Compensation & Benefits Manager Europe & AMEAP at Dawn (vergevorderd)

Compensation & Benefits Manager Europe & AMEAP at Dawn (vergevorderd)

Dawn, a family-owned global leader in bakery products and ingredients, thrives on the talent and creativity of its teams. As the International Compensation & Benefits Manager, you'll have the opportunity to demonstrate your creativity by ensuring that the compensation structures for the Europe & AMEAP employees remain attractive and competitive. You'll also play a key role in aligning the benefits package of the recently acquired Royal Steensma with Dawn's values and business objectives. This includes fostering a sense of welcome and connection among the 'new' Dawn colleagues. These are just a few highlights of the diverse responsibilities of this new, international and influential C&B role. Do you have the ingredients to add to Dawn's winning recipe?

Het aanbod:

  • Competive gross annual salary up to €125.000,-, including 8% holiday allowance and 13th month (based on 40 hours)
  • Performance based bonus scheme up to 15% (on target)
  • Comprehensive pension plan
  • Access to a bicycle scheme (fietsplan), promoting sustainable commuting options
  • 25 days of annual leave, plus a day off to celebrate your birthday!
  • Hybrid working model providing flexibility to work from home and the Amstelveen office
  • Laptop and phone
  • Opportunity for personal and professional growth in a large family company

Jouw profiel:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or a related field
  • 5+ years of international experience in Compensation & Benefits, preferably in a manufacturing or similar sector
  • In-depth understanding and experience with Dutch pensions, including Collective Labor Agreements (CLA's) and Non-CLA's
  • Proficient in data analysis with strong analytical skills; ability to interpret and effectively communicate findings
  • Comprehensive knowledge of benefits and compensation programs, policies, procedures, and relevant legislation
  • Experience of managing benefits and compensation within an HRIS system, preferably SuccessFactors, is a plus
  • Available for 32-40 hours per week
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Dutch

De functie

The Compensation & Benefits Manager will play a key role in shaping and executing comprehensive compensation and benefits strategies and policies in line with Dawn's corporate mission, values and business objectives. You will lead the development and implementation of the Europe & AMEAP reward strategy, including salary benchmarking, (Dutch) pension arrangements, benefits management and oversight of annual compensation events such as bonus distribution and salary reviews.

In particular, you will be responsible for the integration of a recent acquisition from a compensation and benefits perspective. Earlier this year, Dawn acquired Royal Steensma, a family-owned business with nearly 185 years of leadership in the bakery industry, both domestically and internationally. Renowned for its diverse portfolio of bakery ingredients, speciality products such as chocolate coatings, almond and confectionery products, pastry mixes, fruit fillings, candied fruit and decorations, Royal Steensma adds significant value to Dawn's portfolio. The acquisition includes Royal Steensma's four factories in Leeuwarden, Franeker, Vlaardingen and Elst (Decora Food Products) and a production location in Thailand. You will contribute to harmonising the working conditions in such a way that all Royal Steensma employees feel valued and fully part of Dawn.

This role is part of the EU & AMEAP People Team and consists of People Business Partners in the different countries, a D&I officer, an HRIS officer, payroll and support specialists, the Manager Organizational Change & Transformation EU & AMEAP and the HR Director EU & AMEAP. You will report to the Manager Organizational Change & Transformation EU & AMEAP. You will work at the EUA headquarters in Amstelveen, which employs around 30 people (including the leadership team team). You will occasionally travel for work.


Dawn is a global, family-owned manufacturer and distributor of bakery ingredients. With over a century of experience, Dawn has built a reputation as a trusted partner to bakers worldwide. The company offers a comprehensive range of products (mixes, bases, glazes, fillings, frozen doughs) and innovative solutions and expertise to help bakeries succeed in today's competitive market. 

Dawn has several production sites, including in the Netherlands (Groningen), Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal and Poland. The company also has several sales offices throughout Europe and in Dubai, as well as a distributor in Poland. Recently Dawn acquired Royal Steensma with locations in the Netherlands and Thailand. Dawn Europe & AMEAP employs approximately 1,200 people, worldwide Dawn employs 3,500 people in more than 70 countries.

Interesse voor de vacature?

Send us your short motivation and CV (in English) before May 9th. Please note: Residence in the Netherlands and excellent knowledge of the Dutch language are required for this vacancy. You can download the full job profile by clicking the "full job profile" button on this page. Feel free to call or email our consultants Nicole Knoop (06-29738597) or Ingrid Brons (06-10634891) if you have any questions!

This job is exclusively held by Bureau Blaauw and we will take care of the first selection of candidates. Please therefore contact only the consultants of Bureau Blaauw.

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