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Senior Director, Total Rewards APAC

Job Title: Senior Director, Total Rewards APAC
Location: Singapore
Reference: CA42CD49E3D6F8B7
Job Published: November 25, 2021 21:37

Job Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $35 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 90,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit

The Asia Pacific region is growing rapidly - both organically and through acquisition. Today we have over 14,000 colleagues based across APAC with significant anticipated growth.


We are searching for a strategic Total Rewards leader to partner with regional business and HR leaders to design compensation and benefits solutions for the region. As a key member of the global Total Rewards team, this role will also support global projects and processes and ensure local APAC requirements and preferences are addressed within those enterprise-wide programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Own the design of Total Rewards programs in the assigned countries, in line with the corporate global principles and structures, including base pay management, short term incentives and benefit plans.

  • Assist with Merger and Acquisition activity, including the Total Rewards integration of newly acquired companies, or assistance with due diligence reviews of potential targets. Equally, lead harmonization efforts for existing businesses, to develop universal programs for each country.

  • Partner with HR colleagues across the region to ensure employee understanding of Total Rewards programs through communication and training initiatives. Develop specific communication and change management plans, when supporting change initiatives.

  • Manage consulting relationships with external brokers, actuaries and tax advisors within the framework of global consulting agreements.

  • Identify key external risks and opportunities impacting Total Rewards plans, whether from legislation change, market trend developments or financial risks.

  • Lead the compensation infrastructure across the APAC region including the ongoing review of salary structures attached to the companys job architecture.

  • Lead corporate Rewards cyclical processes for APAC, including the annual focal point merit, bonus and LTI review.

  • Find opportunities to improve the colleague value proposition, including plan communications and introduction of technology within selected countries to improve choice and enhance administration efficiency.

  • Support wider projects within the HR function, particularly in the area of process and system improvements.

  • Facilitate executive movement across the Regions, partnering with the Talent COE, to ensure effective deployment of key talent.


  • Bachelors degree in a related field. Masters degree preferred.

  • 10+ years experience in Total Rewards within multi-national corporations, including a minimum of 2+ years living and leading Total Rewards organizations based in Asia.

  • Strong business acumen with the ability to link compensation and benefits priorities to key business initiatives and ensure focus and spend is targeted towards initiatives with highest return on investment.

  • In-depth knowledge of compensation theory and practice and knowledge of APAC benefits and compensation laws and regulations required.

  • High levels of analytical skills required, together with goal accomplishment orientation.

  • Experience leading, engaging and developing high performing teams in a highly matrixed environment.

  • Demonstrable ability to collaborate, build relationships and influence at all levels of the organization.

  • Strong organization skills, with effective project management capabilities, including the ability to manage multiple key projects simultaneously.

  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills.

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