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Title:  Rewards Manager

Job ID:  85668
Country:  Malaysia
City:  Kuala Lumpur
Professional area:  Human Resources
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Kuala Lumpur, 14, MY, 50490


We’re JTI, Japan Tobacco International and we believe in freedom. We think that the possibilities are limitless when you’re free to choose. In fact, we’ve spent the last 20 years innovating, creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It’s how we’ve grown to be present in 130 countries.

But our business isn’t just business. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe when they’re free to be themselves, grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen for our business

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It is why 87% of employees feel happy working at JTI. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, eight years running

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea. 

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Position Purpose

You will be responsible for the effectiveness of total rewards strategy in JTI Malaysia The core responsibility is to design, develop, implement and administer an effective and competitive rewards benefits strategy that attract, motivate and retain talents, which is consistent with the Company's pay for performance philosophy, meets organizational needs and culture, as well as in line with global strategy and locally relevant.

You will also act as a subject matter expert who offers rewards benefits related advice and provides ongoing education and training to the P&C team including the business partners, functional leads, line managers and employees.


What Will You Do?

Compensation Management Design: 

propose and implement an effective rewards and benefit programs based on competitive industry and market practices, as well as the Company and People Culture (P&C) strategies programs Determine position classifications, prepare and update salary scales Make salaries recommendations to line management after evaluating job descriptions for new hires as well as for existing talent in the event of salary increment/adjustment, promotion, transfer, redesignation, etc. to ensure internal relativity and external competitiveness.

Benefits Administration: 

Administer employee benefits programs, which includes retirement plans, Employee Share Purchase Plan, leave policies, wellness programs, and insurance plans policies such as health, life, and disability Select benefits vendors and oversee the enrollment, renewal, and distribution processes for employees Monitor government regulations and market trends regularly to ensure that the benefits programs are current and competitive.

Salary Surveys and Market Analysis:

Track compensation and benefits benchmarking data Based on sound data analysis, propose various alternatives and make recommendations based on market compensation benefits surveys, government statistic surveys, total pay competitiveness in the marketplace and the P&C practices of other relevant (FMCG) organizations.

Coordinate Annual Strategic Plan/Latest Estimates:

Submit all required salary, fringe, and benefit costs for the annual budget to the functional management teams Use available reports to analyze and monitor the variances of actual expenditure (OPEX) on salaries and fringes versus the approved budget/plan.

Pay Line Management:

Review, analyze, develop and implement pay line and ensure compliance with the Company's pay for performance philosophy.

Payroll Management:

Manage local payroll outsourced provider and ensure that local payroll outsourced provider processes and makes all monthly salary payments, relevant statutory payments and declarations in a timely and accurate manner.


Manage employee communication efforts pertaining to rewards and benefits liaison with functional leads and line management to obtain feedback and make necessary recommendations for improvement in the area of rewards and benefits.


Support the P&C Lead on other P&C related matters and special projects as assigned Support any global/local initiatives that require local P&C's involvement including but not limited to P&C communications, business transformation, change management, project assignments, etc Establish productive relationship with P&C GBS to ensure synchronization and alignment between P&C and GBS, that the P&C transactional and specialized services are delivered with high quality and efficiently.


We are looking for someone who...

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR/Business/Management or its equivalent
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in Rewards/Compensation Benefits management within a multinational environment
  • Good understanding of local labor legislation Experience in compensation cycle management and developing HR policies
  • Well versed in MS Office and good exposure to SAP HR various communication tools/applications
  • Strong command in English (read and write)
  • High level of confidentiality and integrity Ability to confidently liaise with all levels of management/employees and across organizational lines
  • Ability to influence opinions and gain consensus between stakeholders of different levels, interests, organizations or locations
  • Thrive in a fast paced and changing environment while maintaining focus on driving and delivering on strategic objectives and executing day to day requirements

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