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Sr. Manager, Compensation

Req ID:  88062

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.


The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%.  But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.


SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.


SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 2,000 in the US and the Philippines. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.


We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates dedicated to ensuring the highest level of customer experience.

SunPower is seeking a Senior Manager, Compensation to join the Total Rewards team and act as the primary point of contact for compensation programs that support the company’s strategy and growth initiatives. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the effective and consistent application of compensation policies and practices.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Analyze country-specific compensation data and relevant market trends to develop and maintain salary structures and market pricing recommendations. Prepare and conduct market data research resulting in an actionable, data-driven report.
  • Develop and maintain salary structures that are externally competitive while retaining internal equity and alignment with company objectives/policies.
  • Complete and conduct periodic salary surveys to ensure competitiveness.
  • Collaborate with leadership on annual pay plan design, documentation, and rollout. Analyze and report on the budgetary impact of compensation decisions.
  • Manage the creation and review of incentive plan documents and other compensation-related documents. Create communication tools to launch the plans to the eligible populations.
  • Educate stakeholders on the compensation philosophy of SunPower. Conduct manager and employee training sessions periodically throughout the year.
  • Ensure accurate and on-time output to Payroll.
  • Stay up to date with industry news, benchmarks, and studies.
  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements and corporate governance.
  • As a member of a global Total Rewards team, act as a key contributor to the development and delivery of significant and impactful functional initiatives and recommend new approaches to improve overall service delivery.
  • Conduct compensation training for HR and the recruiting team.
  • Develop and lead the rewards and recognition program.
  • Recommend creative approaches to further drive company engagement through rewards and recognition.



Reports to Sr. Director of Total Rewards

  • Proven ability to work with minimal guidance, manage multiple priorities simultaneously, and take initiative under unfamiliar or ambiguous circumstances


Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or other related field and 8+ years of experience OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience in the analysis, design, and/or administration of compensation programs.  Sales compensation design, implementation, and execution are a significant plus.
  • Expert knowledge of compensation structures, job grading and job slotting, HR policy, employment law and reporting requirements.
  • Experience with complex and global organizations. Background in sales operations, finance, or HR.
  • Collaborative and consultative approach to business partnership.
  • Experience in change management and change leadership. Ability to navigate through ambiguity.
  • Passion for promoting and improving a stellar employee experience.
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong analytical skills.
  • Strong Project management/organizational skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate highly sensitive information effectively to employees and management at all levels of the company.





SunPower Values

  • Put Customers First
  • Win Together
  • Lead Decisively
  • Innovate Relentlessly
  • Do the Right Thing

Nearest Major Market: Austin

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