Senior Benefits & Compensation Manager

Fincantieri ACE Marine

Green Bay, WI


Fincantieri Marine Group has an opening for a Senior Benefits & Compensation Manager in the Human Resources department at our Fincantieri Marine Group -- Green Bay location.

Fincantieri Marine Group is a main subsidiary of Fincantieri, a global organization with 20 shipyards across the world, a workforce of twenty thousand people and a mission to be world leaders in all segments that demand the very best in marine solutions. We strive to be the shipbuilder of choice in safety, quality, value and dependability by offering innovative and competitive maritime solutions tailored to our customers' needs.

Life at FMG

Fincantieri Marine Group has career opportunities at our three Wisconsin-based shipyards located at Marinette, Sturgeon Bay, and Green Bay, and our headquarters in Washington, D.C. We offer competitive wages, exceptional benefits with excellent premiums, and ample opportunities for advancement. And our large backlog provides the opportunity for long-term job security.

We are convinced that real change comes from the people who advocate it: people who are committed, dedicated and passionate about what they do help create the Company's future, the future of the sea, and their own future. We welcome those who thrive in a fast paced environment and aspire to develop, grow, and leave their mark on our shipbuilding history dating back more than 230 years.

Position Summary

The Senior Benefits & Compensation Manager leads the day-to-day compensation and benefits-related activities of the Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG). The Sr. Manager works closely with other HR staff and the Corporate Director of Human Resources to review, update existing benefits and compensation policies, and ensures the organization complies with existing legislation. She/he develops and implements the reward strategy, including salary benchmarking, pension arrangements, benefits management, and annual compensation events such as bonus and salary review. The Sr. Manager will stay abreast of trends in the US and international markets, network with other compensations and benefits professionals, and provide strategy regarding progressive practices to attract and retain the right talent. The Sr. Manager regularly evaluates competitor compensation and benefits packages, contributes to the design of compensation and benefits philosophy and programs, monitors the benefit interface to payroll to ensure compliance and data integrity, and manages third-party HR vendor resources such as brokers, onsite medical clinic vendor, and consultants. The manager also develops and delivers programs to educate the managers, executives, leaders, and employees on programs and processes throughout the year and reinforces company culture in compensation and benefits programs. In addition, she/he manages and oversees the organization's HRIS associated to compensation, benefits, and position management. The position will report to the Corporate Director of Human Resources.

Essential Skills and Functions

  • Manages the development, implementation, and administration of compensation programs.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of existing compensation practices and recommends cost-effective changes consistent with compensation trends and the organization's objectives.
  • Designs creative solutions to specific compensation-related programs and incentive plans.
  • Develops techniques for compiling, preparing, and presenting compensation data.
  • Oversees the participation in salary surveys and monitors salary survey data to ensure the organization compensation objectives are achieved.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local compensation laws and regulations.
  • Responsible for compensation analysis, including job analysis, internal and external equity reviews. Conducts annual benchmarking of pay ranges and recommends changes.
  • Maintain and update the US salary structure while supporting the HR Business partners
  • Oversees mapping of internal job titles with external markets aligned with external surveys.
  • Handles the Organization's job tables (i.e., job titles) with an eye on simplicity and scalability.
  • Ensures job titles reflect correct market codes and work with HR Partners to ensure all employees are mapped accurately in the HRI systems.
  • Implement and manage position management process to ensure headcount projection adherence
  • Evaluates FMG's US benefit programs against market trends and best practices within the industry and provide recommendations.
  • Drives the design of the benefits plans, working with the Benefit Manager, FMG Broker and Finance to provide annual, and projected benefit strategy to the VP- Human Resources.
  • Participates in annual benefit renewal processes evaluating and analyzing the renewal as presented by the vendors and benefits broker. Coordination, planning, and communication of annual enrollment.
  • Oversees the day-to-day administration of group benefit programs (medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending plan, 401(k), etc.).
  • Manages 401(k) plan and pension plans, including annual audit; compile and report census data for the annual non-discrimination testing.
  • Communicates with FMG Broker, and third-party services to negotiate benefit plans and resolve benefit-related issues. Manage relationships with key vendors and third parties, including On -- Site Medical Clinic provider.
  • Oversee vendor reconciliation and vendor management. Provide ROI on a monthly basis
  • Audits and reconcile benefit plans and benefit-related invoices, process discrepancy reports.
  • Works closely with brokers to ensure plans remain in compliance, including annual 5500 filings, audits, communications, amendments, and plan documents.
  • Assures compliance with all applicable federal and state statutes, including (but not limited to) ERISA, HIPAA, FMLA, ADA, and OSHA
  • Assists employees regarding benefit questions, administering employee benefits orientation, annual enrolment meetings, and developing/delivering the internal communications around benefit information.
  • Performs group data updates (associated to benefits, compensation and organizational structure), exports, imports, clean-ups, and research/report on any data discrepancies, work with the HR team and vendors as appropriate.
  • Maintains awareness of vendor's plan for system enhancements and the potential impact of those plans on current and future HRIS functionality.
  • Manages vendor interfaces.
  • Manages ADP (workflow, user administration, compensation and salary administration, benefits administration, employee self-service, annual open enrolment, and onboarding)
  • Oversees the facilitation and training of our relocation vendor
  • Support compliance reporting such as Vets-100, Affirmative Action Program, PPACA and EEO-1
  • Prepares reports, graphs, charts, statistics and HR metrics in support of human resources strategic and transactional needs for Corporate Director of HR
  • Must abide by and enforce all organizational policies and procedures
  • Must have strong Microsoft Office Suite computer skills
  • Must have strong organizational, time management, written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have ability to maintain confidentiality and a professional demeanor
  • All employees are required to adhere to ISO and OHSAS policies established by FMG and shall have high values for safety awareness
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Company's policies, procedures, and applicable laws including but not limited to: interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems, and develop employees with the skills, abilities, competencies and values needed to achieve the Company goals
  • Demonstrates leadership skills that align with the mission, vision, and values of the Company
  • Other duties as assigned

Leadership Competencies at Fincantieri Marine Group

At FMG, people leaders have the added responsibility of leading by example in communication, actions towards others, and performance output. We expect our leaders to spearhead an open feedback culture and promote empowerment across the organization by removing obstacles and resistance that arises from change, helping their teams manage uncertain situation, and staying focused on objectives with a positive attitude. Our leaders are empowered to take initiative and make the right decisions quickly, provided the resources to inspire and promote actions and initiatives, and encouraged to establish networks of links functional to the achievement of business goals.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally stand or walk; use hands to handle materials or equipment; reach with hands and arms; stoop and kneel; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee's workspace is in a clean and comfortable climate-controlled setting with little to no exposure to the moving equipment, elements, extreme conditions, or risk of injury. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. When entering the shipyard, areas of the work environment may not be climate-controlled and there is exposure to moving equipment, etc.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or relevant field, and 12 years working in human resources plus two (2) years of compensation experience required or
  • Master's degree in Human Resources or relevant field, and 10 years working in human resources or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Six (6) years of experience managing compensation and benefits required
  • Five (5) years of supervision experience
  • Industry experience beneficial, but not necessary
  • Experience with ADP/SAP systems preferred

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the work environment, knowledge, skill, ability, and physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities of the particular position. Other duties may apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EEO Statement

Fincantieri Marine Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and promotes a Drug Free Work Environment. Minorities, Women, Veterans and Disabled are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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