Switzerland Compensation & Benefits Manager
Richemont — Bellevue
03.09.2019 | Cadre di­ri­geant | 100%

"Richemont owns some of the world's leading luxury goods Maisons,with particular strengths in jewellery, fine watches and premium accessories.
Each Maison represents a proud tradition of style, quality and craftsmanship and Richemont seeks to preserve the heritage and identity of each of its Maisons.
At the same time, we are committed to innovation and designing new products which are in keeping with our Maisons' values, through a process of continuous creativity."

Switzerland Compensation & Benefits Manager


In coordination with Richemont Group Benefits Director, Group Head of Compensation & Mobility and Head of Swiss HRTEC, the Swiss C&B Manager will ensure proper implementation of C&B Policies and processes in line with Group HR guidelines. He/she will manage matters linked to Compensation, Benefits, Long Term Incentives as well as legal, fiscal and labour evolutions for Switzerland.

He/she will work in close relationship with the Swiss Transactional Expertise Centre for Switzerland.


  • Acting as C&B Expert

Implementation of Group compensation policy in line with respective local labour legislation.

Job evaluation & grading:

  • Initiate, advise, co-ordinate and monitor job descriptions, role profiles, and the job ranking process to ensure an updated reflection of Swiss positions' key accountabilities.
  • Continually review benchmarking of all positions to ensure correct balance between global consistency of grading and compensation vs local market.


  • Coordinate participation to local compensation surveys.
  • Support Group Compensation team to analyze country market data and practices, to facilitate the enhancement and design of compensation markets.
  • Act as a primary point of contact for Swiss internal and external benchmarking

Support the annual salary review process

Prepare communication program for employees in Switzerland, highlight relevant changes and developments.

Train the HR Community on C&B matters

Update and inform the Swiss entities about plans in place and evolution, act as "in-house" consultant for all benefits in place, including cross border workers.

Review benefits in place in Switzerland and propose improvement/optimization, ensure consistency of benefits with the various entities.

Responsible for the Group personal insurance, drive workshops to manage absenteeism along with the insurers, insurance broker, attend roundtable with the various social insurance institutions.

Responsible for the process and data exchange accuracy with Richemont's insurance broker Loyco.

Responsible for the process and data exchange accuracy with the Richemont Pension fund. Monitor changes and implement relevant communication in coordination with the Pension fund partners.

In charge of relevant documentation and information database and intranets update.

Participate in other ad hoc HR / C&B related projects as assigned.

  • Monitoring Tax, Legal & Social development in Switzerland

Follow-up on any legal and social development in Switzerland in order to plan any required adjustments to payroll, to local Rules of procedure and to employment contracts.

Together with other internal stakeholders, liaise with all social partners: Employers organizations (UFGVV, APHM, GEM etc.), Unions, Insurers, Residents Registration offices, Cantonal tax authorities (AFC), State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) etc.

Follow up on taxation issues for people based in Switzerland or cross border workers.

Advise the organisation on optimisation and coordinate all new developments, to ensure all Swiss entities comply with the regulations

Act as a primary point of contact for HR Community for all technical aspects linked to social labour law, legal and taxes.

  • Long Term Incentive Process in Switzerland

Review all aspects linked to LTI in Switzerland including topics related to cross borders and people moving from or to other countries. Build up expertise to anticipate and help resolve all issues.

Manage Salary Certificate edition process for LTI holders in Switzerland



University degree in HR, Law, Business Administration, Finance or equivalent.

Ongoing training on Benefits, Legal, taxation, SO.

Required experience:

5 to 7 years experience in the field of C&B

Technical skills / abilities:

High knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of SAP HR will be a plus.

Personal skills

English and French are a must. German a plus.

Excellent communication capacity.

Strong analytical skills.

Project management capability.

Good understanding of cross cultural environment.

Demonstrate good conceptual thinking.

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