £1 billion. Dunelm’s customer proposition offers industry-leading choice of quality products at keen prices, with high levels of availability supported by friendly service.

Reporting to the Head of Colleague Experience, the role is responsible for supporting the operational delivery of our reward strategy and annual pay and benefits cycles. You will also play a key role in developing our long-term reward strategy, ensuring that it is aligned to business needs, relevant for our colleagues and ensures we remain competitive in the marketplace.

Key Responsibilities

  • To develop, design and manage the internal communications for our reward, benefits and recognition schemes.
  • Manage both the annual pay review and the bonus payment process, including colleague communications and delivery through the People Services team.
  • Salary and benefits external benchmarking - provide insights into current market trends through analysis of external salary/benefits survey data and provide recommended solutions in a complex and changing environment.
  • Develop and support implementation of innovative and competitive benefits that add value to the needs of our diverse colleague base.
  • Working in partnership with the People Services Manager to ensure that the implementation of our reward and benefits programmes are delivered using lean, automated, efficient and simple processes.
  • Management of the reward framework and policies, working with the Compliance team to ensure they remain fit for purpose when required.
  • Providing guidance and support to Senior Management and People Business Partners on reward management.
  • Provide a clear and accurate reward company KPI performance dashboard on a quarterly basis.
  • Responsible for the management of our reward and benefits supplier relationships.
  • Continue to develop our company recognition scheme, looking for new innovative and cost-effective ways to enhance colleague engagement. Always ensuring that recognition is relevant to our diverse colleague base and fits with our culture.

You will need

  • A proven track record working in a Reward role. You will have successfully been involved in the management of reward, benefits and recognition schemes as well as company annual pay reviews and bonus cycles.
  • To be able to work effectively alone but also be an integral part of the wider team.
  • Strong at building relationships across all areas of the business and at all job levels. 
  • Experience and knowledge of salary/benchmarking, including analysis and providing recommendations to ensure we remain competitive in the marketplace.
  • A good understanding of reward principles and policies as well as best practices.
  • Able/willing to get into the detail to enable effective decision making.
  • A good understanding and interest in analysing data and creating meaningful insights for our managers and colleagues.
  • Customer focused – passionate about talking to colleagues and key stakeholders to ensure we are relevant and competitive.
  • Ability to provide commercially viable solutions in a timely manner.
  • Highly effective stakeholder management across multi-sites.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and highly competent using Microsoft presentation tools.
  • A good understanding of current salary and benefits legislation and governance.