Job Title : Compensation & Benefits Manager
State : Alaska
City : Anchorage
Description : The Manager of Compensation & Benefits is part of a cohesive Human Resources Team that actively supports the company’s employees throughout their respective careers, to ensure both employee and company success. As an integral part and a leader of the HR Team, the Manager of Compensation and Benefits has a leadership role in ensuring the company attracts and retains the right employees for a fast-paced, constantly evolving competitive telecommunications environment. The responsibilities of the position include the development, maintenance and administration of the company’s cash and equity compensation, as well as benefit plans, effectively communicating the value and details of these plans to a workforce of approximately 800 represented and 200 non-represented employees, and actively delivering on the daily operational requirements to ensure all employees are provided accurate and timely administration of their compensation and benefit programs.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Has a major role in evaluating the company’s total compensation in the context of the company’s financial, employment and other objectives and takes action or makes recommendations to executive management, as appropriate, regarding program design, scope, and management. Assists in analyzing the competitiveness of the company’s base pay in local, regional and national markets and in the context of total compensation, develops recommendations for pay structure adjustments and annual pay budgets, and manages the execution of approved pay structure movements and annual pay budgets.

Implements and administers incentive variable pay programs for key areas, including both represented and non-represented positions, to align these employees’ pay with company objectives; partners with different business units to administer pay and benefit program elements, including budgeting, communications and payments; recommends adjustments and new programs to maintain alignment with and further the company’s objectives to retain and productive and engaged workforce. Implements and administers various equity compensation programs for all company employees, to include stock options, restricted stock, performance shares, and other plans; manages the critical administrations of these stock plans, to include communications, vesting, transactions, vendor program performance, and program effectiveness.

Evaluates and recommends revisions and enhancements as appropriate and implements approved changes. Implements and administers the company’s benefit programs, including various pension retirement plans, health and welfare plans, 401K plan, income replacement programs, an education assistance program, an employee assistance program and other plans. Implements departmental self-audits and necessary process changes to ensure data entry and report information is error free; directs development of various departmental and company metrics. Ensures all company policies and procedures applicable to compensation and benefits are correctly documented, approved and updated as necessary, ensuring internal consistency and continuity, as well as compliance with various laws and regulattions, FLSA, EEO, Sarbanes Oxley, and SEC requirements, as required.

Leads and/or actively participates in formal and informal cross-functional workgroups to improve both Human Resources and company processes.

Provides leadership, motivation, direction, instruction and assistance to assigned HR Team members. Sets performance goals for assigned HR staff and continually provides feedback regarding actual performance in comparison to individual, HR Team and company targets. Provides guidance to correct off target behavior and when appropriate initiates disciplinary action. Actively plans and assists developing job growth opportunities for HR Team members that also strengthen the HR funtion. Ensures adherence to the company’s policies and procedures. Develops and maintains a positive work environment free of harassment and other inappropriate behaviors. Identifies workplace problems and takes corrective action in accordance with company policies, procedures, and guidelines.

This position manages and motivates the HR Team members who provide the company’s daily compensation, benefits, and stock plan operations and administration, and works frequently with other HR Team members, executives and employees. Direction of daily activities is minimal, as priorities are set out in written goals with the expectation that the incumbent can direct and perform the job, using the executive and upper management as resources for unusual or sensitive situations. When provided direction, the incumbent is expected to exercise the necessary skills and judgment to complete the tast or project satisfactorily.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Competency Statement(s)
Business Acumen – Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues.
Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
Management Skills – Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others.

Education
Bachelor’s Degree (four year college or university)

Experience
Three to five year of experience required, to include two years of direct compensation and benefits progressive experience at the Analyst level or above.

SKILLS & ABILITIES
Computer Skills
Familiarity of HRIS programs and systems is preferred.

Other Requirements
Critical thinking and analytical skills, ability to develop mathematical models; ability to develop and make presentations to all levels of employees including senior management.

ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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