Our Human Resources division (HRS) has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Compensation Analyst who will be responsible for evolving compensation practices and designing and developing broad-based compensation programs, leading and designing special projects, providing consultative guidance to human resources business partners and laboratory leadership, delivering clear and consistent communications and education to key stakeholder groups and handles other work items as needed.
In this role you will utilize technical expertise in developing compensation strategy, project management, and process improvement, to deliver innovative reward programs and solutions and drive sound compensation decisions. Assign and review work of other compensation analysts. Responsible for performing a variety of complex activities including:
Consult with leadership and human resource partners on compensation issues to understand issues, analyze trends, develop solutions and add new insight to drive sound compensation decisions;
Contribute expertise to ensure overall alignment of compensation with business strategy and objectives; analyze compensation work streams and methodologies for effectiveness;
Design and implement compensation tools and communications to support future initiatives and current state;
Develop a wide range of compensation analytics and identify ways to use data to diagnose and take programs from concept to implementation;
Analyze the effectiveness of existing compensation programs, policies, and procedures and recommend revisions and new programs consistent with trends and Argonne objectives.
We expect you to have:
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field and a minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in the compensation practice.
Expert knowledge of compensation principles, theory, practices, and trends.
Excellent quantitative and statistical skills with the ability to analyze data and tell the story.
Excellent analytical, project management, problem resolution, and customer service skills.
Experience designing and delivering compensation education.
Effective consulting capabilities, with strong relationship building skills, and interpersonal and communications (both written and verbal) skills.
Ability to advocate, influence and manage change.
Self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Able to apply excellent business acumen and collaborative skills when resolving problems.
Must be well versed in state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to the compensation practice such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, Equal Pay Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Certification is highly desirable - Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).
Prior experience at an R&D organization or a federal contractor is a plus.