Compensation Program Manager - Incentives

Columbia Sportswear, Inc.


0 year(s)

Job Description

At Columbia, were as passionate about the outdoors as you are. And while our gear is available worldwide, were proud to be based in the Pacific Northwest, where natural wonders are our playground.
Every product we make and every task we undertake is inspired by the famous words of our founder Gert Boyle: Its perfect. Now make it better. As pioneers of relentless improvement, we are constantly evolving.
We believe the outdoors is ours to protect and strive to keep our planet healthy. We believe in empowering people to experience the outdoors to the fullest.

And we believe in you.

Columbia Sportswear Companys Human Resources organization aims to advance company strategy and connect talented people with their passions through work and a life outside. We need passionate people to create exceptional products, differentiated consumer experiences,and to grow the business. Our teams ensure the companys success by focusing on attracting and retaining diverse talent, building organizational effectiveness, and supporting the mental, physical, social, and financial wellbeing of all employees.
As a Compensation Program Manager, you will develop program strategies, implement, and maintain compensation program initiatives that align with the companys global objectives. You will be a key partner in planning Compensation program changes for future plan years, with a view to bonus design, base pay strategy, salary structures, and meritplan changes. You will be heavily involved with incentive bonus design, inclusive of sales plan design, across the company.
Compensation programs will be reviewed annually to determine intent, usage, risks, and opportunities for enhancement. Here you will be relied on to plan and enhance program scope, deliverables, resource requirements, implementation factors, budget, and timing. You will work in close collaboration with the Total Rewards Experience team to ensure all regional business needs are met.

Develop innovative bonus program designs for corporate and business specific incentive plans as well as sales plan design
Develop analysis to determine program health, ensuring program intent is being delivered in the best manner. Share this analysis with Total Rewards Leadership and appropriate stakeholders across the company
Determine need for further incentive program communication and collateral development
Monitor program documentation accuracy and consistency across plan documents, plan inventory, cost, and over overarching employee collateral
Maintain financial costing for plans across annual costs, annual projections, program implementation, savings, ROI, and variance analysis. Partner with Finance to ensure strong fiscal stability for all programs
Continuously look for improvements to programs, process, and education opportunities

Detailed oriented and innovation focused, capable of identifying and solving complex problems that impact incentives. The ability to exercise creativity and latitude is highly desired
Organized and analytical
Project management focused
Skilled in interpersonal communication with employees across all levels
Capable of driving through ambiguity to achieve results
Able to exercise sound judgment and decision-making skills while maintaining discretion, and balancing day to day pressures

Bachelors degree, applicable certification, or equivalent HR/Compensation focused experience. CCP preferred
8+ years of professional experience, and proven mastery of relevant technical or business skills
In-depth knowledge of Compensation concepts, practices, and procedures. Prior experience with global compensation strongly preferred
Familiar with laws and regulations around incentive plans (corporate and sales)
Demonstrated business acumen, and skill in partnering with senior management to meet business needs
Demonstrated experience with productivity software (Microsoft Office) and HR systems (Workday preferred)

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Columbia Sportswear Company and our portfolio of brands, including Columbia, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear and prAna, know a thing or two about adventures. After all, we've been on one since 1938, working to perfect the art of enjoying the outdoors. Behind everything we make is an employee who's found that the greatest adventure starts with joining a company that strives to do the right thing.

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.

At Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC), we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. CSC believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.