Manager Total Rewards & Policies

Manager Total Rewards & Policies


Abu Dhabi, AE



To act as a functional lead to design, develop, and implement Total Rewards and HR policies, ensuring attraction and retention of employees with a focus on financial sustainability. Maintains and updates all policies whilst ensuring alignment between Company policy and UAE/international regulations. 


• Ensure all Total Rewards and HR policies are managed, maintained and up to date whilst being compliant with Etihad Aviation Group policies and aligned with UAE/international governmental regulations.
• Maintain a working knowledge of federal legislations, state legislations, European labour laws and all other international legislations that may affect compensation and benefits policies or practices. 
• Engage with management across the Company and arrange regular meetings with them in order to understand issues and ensure that there is alignment and collaboration with HR resources of the concerned territories. 
• Provide timely and professional recommendations in terms of pay policies and structural adjustment to Total Rewards & Policies department in order to implement efficient plans of action from a Total Rewards perspective. 
• Certified and fully conversant in international contribution/pension plans, tax implications, and local legislations on pay, holidays, etc. 
• Work closely with members of the Total Rewards & Policies team and HR Business Partner community to ensure the term sheets are regularly monitored and updated
• Act as a ‘Total Reward Partner’ for a Business Area providing strategic support and innovative solutions

Education & Experience

• Bachelor’s degree within a relevant discipline (preferably Law), experience with Employee Relations and an HR professional certification preferred.
• Expert in international policies, compensation and benefits with 5-7+ years’ experience of which a significant time was within in global organisation. 

About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, was formed in 2003 and quickly went on to become one of the world’s leading airlines. From its home in Abu Dhabi, Etihad flies to passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. Together with Etihad’s codeshare partners, Etihad’s network offers access to hundreds of international destinations. In recent years, Etihad has received numerous awards for its superior service and products, cargo offering, loyalty programme and more. Etihad is recognised as one of the world’s leading airlines in response to COVID-19 and was the first airline in the world to fully vaccinate its crew on board.

Etihad sees tackling the climate crisis as the most important issue of our time, and through strategic partnerships with major global aviation brands and OEMs, Etihad is relentless in its pursuit of industry decarbonisation.

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