Manager, Compensation

Manager, Compensation
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Agrium is one of the world’s largest nutrient and fertilizer producers. Ranked as one of the Top 50 Employers in Alberta, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and Top 100 Employers in Canada we are proud to be recognized as a leader in attracting and retaining employees. Agrium’s High Performance Culture encourages an environment of accountability, collaboration, integrity, leadership and quality. We are committed to providing career development through professional and leadership training combined with on-the-job learning.  Adding this to a competitive compensation package, a head office in south Calgary, Alberta with facilities throughout North & South America, Europe, Australia and our aggressive global growth strategy, we are proud to offer you exciting opportunities to nourish your lifestyle and grow your career.
We are currently recruiting for the following position in our Calgary Office:
Compensation Manager
Reporting to the Senior Director, Total Rewards, this position plays a key role in the design and oversight of Agrium’s compensation framework including base and incentive compensation programs in support of Agrium’s pay-for-performance philosophy.  This role requires a strategic thinker, with a consultative approach, who has proven strong communications skills, the ability to influence, bring innovation, and best practices to our Total Rewards programs in support of Agrium effectively attracting, retaining, and rewarding employees in a global organization.
The Compensation Manager functions in a dynamic, challenging work environment where new processes, programs, relationships are established to support the delivery of our Total Rewards Programs and in turn meet our corporate goals and objectives. 
Specific responsibilities may include the following:
* Design, implementation and maintenance in all elements of compensation, including base pay, short-term incentives, long-term incentives, perquisites and other compensation arrangements.
* Providing ongoing consultation and subject-matter expertise to HR Business Partners, Leaders and the HR Service Center regarding compensation matters, including related policies, programs, practices and administration.
* Continually monitoring external competitive practices and benchmarks, through independent, research and networking with peers, and bringing forward appropriate recommendations and solutions while ensuring we remain competitive.
* A leading role in the communication of various compensation programs and practices with high focus on change management.
* Provide day to day oversight and support the development of the compensation team.
* Leading and consulting on special projects as required, including acquisition integration.
* Utilizing SAP HR and other sources of information to analyze and report on internal compensation trends, as well as pursue opportunities for system/process improvements
* Oversight of job evaluation processes ensuring internal equity and market alignment as well as global job leveling.
* Preparation of the annual management proxy circular, as well as supporting all executive compensation, including the development and implementation of governance best practices.
* Supporting the preparation of materials for the Human Resources & Compensation Committee of the Board. This may include participation in the HR&CC meetings.
Qualifications and Experience for this position include:
* Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience). CCP designation preferred.
* Minimum of 10 years experience in compensation program design, implementation and communication.
* Strong business acumen with a proven ability to link business goals to compensation programs and policies.
* Ability to work collaboratively and to cultivate and sustain strong partnerships with internal and external clients at all levels.
* Significant experience in using systems to extract, analyze and report data (experience with SAP HR preferred).
* Exceptional analytical, research, and problem solving skills. A demonstrated ability to address issues and devise solutions with creativity and innovation.
* Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy.
* Demonstrated experience in influencing others to resolve complex and highly sensitive compensation issues.
* Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task and work effectively under pressure. Proven track record in compensation project management.
* Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written, with a strong track record of change management.
* Experience in global compensation practices strongly preferred.
* Strong Microsoft Office suite (MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) computer skills. Superior Excel skills are a must.
* Strong working knowledge of compensation philosophy, practices and policies.
* Able to work in a fast paced and changing environment.
If you are interested in this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly by August 15, 2011.
We welcome diversity in our workplace and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal Canadians.
Company Location
Alberta - Calgary Corporate Office (1003)
Job Location
Calgary, AB, CANADA
Position Type
Job Closing Date (mm/dd/yy)
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