5 days ago

CoE Lead C&B and Global Mobility


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CoE Lead C&B and Global Mobility

Req ID: 151419
Job Function: Human Resources
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time
Contract Type: Permanent
Job Level: Management
Office Location: Basel - Corporate Head Office (PAC)
Travel Required: up to 10%
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The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions for eleven core industries. Drawing on in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina manages the needs of its customers' supply chains, no matter how demanding they might be. Energy and Project Solutions is a specialized service for the energy and capital projects sector.

The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 70 countries, and it works with partner companies in over 90 countries. Panalpina employs approximately 14,500 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.

We are looking to hire a CoE Lead C&B and Global Mobility to lead the Global Compensation & Benefits function, strategize and align the company’s total rewards policies with the strategic business objectives. In addition, the position will be the lead on strategy, policy and procedures for remuneration and long term benefits for expatriates.


Compensation & Benefits

• Design and lead the execution of performance management, compensation and benefit programs (e.g. annual compensation review process, variable compensation plans, executive benefits, equity and executive compensation programs)
• Partner with key stakeholders to fully understand the current and future business needs and to ensure that the total rewards strategy and program activities drive and support the goal to cultivate a leadership culture built on performance, engagement and operational excellence
• Be responsible and service the HR business partners for benchmarking and preparation of compensation packages for all executives
• Actively plan and drive the governance and agenda for CNC (Compensation and Nomination Committee) from a compensation and benefits perspective
• Prepare all materials and present to the Board Committee and CNC as required

Global Mobility:

• Establish policies and guidelines for the global mobility and expatriate management and link to enterprise strategy and core processes and activities
• Manage the overall cost and budget of the Global Employment Company for the international assignee population of Panalpina
• Manage the annual processes (compensation review, budgeting, compensation reporting for tax declaration)


• Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Business Administration/Economics/Accounting or Income Tax
• At least 5 years Compensation & Benefits experience
• At least 5 years Global Mobility experience in an international environment, preferable with Global Employment Company experience


• Exceptional Project Management skills with strong focus on execution
• Good knowledge of business processes
• Superior communication skills to interact effectively with employees on all levels of the organization to identify and resolve issues
• Familiarity with Project Management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle
• Experience in managing and transforming key HR processes
• Willingness to engage in constructive confrontation
• Willingness to challenge the status quo and to drive innovation and change
• Capable to make informed judgments and to generate practical, timely solutions
• High stress level (ability to work under pressure and deal with tight deadlines)
• Excellent interpersonal skills in order to interact effectively with all employees and all levels of management in identifying and resolving complex issues
• Resilience – demonstrates ability to push through resistance in a calm and focused manner
• Superior analytical and execution skills
• Highly service minded


• Fluent in English (written and spoken)
• Other languages a plus

Computer Literacy

• Exceptional MS Office Skills, especially Excel
• Good knowledge of SAP®
• Good knowledge of Global Mobility / International Assignee Software

Specifics for Job / Environment

• 5 minute walking distance from the Basel SBB train station
• International Working Environment