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Director of Compensation and Benefits

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Philadelphia, PA
$120,000 - $140,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Apr 20, 2017
Job ID
We have an outstanding opportunity for an experienced Director of Compensation & Benefits based in the Greater Philadelphia, PA market supporting the corporate offices in the U.S., Canada and  Regional offices and field personnel spread across N. America!  We do require one caveat; someone familiar with Canadian and U.S. laws, regulations and rules that govern compensation and benefits. 

Job Overview

The Director of Compensation and Benefits is responsible for managing these areas through analysis, development, evaluation, and implementation of corporate compensation and benefits plans, including salary, incentives, equity, sales and executive compensation for the companies operations in the USA and Canada. Programs are designed to attract, retain and motivate a highly skilled workforce while ensuring compliance with governmental regulations, internal equity and competitive pay structure. Goals are achieved by providing the vision, leadership, planning, project coordination, and management, while concurrently facilitating efficient operations to meet current and future business needs within the Human Resources Department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develops and Manages all compensation and benefits programs, policies and procedures, including but not limited to job evaluation, job classification/reclassification, salary structures for all employees, welfare plans (health, dental, life and other voluntary plans) and retirement programs.
  • Designs compensation and benefits services and strategies, makes recommendations, and models alternatives for new and improved programs based on Company needs and/or governmental changes.
  • Advises managers and employees on resolutions for specific problems relating to salaries, job classifications, job content and benefit program issues.
  • Oversees effective security access to personnel data to mitigate risk, maintains continuity of operations, and safeguards data integrity.
  • Counsels employees on available retirement options, rules, and regulations, both mandatory and voluntary.
  • Formulates and executes benefits documentation, such as original and amended plan information, benefit agreements and insurance policies as needed.
  • Oversees leave of absence programs to ensure administration according to applicable provincial, state or federal laws and Company procedures.
  • Coordinates the development and implementation of programs, special projects, and other divisional initiatives to identify best practices and process improvements in order to promote functional efficiency and productivity.
  • Recommends reclassification of positions to maintain consistency throughout the Company.
  • Collects and interprets area, regional and national benefit information for all employee levels using a variety of methods (including, but not limited to personal contact, surveys and publications, studies) to determine the competitive position of the Company, by market.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge of classification principles and various methods of job evaluation sufficient to apply appropriate techniques to classify positions.
  • Familiarity with Canadian Pay Equity legislation.
  • Expert knowledge of current Provincial, State and Federal compensation and benefit rules and regulations through official publications and communication with appropriate agencies.
  • Knowledge of applicable Federal, Provicial and state employment laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of HR practices and principles.
  • Develops and implements performance-based merit pay and incentive programs.
  • Expert knowledge of computer assisted compensation and benefits analysis techniques.
  • Superior client service skills with ability to work collaboratively with organizational teams.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with attention to detail.
  • Skill and knowledge in the collection, analysis and determination of the relative market value and institutional application of quantitative salary and benefit survey data.
  • Superior skill in communicating effectively with all levels of employees both verbally and in writing, including top management, sufficient to provide information, interpret policy and to justify and persuade others.
  • Skill in writing concise, logical, analytical reports and notes to justify compensation and benefits recommendations and decisions.
  • Skill in computing rates, ratios, and percentages in gathering and applying salary and benefits data.
  • Ability to develop and implement action plans to address unique and unusual issues within compensation and benefits disciplines.
Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Human Resources or related field and seven (7) to ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience including supervision of employees, three (3) of which should be directly related to classification/compensation administration and/or benefits.
  • Experience in Compensation and/or Benefits Consulting would be an asset.
Computer Skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Familiarity with automated compensation tools and systems.

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