Compensation & Benefits Expert

Location NL-Arnhem
Requisition ID
Business Area
Global Shared Services
Human Resources
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee

Local Unit & Position Description

The GSS HR Regional centre for West, South and East Europe (WSEE) is located in Arnhem, the Netherlands, with country offices in Spain, Italy and Greece. In this region we provide HR services to approximately 2.000 employees located across 20 countries. GSS HR WSEE provides services like HR advisory, recruitment, compensation & benefit reviews, labor law advice and HSE.


In our Regional Centre in Arnhem we are seeking a: Compensation & Benefits Expert


The Compensation & Benefits Expert is part of the Expert Group and assists on various HR expertise topics and processes in our WSEE region with a focus on the Netherlands. As Compensation & Benefits Expert you will report to the Head of Section Expert Group of the Regional Centre. The position is based in Arnhem, the Netherlands, and local conditions apply.


Main responsibilities:

  • Support on various HR expert topics such as international mobility, pension & insurances, occupational health and payroll related topics in the Netherlands and in the region
  • Structure, improve and govern processes of GSS HR expert topics that are executed by the global centre teams to make sure these are compliant to legislation   
  • Support union negotiations and annual salary adjustment process in the Netherlands
  • Employee handbook (Personnel Administrative Guidelines) reviews in WSEE countries with a focus on compensation and benefits
  • Building expertise in global DNV HR systems to provide country specific HR management information
  • Manage and coordinate global HR projects in the WSEE region, for example related to employment law and M&A
  • Support in keeping our services and practices compliant with internal and external regulations such as GDPR, ISO27001 and local laws

Position Qualifications

  • A relevant bachelor or university degree in HR/business
  • Minimum 5 + years of relevant HR experience
  • Good understanding of the social security system in the Netherlands
  • Knowledge of pensions and other HR related insurances
  • Experience with common C&B systems, tools and HR-analytics is an advantage
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Dutch
  • High proficiency skills in Excel
  • Positive and pro-active attitude, quick adapter to change and strong team player
  • Accurate, analytical, structured work attitude and stress resistant
  • Understand customer needs and the sense of urgency; take ownership to ensure solutions for the customer, make things happen and deliver high quality results on time

Company & Business Area Description

DNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions.


The Global Shared Services (GSS) organization within DNV provides high quality, cost effective services and processes within Human Resources, Finance and IT, based on requirements defined by the business areas and Group. GSS also develops central competence for distinct services, projects and development and will support policy, procedures and system implementation on a global, regional, and local level. The GSS global centre is located in Gdynia, Poland, from where most of the service delivery is managed. In areas where proximity to the local business is needed regional centres provide additional support. 


GSS is about bringing a team of true process experts together, going for professional service levels at industry standards, and offering centers of expertise for competence based advisory. We are driven by people’s competence and motivation to help and support the business areas. As a member of the GSS community you act in a professional, multi-cultural, competent and service oriented environment with good possibilities to enhance your personal competencies and expertise, and to build a strong network with colleagues around the world.

Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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