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Reward Director – Europe - 2724


Reward Director – Europe

  • Primary Location:
    Hammersmith Office
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  • Employment Basis:

Flexible Working

(when applicable)

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The Role...

Due to the merger in 2020 we are currently undergoing significant reward transformation, in particular within our European-based divisions where we have co-located colleagues.  As part of this transformation we will be creating a Reward Centre of Excellence (“COE”) to deliver all reward strategy and services to three divisions (UK & Ireland, International and Group Functions).  The Reward Director will be responsible for setting-up the COE and, whilst reporting to the CPO for UK&I, will provide services across the 3 divisions and have very strong working relationships with the International and Group Functions CPOs.

The role holder will establish a deep understanding of the different divisional business challenges and interpret Group philosophy to deliver the reward strategy, policies and processes for the divisions.  Whilst one strategy will be in place, ensuring that this can be nuanced to meet the requirements of the different divisions will be important.

The role holder will be responsible for setting-up the European reward team and transitioning the outputs of the transformation work into the team for operational and ongoing delivery and development.  The COE will be responsible for delivering reward strategy, reward business partnering, compensation, benefits and reward communications.

The role holder will proactively identify reward needs on a current and forward looking basis and partner with CPOs, HR Business Partners and business Leaders to lead on reward matters.


What You'll Be Doing....

  • Lead the COE reward team in the ownership, design, development, implementation and measurement of reward policies and programs.
  • Develop deep, trusted partnerships with the Chief People Officers, Chief Executive Officers and senior leadership teams for the divisions supported by the COE.
  • Be recognised as a subject matter expert and trusted advisor, educating leaders in reward matters.
  • Partner with the Group Reward & Benefits Director to ensure alignment between Group and Divisions; be an active player in the Group reward community.
  • Partner with stakeholders within HR, Talent, HR Operations on reward programs and policies
  • Through strong and professional thought leadership, provide strategic oversight to the development of reward strategy to enable the Divisional strategies; leverage central practices and influence reward philosophy/strategy at Group level based on Divisional needs.
  • Work closely with the reward transformation team to ensure that all outputs are fit for purpose, meeting the requirements of the businesses; transition transformation work outputs into the COE.
  • Focus on providing reward consultation to business leaders, leverage central practices and tools to foster and drive an alignment with global strategies while advocating for locally relevant practices and delivering outcome appropriate to the local business.
  • Perform deep analysis on the competitiveness and effectiveness of existing reward programs and model potential impact of alternatives.
  • Set-up the Reward COE, defining final structure, resource requirements and transition of current reward team members into the COE.
  • Develop a robust governance structure for all reward processes.
  • Ensure COE provides an excellent service to the divisions, ensuring a high level of reward education and understanding amongst leaders and colleagues; responsible for driving reward engagement and ensuring reward enhances the colleague experience, driving employee engagement and retention.
  • Take ownership for the communication of the reward philosophy/ strategy across UK&I, International and Group Functions.
  • Ensure all reward initiatives and processes for the divisions are delivered successfully through the COE team – including cyclical reward activity, job levelling and benchmarking, benefits management, reward projects etc.
  • Develop reward analysis tools and dashboard. Ensure all aspects of reward are focused on diversity and inclusivity to ensure accessibility and equality of approach to all colleagues.
  • Management of all external reward providers ensuring they deliver excellent service.
  • Ensure reward systems and processes are fit for purpose, focusing on ways to improve and automate.
  • Accountable for the management of the reward budgets, working closely with finance & business leadership to develop business cases for investment.


What We're Looking For 

  • An experienced, tech savvy, reward leader with proven experience of success within a complex matrixed business where ambiguity is normal.
  • Ability to manage continuous change and development.
  • A reward leader with experience of leading a reward function and managing and developing a high performing team.
  • Collaboration: the individual will need to work very closely with the reward transformation team and Group reward to achieve their goals.
  • Someone who is passionate about equality who will champion diversity and inclusion through the reward processes.
  • An individual who is able to manage multiple priorities and stakeholders and deliver at pace.
  • Someone who drives employee engagement through reward, listening to colleagues, leaders and external thought leaders, bringing their own ideas to develop a range of solutions to satisfy internal reward needs.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to present clear, well-structured proposals and analysis.
  • Curiosity: someone who is always trying new things, who is aware of new trends and is not afraid to innovate.
  • An individual who can demonstrate progressive, innovative, agile and disruptive thinking.
  • Strong influencing skills with the ability to create data driven business cases and present to senior leader
  • Passion for delivering a high-quality service and will go the extra mile to get things done well.

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Hammersmith Office
Betfair, Winslow Road, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, SW11 1TN

This is who we are

Paddy Power Betfair is an international sports betting and gaming operator, with a market-leading presence in the UK and Ireland, as well as a range of operations across Europe including Romania, Portugal and Malta.

We are online-led, mobile-led and sports-led: and our proprietary technology, unique products and innovative marketing all combine to offer a superb experience to our five million customers worldwide.

Our spirit, talent and ambition has taken us into the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange and we now employ over 7,000 people in sixteen locations across the globe; from Dublin to Los Angeles, and London to Melbourne. Our culture rewards innovation, teamwork and we like to stay fast-moving in a dynamic industry.

On a larger scale

We are part of Flutter Entertainment, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider for over thirteen million customers worldwide.

Established in 2019, Flutter merged with The Stars Group in 2020. As the parent company Flutter Entertainment now has a host of brands that sit under it including Paddy Power and Betfair (PPB), Sky Betting and Gaming, PokerStars, Full Tilt Timeform, oddchecker, Sporting Life, SportsBet, Bet Easy in Australia, FOX Bet, TVG and FanDuel in the US.

Across the globe, Flutter employs over 14,000 people across more than 40 offices and over 600 retail sites. We pride ourselves on being a responsible operator, committed to making a positive contribution to the communities we operate within.

This is your Challenge

  • Delivering product at scale for over 5 million customers, 99,9% of transactions in less than a second
  • Our systems process more than 7 million transactions every day (more than all the European stock exchanges combined)
  • Deliver high transitional products, serving more than 2.5Bn calls a day
  • Diverse and up to date technical landscape to explore, leverage and innovate
  • The products you’ll develop will comply with ambitious uptime targets: less than 50 minutes downtime expected per year
  • Continuous Integration, Deployment and Testing