Feb 13, 2020

HR Remuneration Advisor Germany (part-time, Hamburg or Cologne)

  • Shell Oil Company
  • Hamburg, Germany
HR Human Resources

Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated HR Remuneration Advisor to join our German HR Policy Team. The position can be based in Hamburg or Cologne.

The purpose of this role is to deliver the country Remuneration & Compensation processes, policies & benefits, ensuring alignment with Group policies and contributing to a competitive Employee Value Proposition. In this role you will also provide solid and creative subject matter expertise with commercial acumen/numeracy, legal understanding and continuous improvement mindset.

  • Support the Compensation and Data Quality Team as Merit Focal Point for Germany and manage the annual merit round
  • Advise on the competitiveness of Remuneration & Benefits packages across the business, interface for local market surveys and benefits processes
  • Enhance the culture of delivery focus, operational excellence, continuous improvement, compliance and discipline of cost mgmt. (e.g. pay compression)
  • Provide expert advice by providing supervision, guidance & coaching to line managers and HR colleagues on difficult remuneration issues (e.g. special promotion/ salary increases, salary adjustments) and their exception requests if required
  • Manage pay review exercises, such as gender pay gap / Entgelttransparenzgesetz
  • Support Country Benefits reviews, CLAs and improvement projects including external benchmarking as appropriate
  • Provide policy support with focus on financial/tax/pay/share relevance (and beyond if needed)
  • Develop new and maintain/adjust existing policies for Germany supporting the business and people agenda aligned with global direction
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of (potential) changes in German regulations or law and revise policies as needed based on new laws and requirements and business requests
  • Where applicable support appropriate and effective consultation with the central/local Staff Council in the area of compensation and benefits in collaboration with ER/IR
  • Anticipate/implement extended use of Workday as the IT enabler for world class and global HR processes with focus on remuneration processes

This is initially a fixed-term position for 2 years with a part-time working schedule (50%).


  • Prior experience in either a Finance role, Policy Advisor role or HR Business Partnering role.
  • Prior experience in operating a remuneration or salary system (expatriate or local) would be an advantage.
  • Commercial acumen/numeracy, legal understanding and continuous improvement mindset.
  • Strong diagnostic, analytical and Evaluation skills.
  • Proven experience in managing and prioritising competing projects and demands.
  • Strong stakeholder and relationship management skills.
  • Bachelor/ Masters degree.
  • Languages required: German & English .

Company Description

At Shell Germany, our drive is to employ world-class individuals. We employ 4,200 people whose careers have benefited from our industry-leading career development programme and unrivaled inhouse access to local and global experts. We are active in many areas such as Gas, Gas Marketing, Manufacturing & Distribution of oil products, Petrochemicals as well as Research & Development. Shell in Germany is one of the biggest retailers of energy products and one of the largest refinery operators. Our extensive R&D facilities in Hamburg allow us to offer a broad range of expertise on Retail Fuels, Lubes, and Marine, Power and Engine Vehicle Technology. Shell began operations in Germany in 1902.


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