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Compensation Manager

Date: Jan 6, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: James Hardie

Position Description

The Compensation Manager will be a part of the Total Rewards team serving as an internal consultant within James Hardie including, all levels of management and HR business partners to identify, define and manage projects to improve and enhance compensation practices and programs. 


A successful incumbent will be a compensation knowledge expert and have the ability to make strong, data driven recommendations and influence decision-making at all levels within the organization. Flexibility is also a key job success factor to support a very dynamic workforce. This individual will interact with various levels of leadership, total rewards, and HR.


Position Responsibilities

  • Monitors the effectiveness of existing compensation policies, guidelines and procedures recommending plan revision as well as developing new plans that are cost-effective and consistent with compensation trends and company objectives; coordinates implementation and provides guidance to management
  • Provides advice to management on pay decisions, policies and guideline interpretation, and job evaluation, including the design of creative solutions to specific compensation-related programs.
  • Works with management on key initiatives to develop promotional and retention strategies for existing teammates
  • Supervises the participation in, conducts and/or purchases exempt and nonexempt salary surveys to ensure compensation objectives are achieved
  • Researches market comparisons to establish and maintain pay grades in system of record by state, regional or local areas
  • Keeps apprised of federal, state and local compensation laws and regulations to ensure
  • Partners with Human Resources management to develop competitive initiatives to drive business strategies.
  • Responsible for the management, oversight, & administration of compensation programs including annual merit cycle, short term and long term incentive plans


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Education equivalent to Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or Business, or other related field, or the equivalent in related work experience. Demonstrates the ability to perform complex analysis and make recommendations in support of analysis.
  • Five to seven years of combined Compensation, Benefits and HR experience required, demonstrating broad knowledge of total rewards programs and processes.
  • Two or more years demonstrating the ability to lead moderately complex to complex projects, which could potentially be long-term in nature.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to combine information from several sources and edit/tailor for multiple audiences.



Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Compensation, Manager, Human Resources, Management