Manager of Compensation

  • Location: Santa Clarita, California
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #1560007

Title:  Manager of Compensation

Location:  Santa Clarita, CA

ID:  1560007

Role Overview:  Exclusive Manager of Compensation role with a valued client in the Santa Clarita area. Our client is looking for strong Compensation talent to lead the charge in developing a foundation for compensation, both nationally and globally.  Must have experience developing compensation programs of all sorts, strong HRIS knowledge, and the ability to work in a fast paced environment.  The client values those with solid work tenure, at least six years of compensation experience, a collaborative team player and someone who can elevate their current compensation structure to the next level.

Those who want a challenge, be a true change agent and make a difference that has a huge impact on this mid-size company should reach out.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Partner with HR Business Partners and business leaders to drive and ensure the success of global compensation planning programs and initiatives (e.g., merit, bonus, equity)
  • Playing multiple roles in the creation of new programs including designer, consultant, administrator and team member
  • Partner with HRIS team to design, implement and maintain compensation planning software
  • Support the development of job descriptions and assess FLSA standards and compliance
  • Compensation program governance with regards to corporate requirements and legal regulations
  • Support and develop communications of pay programs and reward initiatives
  • Create scalable model that will enable routine review of market compensation
  • Liaise with multiple groups on various compensation issues. (groups may include finance, international partners, legal, and other teams within the company)
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and planning to address business needs and continuously improve our compensation programs and processes
  • Present leader and collaborator

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Solutions and service-oriented, with an emphasis on creativity and relationships
  • A team player, who is willing to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Proven organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to prioritize
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced, entrepreneurial, continually changing and sometimes ambiguous environment
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply information of the marketplace, developments and trends related to the Human Resources (HR) functions in various environments
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and ability to advise on laws and regulations affecting HR practices
  • Knowledge of and ability to design, implement and evaluate compensation programs, policies and processes within an organization
  • Knowledge of salary planning tools and methods, job evaluation techniques, and market salary trends; ability to design and implement salary programs
  • Advanced MS Excel skills
  • Ability to analyze complex data
  • Knowledge of incentive planning tools, techniques and procedures; ability to develop and implement incentive and rewards programs
  • Ability to work through complex disagreements and conflict to achieve resolution
  • Experience configuring and implementing compensation planning software
  • Ability to travel as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree economics, finance, human resources or other related area or equivalent in related field and/ or substantive experience in compensation management.
  • 6 + years of progressive experience in compensation in global organizations.

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