Senior Compensation Manager 

Essex Junction, VT 

East Fishkill, NY 

Hopewell Junction, NY 

Saratoga, Springs, NY
Reporting to the Vice President of Compensation & Benefits, the Senior Compensation Manager is a hands-on 
manager, responsible for the development and implementation of effective compensation 
programs and policies in the United States, as well as participating in/leading global projects. A 
major responsibility will be to ensure the smooth compensation transitioning of a 5,000+ 
employee acquisition expected to close in early summer. This position will work closely with 
HR and management at existing and newly acquired sites to maintain cross-site equity while 
promoting a harmonious transition to our policies, practices and programs.
In addition, this position leads and/or participates in global projects, such as focal planning. This 
position may serve as overall focal project manager and lead the U.S. component, including in-
depth market analysis and budget development. The Senior Compensation Manager will work 
across teams globally to develop consensus, meet project deadlines, and drive process 
As a member of the Global Compensation & Benefits Team, the position coordinates with other 
non-U.S. regions, representing the U.S. point of view while ensuring global alignment, and leads 
special projects. Position location can be flexible at any of our northeast locations.
Specific Responsibilities include:
•Manages and administers all U.S. compensation related activity including but not limited to merit, promotions and adjustments
•Develops U.S. salary ranges and budgets based upon an in-depth market analysis
•Operates as primary advisor and technical expert on compensation-related matters, including compensation philosophy, policies, programs and approaches, identifying client needs, managing the relationship, brokering development of solutions and delivering solutions to the business
•Responsible for the smooth integration of acquisitions: includes appropriate placement into job families and salary structures
•Reviews policies and pre-acquisition compensation programs and manages transition with all affected parties
•Recommends changes and new proposals for compensation programs based on the assessment of company needs
•Advises on incentive proposals and oversees U.S. implementation of global incentives
•Identifies key metrics and uses data to advance understanding of compensation effectiveness
•Employs a proactive approach to the identification and implementation of trends and best practices
•Assesses the implication of market trends on client groups, to identify compensation issues and opportunities, and to influence the Business Leaders
•Advises on/reviews select salary actions
•Works with Talent Acquisition to develop competitive compensation offers for new hires
•Makes effective use of staff resources and budgets and actively promotes collaboration
•Helps staff identify development opportunities
•Leads selection of and participation in salary surveys as well as research for additional sources of quality market data
•Identifies and oversees third party vendors as needed
•Leads and/or participates in compensation and cross-functional HR projects
Required Qualifications
•Bachelor’s Degree
•10 plus years of increasingly responsible experience in broad based compensation
•Previous supervisory experience and dedication to being a superb people manager
•Extensive knowledge of compensation best practices and relevant law/regulations
•Excellent interpersonal skills including strong influencing skills
•Expert level skills in Excel & PowerPoint
•Strong analytical, project management and process management skills
•Excellent organizational and follow up skills, with strong attention to detail
•Ability to manage multiple, high priority tasks and adjust to shifting priorities, while meeting deadlines
•Must demonstrate excellent and timely customer service and a team-oriented, collaborative approach
•Maintain current knowledge of HR trends and best practices
•Experience with acquisitions/divestitures a plus

Benefits - Full 
Relocation Assistance Available - Yes 
Bonus Eligible - Yes 
Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes

10+ to 15 years experience
Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree
Willingness to Travel - Occasionally

Ideal Candidate, Strong, very smart, familiar with all forms of current compensation programs and incentive pay plans.  Ideally experience din both privately held and public company.  Strong leadership skills.  Prefer from a high tech/manufacturing environment