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Reward Manager - Leeds

At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world’s favourite dairy products. We make healthy, tasty, delicious mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable. Cravendale®, Anchor®, Lurpak® and Tickler® – names like these make us a vital, natural part of modern life in over 100 countries around the world. Arla Foods has 4,000 UK and 19,000 global employees at the heart of it.  Every single one of us plays an important role and together we build on our 10bn Euros turnover and establish our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.


An opportunity now exists for a talented Reward Manager to join our HR function based in our UK Head Office in Leeds, reporting to our Head of HR Operational Services UK. We anticipate regular travel to core markets with hybrid working available.


Working as part of a global team, you will drive the local implementation, communication and support of the global Arla reward processes, tools and governance across the Arla UK business.


Areas of responsibility:

Within this role you will be responsible for anchoring the coordination of Reward Management between the corporate concept owners, HR process owners (reward, mobility, recruitment, L&D), HR Business Partners, and the UK HR Operations teams. Actively participating in the development and implementation of the reward procedures, policies and processes, you will provide key input to the general development of Arla Foods Corporate Reward Strategy.


You will support the Arla Job Catalogue Process (IPE) here in the UK, delivering benchmark support to Business HR and their wider teams. You will plan and deliver the annual salary adjustment process, executing locally with regards to the preparation, communication, training and process follow-up. 


You will prepare and drive the design and implementation of the local bonus plan, supporting the annual corporate bonus process in the UK. You will also be responsible for making the appropriate market benchmarking, analysis and recommendations to support the UK pay negotiation process.  Proactively identifying market trends and movements, and propose mitigating actions.


Further responsibilities in this role will include supporting the local benefit policies in adherence to corporate approval. You will also provide assistance to payroll services with regards to expatriation, defining the UK administrative guidelines for handling expats under adherence to the Arla Mobility policy and guidelines.



To be successful in this role you will have significant experience of Reward Management within a Global Organisation. You will have a clear understanding of position evaluation, salary management and defining base pay structures, and a thorough knowledge of compensation and benefits, working with bonus plans and employee benefits.


With strong excel and powerpoint skills, you will ideally have experience of SAP reporting. With a flexible attitude to your work, you will be able to demonstrate excellent project management and presentation skills at a senior leader level, with the ability to design and deliver communication materials for leaders and employees. You will be able to mitigate “off policy” issues and always seek results that accommodate the business needs balanced with compliance/governance requirements.


Next Steps

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit an application. For more information please contact Talent Partner Melanie Williams on


We have a purpose for Good

At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?



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