Director of Compensation
MSA, The Safety Company - Township of Cranberry, PA

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Description of duties and responsibilities:

This position is responsible for development and implementation of compensation strategies for MSA globally. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

· Design compensation, rewards and recognition strategies through:

o The development of base pay structures, incentive plans designs and development of Job Families and Career Ladders

o Administration and calculation of incentive awards

o Participation in surveys and reviewing job evaluations

o Conducting market base analyses and strategic development

o Rewarding high performers and linking engagement and accountability

· Global process design and strategy alignment via:

o Designing and establishing costs of plan provisions and programs, specifically wages and bonus structure

o Guidance to salaried wages and limited oversight to hourly pay rates

o Launching strategies global and regional compensation plans

o Making decisions regarding changes in compensation philosophy which includes communications and training to various global locations

o Strong alignment to performance based processes required as well as the need to drive a high performance culture

· Prepare Executive Compensation materials for Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors. Attend meetings, calculate cash and equity awards and prepare annual proxy disclosures

· Manage departmental staff including coordination of work scheduled and performed, giving feedback and managing performance, and providing ongoing coaching and guidance as needed. This also includes attending leadership development classes

· Ensure compliance by staying abreast of changes in laws and regulations affecting compensation. Work with external consultants and attorneys to develop action plans and documents

· Work with integration and workforce planning teams on due diligence, employee communications and preparing required documentation to support mergers, acquisitions and divestitures

· Keep abreast of developments and trends in the Compensation Arena through reading; attending professional meetings, web casts, conferences, symposiums and classes; and conferring with consultants and attorneys

Special knowledge, skills and abilities required:

· Excellent communication skills with the ability to adjust the message to fit the audience

· Strives to produce quality products and services to meet customer needs

· Continuously improves processes, systems, etc.

· Strategic decision making ability to obtain information, identify key issues and relationships, developing alternatives and committing to a course of action to accomplish long-range goals

· Leads through Vision and Values

· Helps people feel valued and included by enabling them to express their ideas, maintaining their self-esteem, empathizing and involving them

· Uses appropriate methods and interpersonal style to build a cohesive team and to facilitate completion of team goals

Education and experience required:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or related discipline

· 8+ years Compensation plan design including variable compensation plans necessary to succeed in this position.


· Budget and personnel management


· Experience with executive compensation and global remuneration preferred


About this company
MSA Safety Inc. is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of sophisticated safety products, instruments, and services...