HR Director, Total Reward & HR Operations, OTB North America

About OTB Group
OTB is an international fashion group powering a range of global, unconventional brands, including Diesel, Maison Margiela, Marni, Viktor&Rolf, and Jil Sander. The group also controls the Staff International and Brave Kid companies and holds a stake in L.A. brand Amiri. As its name suggests (OTB, short for “Only The Brave”), the group pushes boundaries and challenges established rules to redefine the world of fashion and lifestyle. OTB fosters the creativity of international talents and expresses the brave, innovative and unapologetic spirit and vision of its founder and chairman Renzo Rosso. With more than 6,000 employees worldwide, the Group is based on a customer centred digital approach, a concrete long-term commitment to the creation of a sustainable and technologically driven business, and a close attention to social issues through the OTB Foundation.

The Director of Total Rewards & HR Operations leads the management & administration of all HR programs including, but not limited to payroll, compensation, benefits, budgeting, HR controlling, HR analytics & reporting for the North America region. He/she will ensure that all programs and practices are competitive, sustainable, scalable in support of the long & short-term HR & people strategy for OTB. He/she will manage internal customers, external vendor relations, establish and update policy and procedures, and ensure the company adheres to all regulatory compliance. This role will be critical in elevating the HR service and support levels for the growing and evolving portfolio of brands within the region.

This individual will report to the VP, HR, Americas.


  • Oversees the day –to-day functions, communication, and administrative facets of all HR programs for the North America portfolio of brands (~500 employees; 6 brands; 2 countries) including, but not limited to payroll, compensation, benefits& wellness, HR budgeting & controlling, HR analytics & reporting

  • Manages the day to day operations of group benefits programs for US & Canada (group health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, worker’s compensation. Life insurance, travel and accident plan, flexible spending plan, retirement plans etc.)

  • Continually investigate new benefits and wellness programs, improves existing offerings in support of employee experience, and assess cost impact and ROI to the company;

  • Oversee the planning, controlling and execution of all labor & HR related costs for the region; prepare the Annual Budget and Forecast revision for HC / FTE equivalent & employee related costs (3-4x year) – including managing the timeline and deliverables for department ; provide analysis on all costs as needed and partner with CFO/ Finance for submission & P&L posting

  • Develops methods and procedures for compiling and analyzing data for reports and special projects

  • Leads and collaborates on the administration of the Annual Salary Review/ MBO / promotion process; provides guidance and consultation on compensation strategies and develops programs to comply with new and existing compensation related regulations and pay equity

  • Conducts research and analysis on organizational trends including review of reports and KPI metrics from the organizations HRIS system

  • Monitors and ensures the organizations compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommends best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance

  • Lead the Project Management process with cross functional partners (HRBP’s, Finance, Store Operations) and with HQ in Italy to encompass diverse agendas on HR deliverables for ad hoc compensation, performance management and workforce management projects

  • Assist in developing strategies and integration roadmaps for programs, processes, and infrastructure across a variety of projects

  • Manages HR Operations & Total Rewards team of 4



The ideal candidate will be a service-oriented, self-starting, proactive, highly responsible and organized go-getter with an enthusiastic attitude.       

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business or human resources (Master’s a plus)

  • 10+ years’ experience in HR Operations and/or Total Rewards (experience in Finance and/or in luxury retail a plus); payroll experience also a plus

  • 3+ years in Leadership or Management position

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines

  • Financial acumen to develop and implement departmental budget

  • Proven success as an influencer and as a change agent

  • An out of the box thinker with excellent project management and influencing skills

  • Results driven with the ability to make decisions promptly and with confidence

  • Excellent interpersonal, speaking and written communication skills

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, HRIS systems (Success Factors a plus)

  • Experience coaching managers and employees on employee relations and performance management issues

  • Flexibility to adapt and grow within an evolving organization and HR structure

  • Strong time management and follow through skills

  • High proficiency in HRIS & Compensation planning tools/ platforms


Salary Range= $140,000-$160,000


New York, US

Employment Type:  Full time
Function:  Human Resources
Seniority:  Senior