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Compensation Specialist- Vice President

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Oct 8, 2022

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Nomura is an Asia-headquartered global investment bank with an integrated network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, we service the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through our three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Driven by the insights of some 28,000 people worldwide, we put our clients at the centre of everything we do, delivering unparalleled access to, from and within Asia. For further information about Nomura, please visit

Role / Principal Accountabilities:
  • Provide compensation advice, bespoke analyses, guidance and support to relevant HRBPs and/or the business
  • Support projects and processes including the annual remuneration review process/market benchmarking
  • Perform analysis on market positioning and salary structures
  • Provide guidance and develop creative solutions on a variety of total compensation topics including pay appropriateness, market competitiveness, effectiveness of compensation elements etc.
  • Support or take lead/facilitate business required and regulatory required processes (UK and other EMEA countries), ensuring appropriate quality standards and documentation
  • Take lead on regulatory disclosures and returns including engagement with relevant stakeholders

Skills and Experience:
  • Have strong experience in compensation analysis in financial industry
  • Excellent MS Excel skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Have an experience in working in matrix organisation
  • Have an experience/good understanding of remuneration regulation
  • Have an experience/good understanding of market benchmarking and job evaluation methodologies (preferable McLagan)
  • Experience in benefits would be a plus
  • Be aware of own strengths and capabilities and at the same time be able to identify areas which they can further improve and develop
  • Be open to learn in a fast-paced, changing and highly regulated environment
  • Be detailed-oriented, placing an emphasis on accuracy, while always being able to see the broader picture
  • Be an enthusiastic, resourceful and pro-active team player willing to contribute
  • Be well-organised and have ability to manage heavy workload/competing priorities
  • Be creative with a solutions-focused approach

Knowledge Required:

  • MS Excel

  • MS Powerpoint
  • MS Word
  • MS Outlook
  • Project management

Nomura competencies:

Trusted Partner
  • Understand clients' needs and issues, and respond with high-quality proposals
  • Acquire capabilities to perform one's responsibilities and contribute to being a Trusted Partner

Entrepreneurial leadership
  • Produce new ideas that might challenge the status-quo or oneself

Teamwork Collaboration
  • Seek advice from senior colleagues and utilize it for improved results
  • Collaborate with members from relevant departments

  • Contribute to the success of the organization both quantitatively and qualitatively, and act with awareness of the impact on others
  • Serve as role model and provide guidance to junior employees

  • Have a good understanding of corporate philosophy, professional ethics, compliance, risk management, and code of conduct, and make decisions and take actions accordingly

Right to Work
The UK Government have taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers coming to the UK for employment. Please note that whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the UK (who require a Tier 2 Skilled Worker visa) we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that this is a genuine vacancy for a qualified role.

Diversity & Inclusion

Nomura is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to ensuring we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome all applications and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender identity and gender expression, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

If you require any assistance or reasonable adjustments due to a disability or long-term health condition, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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