Compensation & Benefits Specialist – Yanmar – Almere

  • Almere


Yanmar is a highly innovative engine and heavy machinery manufacturer focused on sustainable power generation and food production. The Japanese family-owned company is looking for a Compensation & Benefits specialist to manage their European compensation & benefits programs to attract and retain top talents.

About Yanmar

A true pioneer in the industry for more than 100 years, Yanmar is a Japanese company known for its exceptional quality, advanced technology, and innovation. The company’s broad range of engines and heavy machinery offer power generation and sustainable food production solutions, which are essential to human life on land, in cities and at sea.

Headquartered in Osaka, Japan the Yanmar Group consists of over 115 companies located around the world and more than 20,000 dedicated employees. Yanmar is exceedingly sustainability focused and committed to fostering an energy-saving society. The company is devoted to fundamentally transforming its business into an environmentally friendly, greenhouse gas-free company by 2050 through its Green Challenge

As this global company continues to grow and innovate their products and offerings, close alignment of Yanmar’s human resources strategies with its growth goals is pivotal. This includes continuously adapting its HR organization and people-related processes to ensure that its workforce remains empowered to drive the company’s success.

Vacancy: Compensation & Benefits Specialist

The Compensation & Benefits (C&B) Specialist will play a significant role within Yanmar’s European HR organization, enabling the company to attract and retain top talent, and supporting professional growth in EMEA.

Reporting to the HR Director Europe, the C&B Specialist will collaborate closely with C&B at the HQ in Japan. Acting as both a gatekeeper and cultural translator, the candidate will build strong relationships with HR teams across EMEA to integrate local insights into rewards policies and align HR strategies with performance management frameworks and compensation structures.

Specifically, the C&B Specialist will design and manage equitable salary structures and incentive programs. Leading the annual salary process in Europe for top management, this will involve close alignment of data with the Mercer job framework. Secondly, the candidate will oversee job grading and evaluation in partnership with counterparts in Japan. Lastly, the C&B specialist will manage and advise about international mobility, ensuring compliance with local social security and tax regulations.

“At Yanmar we believe that our people determine our organization’s future. The C&B Specialist will play a significant role ensuring that our policies and practices reward performance and achievement and make all employees feel valued, enabling our people to thrive and our business to grow.” – Tjitske Lambeck, Manager HR Netherlands

This is a perfect opportunity for an experienced compensations and benefits specialist who is passionate about driving business growth through people. Yanmar offers a diverse and supportive workplace and highly values the well-being and development of its employees. The role is based at the company’s European regional office in Almere.

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