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Compensation & Benefit and Systems Specialist Switzerland

Job location : Bironico
Created moment : 02/22/2021 - 01:00
Job reference : REQ - 03887

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Compensation & Benefit and Systems Specialist Switzerland

Job Summary

Recognized internationally as a market leader in graphite and carbon solutions, Imerys Graphite & Carbon serves a variety of growing industrial sectors including electric vehicles, polymers, engineering materials and refractories.  Research and innovation are the drivers of all our solutions, developed at our own laboratories and produced in our own factories equipped using the most advanced technologies.

Part of the Imerys Group, the world leader in mineral-based specialties for industry, Imerys Graphite & Carbon is headquartered in Switzerland with commercial offices and production sites around the globe.

For our Human Resources Team based in Bodio and Bironico (Ticino) we are looking for a:

Compensation & Benefit and Systems Specialist Switzerland

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Total reward management and Manage to Pay 

    • Differentiate pay systems to invest in the segments of workforce that contribute the most value

    • Conduct ongoing research into emerging trends, issues and best practices

    • Coordinate the annual salary review and performance bonus processes 

    • Participate on monthly Payroll calculation, Annual payroll closure and regular Time & Attendance check in collaboration with Payroll Specialist

    • Manage and supervise all administrative policies and processes related to his/her expertise

  • Systems and tools

    • Leverage the human resource information system to effectively and efficiently manage HR processes and maintain the accuracy of HR systems data through monthly checks (Workday and SAP)

  • Reporting

    • Responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of the annual HR forecast & budget

    • Ensure monthly and quarterly HR costs reports, accruals and consolidations for all the staff of the Plant 

  • International mobility

    • Provide local support for international transfers including expatriate support related to relocation, work permits and all settling in transition activities

  • Safety and Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

  • Labor consultancy and legal compliance

    • Prepare and manage all documents related to the employment contract - such as internal regulations, employment contracts, amendments and exits

    • Provide labor consultancy 

  • C&B policies and procedures

    • Develop the compensation and benefits strategy and guiding principles to attract candidates and retain employees  in the most cost effective way

    • Ensure the proper set up of the C&B policies and procedures related to country



  • BSc. degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or Finance

  • Prior experience in HR practices and compensation cycle management

  • Experience acquired in an industrial/manufacturing environment

  • Fluent in both Italian and English

  • Excellent knowledge of current Swiss labor rules and regulations

  • Knowledge of SAP and Workday will be an advantage

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills with ability to synthesize trends and recommendations

  • Good organizational and and ability to multi task and re-prioritize regularly

  • Self motivated with ability to propose initiatives that proactively addresses HR business issues in his area of expertise

  • Good interpersonal skills engaging with different stakeholders


We offer an attractive and dynamic working atmosphere in a truly multicultural and multinational environment with competitive compensation and benefits packages.

We apply the collective employment agreement (CEA) for Switzerland’s mechanical and electrical engineering industries, which guarantees the employees of the signatory companies fair and up-to-date working conditions.

In addition, Imerys Graphite & Carbon is very committed to protecting the health of its employees offering a series of advantages aimed at improving safety and a healthy work-life balance. 

The company is dedicated to the continuous improvement of its activities to reduce its environmental impact.

Position Type

Full time



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To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

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