Job Summary

With the development of our HR Department, we are looking for an enthusiastic Compensation & Benefits Specialist to join our team in Serbia (Belgrade or Novi Sad). In this position, you will design and implement various compensation and benefits programs in coordination with the HR Manager and the Management Team. You will be the key contact person for all topics related to C&B activities and processes and coordinate the annual compensation processes regarding salary increases and bonus payments. You will create and implement original and competitive programs to attract new talent and support employees’ retention.


  • Ensure that C&B policies and programs remain attractive and competitive based on market benchmark (e.g. incentive schemes, reward & recognition, benefits programs, employees’ wellness) and design and implement new C&B programs
  • Conduct job gradings and pay equity analysis for multiple European countries to obtain the market references and provide recommendations
  • Ensures regular overall competitiveness of salary offers in the market
  • Provide advices to HR Manager and the Management team regarding all C&B related topics
  • Oversee budget for new positions and provide recommendations on appropriate benchmark and bands to be used per country
  • Coordinate the annual compensation processes with regard to salary increases and bonus payments
  • Act as backup for Payroll and all social insurance matters 
  • Prepare budgets, reports, and presentations


  • University degree in Business Administration, Human Resource Management or Finance
  • 4+ years’ experience of relevant experience in Payroll or in C&B in a global organization
  • Strong knowledge of benefits and compensation programs, benchmarking, policies, procedures, and applicable legislation
  • Experience in designing and managing C&B processes and implementing long-term incentive plans
  • Experience and good understanding of Payroll and social security law
  • Excellent analytical thinking
  • Ability to think out of the box combined with strong numeracy skills and high attention to detail to implement innovative solutions
  • Pro-active, able to prioritize and deliver in tight deadlines
  • Excellent project management knowledges
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills with ability to work cross-functionally across the entire organization
  • Advanced user of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communications skills in English, both written and oral, German will be a plus

If you are interested in this position, we look forward to receiving your application. Please submit your cover letter and CV. 

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 115
Beograd Directions View page

Novi Sad Office

Bulevar oslobođenja 83
21000 Novi Sad Directions View page

Why work with us?

  • Be a part of a successful international & dynamic team

  • Private health insurance & team building activities

  • Performance bonus system

  • Possibility to spend time abroad and collaborate with colleagues in other MDPI offices

  • Be a part of company efforts devoted to social responsibility

Working From Home

Safety and well-being of our employees has always been our number one priority.

Amidst the current circumstances, MDPI Serbia offers flexible & remote work options to ensure the best experience & safe environment for all our employees during these challenging times. 

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