Compensation & Benefits Specialist (m/f/d) 80%-100%

With the development of our HR Department, we are looking for an enthusiastic Compensation & Benefits Specialist to join our team in Basel. In this position, you will design and implement various compensation and benefits programs in coordination with the HR Manager and the Management Team. You will be the key contact person for all topics related to C&B activities and processes and coordinate the annual compensation processes regarding salary increases and bonus payments. You will create and implement original and competitive programs to attract new talent and support employees’ retention.


  • Ensure that C&B policies and programs remain attractive and competitive based on market benchmark (e.g. incentive schemes, reward & recognition, benefits programs, employees’ wellness) and design and implement new C&B programs
  • Conduct job gradings and pay equity analysis for multiple European countries to obtain the market references and provide recommendations
  • Ensures regular overall competitiveness of salary offers in the market
  • Provide advices to HR Manager and the Management team regarding all C&B related topics
  • Oversee budget for new positions and provide recommendations on appropriate benchmark and bands to be used per country
  • Coordinate the annual compensation processes with regard to salary increases and bonus payments
  • Act as backup for Payroll and all social insurance matters in Switzerland
  • Prepare budgets, reports, and presentations


  • University degree in Business Administration, Human Resource Management or Finance
  • 4+ years’ experience of relevant experience in Payroll or in C&B in a global organization
  • Strong knowledge of benefits and compensation programs, benchmarking, policies, procedures, and applicable legislation
  • Experience in designing and managing C&B processes and implementing long-term incentive plans
  • Experience and good understanding of Payroll and Swiss social security law
  • Excellent analytical thinking
  • Ability to think out of the box combined with strong numeracy skills and high attention to detail to implement innovative solutions
  • Pro-active, able to prioritize and deliver in tight deadlines
  • Excellent project management knowledges
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills with ability to work cross-functionally across the entire organization
  • Advanced user of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communications skills in English, both written and oral, German will be a plus


If you are interested in this position, we look forward to receiving your application. Please submit your cover letter and CV. We look forward to welcoming you to our Basel office.

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Diversity & Inclusion

MDPI provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, gender identification, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law in every location in which we have offices. Thank you for your interest in applying to MDPI. We value diversity and encourage the very best candidates to apply.