Compensation Manager - Adaptive Biotechnologies - Seattle, WA

Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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Position Overview

The Compensation Manager is an experienced compensation professional who will provide consultation on development and implementation of the company’s compensation programs and processes. In this role, you will manage Adaptive’s compensation programs and ensure that they are integrated and aligned with programs across all HR disciplines in our collective effort to attract and retain great talent, to facilitate the achievement of business objectives, and to continually elevate and enhance the team member experience. This role reports to the Sr. Director, Total Rewards and will interface with all levels of the organization. As such, you must demonstrate excellent communication skills, strategic thinking and planning, strong business acumen, and the ability to function in a highly dynamic, fast paced environment.


  • Manage compensation programs to ensure they align with Adaptive’s business strategy and Total Rewards philosophy to optimize our ability to attract, reward, and retain top talent

  • Conduct compensation benchmarking and job leveling for roles across the company

  • Collaborate with HR Business Partners, Talent Acquisition, and Business leaders to provide expert counsel and address compensation queries relative to benchmarking, new hire offers, promotions, job/compensation changes, etc.

  • Lead various compensation programs such as merit and promotions process, variable pay programs (e.g., corporate bonus and sales incentive plans) and equity programs with modeling and data analysis and consulting with key stakeholders

  • Support ongoing enhancements of the Compensation Planning Tool including the maintenance of our job catalog. Work with HR Operations team to ensure system is configured and maintained for compensation needs, including any changes made to salary structures, bonus and equity programs, job architecture, etc.

  • Develop compensation communication materials and trainings

  • Monitor the Life Sciences industry and employment markets for best practices in compensation philosophy, approach, and delivery methods

Other additional responsibilities as business needs arise and the company/team evolves Requirements

  • A minimum of 7 years of compensation experience, preferably at a global company in the life sciences industry, consulting background is a plus

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Finance or a related discipline, graduate degree such as an MBA is a plus

  • Strong excel skills with a focus on data integrity and accuracy. Excel skills include pivot tables, vlookups, creating formulas, managing large data sets for analytics, etc.

  • Excellent attention to detail, coupled with the ability to see the broader picture

  • Strong problem-solving, planning, and execution skills, including a desire to roll up sleeves to prioritize work, execute plans and meet deadlines

  • Highest degree of confidentiality and discretion, time management, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

    Adaptive Biotechnologies is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

    NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Adaptive Biotechnologies values our relationships with our Recruitment Partners and will only accept resumes from those partners whom have been contracted by a member of our Human Resources team to collaborate with us. Adaptive Biotechnologies is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received by any employee of Adaptive Biotechnologies who is not a member of the Human Resources team.

    The position will be based either in Seattle to work on a hybrid schedule or can be fully remote, based anywhere throughout the US.


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