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Head of EMIA compensation


JobReq ID:  48322
Type of work:  Hybrid
Type of contract:  Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time:  Full time

Zaventem, BE


Bridgestone in Europe, CIS, Middle East, India and Africa (BSEMIA), headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), is a subsidiary of  Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions.

In addition to our premium tire products, we offer a growing portfolio of tire-centric and mobility solutions. Together with our partners and guided by "Serving Society with Superior Quality”, that has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931, we are  working to accelerate sustainable mobility innovations and solutions. Through innovative technology,  we are committed to easier, safer, smoother and seamless mobility for our society and customers improving how people move, live, work and play.

Bridgestone also benefits from a significant retail network throughout the region – in fact our retail presence in the EMIA region is the largest in the tire industry. Through 17 distinct retail partners, we have around 3,500 outlets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as around 2,500 outlets through our partner network in India. This network offers a selection of services, concepts and mobility solutions.

At Bridgestone we pride ourselves on the strong relationships we maintain with everyday drivers and this extensive retail network is one of the core reasons why.

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In line with the “Bridgestone Essence”, our work environment is based on integrity and teamwork, where everyone can learn from each other and contribute with their own ideas in achieving the coming goals.

We want to hear from people who can take the challenge, unleash their creative potential and contribute to the company success demonstrating ownership, courage and agility. We want you to develop your skills, expand your knowledge and be proud of your work.


Job purpose


As the BSEMIA Head of compensation the position plays a strategic role in designing and maintaining the compensation philosophy and guidelines for full EMIA The position works with Finance, business leaders and HRBPs for designing total rewards programs that are in line with our business strategy and market. We also expect from the individual to continuously monitor the market and critically review our processes to see how we can further digitalize and improve them. Being a senior member of the total rewards team, the position participates in other rewards projects.





Internal Compensation Expert:

  • Design and maintain BSEMIA total rewards philosophy adapt where needed to local market conditions
  • Work with HRBP and management to develop compensation solutions, practices, and plans that support a strong market-based pay for performance environment
  • Research and identify trends and issues that impact compensation on proactive basis toward achievement of business objectives
  • Work with HRBP and management to solve business issues where compensation can be a driver
  • Work with data scientist in interpreting the results of analysis on how different reward programs have an impact on employee motivation/engagement and retention. Propose changes to plan to maximize impact.
  • Work with external consultants in creating business case to introduce changes to the current compensation mix
  • Educate HR & Line managers on compensation topics


Market Analysis / Total Cash Analysis:

  • Based on internal compensation analysis propose compensation adjustments to support internal equity & market competitiveness.
  • Analyze the competitiveness of Company’s compensation policies vs. market and recommends changes.
  • Job evaluation, market benchmark and prepare offers for top management


Incentive Schemes:

  • Run periodic audits on the current incentive schemes to assess their effectiveness and propose improvements
  • Work with Finance, HRBP and business leaders to design, review and adapt different functional incentive schemes
  • Participate in the design and implementation of management incentive schemes both short term and long term


Annual Performance & Rewards Cycle:

  • Manage the Annual compensation review process with the support of the rewards analysts.
  • Manage preparation of communication materials to end-users, managers, etc. and support the delivery when and where necessary
  • Review process and data to continuously improve compensation program design & system set-up.



  • Keep abreast with new trends and best practices in the field
  • Apply effective communication strategies to support various total rewards programs
  • Ensure that compensation practices are in compliance with current laws and regulations
  • Conduct periodic process audits to recommend improvements




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field (ideally within Human Resources, compensation, benefits and/or organizational development concentration).
  • 8+ years of experience related to Compensation and Benefits, with knowledge of:
    • Compensation theories, best practices and trends;
    • Benefit plans design, regulatory compliance knowledge and trends;
    • Has proven ability to work with senior management
  • Advanced project management skills
  • Expert/advanced proficiency in MS Office Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Experience with HRIS applications is a plus;
  • Has experience working in a multicultural environment;
  • Demonstrate analytical and well developed communications skills, both verbal and written, necessary to interact in a professional manner and to project a positive image
  • Excellent knowledge of English, knowledge of Dutch and/or French is an asset.



All applications will be reviewed. Our Recruitment team will contact the suitable applicants for the next step of the recruitment process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Bridgestone EMIA’s values at the highest level. This is key for our people to show a passion for excellence for improving society connected to the world in which we live. Our commitment to diversity, is linked to our founders mission of ‘Serving Society with Superior Quality’, which is essential in shaping and creating the organization, serving all people, respectfully, connected to our business. We recognize that everyone is different and that attracting, developing and retaining our employees will create a sustainable working environment which is essential to our success. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate in particular on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

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