Sr Compensation Analyst

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 the Compensation Program Specialist for DC & Retail, you will collaborate with the Total Rewards team, guiding and leading program initiatives to ensure our Total Rewards Programs meet the strategic goals of HR, provide a good return on investment, and value to our employees across our global enterprise.

Well rely on your expertise in Compensation to strategize and implement compensation programs for our DC and Retail businesses. You will own the DC and Retail compensation program end to end, including design, intent, and overall global health and usage. You will partner with the Total Rewards experience team to ensure communication is delivered to business segments and employees in the right way. This will include receiving feedback on programs from the experience team to determine any necessary changes. You will also work closely with leadership to obtain stakeholder alignment and continued communication on program adoption and effectiveness.

Review programs annually to determine intent, usage of program, risks, and opportunities for enhancement.
Partner with the Experience team to determine regional and business needs are being met
Plan and develop scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget and timing for new program initiatives, with an understanding of regulations and program criteria
Maintain responsibility for financial costing inclusive of annual costs, annual projections, new program implementation costs, cost savings, ROI, and analyzing variances. Partner with Finance to ensure strong fiscal stability for all programs
Ensure documentation is up to date. This could include program and plan documents, inventory of plans, cost, and overarching employee collateral. Continuously looking for improvements to the programs, process, and collateral.

Organized and analytical with a knack for project engagement and management
Capable of creative thinking and complex problem solving in areas that impact employee pay
An easy communicator, demonstrating interpersonal skill with employees at all levels
Able to navigate ambiguity, and apply sound judgment, decision-making, and negotiation to achieve results
Discreet with highly confidential information

Bachelors degree, applicable certification, or equivalent experience
5+ years of compensation focused experience and competency with related applications and systems
In-depth knowledge of compensation concepts, practices, and pay focused laws and regulations. Prior experience with global compensation strongly preferred.
Strong business acumen and understanding of business needs, with a demonstrated ability to partner with senior management
Demonstrated experience with productivity software (Microsoft Office)/Excel, 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.