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.

Preferred:

· Budget and personnel management

· SPHR / CEBS / CCP

· Experience with executive compensation and global remuneration preferred

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