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Director Total Rewards

Company: Cirrus Aircraft
Location: Alcoa
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary
Oversees and manages the design, implementation, communication, administration, financial analysis/forecasts, metrics, compliance and audit of all total compensation programs including base salary and incentive plans, executive compensation and perquisites, 401K, deferred compensation, group benefits, and taxable rewards/recognition (cash/non-cash) programs in light of external market trends and best practices. Manages the day-to-day activities of benefits and payroll administration ensuring timely and accurate payroll processing, benefits administration, compliance testing and required filings. Reviews programs, suggests modifications, and ensures achievement of competitive market position and other goals identified by the organization. Responsible for ensuring programs meet employee needs, comply with legal requirements, and are cost effective. Ensures programs enhance the organization's ability to recruit and retain employees. Delivers sustained stable payroll and benefits to the employees of Cirrus Aircraft.
Position Location: Cirrus Aircraft will give candidate preference to those either residing or willing to relocate to our primary offices in Knoxville/Alcoa TN or Cirrus Aircraft HQ in Duluth MN. Candidates that live in proximity to our other offices nationwide will also be given consideration for a remote opportunity. These include Orlando/Kissimmee FL, McKinney TX, Phoenix AZ, Chicago IL, and Minneapolis MN.
Duties and Responsibilities/Essential Functions
Total Compensation

  • Manages total compensation philosophy and framework encompassing base compensation, incentives, and non-cash rewards for a domestic US, expatriate and international population.

  • Evaluates and compares existing total compensation programs with competitors through benchmarking, surveys, and other sources of information. Analyzes results of surveys and develops specific recommendations for review by management.

  • Manages the organization's annual process for merit, pay structure and incentive compensation planning.

  • Partners with stakeholders to develop and drive compensation philosophy and strategy; teams with regional HR resources on local implementation.

  • Ensures compliance with provisions of state and federal governmental regulations; reviews and analyzes changes to state, federal, and international laws pertaining to compensation; reports necessary or suggested changes to management.

  • Ensures compliance to audit control objectives.

  • Responsible for managing ex-pat policy/program design, development and administration.

  • Provides day to day compensation support to managers and members of the leadership team.

  • Conducts market pricing for new talent positions.

  • Reviews merit increases and promotions to ensure they are within appropriate ranges.


    • Oversees payroll processing, including the review and verification of payroll data to ensure accurate and timely processing.

    • Reviews manual check processing inclusive of performance incentive bonuses, termination checks, and other prior to payment.

    • Ensures compliance to control practices.

    • Responds to escalated payroll-related inquiries; resolves employee issues.

    • Oversees preparation of month-end and government reports.

    • Develops, implements, and manages payroll practices, policies, and procedures.

    • Identifies payroll vulnerabilities and opportunities for improvement.

    • Serves as primary backup for biweekly payroll processing.


      • Through broker relations and strategy meetings makes proposal to executive management regarding carrier changes, plan design changes and other offerings.

      • Oversees the Open Enrollment process.

      • Oversees benefit administration, ensuring accurate and timely processing and compliance with regulatory requirements and audit control practices.

        Human Capital Management System (HCMS)

        • Leads configuration, implementation, administration and evaluation of HCMS system.

        • Works with technical resources to create/edit existing programs in order to gather and report data as necessary.

        • Identifies HCMS training needs of end users; assists with development and presentation of training programs as needed.

        • Establishes and maintains up-to-date HCMS standard operating procedures.


          • Manages a team of professionals; ensures team has a thorough understanding of the business to address complex needs; trains, mentors and empowers the team to develop the necessary subject matter expertise to excel in day-to-day service delivery as well as conduct ongoing continuous improvement efforts focused on cost, efficiency and customer satisfaction; promotes and recognizes performance.

          • Assigns duties and monitors quality of work; assures staff conforms to organizational policies and procedures and government regulations.

          • Conducts periodic customer and team meetings to ensure problems are addressed and to ensure customer satisfaction.

          • Handles escalated issues and/or concerns.

          • Keeps up to date on overall activities of the team, identifies problem areas and takes corrective action.

            To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

            • Minimum 10 years' experience in related field

            • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business, finance, or related area; or equivalent combination of education and experience

            • Excellent leadership, communication, and management skills

            • Strong business acumen including an understanding of business strategies, competitive challenges and the financial impact of HR decisions

            • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

            • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills in order to effectively communicate complex and technical information; must be able to demonstrate the ability to read, write and speak the English language

            • Must be trustworthy with highly confidential information; calm under pressure and meets deadlines

            • Advanced user of Microsoft Office applications, including pivot tables, look-ups, charts/graphs, formulas and functions

            • Computer savvy, able to navigate and master the Company's HCMS

            • Experience working with and presenting to executive management or Board of Directors

            • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm

            • Some travel required (up to 10%)

            • Professional certification (CCP, CPP, CBP, CEBS) desired

            • Knowledge of UltiPro HCMS and Cognos Business Intelligence reporting desired

              Other Duties
              Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Work beyond 40 hours per week may be required.
              Cirrus is dedicated to a drug free work environment promoting equal employment opportunity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, religion, pregnancy, veteran status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Cirrus Aircraft, Knoxville , Director Total Rewards, Executive , Alcoa, Tennessee

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