Head of Reward

Job description

We’ve grown at lightning speed over the past 12 months, going from 400 to 900 employees. We have offices in Copenhagen (HQ), London, Lisbon, Berlin, Stockholm, Madrid and Montréal, as well as 130+ remote employees panning across 5 continents. 

Our mission at Pleo is growth through happy humans in high performing teams - and for us to achieve this we need to have a competitive, fair and flexible reward strategy. That’s where you come in!

We’re looking for someone who has built and taken ownership of a compensation and benefits strategy a couple of times at scale and would love the opportunity to do it all over again in a completely different way.

You’ll have the ability to think clearly about cost discipline whilst taking a human approach and considering the importance of employee experience. You’ll be building the newest version of our pay philosophy - which is fair and sensible but still allows us to hire people all over the world and gives them the flexibility they need.  

This role will be very multi-dimensional - from constructing the strategy around all things reward (salaries, benefits, equity, pension) to executing on this with the support of the small team, you’ll have so much to get stuck into. 

If this sparks your curiosity and has got you thinking about solving the same problems differently this time, please apply!

Please note: we are looking for someone with strong prior experience in reward.

Hard Skills Required

  • Can think analytically and interpret data to recommend and create solutions 
  • Experience in international companies and confidence working with offering and rewards in various locations
  • Experience working in a scaling company, having previously built reward processes from the ground up
  • High emotional intelligence and strong communication skills
  • Has worked with pension, equity, salaries and benefits previously

Things you’ll be doing:

  • Own and manage external benchmarking tools and resources, build vendor relationships and become our undisputed guru on competitive information
  • Build a holistic compensation and benefits strategy across all current and future locations
  • Create processes to ensure that Pleo is able to quickly benchmark reward for all its teams regularly (probably annually) in line with the philosophy and strategy
  • Research markets to ensure our reward practices are fair and competitive, and constantly updated
  • Become an extraordinary networker, become connected industry and world-wide, always know what locations are hot for specific skills and what makes the talent pool tick in those markets.
  • Work with stakeholders to ensure consistency in pay and benefits across the entire company

Show me the benefits

  • Your own Pleo card (no more out-of-pocket spending!)
  • Lunch is on us - whether you are working remote or at one of our offices 🍜
  • Private Health Insurance to ensure you’re fit of body and mind to do your best work
  • Trips abroad for team camps. We’ve just been to Croatia - we’d love to see you at the next one!
  • 25 days holiday per year + your local public holidays
  • Paid parental leave - we want to make sure that we're supportive of families and help you feel that you don't have to compromise your family due to work 👶🏻
  • €2500 annual Flex Benefits budget (maybe you want to buy additional holidays, pay for the gym, book a professional coach or pay for part of your MBA - entirely up to you!). We know everybody prioritises different benefits. So, our Flex Benefits package lets you choose what best suits you. Ask us about what we offer; we’ll be happy to outline more!

At Pleo, we use English for all our internal communication to keep everyone on the same page; please submit your application in English unless otherwise stated above.

We’re on a mission to make everyone feel valued at work. That’s only achievable if our team reflects the diversity of the world around us - and that starts with you, hitting apply, even if you are worried you might not tick all the boxes! We embrace and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply - regardless of race/ethnicity, colour, religion, nationality, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, socio-economic status, culture or beliefs.

Not everyone interviews the same: if you have accessibility needs that you would like us to know about, send an email to our Inclusion team at belonging@pleo.io and we’ll make sure to design an interview format that works for you.

Why work here?

Working at Pleo means you're working on something very exciting: the future of work. Through fintech we've seen a way to impact how people work; we think company spending should be delegated to all employees and teams, that it should be as automated as possible, and that it should drive a culture of responsible spending. Based on some pretty amazing Series C-round investment in 2021 we think we're onto something big.

So, in a nutshell, that's Pleo. Today we are a 800+ team, from over 74 nations, sitting in our Copenhagen HQ, London, Stockholm, Berlin, Madrid, Montreal, or Lisbon offices – and quite a few full-time remotes in 35 other countries! Being HQ'd out of Copenhagen means we're inspired by sensible things like a good work-life balance. If you don't work in the office with us we'll help you get up the best remote setup possible, and will fly you in for our amazing team camps ✈️


Things to look up about us

Sometimes, we win awards 🤩 🏆
If you want to know how we hire company-wide, there's a post on our blog.
Or have a sneak peek into what happens when get together for Pleo Team Camp on our YouTube 👈🏾
Check out what we think about the realities of working remotely on our blog.
No one says it quite like our customers. Hear what they have to say this week on Trustpilot.
Also, check out Glassdoor if you'd like to hear about us from other people.

PS. we treat all candidates equally: If you are interested please apply through our application system - any correspondence should come from there! Our lovely support isn't able to pass on any calls/ emails our way - and this makes sure that the candidate experience is smooth and fair to everyone 🙂

When you submit the application the personal data in your application will be collected by Pleo as a data controller. Your personal data will be processed for the purposes of managing Pleo’s recruitment related activities which includes setting up and conducting interviews and tests for applicants, assess and review such candidates and similar activities needed in the recruitment and hiring process. Your personal data will be shared with Greenhouse Software, Inc., a cloud services provider engaged by Pleo to help manage its recruitment and hiring process. For more information about how Pleo processes personal data and information about your rights etc, please see Pleo’s Privacy Policy (link to: https://pleo.io/legal-terms/latest/privacy-policy/pleo-privacy-policy-en.pdf).

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