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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Total Rewards Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Feb 18, 2021
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 96654 - Tokyo, Tokyo-To, Japan


Job Summary


Part of the Asia Pacific (APAC) Total Rewards Community of Expertise, this role will provide Total Rewards expertise, leadership with a primary focus on Japan, and a secondary focus on regional Total Rewards projects. This role will be reporting to the APAC Total Rewards Head based in Singapore. 


It will be responsible for the strategy and design of total rewards policies and procedures. Provide expertise to address escalated complex inquiries. Own and deliver continuous improvement of compensation and benefits administration, vendor management, operational reporting, and service management.  Oversee payroll vendor, process and services. Manage HR technology, reporting and analytics. Ensure local implementation international assignment policy.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design, plan and manage benefit plans and programs while ensuring cost effectiveness to the organization (e.g., insurance plans, retirement plans, vacations, etc.)

  • Design, plan and manage compensation strategy in accordance to the business requirement in order to achieve market competitiveness while complying with national and local legal requirements

  • Implement Compensation and Benefits processes, procedures, and policies that align with Colgate’s Total Rewards strategy

  • Responsible for the competitive positioning of Total Rewards via active participation in surveys and industry meetings

  • Monitor, evaluate and redesign rewards programs. Participate in regional and global rewards initiatives and projects. 

  • Oversee payroll vendor, process and services

  • Manage, govern and implement HR technology including SAP, SuccessFactors, MarketPay, etc.

  • Support the coaching and development of the Shared Services Compensation team

  • Ensure compliance of mandatory legal regulatory and compensation and benefits program reporting

  • Design, implement and manage the Total Rewards communication strategy

  • Own Global Grading process for Japan

  • Monitor global mobility trends in the external markets and recommend adjustments to Mobility policies and procedures

  • Analyze current internal employee data and future needs against external markets to determine salary and benefits forecasts

  • Govern and manage the implementation of local and international mobility policies

  • Support Expat payroll, Salary & Benefits Budgeting.

  • Attend local Compensation Industry Group meetings


This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.


Education / Experience Requirements


  • 5-10 years of progressive working experience with minimum 3 years in compensation

  • Experienced with Microsoft Office functionality (e.g., Word, Excel) and SAP

  • Advanced knowledge of HR processes and analytics

  • Bachelor’s degree 

  • Native level proficiency in Japanese

  • Business level proficiency in English

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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