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Lead Compensation Manager - Corporate Lines of Business (Can Be Remote)

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: 10



Position Summary

Convert compensation strategies into compensation plans for all assigned lines of business. Partner with VP, Total Rewards and compensation lead to develop pay strategies for roles within assigned lines of business. Partner with HR business partner to implement pay strategies. Ensure compensation programs are administered in compliance with company policies, federal and state regulations or legislation, including wage and hour regulations, and data privacy and protection guidelines. Serve as the subject matter expert (SME), providing consultative business solutions for assigned lines of business. Demonstrates the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion, and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Support the development and implementation of compensation plans to ensure market competitiveness for non-executive roles within assigned lines of business
  • Work with cross-functional teams and leadership to understand business goals and recommend/implement innovative approaches, policies and processes to effect continual improvements in compensation programs
  • Direct the work of HR teams responsible for executing compensation plans across assigned lines of business
  • Translate business priorities into implementable actions to achieve strategic goals
  • Complete gap analysis between current state and business requirements for future state and develop action plans in partnership with internal stakeholders
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to develop compensation structures for unique groups, including hourly associates represented by labor agreements
  • Analyze market data and develop annual salary increase budgets by geography and partner with finance team to ensure appropriate accruals
  • Collaborate with Labor Relations COE to support wage related contract negotiations
  • Act as a consultant with client groups on compensation issues such as job evaluation, FLSA exemption reviews, compensation analyses, total compensation review, etc.
  • Evaluate trends, market data, and benchmark surveys to ensure market competitiveness of incentive programs and salary bands
  • Partner across Compensation COE to develop the annual compensation plan and incentive payout process
  • Partner with HRBPs to influence business leaders in compensation strategy, programs and issues
  • Ensure HRIS and Payroll systems accurately reflect wage schedules and scales for applicable labor agreements
  • Manage experience credit process/guidelines and compensation schedules for assigned line of business
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports
  • Travel up to 25% to assigned lines of business
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • 3+ years of total rewards, compensation administration experience
  • Any experience in Total Rewards role within a division
  • Any experience in compensation administration in complex, multi-site organization
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, especially with Excel
  • Highly analytical, ability to obtain large amounts of data and turn it into actionable insights
  • Ability to act with confidence as SME with division leadership in guiding strategies and administration
  • Ability to protect highly confidential and sensitive information
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP)

    Education Level: Bachelor's Desired
    Required Travel: Up to 25%
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time
     Regions: Any; General Office- Cincinnati; Mid-Atlantic; Midwest; Mountain; South; West


    Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world's largest retailers, we employee more nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.


    Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

     Posting Notes:  OH || Cincinnati || 1014 Vine Street || 45202 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Human Resources || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

    Job Segment: Developer, HR, Manager, Compensation, Payroll, Technology, Human Resources, Management, Finance

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