Company: Shell
Skills: HR - General
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Status: Active

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Job Description

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated Pensions & Benefits Lead Germany to join our German Head office in Hamburg.

This position acts as specialist and leader in the area of pension & social benefits, contributing to a competitive Employee Value Proposition. Leading a team of three direct reports, you will manage the administration, adjustment and design of pension schemes & benefits components, providing solid and creative subject matter expertise with commercial acumen/numeracy, legal understanding and continuous improvement mindset. You will also control significant liabilities and the interface with external service providers.


  • Provide expert advice by providing supervision, guidance & coaching to line managers and HR colleagues on pension & benefit related issues
  • Keep company pension schemes in line with Group strategy and up to date with local law, regulations and business needs, monitor financial Impact
  • Develop, adjust and manage social benefit policies, redundancy regulations, partial retirement scheme, including their financial components
  • Act as focal point for the actuary and tax income inspection for regular pension inspections
  • Adjust social benefits according to the observation and evaluation of legislation and court decisions
  • Safeguarding and exhaustion to the company's advantage of all possibilities given by law or court practice in the fields of social insurance, income tax etc.
  • Provide leadership, coaching and solid decision making for a team of three pension/booking advisors/administrators


Company Description

At Shell Germany, our drive is to employ world-class individuals. We employ 4,200 people whose careers have benefitted from our industry-leading career development programme and unrivalled inhouse access to local and global experts. We are active in many areas such as Gas, Gas Marketing, Manufacturing & Distribution of oil products, Petrochemicals as well as Research & Development. Shell in Germany is one of the biggest retailers of energy products and one of the largest refinery operators. Our extensive R&D facilities in Hamburg allow us to offer a broad range of expertise on Retail Fuels, Lubes, and Marine, Power and Engine Vehicle Technology. Shell began operations in Germany in 1902.


  • University degree
  • 10 years of combined HR Generalist and Specialist experience in Compensation or Policy, Finance background is an Advantage
  • High level of numeracy skills and good legal understanding required
  • Affinity to financial, tax and social insurance related aspects needed
  • Understanding of local external market and business context
  • Strong diagnostic and evaluation skills with ability to distill key themes and value drivers from complex and sometimes conflicting data and insights
  • Demonstrated ability to find benefit policy solutions that balance long term country wide requirements with specific new business ones
  • Proven track record in delivering results and driving continuous improvement
  • Natural team player and leader with strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to establish key stakeholder relationships and work across boundaries to drive results
  • Languages required: German & English

The position can also be offered part-time.

What we offer you
At Shell, we're committed to investing in the development of your career and we give people with your skills a platform from which you can deliver and really excel. Shell is a company with shared values. Honesty, integrity and respect aren't simply a strap line, but are a part of everything we do. What's more, we're a company that places the highest possible value on the diversity of our people and on our inclusive approach.
Join us and you'll belong to a world where you can feel pride in your achievements and propel your career with global opportunities

Women's perspective
We care deeply about fostering a truly diverse workplace. We believe in doing everything we can to make Shell a flexible, an appealing, and as supportive place for women to work as we can. And we've retained our title as a top employer for women in the Times again in 2016.
We help with things like our formal (and informal) flexible working. Like our global and transparent pay policies backed by a leadership team fully supportive of our diversity ambitions. And we'll help foster your career through our Women's Career Development programme and our extensive Women's Network.

People with an impairment
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Just let us know about your circumstances if you'd like to apply. We can support you throughout the process. From application, to interview, to your first day of a long career with us.


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