Senior Manager, Global Reward & Recognition

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Position summary:
The Rainforest Alliance are looking to bring in an experienced Senior Manager, Reward & Recognition with a global scope to join the People Strategy & Culture team within the HR department.

The candidate will be responsible for designing, implementing, and leading the organization's global job architecture and reward and recognition program. This individual plays a critical role in attracting and retaining top talent by creating a positive and rewarding work environment where we celebrate employees' contributions and achievements.


  • Lead the implementation of a new global, consistent and systematic job architecture that serves as the foundation for managing roles, compensation, career development pathways, and promotions;
  • Develop and lead an organization-wide reward and recognition strategy aligned with the company's culture and core values;
  • Analyze reward and recognition trends to ensure competitiveness within the industry and geographical locations;
  • Lead all aspects of employee benefit programs and framework, such as health insurance, retirement plans, and incentive programs;
  • Regularly review and update compensation structures to ensure equity and alignment with organizational goals;
  • Collect and analyze data related to compensation and benefits;
  • Prepare regular reports and presentations for senior management and stakeholders;
  • Manage and maintain positive relationships with employee unions or representative bodies and contribute to the development of labor agreements;
  • Maintain compliance with labor laws, regulations, and company policies in the reward & recognition realm;
  • Maintain relations with external vendors and service providers in relation to our reward & recognition program;
  • Develop and update HR policies and procedures related to compensation and benefits;
  • In collaboration with internal communications, develop communication plans to promote reward and recognition programs among employees.


  • Master or Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field. A Master's degree or equivalent experience or relevant certifications (e.g., Certified Compensation Professional) is a plus;
  • Proven experience in reward and recognition management in a global environment;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Knowledge of labor laws, regulations, and best practices;
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills;
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret and use data to make informed decisions;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build positive relationships with employees and external stakeholders;
  • Proficiency in HRIS and compensation software/tools;
  • Strong business acumen and stakeholder management skills;
  • High level of integrity and professionalism;
  • Must be pro-active, creative, self-driven and able to work collaboratively;
  • Fluency in English (and other languages are a plus);
  • Ability to travel.

Job level: 2A

Deadline: 16 February 2024

Remuneration: $89,739 - $128,198

Notes: Only candidates authorized to work in the USA will be considered.

If you have any questions about the job vacancy, please contact the HR department:


The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes.

Our alliance spans 70 countries and includes farmers and forest communities, companies, governments, civil society, and millions of individuals. Together we work to protect forests and biodiversity, take action on climate, and promote the rights and improve the livelihoods of rural people.

As an international nonprofit organization with more than 30 years of experience in sustainability transformation, we understand that the social and economic well-being of rural communities is tightly connected to ecosystem health. This knowledge has shaped our rigorous programs to advance sustainable land-use and commodity production.

At the Rainforest Alliance we combat climate change, protect forests and biodiversity, promote human rights, and improve livelihoods. The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we are facing requires working together in a broad alliance. This is why we bring farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers together to change the way the world produces, sources, and consumes.

To protect nature and improve lives it’s becoming increasingly urgent that we approach the way we use our land and produce food and other products in more sustainable ways. For this to succeed we need to fundamentally change the way that businesses operate and source, and the choices we all make as consumers.

Our growing global alliance aims to transform our relationship with our natural resources and each other, to create a better future for people and nature together.

The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability, and any other protected group.