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Global HR Manager Compensation, Benefit & Reporting

4 mars
Global HR Manager Compensation, Benefit & Reporting
Odfjell Technology
Energi, Petroleum
Tjenester tilknyttet olje- og gassutvinning

Odfjell Technology delivers safe, efficient, and sustainable solutions that save time, cost, and reduce carbon emissions for our clients.  Our people connect 50 years of industry experience with the technology of tomorrow. With projects in more than 20 countries we are looking for talented people who can help us overcome the today’s challenges and realise the opportunities ahead.

HR Compensation & Benefits is a department in the company’s global HR competence team, organized under the HR Center of Expertise (COE) in Bergen. The department has high expertise in relevant regulations, collective agreements, payroll, wages, and taxes domestic/abroad, secondments, pensions, insurance, welfare schemes, and travel management. The department is also responsible for analyses and reporting within the department’s areas of expertise. HR is a part of Odfjell Technology Global Business Services, providing shared services to the business areas in Odfjell Technology (OTL), Odfjell Drilling (ODL) and Odfjell Oceanwind. 
The Odfjell companies are growing in numbers and complexity in Norway and internationally. We are adding strength to the HR department to meet increased activity, efficiency demands, and digitalisation projects. 

Job Description

We are looking for a candidate with extensive experience within Compensation & Benefits on a global level, to replace our current manager who will soon retire after many years in the company. 
As manager, you will be in charge for the department’s deliveries together with the team of specialists, which also include the payroll department in Norway. 
You are committed to drive improvement and development of our systems and processes in the field and will inspire and support the team.
In addition to thriving as a leader, you must handle a complex workday and be able to shift the focus between strategic work and actual tasks in a highly operational everyday life. You are self-confident and enjoy collaborating at all levels of the organization. 
Although most of our employees are in Norway and much of the daily work will be here, the position includes global process responsibility, and you should expect significant cooperation with all our international locations.

Key responsibilities and areas of work

  • Develop, implement, and manage the compensation and benefits/reward framework including strategy, compensation schemes, pension & insurance schemes and rewards schemes.
  • Trustee of benefits arrangements like pensions (Norway) and personnel insurance globally, including frame agreements and relationships with providers and global insurance broker. 
  • Manage team of key specialists in Comp & Ben area. Payroll department is also a part of the area.
  • Have the latest market knowledge, including proposed future legislative changes, and understand implications in relation to benefits and pay. 
  • Ensure implementation of new relevant legislation.
  • Maintain company standards for employment terms & conditions.
  • Design and implement compensations schemes, salary matrixes and practices.
  • Responsible for employment contract standards (of all kinds).
  • Design and implement HR/Company regulations/policies/handbooks and resources in the scope of work.
  • Ensure company welfare programs, gifts, and recognition policies.
  • Responsible for salary reviews to ensure consistency of application ad relevant market benchmarking.
  • Budget input, cost analytics, calculations.
  • Facilitate Union relations related to company policy and pay practices in relevant locations. Participate in relevant negotiations with Unions.
  • Ensuring that the travel policy is managed according to set objectives.5-10 key responsibilities in bullet type 


  • Relevant bachelor’s or master’s degree (finance, administration, business or similar). Relevant experience can compensate for a lack of formal education.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience working in areas related to Human Resources, like employee administration, terms and conditions, compensations, insurance, and pension.
  • Must be fluent in Norwegian and English language, written and spoken. 
  • Experience with tariff agreements and union relations.
  • Experience with insurance providers and coverages. Ability to negotiate with providers of services related to pension and insurances.
  • Understanding of pension regulations and can learn industry specific schemes.
  • Excellent proficiency in digital tools, and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Good knowledge of GDPR.
  • Knowledge of ESG

Personal skills

  • Excellent business understanding.
  • Strong leadership and relational skills
  • Excellent collaboration skills with senior managers, finance, and HR Management.
  • Adaptable to the company priorities, flexible in terms of work tasks
  • Walk-the-talk of our core values; Creative, competent, result-oriented, committed and safety conscious.

Why you should join our team

The Odfjell group recognises that the shift to renewable energy requires a new way of thinking. By leveraging diverse, cross-functional teams we drive innovation, sustainability, and technological improvements across the business. Our people are at the heart of what we do to drive change as we continue to shape and grow the business. 

We strive to create a satisfying and motivating workplace for our employees and an arena for sharing experiences with a focus on ongoing learning and development. Our employees report high levels of empowerment, open dialogue, and trust. 

We believe that diversity and inclusion are pre-conditions to succeed in a global marketplace. We believe our company values should be reflected in the everyday behaviour of our leaders and employees alike. 

We offer: 

  • Learning and development support
  • Collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment
  • Part of a global company with opportunities for growth and development.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits including paid time-off, insurances and retirement
  • Flexible home office opportunities
  • Mobile phone, home internet connection and other welfare benefits

We use Semac background checks in our recruitment process.

Contact person: Kari Fotland

Contact number: +4793240419

We live our core values – creative, competent, result oriented, committed – while always being safety conscious. 

Odfjell Technology has five decades of experience operating worldwide, serving both offshore and onshore markets. Our integrated business model enables us to provide a comprehensive portfolio of products and services designed to create value for our clients. Our highly competent, dedicated and experienced workforce are well equipped to find solutions to the challenges of today and tomorrow. The energy transition is one of today’s greatest challenges and our vision is to use our heritage and expertise to support the industry as it transitions to new energy solutions. Our people are the pillar of our success, and we are always in the search of talent who will help us realise the opportunities ahead.