Compensation Manager

04/01/2022 9:26 AM | Holly Mertens (Administrator)

Compensation Manager

Ardent Mills


Remote CO

The Compensation Manager is responsible for full oversight and administration of the compensation function for Ardent Mills. This role will ensure the elements of compensation are aligned with the total rewards model to inspire, support, and reward our team members across our facilities and office locations. The compensation manager will be tasked with ensuring our compensation program offerings are competitive, and equitable, to award our team members against the company strategic objectives, core values and to bring our Promise to life. Serve as a hands-on manager to identify opportunities and provide innovative solutions related to our fixed and variable pay offerings. A successful candidate will possess detailed analytical mind set with a strategic focus on long-term and large-scale solutions.

A successful candidate will have the following attributes:

The ability to deliver results in first-time situations by inspiring others and working to earn trust every day.

The willingness to serve others with understanding, respect, and care.

The ability to operate with simplicity, clarity and transparency.

The willingness to effectively deal with and drive change.

The ability to organize, prioritize and own multiple tasks while meeting and/or exceeding deadlines.

The ability to learn and apply new technology, with the willingness to share knowledge with others.

Above all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with reliability, integrity, compliance and in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient manner.

Your responsibilities

Design, evaluate and modify compensation offerings to ensure that programs are current, competitive, and in compliance with legal requirements.

Analyze compensation policies, government regulations, and prevailing wage rates to develop competitive compensation plan.

Administer, direct, and review team member compensation programs, including the integration of programs following mergers and acquisitions.

Direct preparation and distribution of written and verbal information to inform employees of compensation and pay policies.

Manage the requirements for Workday configurations and other tools to assist People Managers utilize Workday to help guide them through compensation decisions.

Prepare detailed job descriptions and classification systems and define job levels and families, in partnership with other managers.

Partner with VP HR for information regarding legislation, arbitration decisions, and collective bargaining contracts to assess industry trends.

Plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities of subordinates.

Prepare annual budgets for workforce planning, operations and supporting functions.

Further develop and improve the existing salary structures across all levels of the organization including frontline production team members up to executive leadership.

Serve as an internal consultant on all things compensation; partnering with HR stakeholders, managers, and leadership to develop, implement and administer compensation policies and programs.

Ensure alignment of incentive/reward elements with strategic objectives and operational performance metrics.

Proactively research and analyze internal and external data to determine our competitive position using Workday. Take the analysis of this data to make recommendations to leadership on programmatic changes.

Support the annual compensation review process; coordinate manager planning activities in Workday, assist in the administration of planning guidelines and deliverables, and ensure that all recommendations adhere with budget constraints, equity, and pay for performance culture.

Evaluate tools and resources to support and execute market pricing for newly created positions by facilitating a comparative analysis on roles within the respective industry.

Maintain ownership of the management and administration of all short and long-term incentive programs. Where warranted, lead in the development and/or redesign of these programs.

Monitor the effectiveness of existing compensation practices and recommend changes that are cost-effective and consistent with compensation trends and company objectives.

Provide advice to business leaders on pay decisions, policy interpretations, and job evaluations.

Develop and deliver presentation materials and communications that simplify complex compensation philosophy into understandable manager and employee guidance.

Conduct training as needed in relation to compensation practices and provide resources and information related to regulatory compliance for managers.

Oversee the participation in salary surveys and monitor salary survey data to ensure corporate compensation objectives are achieved.

Required Skills & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in business, HR or related field

Minimum of 5 years’ experience setting and managing compensation strategy and structures

Experience managing compensation programs for organization with large non-exempt workforce, preferably in manufacturing or related industry

HRIS systems proficiency, specifically in Workday preferred

Proven working knowledge of all federal, state, local and provincial regulations related to wage and hour laws

Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret and communicate data

Proactive solution-oriented problem solver with mindfulness of the big picture

Strong prioritization, project management, planning and organization skills

Outstanding judgment, maturity, and integrity in handling sensitive and/or confidential information

Proven ability to lead, influence, and coach others toward a common goal

Ability to stay current on trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in compensation to provide practice and process improvements across the business

Effectively communicates complex information to all levels of the organization

Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Good to have

Certified Compensation Professional (CCP certification)

SHRM certification

3+ years of Workday experience

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