Senior Specialist Manager, Total Rewards and Performance

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Jul 2023


About RMIT

RMIT is a leading multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

About RMIT Vietnam                                                              

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. We’re global in footprint and even more importantly, we’re global in mindset. We’re committed to making a positive impact wherever we go. The wider our reach, the deeper our connections, the greater our impact.

RMIT University Vietnam (RMIT Vietnam) is a campus of RMIT University with 700 staff and 7,000 students, in three locations, and recently awarded one of the Best Companies to work for in Asia 2020. From a media perspective RMIT Vietnam enjoys a 40% share of voice in the sector. It brings a world-class education and globalised study environment to the heart of Asia, offering programs in business, technology, communication, design, fashion and English language. It boasts an impressive range of extra-curricular activities that encourage students to innovate and network globally.

Degrees are awarded by RMIT in Australia and taught in English, enabling Vietnamese students (and visiting international students) the opportunity to receive an international education without having to leave home.

The role

The Senior Specialist Manager Total Rewards and Performance will work in the Workforce Transformation office to design, develop and implement various total reward initiatives across the University, ensuring market competitiveness and alignment to RMIT’s strategy. The position will work closely with HR Leadership Team for the delivery and implementation of related annual remuneration cycle, providing high level advice and recommendations on matters associated with performance, reward, global staff mobility, and talent management. 

In addition, this role will provide strategic and expert advice and recommendations in relation to executive and senior appointments, the Vietnam leadership team, university managers and Human Resources staff on matters relating to performance and reward.  


  • Design, develop and implement total reward strategies and initiatives ensuring affordability, staff engagement, and aligned to market best practice as part of Workforce Transformation Project

  • Work closely with relevant members of the HR Leadership Team in management of the annual staff and executive salary review, gender pay gap analysis, and performance processes.

  • Provide compensation and benefits related advice and recommendations to Senior Executives and the Pro Vice Chancellor, Vietnam.

  • Recommend changes and provide advice on key RMIT University wide projects that impact performance and reward.

  • Conduct internal and external benchmark studies to ensure that the organization’s salaries, incentives and retention strategy are competitive and responsive to the market.

  • Manage remuneration and reward practices including but not limited to market benchmarking, executive reward, development of reward related programs, and classification review.

  • Work closely with HR Business Partners and Senior Management to provide advice, recommending actions to achieve the desired business outcome whilst maintaining alignment to applicable principles.

For a more detailed description of the key areas of responsibility for this position please click here to download the JD.


  • A tertiary qualification in Human Resources or related field and extensive international experience in a similar role is required.
  • Extensive experience in managing the remuneration, global staffing, position classification, and staff benefits function in a large complex organisation.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing remuneration and benefits strategy and framework.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with extensive experience in the preparation, submission and presentation of Remuneration and Reward papers to Executive Committees.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, analyse and interpret data relating to the employee lifecycle, linking it back to performance and salary.
  • Desirable to have experience on advising on mobility programs for international assignments including taxation compliance and immigration legislation.
  • Ability to build strong external and internal relationships and provide advice on reward to all levels of an organisation.


  • Highly competitive VND salary for local candidates or attractive USD salary package for expatriate candidates, plus benefits depending on proven track record and experience.

  • Local candidates: 13th month bonus, private medical insurance (for staff and the dependents) and annual health check

  • Expatriate candidates: Flights for candidate and immediate family from the domicile to Vietnam, generous relocation allowance, plus support and guidance from experienced Mobility Partner to assist in work permit and visa application together with relocation to and settling into living and working in Vietnam.

  • Expatriate candidates: Tuition fee support - up to US$15,000 per child annually, up to 2 children per family; private insurance coverage for staff and family

  • 20 days annual leave plus 5 days paid leave Christmas closure, plus public holidays and 10 days paid sick leave.

  • Ongoing professional development program and support. 

  • Library on campus and online - access to RMIT Australia online library

  • Free use of onsite gym

Further information 

The role located in HCMC Vietnam, is open for both local and expatriate candidates.

As an expatriate candidate you will require a work permit to work in Vietnam. To qualify for a work permit you will need (at minimum) a degree in a relevant field to the position and must be able to provide official written confirmation (statement of service) of at least 3 years’ senior management related experience. 

English Proficiency

English is the language of teaching and communication at RMIT Vietnam. For this role, the minimum requirement is IELTS (General) with a score of at least 7.0 or 170 in Lingua Skills.


To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a cover letter addressing your suitability to the key selection criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link.

Applications Close: 31st of July 2023 11.59 pm

RMIT University Vietnam (RMIT Vietnam) is a campus of RMIT University. RMIT Vietnam is creating an innovative research, teaching and learning culture. We are committed to providing internationally recognised high-quality education and professional training for our students, clients and members of the community.  As an internationally recognised Australian university based in Asia, RMIT Vietnam is assisting in the development of human resources capability in Vietnam and the region.

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