Group Senior Reward & Benefits Analyst

Location Birmingham
Contact name: Luke Thomas

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Job ref: 059971
Published: about 1 year ago

The Senior Reward and Benefits Analyst will be responsible for developing and delivering an accurate, efficient and effective colleague reward structure ensuring best practice and that the businesses remain compliant with relevant tax authorities and legislation, whilst maintaining the financial integrity and legal compliance for the business payrolls. The role will also develop and deliver new Employee Benefit programmes across the Group aligning requirements to the individual Business Units. This includes the management and co-ordination of annual benefit cycles (including but not limited to Private Healthcare Scheme, Health Cash Plan, UK SAYE scheme, LTIPS and bonus).

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage day-to-day responsibilities of our benefit and wellness programs and vendors such as our Employee Assistance, Long Term Incentive, Insurance Brokerage, and benefit administration system
  • Partner on all aspects of the reward structures ensuring compliance with the latest relevant legislation, statutory filing deadlines, and internal controls and management reporting requirements, liaising with Suppliers, Tax authorities, Finance, and other internal/external functions as appropriate
  • Work closely with Human Resource teams across the Group and other internal stakeholders to ensure programs are utilised to the fullest potential and are compliant * Continually evaluating processes to optimise efficiency and build standardisation
  • Provide technical support for payroll, reward and benefits to ensure legal/compliance requirements * Lead on continuing to build the relationships with suppliers to ensure that the business achieves best value and choice with its reward and benefits package
  • Guiding business leaders through the Group benefits that are available for their employees and promoting this to employees through presentations and workshops
  • Manage employee benefit projects to ensure that all benefits give good value to the Group and employees ensuring that all schemes are managed efficiently, and necessary improvements made
  • Provide expert advice for due diligence on reward & employee benefit matters for Company acquisitions and disposals * Support ongoing efforts to ensure that benefit offerings align with market practice and that costs are managed to optimise the employee and employer value proposition
  • Provide benchmarking and analytical support on reward and benefits across the Group


  • Experience in a complex business environment with direct experience in corporate benefits or benefits consulting
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously * Analytical skills and experience, including proficiency with data analysis
  • Hands-on approach and willingness to be involved with both strategic development and tactical implementation
  • Ability to collaborate and work in cross functional teams to drive solutions
  • A global mindset while also being in tune with local context and best practice
  • Self-motivated; ability to work on your own with strong follow-through

Suitable for someone who…

  • Has excellent customer and business focus – can concentrate on the delivery of excellence on a day-to-day basis whilst keeping an eye on the future.
  • Loves problem solving and analysing information /situations. Always looking for opportunities in continuous improvement.
  • Provides operational advice to colleagues and team members.
  • Can manage projects to meet operational/service improvements, resolving issues and delivering objectives.
  • Contriutes to the formulation of local delivery plans at business unit level.

About Grafton Group:

Grafton is an international trade focused, multi-channel distributor of construction products. The success of the business is based on the quality of the products it distributes and the quality of the service it provides to its customers. The Group aims to build on its leading market positions in the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands and Finland and to grow internationally in distribution and related markets.