Reward Specialist

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Alison Moloney,
European Reward & Talent Mobility Director

“I have been working in HR voor more than 22 years. Recently I joined the CRH organization. It’s an exciting opportunity to work within a large company as CRH. Together with me, the new Reward specialist will be part of the European Reward team. We work in several countries in Europe and are trying to find one way of working. Initially we will start building the foundation and the framework.  For this we have to engage all our stakeholders.

You will also be part of a big HR team that has its presence in many countries.

Within HR we want to create an environment to learn and progress. Our goal is to be an organization that can attract and retain the best talent. From the Rewarding context we are going to create a structured and competitive rewarding package.

It is absolutely a great opportunity to be part of this creation.

In this new role you will be reporting to me. Others that already worked with me say, I am very energetic, driven and we can have fun together. I love building new things and adding value in building new relationships. I hope we can learn from each other. Although I have been in HR for a long time, I am open for your new ideas and perspectives.

Education and experience

As a Reward specialist you have an Bachelor or Academic degree (in business or fiscal economics or HR) and at least 5 years of relevant working experience in a Reward role in an international environment (preferably with an appreciation of the European markets).

  • Preferably experience in a consultancy firm in combination with experience within a corporate organisation;
  • Experience of running salary reviews and bonus schemes;
  • Knowledge of, and experience of working with the HAY system would be an distinct advantage;
  • Experience of dealing with global mobility cases would be an advantage.


  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills (be able to work well with spreadsheets/formulas etc.);
  • Good appreciation of executive remuneration practices (in Europe);
  • Good project management skills;
  • Task oriented and focused on implementation;
  • Ability to work independently and as a self-starter;
  • Understanding the importance of stakeholder management and the ability to work with people of different cultures.
  • Very strong communication skills – both written and verbal (presentations, reports etc.)
  • Additionally you are willing to work hard, you have a high sense of responsibility, you are strongly persuasive, you are flexible and don’t mind travelling.

Employment conditions and location

  • Competitive basic salary including holiday allowance
  • 25% maximum bonus
  • Mobility allowance or company car


Amsterdam (European HQ). Approximately 20% travel.

About position

The Reward Specialist is a new role. It’s important in the development, optimization and implementation of regulations and guidelines in the field of rewarding. By being part of a variety of projects and helping in data-analyses you’re building on the basics and you ensure a consistent reward practice for CRH Europe.

You will be part of the European HR team and you will report to the European Reward & Talent Mobility Director.

Areas of responsibility

  • Analyze the different compensation & benefits arrangements, policies and processes of the European offices in cooperation with multiple stakeholders;
  • Provide management information regarding job, employee data and reward analysis;
  • Participate in different projects or support in preparing projects for colleagues or stakeholders;
  • Carry out regular and ongoing internal and external benchmarking to understand and incorporate best practices;
  • Support the European Reward & Talent Mobility Director on all aspects of her role.
  • Working together with other (HR) departments, to leverage experiences and alignment and to ensure processes are set up in a consistent way.

Why is this an attractive role?

CRH is market leader within a growing market. The culture is driven and focused on collaboration.  In this new and exciting role, you make a major contribution to structuring important HR processes.

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Karin Boot

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