Sr. Manager/Director, Total Rewards & HR Operations (Payroll, Benefits, Compensation)

About OTB Group

OTB is an international fashion group comprising the iconic, unconventional brands Diesel, Jil Sander, Maison Margiela, Marni and Viktor&Rolf. It also controls the Staff International and Brave Kid companies and holds a stake in American brand Amiri. OTB – short for "Only The Brave" – believes in the possibility of pushing beyond the frontiers of fashion and style to support the creativity of international talents and express in full the innovative spirit and uncompromising courage of its founder and chairman, Renzo Rosso. With more than 6,000 employees worldwide, the Group is founded on a digital approach centred on the consumer, a concrete long-term commitment to the creation of a sustainable, technologically driven business, and close attention to social issues through the OTB Foundation.


The Director of Total Rewards & HR Operations is responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of compensation, benefits & wellness, payroll, HR analytics & reporting for the North America regional portfolio of brands (Diesel, Marni, Maison Margiela, Jil Sander). He/she will ensure that all HR initiatives and practices are competitive, sustainable, scalable in support of the long & short-term HR & people strategy for OTB. 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.



  • Provide strategic direction and day –to-day management of the Payroll & HR Operations, Compensation, Benefits& Wellness & Reporting functional departments
  • Health & Wellness Benefits Management: Oversee the design, administration, and communication of group benefits for US & Canada programs, such as health insurance, retirement plans, wellness initiatives, and more. Work closely with  benefits broker to drive market competitive programs to meet the needs of our workforce
  • Continually investigate new benefits and wellness programs, improves existing offerings in support of employee experience, and assess cost impact and ROI to the company
  • Payroll Management: Oversee the daily workflow of the payroll department ; assess current operations and identify areas of opportunity to incorporate automation or additional efficiencies within processes
  • Compensation Management: Design, review, and administer competitive incentive programs, including retail bonus & commission plans, salary structures, equity incentives and other recognition programs for the regional brands & teams
  • 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
  • Manages a Payroll, HR Operations and Benefits team of 3-4



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 Human Resources, Finance, Business Administration, or related field (Master’s a plus)
  • 10+ years’ of relevant experience (luxury retail a plus)
  • 3+ years in Leadership or Management position
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • 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) ; Proficiency in ADP
  • 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


Salary Range: $130k - $170K




New York, US

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