Total Rewards Manager - Port of Seattle - Seattle, WA

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 10:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Total Rewards Manager – Compensation

To view more information and to apply, please visit the Port of Seattle Careers Page

Some of what you'll be doing:

In this role, you will manage the planning , implementation and on-going administration of various Total Rewards (TR) programs focusing on Compensation programs for non-represented employees. You will assist with the strategic management of the Port’s Total Rewards program and ensure they are consistent with Port goals and objectives, the Total Rewards Philosophy, the Compensation Philosophy, Port policies and program documents.

  • You will manage the job evaluations program for non-union employees and other TR related projects, including providing leadership to assigned direct reports and assigning project managers specific evaluation projects.  
  • You will leverage systems and tools, including, salary surveys and market pricing technologies, as well as other technological systems, in support the ongoing maintenance of the compensation program. You will identify emerging methods and best practices in order to recommend changes that keep our program in line with our Total Rewards Philosophy.
  • You will oversee the Port’s Pay for Performance (merit) program for non-union employees by analyzing and recommending average increases and increase guidelines to be leveraged during the Port’s annual budgeting process.
  • You will lead a team of employees through managing performance expectations, supporting development goals and fostering a collaborative work environment to achieve TR and Human Resource (HR) departmental goals.
  • You will serve as part of the HR Extended Leadership Team (ELT), partnering with colleagues to advance the strategies and initiatives of the broader HR department.
  • You will partner closely with the Labor Relations (LR) department on market analysis and provide data in support of the collective bargaining process, led by LR. 
  • You will provide guidance and direction to the administration of other TR programs including Employee/Retiree Recognition, Tuition Reimbursement, LEOFF 1 healthcare claims reimbursement and the annual Salary & Benefits Policy Directive update. 
  • You will partner with HR Business Partners and Talent Acquisition to align pay administration and job evaluation processes with ongoing efforts in these teams.

Who you are:

Two years of experience may be substituted for one year of education:

  • Experienced – You have eight (8) years of progressively responsible Human Resources experience with an emphasis in one or more Total Rewards functions to include employee compensation. Additionally, you have at least one (1) year of staff leadership experience coaching and developing employees. 
  • Educated – You possess a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or a related field. 
  • Desired – We hope you have additional experience with other Total Rewards areas as well as prior work experience at both public and private sector employers. We also hope you possess certifications with WorldatWork (CCP or CBP), the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans (CEBS), or the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP)/ Human Capital Institute (PHR or SPHR). 
  • Leader – You are an effective leader who knows how to effectively leverage and motivate your team to balance priorities and delegate work as appropriate. You are a coach and mentor who is committed to staff development through the enhancement of skills and abilities.
  • Effective Communicator – You have strong interpersonal skills including proven effective written and verbal communication. You are an experienced presenter who uses your active listening, persuasion and negotiation skills to get your point across.
  • Compensation Expert – You have a deep understanding of compensation and total reward theories, methodologies and best practices. You have a strong grasp of the laws and regulations that affect pay programs and have knowledge of merit, market pricing and TR surveying techniques.
  • Analytical – You can effectively research and analyze issues, requests and situations using your numerical, statistical, and situational skillset in order to balance decisions that are in the best interest of both the organization and employees. You are a holistic thinker that recognizes the impacts both short and long term.
  • Agile/Flexible – You know that responsibilities and priorities change that require you to adapt quickly. You are able to look for opportunities to collaborate and may even blend responsibilities with your peer Total Rewards Manger – Benefits to increase efficiency and enhance learning. IND123

What else you need to know: 

  • Work Schedule – Your normal work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week). Slightly more flexible start and end times are available in this role. 
  • Work Environment – This role will be primarily conducted remotely in accordance with the Port’s Flexible Work Arrangement policies during the Covid-19 pandemic. It may transition to primarily working in an office environment post pandemic.  
  • Washington State Residency Requirement – Employees must establish a residence in Washington state within 30 days of their first day of employment and must maintain a residence in Washington State during their employment with the Port of Seattle.  If a position is eligible to telework, work performed while teleworking must be performed in Washington State.  

Why you'll love it here: 

  • Healthcare – Medical, Dental and Vision Care with options that work for you and your family.
  • Paid Vacation – Just about four weeks per year that increases with tenure to rest and rejuvenate.
  • Holidays – More than ten days per year to celebrate with family and friends away from work.
  • Pension/Retirement Plans – A pension and additional savings plans to prepare for your future after the Port.
  • Getting to Work – From subsided parking and a low-cost public transit card to alternative work arrangements, giving you to an opportunity to work from home. Many roles are given the flexibility with when and where you conduct your work.
  • Parental Leave – Six weeks paid leave to spend with new additions to your immediate family.
  • Development – From tuition reimbursement, training, stretch assignments and internal internships, we support a learning culture.
  • Diversity – We foster opportunities for employees to contribute to our communities and business success in a way that celebrates a fully inclusive and engaged work environment.
  • Work-Life Balance – We provide the resources to help you create habits to be healthy and balanced.
  • Mission Driven – We are focused together in promoting economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce and job creation in an equitable, accountable and environmentally responsible manner.

Why the Port of Seattle: 

Every role at the Port of Seattle is vital to our thriving community. We are a leader in moving people and cargo across the country and around the world. With facilities and property ranging in scope from a half-acre park to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast, we maximize the public assets in our portfolio with an eye toward best uses and environmental sustainability.

To view more information and to apply, please visit the Port of Seattle Careers Page


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