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Compensation Manager

Req ID:  67201

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Job Summary
Oversees the development, implementation, and maintenance of the company compensation programs. Prepares job descriptions, conducts job evaluation and salary surveys, establishes salary structures, develops salary budgets, and prepares policies and procedures to insure the achievement of equitable and competitive employee compensation. Also responsible for incentive, stock and bonus plan design and administration. Maintains a working knowledge of regional, federal and state legislation influencing compensation and benefits. Ensures programs are current with regard to trends, practices and costs. Coordinates vendor management and negotiates services and manages costs. May have a role in the selection, administration and maintenance of performance management systems and HRIS management as it relates to compensation programs. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.


Key Responsibilities

  • Leads the strategic development, design, implementation, communication, maintenance and compliance of compensation programs to align with the company’s Total Rewards philosophy and business objectives.
  • Develops and delivers compensation programs that meet and anticipate the internal needs of the organization while monitoring external trends in the marketplace. 
  • Consults with business leaders on compensation decisions and strategy
  • Responds to compensation-related questions from managers, HR business partners and recruiters
  • Responsible to manage and communicate all compensation programs, including the development/maintenance of base salary ranges and other compensation practices for the company’s various business units.
  • Analyzes jobs, salaries, and incentives in order to evaluate internal equity, external competitiveness, and legal compliance of pay practices.
  • Recommends and monitors compensation policies and guidelines that ensure alignment with total rewards philosophy, company objectives and legal compliance. Analyze the effectiveness of compensation policies, guidelines, and procedures recommending plan revisions.
  • Conducts proactive competitive analysis and recommends program enhancements as necessary in line with job architecture and market trends.
  • Plans, develops and/or participates in area and industry compensation surveys or special compensation studies, including market-based pricing, to ensure the company’s competitive position within the marketplace. Review and analyze findings, assess unique company needs and develop specific recommendations to management with respect to the compensation structure.
  • Leads the job evaluation process and maintenance of consistent and accurate job descriptions across the organization.  Analyze the effectiveness of job architecture and recommends ongoing maintenance to ensure data integrity.
  • Monitors federal, state, and local compensation laws and regulations in order to ensure company compliance.
  • Establishes, builds and maintains strong relationships with leaders and managers across the organization to ensure our compensation structure supports our strategic objectives, is competitive, valued, efficient, and aligned with overall total rewards philosophy.



Minimum Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Finance, or related field or equivalent, combined experience
    • MBA or Master’s in Human Resources preferred
  • 12 years’ designing, managing, and administering various compensation programs
  • 3 years’ experience leading a compensation function in reward strategies, including base pay architecture, incentive plan design and administration, and differentiated reward programs
  • Demonstrated knowledge of compensation practices & equity packages with an ability to provide guidance to leaders and employees through a consultative approach
  • Experience with compensation market analysis and benchmarking tools
  • Experience presenting to leadership in the company
  • Experience working with HR business partners and serving clients
  • Experience with analytics, Excel, PowerPoint and HR Systems
  • Experience in one or more of the following compensation disciplines: salary and incentive plan design and administration, sales compensation, international compensation, equity compensation, executive pay
  • Experience working in performance-focused environments and administering programs
  • Experience administering HR programs
  • Experience with global HR system
  • Knowledge and experience in HR strategies and practices
  • Experience working across disciplines in HR
  • Experience with employment law and practices

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

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Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
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Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review


SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company’s obligations under law, it

must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated

Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime

Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law.


Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants

and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by

contacting the EEO Officer.




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  • Innovate Relentlessly
  • Do the Right Thing

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