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Senior Compensation Specialist

We are people who want to make a difference.

Everything we do starts with people. It’s what makes us different from all other car companies. If you share our belief in the power of people and our passion for human-centric innovation, you will thrive together with brilliant, like-minded colleagues who are committed to making a true difference?


Senior Compensation & Benefits Specialist


Job Summary:

The Senior Compensation & Benefit Specialist is responsible for performing PX related duties on a professional level and works closely with the People Experience Team to support both salaried and hourly employees working in the Charleston Plant.


Principal Responsibilities:

  • Administer the pay step progression for hourly employees
  • Make recommendations based on labor market and related trends to ensure compensation objectives are achieved
  • Develop techniques for compiling, preparing and presenting data designed to drive results
  • Collaborate and develop working relationships with leadership on compensation related initiatives such as design, analysis, budgeting, and implementation of compensation programs
  • Present, influence, and advise leadership on compensation matters and credibility
  • Develop documents and procedures to streamline processes and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Partner with Payroll to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local compensation laws and regulations
  • Facilitate administering yearly/mid-year reviews, bonus and merit increases
  • Audit current compensation program
  • Participate in industry wide compensation surveys on behalf of the company
  • Assist with inputting, updating, and ensuring accuracy of employee data maintained in SAP/ADP
  • Assist with EEO-1 annual reporting; maintain records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations
  • Support all HR related trainings, projects, events and processes as needed
  • Conduct employee benefit seminars and new hire orientation.
  • Handle benefit inquiries and complaints to ensure quick, equitable, courteous resolution
  • Revise and reissue all communications material on benefits from time to time.
  • Advise and counsel management and employees on existing benefits
  • Responsible for oversight of health and retirement benefits administration, ensuring that they meet service level requirements
  • Liaison with the outsourcing company to make sure all enrollments, carrier connections and benefits are updated and correct



  • Four year degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field
  • 5-7 years of experience in compensation program administration
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of compensation theory, concepts, or practices
  • Demonstrated competence in analytics
  • Experience with ADP, HRIS and MS-Office application-strong Excel skills
  • Project management competency and experience
  • Experience with automotive manufacturing facilities preferred
  • Effective problem-solving skills; positive customer service orientation and motivation; outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to work in an automotive production environment



  • Ability to articulate complex issues.
  • Carries out all duties and responsibilities with the utmost integrity and consistent with the highest ethical standards.
  • Customer Service focused
  • Remains flexible and responsive to changing conditions.
  • Uses both logic and intuition to reach appropriate conclusions.
  • Adjusts behavior style to match the demands of the situation.
  • Listens to others; respects their differences.
  • Ability to communicate, persuade and make effective formal presentations.
  • Must be a self-starter and inspire employees


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 job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Charleston, SC, US

Job requisition ID:  50693

Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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