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Philips Total Rewards Manager, Canada (one year contract) in Markham, Ontario


Job Title

Total Rewards Manager, Canada (one year contract)

Job Description

We are in search for a Total Rewards Manager, Canada to join our HR Team in Philips Canada! This is a one year contract (July 2019 – August 2020).

In this role, you have the opportunity to:

Work as part of the North American Rewards team to develop recommendations, plan and monitor rewards delivery to ensure that the total rewards offered to employees are in line with market benchmarks & performance.

You are responsible for (but not limited to):


  • Provides analysis, advice and solutions to HR business partners and key stakeholders in the business on compensation issues, policy and guideline interpretation and job evaluation

  • Local ACR subject matter expert, oversees the annual compensation cycle for Canada including local WD configuration, developing communication and training materials and overall local deployment.

  • Manage local participation in market surveys and local relationship with relevant vendor partners

  • Manage pay equity plans: ensure compliance with legislation, conduct regular plan audits and analysis, prepare and submit plans in compliance with Provincial requirements.

Benefits & Retirement Plans

  • Partner with COE Rewards Leader for NA to develop overall company benefits strategy, including overall plan design of insured group benefits, self-insured policies and EAP program

  • Manage annual benefits budget including partnering with finance to determine/plan yearly benefits budget across all business

  • Provide recommendations on local policy development relating to benefits, based on changing government regulations and market trends

  • Manage the relationship with benefit carriers & retirement plan partners to ensure plan design changes are made as a result of contract renewals and legislation changes; negotiate medium complexity benefit policy changes directly with carrier

  • Responsible for Workers’ Compensation claims and liaises with WCB adjudicators to discuss claims

  • Responsible for development and deployment of Canadian Health and Wellness strategy.

  • Responsible for high level administration of the Company pension plans and group RRSP plans, including pension audits and annual filings, in accordance with provincial and federal legislation and the pension plan texts

  • Ensure no negative financial consequences to pension or benefit plans in areas within control

  • Country Disability Manager, responsible for developing and overseeing policy and practice relating to disability management

  • Design and deploy manager training / knowledge sessions relating to disability / absence management

  • Review, assess and provide final decision on STD claims under the self-insured plan

  • Work with third party STD adjudicator where appropriate on escalated claims / insured cases to ensure that disability and leave cases are managed appropriately and return to work programs are initiated as appropriate;

  • Initiate consultations with external employment lawyers on complex cases

  • Counseling managers as appropriate on return to work, medical accommodations and other circumstances relating to business continuity and STD claims

  • Represent the Company at mediation / litigation as required for all cases relating to disability / illness

Rewards M&A

  • Provides guidance on acquisition due diligence reviews and integrations for compensation, benefits and pension / retirement plans

To succeed in this role, you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Degree in Human Resources or related working experience

  • 5+ years of Compensation experience

  • Experience in Benefits and Retirement Plans

  • Strong Organizational and People skills

  • Effective Communicator, both written and Verbal

  • Must be able to commit to the full term of the contract ( July 2019 – August 2020)

In return, we offer you:

A path towards your most rewarding career. Philips is growing its marketing capability enterprise wide. Succeeding in this market-based role in a complex environment will open many doors for your long term career, in other areas in Philips or otherwise. We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Thus, we offer competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video

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