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Senior Compensation Consultant - Systems & Projects

Seattle, WA · Human Resources
Our client is seeking a Senior Compensation Consultant to be instrumental in the development and ongoing administration, design, analysis and implementation of various compensation programs across the Health System. This role is on the Systems\Infrastructure\Programs team within Compensation and as such has a heavy focus on project and systems related work.  This role may work on projects like internal minimum wages, merit, systems upgrades or enhancements (market pricing tool, ERP, etc.), new compensation systems and/or tools, as well as other compensation process improvements.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Consults with core leaders and Human Resources on issues pertaining to all areas of compensation management. Handles issues with typically large scope, higher levels of complexity, sensitivity and/or visibility with the organization. Encourages others to take a strategic approach to solving compensation issues as opposed to simply responding to the current situation. Serves as a resource to explain compensation policy and systems. Provides training on compensation related programs.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert in areas of compensation practices.                                                            
  • Works collaboratively with HR and operations leaders on projects.
  • Lead team or represent Compensation on system wide initiatives.  Serves on committees as necessary as the compensation subject matter expert.                                             
  • Works in collaboration with leadership to develop and implement uniform compensation practices (such as policies, procedures and guidelines), and in the design and implementation of training programs for core leaders and staff to help them understand the pay programs

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business, Social Science or related field Or equivalent educ/experience.
  • 5 years Related compensation experience including data collection and analysis, working knowledge of compensation systems, wage & hour laws, exempt classifications, job evaluation methodology, and principles of wage/salary administration.  May also consider a combination of compensation and general HR experience that includes data collection and analysis, working knowledge of compensation systems, wage & hour laws and exempt classifications.
  • Healthcare experience.
  • Union environment experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and/or local regulations, standards, practices and requirements related to compensation management and salary administration.
  • Knowledge of compensation methodology, principles, standards and practices. 
  • Knowledge of human resources policies and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of information systems, especially hardware/software applications, and their application to human resources systems.  Knowledge of and proficiency in computer skills and applications such as; Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated skills in working collaboratively, courteously and tactfully with difficult situations and/or people to identify issues and solve problems. 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and convey information effectively in verbal, written and electronic communication.
  • Ability to independently prioritize work assignments and meet deadlines with complete, accurate information and complete analysis of issues.
  • Ability to manage multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; anticipating and adjusting for problems and roadblocks.
  • Ability to present recommendations and/or decisions and persuade others, as necessary, with tact and diplomacy. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of math and statistics to calculate figures, percentages and algebraic equations.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret market survey data and abstract pertinent information and reach sound conclusions from a variety of data.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver effective presentations to managers and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply methods for audit compliance with compensation policies and pay practices.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance coverage that start on your first day
  • Retirement program that helps you prepare for your future
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Health Reimbursement and Savings Accounts (HRA, HSA, FSA)
  • Health assessment and personal coaching to help you meet your goals
  • Incentives for participation in healthy activities
  • Caregiver Assistance Program (for employees) offering work/life services, resources and expertise when you need it
  • Weight management, tobacco cessation and diabetes programs
  • Volunteers in Partnership program to match you with volunteer opportunities that support our communities
  • Support for life events such as birth, adoption, marriage or other changes to your family
  • Ergonomics and injury prevention to promote safe work environments
  • Paid time off
  • Disability benefits
  • Tuition reimbursement to support your education as you tackle your career goals
April A. Estes
ProEnlist, LLC
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