Reward Transformation Manager

6 month FTC Start ASAP Hybrid working in Woking

Job Details

Greater London
12th February 2024
£60,000 - £ 68,000

This role is managed by:
Rosie Jenkins

or call our Hampshire office 01962 432001

Are you ready to revolutionise the way our client rewards and empowers their people?

Our client is seeking a dynamic Reward Transformation Manager to spearhead an exciting fixed-term project aimed at designing and launching a ground breaking total reward strategy. This initiative will directly impact the engagement and satisfaction of approximately 11,000 employees across the UK and Ireland.

As the Reward Transformation Manager, you will play a pivotal role in executing our employee lifecycle, driving the growth and development of our total reward & EVP agendas. Reporting directly to the Head of People Operations, you will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including People & Culture, Commercial Finance, Payroll, and external partners.

Why Join Us?
Our client believes in treating people as people, not just resources. They reject conventional ‘HR’ norms and strive to create exceptional experiences for their employees. They value passion, creativity, and innovation, and they believe that having fun is essential to meaningful work. This hybrid role offers the opportunity to work from the Head Office in Woking, South of England, with occasional travel to our locations nationwide.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead the end-to-end design, management, and analysis of our  Total Rewards strategy, including bonus reviews, annual benefits offerings, and policy updates.
  • Conduct a comprehensive commercial review of our current benefits offering, recommending and implementing new benefits aligned with industry trends and focused on team health, wellbeing, and recognition.
  • Design and implement an innovative Ops pay structure for our teams, driving high performance and career growth.
  • Partner with stakeholders for job evaluations, salary benchmarking, and recommendations
  • Ensure that Total Rewards are a key driver of employee growth and company performance, with a clear link between pay, performance, and business goals.
  • Provide thought leadership on the evolution of our long-term people strategy and collaborate cross-functionally to develop industry-leading practices within our Reward Programme.
  • Interpret market trends and provide strategic advice on attracting and retaining top talent through distinctive total rewards.

What We’d Love From You:
About You:

  • Self-starter with excellent multitasking and workload management skills.
  • Strong relationship management, influencing, and negotiation abilities.
  • Outstanding coaching skills, including managing upwards.
  • Excellent communication skills across diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Comfortable navigating ambiguity and working autonomously to deliver results.
  • Highly empathetic with strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • High energy with a genuine passion for creativity and innovation.
  • Collaborative nature, open to constructive feedback and input.
  • Intellectual curiosity and sound judgment.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment.


  • Extensive experience in reward and related People functions.
  • Deep understanding of commercial strategy and the ability to shape reward strategies for measurable and commercially relevant outcomes.
  • Experience in retail or hospitality environments preferred.
  • Proven track record in strategy design and implementation.
  • Familiarity with flexible benefits systems and salary sacrifice legislation.
  • Understanding of payroll processes and job evaluation methodologies.
  • Strong project management skills, particularly in leading change projects.