About this Job: As a member of the North America (NA) Compensation & Benefits (C&B) Center of Excellence (CoE) team, contribute to the development of the Region C&B strategy, policies and processes and drive the development, implementation and communication of Territory/Country C&B programs aligned with both Regional and Global C&B strategies, policies and processes.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Contribute to the strategy and direction of the Global and Region C&B team and serve as a point of contact and C&B subject matter expert for designated NA organizations, specifically Crop Protection and Canada.
Proactively support the Region C&B Head with the design/development/implementation and effective monitoring of specific compensation, sales incentive plans and benefits solutions, programs, policies and processes to support current and future business strategy in line with Syngenta C&B philosophy and managed within the organization's financial plan.
Provide expert advice and counselling to Territory Business Leaders, to HR Business Partners (HRBPs) and HR Operations to adapt global and regional reward programs and to ensure consistent and equitable implementation of programs that comply with local statutory requirements and market practice.
Provide internal consulting to HRBPs and line management on complex reward issues including the setting of appropriate pay levels according to global, regional and local C&B policies and procedures.
Identify, select and participate in C&B surveys for the region to analyze the company’s competitive market position for each country.
Conduct job matching to external surveys using market data and internal evaluation.
Proactively monitor external markets to identify trends and best practices in Territory/ Country C&B strategy and programs and incorporate into Syngenta’s programs where appropriate.
Provide C&B education and communication within the Territory/Country to raise awareness and develop knowledge amongst HRBPs, line managers and employees.
Perform ad hoc analysis for costing, C&B program effectiveness and trend purposes.
Work closely with Territory/Country HR Operations to ensure C&B policies and plans are supported by continuous improvement and facilitate the effective and efficient delivery of all C&B processes.
Work with local Procurement Teams to negotiate local contracts/deals where appropriate to ensure the efficient use of external market data and benefit providers.
Contribute Territory/Country perspective as required to Global and Region projects/processes.
Maintains a balance between Global Center of Excellence principles, priorities and standards, and regional constraints, imperatives, and opportunities.
Effectively communicates, builds relationships and influences across HR, business leaders and line managers
Provide expert consultancy; demonstrates ability to creatively address business issues using Reward levers.
Bachelors’ Degree from accredited college or university
Experience with analyzing compensation & benefit plans; developing and implementing plan design changes
At least 10+ years of relevant compensation and benefits experience, including 5+ years focus on compensation including design and delivery of base pay, Sales Incentive Compensation plan design and variable compensation; and 5+ years focus on Health & Welfare benefits.
Retirement benefits (401(k), pension plans) experience.
Advanced Excel skills; detail-oriented; excellent analytical skills.
Excellent organization, follow-up and analytical skills.
Ability to analyze, organize and present data to Management.
Excellent project management skills.
Demonstrated project management experience – planning, leading, managing critical compensation and/or benefits projects (plan design changes, vendor management changes).
Experience in an international environment; has operated/managed effectively across geographies, cultures and organizational boundaries.
Prior experience with C&B due diligence and integrations for M&A transactions is helpful.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:
Knows and understands leading edge C&B trends in NA. Knowledgeable on current legislation impacting pay/benefit programs.
Design/consulting/policy development of reward elements
Business acumen and strategic thinking
Excellent communication and consultative skills and ability to influence and negotiate is crucial
Ability to build internal and external relationships quickly
Excellent organizational and project management skills
Ability to question current practice and suggest novel solutions to issues and creative ideas for development
Ability to translate business problems into effective solutions
Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
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: Compensation & Benefits