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Regional Total Rewards Specialist

Heredia, Costa Rica 40104 - San Jose SGA, Heredia, Heredia, Ulloa, Costa Rica, Karlovarský kraj, Czechia ● Jundiaí, São Paulo 6400 - Jundiaí - Administrativo, Estrada Municipal do Varjão, Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brazil ● Medellín, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia Req #3030
Thursday, May 9, 2024

Griffith Foods is a global manufacturer of food products.  We provide a wide range of taste and texture components for food industry customers throughout the world.  Our products include seasoning blends, dry mixes, coating systems, dough blends, crumbs, flavors, sauces and food bases that are used in an extensive variety of application from snack foods and processed meat and poultry to ready meals. Our customers include food processors, restaurant operators and grocery retailers.  While our name may not be familiar to consumers, our products are key components of foods offered by many of the world’s best-known companies.

Location: Hybrid role (in office and remote), candidate must be within a commutable proximity to any of the following office locations in Central and South America: Medellín, Colombia; Jundiaí, Brazil; or San José, Costa Rica.


Job Summary


The role will be the point of contact for regional Total Rewards with key local stakeholders, including the HR team, Managers and CASA leadership,  supporting the coordination, execution, and governance of compensation programs and projects aligned to Griffith Food’s broader Total Rewards framework. The role will contribute to the design and implementation of innovative reward, recognition and performance approaches, including driving the annual global merit and company bonus programs, The role will be the key player in supporting the global Total Rewards strategy and ensuring regional governance, system automation, and maintenance of the programs as needed within the CASA region. The role will be the key driver to ensure fair and equitable total compensation and benefit packages in line with the overall Griffith Foods strategy.  Will also ensure compliance with local legislation.


Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Drive the annual merit and company incentive program processes including the maintenance and upkeep of any such systems and the data integrity with the broader regional HR team.  Ensure a fair and equitable process along with an local legislative matters.
  • Job evaluations and compensation benchmarking that align with the Grififh Food’s framework and methodology while ensuring consistency as well as fair and equitable practices and in compliance with local regulations. Will help develop salary structure design and ensure the upkeep in line with enterprise wide standards
  • Managed Benefit renewals and work with the relevant broker/vendor to pursue opportunities for improvement.  Benefits Inventory collection and analysis.  Day to day benefits resolution and management as needed
  • Act as a business partner for Total Rewards for the region by understanding the business need/challenges and providing technical and high valued compensation and benefits advice and solutions in line with the Griffith Foods enterprise wide approach.  This includes deploying effective communications and educational training to necessary stakeholders.  Will also include driving analytical based thought to resolve issues and ensure equity
  • Collaborate with other functional areas such as HRIS, IT, Finance, Legal with insights and analysis and business feedback as well as coordination with systems and processes
  • Participate in the Total Rewards initiatives including compensation and benefits survey management, market data competitive analysis, and regional deployment of total rewards initiatives


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or equivalent education/professional training
  • Minimum 5 years of related experience across broad based total rewards programs, specifically compensation focused. Prior experience in food manufacturing a plus.
  • Strong experience in job evaluation methodologies, quantitative and analytical skills, with exceptional attention to detail
  • Experience in designing compensation and benefits programs, guidelines and processes and guiding strategy in these areas.
  • Must have the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and independently, meet deadlines and escalate appropriately to management
  • Advanced Excel skills to develop and maintain spreadsheets and perform data analysis
  • Must be a self-starter with the proven ability to successfully perform in a changing environment that involves directing multiple projects and developing and executing strategy, while balancing tactical requirements of the role.
  • Possess experience in systems implementations
  • Experience with Workday, SAP, ERP, Oracle, PowerBI, ServiceNow
  • Fluent level (oral and written) in English and Spanish. Portuguese a plus.
  • Up to 15% travel availability.



Griffith Foods believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity. Griffith Foods does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of the following actual or perceived  characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental  disability, genetic characteristic or information, AIDS or HIV status, order of protection status, marital status, military or veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspect of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, participation in benefit programs, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall, and termination.


In carrying out our commitment to equal employment opportunity, Griffith Foods will make reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship, safety, and/or health risk. Applicants and employees requiring reasonable accommodations must notify Human Resources.

Other details

  • Job Family Human Resources
  • Job Function Administration
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Regular
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 15
Location on Google Maps
  • Heredia, Costa Rica 40104 - San Jose SGA, Heredia, Heredia, Ulloa, Costa Rica, Karlovarský kraj, Czechia
  • Jundiaí, São Paulo 6400 - Jundiaí - Administrativo, Estrada Municipal do Varjão, Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Medellín, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia