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Compensation Manager

Location: Modesto, CA, US

Date: Oct 19, 2021

Company: E. & J. Gallo

Why Gallo?

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Are you looking for a role where you will develop, oversee, implement, and manage compensation strategies that support business strategies and objectives?  You will play a key role to help the organization attract, motivate, develop, and retain a high performing and engaged workforce.  You will have an opportunity to lead large, complex, or multiple projects that help drive business strategies. You will perform complex research and analysis on compensation policies and practices in the areas of job evaluation, base salary, variable pay, pay structures, internal equity, external market trends, and regulatory compliance.

What You Will Do

Compensation Client Support

  • Proactively leads team to build consultative and collaborative relationship with HR and Talent Acquisition Partners and business leaders on compensation programs and initiatives.
  • Provides leadership and support to broader HR community and leadership by fielding and addressing general compensation questions and data inquiries.
  • Provides thought leadership on competitive marketplace, business issues and challenges to effectively design or recommend new compensation plans, programs and/or policies.
  • Assesses and develops the business case and ROI for new and existing compensation programs and projects that support the unique needs of different business clients.
  • Analyzes data sets to distill insights, conveys findings and make recommendations to business partners.
  • Leads to continuously improve compensation standard work and practices.
  • Develops and guides team to research, review and implement company compensation infrastructure including job evaluations, market pricing and pro-active analysis.
  • Oversees team to support clients, Organizational Development, HRBPs, Employee Relations and compensation team on job architecture (re-orgs) for new and existing roles within client groups.
  • Oversees and delegates day to day client work to include offers, job evaluation requests,

Compensation Programs

  • Oversees the college recruiting programs for the Operational groups including new grad, MBA, interns, and development programs.
  • Manages rate sheets and frequently recruited roles to ensure rapid recruiting, compliance, and consistency.
  • Oversees Union compensation related programs and activities.
  • Manages Compensation Policies and Practices related to Operational Client Groups.
  • Core Process (Annual Compensation Reviews)
  • Leads the annual equity review process for Operational groups, providing insights on market trends and collaborating with the Compensation Data- Insights & Analytics team member to integrate into Corporatewide data set.
  • Serves as an integral member of the Core Process team planning and running the global annual Core Process (performance/compensation planning and review process) and Operational promotion cycles including maintaining workplans, timelines, communications, data and tools, analysis, and reporting, etc.
  • Supports Executive Compensation Planning.
  • Leads the completion and submission of annual salary surveys for Operational client groups and makes recommendations on which surveys to participate in based on business insights and best practices.

What You Need

  • High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate.
  • Bachelor's degree plus 7 years of Compensation Analysis experience to include implementation and administration of compensation plans reflecting increasing levels or responsibility; OR Bachelor’s degree plus 9 years of experience in Human Resources, Finance/Accounting or Mathematics to include implementation and administration of compensation plans reflecting increasing levels of responsibility; or High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate  plus 11 years of experience in Human Resources or Finance to include experience in Compensation Analysis to include implementation and administration of compensation plans reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Strong Cross Functional Partnership, influencing and communication skills.
  • Experience partnering with and providing consultation to HRBPs and senior leaders.
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills; takes a new perspective using existing solutions.
  • Detail-oriented with emphasis on accuracy, coupled with ability to see the broader picture and summarize complex data.
  • Ability to apply a broad working knowledge of compensation principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Experience and ability to work with highly sensitive and confidential information and maintaining the confidentiality of the information used during the normal course of business.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience with identifying insights from large data sets to make informed business decisions.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills and process documentation skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

What Will Set You Apart

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Human Resources, Finance, Accounting, or Economics or Master’s degree in I/O Psychology plus 5 years of experience in Human Resources, Compensation Analysis, Job Evaluation, Market Pricing or Finance reflecting increasing levels of responsibility; OR Bachelor’s degree plus 11 years of experience in Human Resources, Compensation, Finance, Accounting to include implementation and administration of compensation plans reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Experience in sales, international or executive compensation administration.
  • Leadership experience to include providing coaching mentoring or directing the work of others.
  • Consulting experience working for a major consulting house/firm.
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or Global Remuneration Professional (GRP).
  • Experienced in Lean Six Sigma problem solving methodologies or LSS certified.
  • Advanced skills in Excel, Tableau and PowerPoint

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future

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Job Id - 84849 




Gallo is an Equal Employment opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics in California), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 


We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gallo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.
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