Business focused Compensation professional with high performance standards, a positive attitude and strong work ethic. Conceptual thinker who is able to see the big picture and also get into the details with a proven ability to deliver on time results in both high volume and targeted projects. Strong communication skills utilized when working with internal customers or external vendors to roll-out compensation plans and programs. Top performer, recognized and rewarded throughout career for process improvements and results on multiple projects with global impact.
Executive Compensation Process Improvements Merit Planning Salary Structures Wellness Programs
04/2012 to Current
Manager Total RewardsCHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL – Charlotte, North Carolina
Analyze, evaluate, design, implement, and administer programs, policies and procedures including, salary administration, job evaluation, annual salary review, salary budgeting, salary range adjustment, market pricing, total rewards initiatives, and incentive plans.
Consult with internal business partners, such as department heads and management, to assess benefits, compensation and compliance needs.
Review and modify policies and practices to ensure pay structures and benefits plans are competitive, and that they are designed and managed to attract and retain a high performing workforce.
Manage benefit administration for all qualified and non-qualified plans.
Research and make recommendations on increasingly complex retirement and insurance plans.
Manage vendor relationships including brokers and consultants.
Develop employee and manager communication and training materials related to total rewards programs.
Manage department budget of 17 million and forecast global merit spend.
Plan and direct the activities of the Total Rewards team in the development, administration and operation of the compensation and benefit programs.
06/2011 to 04/2012
Senior Compensation & Benefits AnalystCHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL – Cincinnati, Ohio
Trained and consulted with HR on matters relating to: maintaining legal compliance, effectiveness of compensation and benefit plans in terms of total reward strategy and interpretation of policy and procedures.
Analyzed data and assisted with the preparation of materials for the Employee Benefits Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors.
Lead the vendor and program management aspects of the Company's global Go Chiquita! wellness program including partnering with the health care management vendor on program participation and communications, and coordinating activities of the wellness committee.
Managed 3 direct reports.
Benchmarked compensation and benefit programs, developed specific recommendations for review by management and participated as a key contributor in the development and design of new plans globally.
09/2009 to 06/2011
Senior Compensation AnalystCHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL – Cincinnati, Ohio
Designed, managed and administered all compensation programs for the exempt and nonexempt employees while balancing market competitiveness with cost effectiveness.
Managed 2 direct reports.
Consulted and partnered with HR and managers on issues around pay, internal equity and organizational changes to maximize retention and motivation of employees.
Planned, developed, and/or participated in 14 surveys for external benchmarking and developed global salary ranges.
Administered salary planning process and long-term incentive program for executives.
Lead global job evaluation process.
Administered all aspects of annual management and sales incentive programs.
Revised, communicated and trained global HR on corporate compensation administrative guidelines including compensation's philosophy, roles and responsibilities, job titling conventions, market analysis practice, pay actions and recognition guidance.
08/2007 to 09/2009
Compensation AnalystCHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL – Cincinnati, Ohio
Managed the global annual incentive plan database.
Evaluated jobs using an internal point-factor system.
Participated in 9 U.S. salary surveys, market priced jobs, developed U.S. salary ranges, researched and made recommendations regarding annual merit pay guidelines.
Interacted with HR business partners, analyzed job descriptions, prepared salary plans, supported the performance management process.
Assisted with annual equity (stock) award review process.
Assisted with executive compensation, preparation of compensation committee materials, international compensation, immigration and international assignment projects as needed.