HR / Compensation and Benefits Specialist

Talents & Organization - Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Level: Professionals
  • Start date: As soon as possible

HR / Compensation and Benefits Specialist 

We value all of the talents who work at trivago and want to reflect this with reward schemes that acknowledge individual value contribution and development. We're looking for someone with the perfect blend of entrepreneurial spirit and administrative aptitude to analyze, optimize and revolutionize our compensation and benefits schemes. In this role you will conduct research and network to establish new opportunities, and have the freedom to ideate and develop fresh initiatives to reward our talents, because they deserve it!

What you'll do:

  • Challenge the benefits status quo and develop new structures to our schemes and processes, ones that match trivago’s innovative culture and values.
  • Communicate the message about our reward scheme, and the philosophy behind it, to the entire company.
  • Analyze trivago’s compensation and benefit packages and establish opportunities for improvement.
  • Work closely with our internal communications team to implement world-class internal marketing campaigns to communicate the benefits to talents.
  • Research how other companies approach benefit packages, and create a network of affiliates to ensure that our scheme is competitive.
  • Manage the compensation and benefits systems and tools, conducting QA and investigating opportunities for automation.

What you'll definitely need:

  • BA/BS degree in economics, psychology, statistics or another field that uses quantitative analysis, or equivalent hands-on experience.
  • Previous project management experience.
  • Excellent communication skills that allow you to work cross-functionally, conveying your ideas with clarity and confidence to a varied groups of stakeholders.
  • You’ll have to know your way around a pivot table and be able to draw insights from data.
  • The ability to work end to end on a project; to start an idea from scratch and follow it through to execution.
  • An analytical mindset that allows you to breakdown, understand and construct logical processes.
  • An eye for detail that means you can spot the errors that others might miss.
  • To speak fluent English (our company language).

Life at trivago is...

  • The ability to push your ideas through to execution without being held back by bureaucracy.
  • The freedom to embrace small-scale failures as a path to large-scale success.
  • The belief that factual proof, not seniority, determines which path to take.
  • Self-determined working hours based on measuring productivity through goals rather than number of hours spent in the office.
  • Being supported in all your needs, including relocation assistance and language classes for international arrivals.
  • The opportunity to develop personally and professionally with regular free workshops, seminars, sports and activities.
  • Working at our head office in Düsseldorf, a city boasting the 6th highest quality of life in the world for expats.


Additional information:

  • Please note that your CV and motivation letter must be written in English.
  • We do not require the services of an agency for this position.
  • trivago GmbH is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from individuals with disabilities are welcome.


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