Reward and Job Evaluation Manager

Website shell Shell Corporation

, United Kingdom
Job Family Group:

Human Resources Jobs
Worker Type:

Posting Start Date:

August 25, 2021
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Experience Level:

Experienced Professionals
Job Description:

As part of the Reward COE, the Reward and Job Evaluation Manager will be assisting in developing and delivering a global reward strategy that maintains Shell’s position as an employer of choice and supports Shell’s future growth and development plans. 

What’s the role

As a Reward and Job Evaluation Manager, you will ensure that reward and recognition policies and practices within the company re-enforces our corporate values (including our License to Operate), delivers employee engagement and protects shareholder value through appropriate controls.

More specific responsibilities include: 


Ensures the Reward team are cared for, developed personally, professional and technically. Partners with others on the team—sharing experiences and insightsManages project teams to provide a pragmatic, customer focussed, creative and commercially grounded solution. A supportive and respected leader who coaches and develop the community of practice.Develop capability building materials and events for all stakeholders involved in the Reward and JE process and coach the community as appropriate (e.g. on the connectivity between reward and job evaluation and overall people activities such as training, careers and performance management).

Strategy and Continuous Improvement

Contribute to the design and development of Shell’s reward strategy, ensuring that policy and practice is aligned to the business and people strategies. Works with the JE Team Lead on the development of the overall job evaluation strategy and approach. Leads projects that supports the Reward & JE journey and/or is a member of project teams/ DRBs as a subject matter representative.Through internal and external networking look to continually improve reward policies and practices, building on best practice and maintaining Reward as a centre of expertise.   Act as a champion of  Shell’s brand values and people principles, ensuring they are reflected in everything we do.

Policy, Process, Tools and Methodologies

Shares end to end accountability for reward policies, processes, systems enablement through to operational deployment. Manage and oversee the implementation and ongoing maintenance of the overall reward and organisation design processes, encompassing job evaluation and sizing, grading structures and job families, and links to reward benchmarking, merit budget setting, bonus and share schemes etc. Leads on the implementation of new reward programmes or adaptation of current reward packages (e.g. introduction of new salary structures / MCAs & similar CPPs) and initiatives providing advice and direction to senior management and the HR team. Supports the Job Catalogue frameworks, including the management of new and decommissioning of old roles.Monitor and reinforce (and intervene, if required) good corporate governance in reward, job group & job catalogue management across Shell to provide assurance on the standards of application and challenge current processes, tools and methodology with a continuous improvement mindset to further automation of the Job Catalogue driven Compensation processes.Develops communications to support the roll-out of programmes that reinforce overall reward and JE philosophy and key messages. Manage conflicting perspectives related to reward and JE challenges, bring parties to consensus and a robust conclusion by balancing global standards, local budget and market pressures and ER/IR aspects. Manage Reward and Job Evaluation governance, ensuring compliance and representing the Reward dept at senior level meetings and supporting the VP, Reward in the preparation of papers and information oversight committees and DRBs. Manages the Reward team to provide a pragmatic, customer focussed, creative and commercially grounded reward solutions. 

What we need from you 

The role holder must have a professional background as a Reward Specialist including elements of Job Evaluation with a previous track record of delivering reward strategies in a complex environment incorporating a broad range of reward issues. You’ll also bring in your understanding of business drivers & metrics and implications for reward and recognition.

Other technical skills required:

Broad and holistic understanding of organisational reward procedures, policies and systems and strong awareness of external pay market trends.In depth experience of reward packages and plans and how they combine to attract, engage and retain employees.Experience in job levelling and organisational design skills with a good understanding of the Hay Group methodology. Data driven decision-making in the Reward & JE area requires strong numerical skills and the proven ability to analyse data and evaluate information from multiple sources, applying intuition and judgement to weigh their value and relevance to the decision at hand. Ability to use and manipulate data using Microsoft Excel; understanding of HR systems (such as SAP and WorkDay).


Experience of the following is required: influencing senior management (e.g. subsidiary board level) and developing key internal and external relationships Demonstrates a high level of industry knowledge and business acumen with the capability to develop an understanding of evolving business strategy. A track record of delivery worldwide and across multiple businesses.Project management – Has demonstrated ability to run group-wide project/processes with minimal supervision.Workload planning and resourcing planning abilitiesStakeholder management; Proven ability to manage client relationships and business partnering, working across diverse cultures and geographies. Change management experienceCommunications – Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills and the ability to make the complex easy to understand through understanding the needs and approaches at individual and group level. Ability to write Board level / equivalent papers.Managing external suppliers and budgets.


A learner mindset with strong personal presence, resilience and confidence is essential as well as the capability to apply theory and practice pragmatically in a challenging environment.Although this role does not have direct reports, the ability to lead indirect reports and project teams is essential.Maintains a broad view of the situation, identifying the key elements while keeping an overview of the detail. Need to be assertive and able to hold their ground under pressure and with senior stakeholders. Ability to work with high ambiguity in a high-pressure environment and challenge senior leaders.The nature of the work does require influencing, facilitating, interviewing, and intervention skills.Establishing a close, trust-based relationship, with HR colleagues.


Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors. 

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently. 

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential.

We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply and we’ll take it from there.We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice. 

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.


Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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