Compensation & Benefits Manager

  • Company: SSC Perfumes and Cosmetics UK
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Human Resources
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: SSCPC00260
  • Date of publication: 2018.02.07



  • To manage the HR budgeting, planning and reporting process across all brands
  • To manage compensation and benefits strategy for all functions and across all brands for UK & Ireland in line with LVMH Policies
  • To define and monitor HR KPIs, providing analysis and insights for retail as well as head office operations



HR Controlling

  • Build HR budgets with Head of Departments and the HR Director.
  • Ensure tracking and control of HR budgets on a monthly basis liaising with financial controllers, management & recruitment.
  • Be a key contributor to all budget and budget review processes (B/R1/R2)
  • Provide insight and ad hoc analysis as and when required for Management 

Compensation & Benefits

  • Manage salary and compensation benchmarking, taking into account up to date market surveys, national statistics, trends etc. 
  • Ensure that the benefits strategy is competitive and appropriate, across Head office and Retail populations
  • Supervise Benefits administration: pensions, health insurance, benefits providers
  • Supervise monthly commission calculation for retail staff and prepare annual compensation review with management.
  • Ensure bonus annual bonus calculations in an accurate 

HR Reporting & analysis

  • Supervise monthly & annual HR Reporting: starters, leavers, full time equivalents (FTE). In accordance with group requirements
  • Review and optimise KPIs for HR activities and related reporting and action plans


Additional information



  • HR Team
  • General Managers
  • Commercial and Retail Management teams
  • Finance Director and Brand Financial Controllers
  • Maison Head Offices


  • Consultants as and when appropriate
  • Retailers
  • Benefit providers 

Key Competencies/Technical Skills:

  • Analytical: The desire to analyse, understand and interpret data and provide recommendations for financial and organizational decision making processes 
  • Commercial Awareness: Understanding the impact of actions upon the P&L and comfortable with stakeholder management internally and externally. Sensitive to the differing objectives 
  • Structured and methodical approach
  • At ease with working in a fast paced environment, balancing recurrent reporting requirements with ad-hoc analyses
  • Problem solving: A constant quest to improve the status quo and improve effectiveness, through identification of and recommending solutions to resolve issues and maximize opportunities.
  • Communication skills: strong ability to articulate analysis into recommended action plans to senior management.
  • Proven track record in Finance Controlling (cost centres, PNL) and understanding of payroll processes

Technical Skills:

  • MS Office
  • Advanced Excel
  • University Degree 
  • Fluent English, additional French would be an advantage

Perfumes & Cosmetics

A major player in the perfumes, make-up and skincare markets, the Perfumes & Cosmetics division groups together major historic Houses as well as young brands with strong potential.

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