Manager, Total Rewards

| Portland, OR, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 120,000-150,000 Annually
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We are the champions of childhood


Hanna Andersson is a Portland, Oregon-based premier kids and baby clothing brand. Our clothes are made to play, made to last, and designed to let kids be kids. We have core commitments to design, quality, and sustainability, and we believe in helping families create meaningful everyday moments. These principles guide the Hanna Way, and lead to an experience authentically different from other children’s brands.

We cultivate our unique brand by hiring team members who believe in these values, own a customer service mindset, and who are innovative, results-oriented, and comfortable working in a collaborative and growth-driven work environment. We all share in our brand’s success, and we actively encourage our team members to maintain a healthy balance in their daily lives.

The Manager, Total Rewards will be responsible for all HR systems & backend people operations, payroll, owning compensation & benefits strategy & administration, HR systems, and all employee compliance & reporting. The ideal candidate will be excited to wear many hats in a hybrid role emphasizing equitable total rewards policies, practices, and standards across a nationally distributed workforce. This person will manage our Payroll Associate and work closely with our HR Business Partners; they’ll also partner collaboratively with Talent and Finance (Accounting & FP&A).

This role is critical as we grow and scale Hanna; this leader will be responsible for a seamless employee experience and elevating our backend manual processes to become more automated and integrated. A great candidate will have a true passion for our mission and values and translate that into how we support and enable our employees. They will see every touch point as a chance to showcase our culture. If you are proactive, analytical, can turn chaos into order, and are a highly collaborative people leader, we can’t wait to meet you! 

This role is based in the Portland, Oregon Area


  • Supports the effective design and administration of Hanna’s compensation, benefits, recognition, and employee wellness programs aligned with company strategy.
  • Play a key role in the evolution and design of Hanna’s compensation, benefits, and rewards philosophy, ensuring market competitiveness.
  • Regularly review benchmark data, industry trends, and projections related to similar jobs in comparable companies, recommending changes as appropriate to maintain a competitive market position.
  • Partners with the People Team and managers on all compensation related matters, such as base pay, incentives, compensation analyses, compensation tools, and other compensation related policies, programs, and strategies.
  • Oversee the company's salary ranges, external benchmarks, levels, and titles, working with managers, vendors and/or consultants to level and align jobs to Hanna’s compensation structure.
  • Ensure timely participation of salary surveys and periodically review and recommend new sources of market data to best represent the geographies we operate within
  • Collaborate with the Talent Team to design competitive job offers while maintaining internal team equity.
  • Support in the development and design of competitive sales commission plans
  • Conduct a bi-annual compensation review.
  • Design and host compensation training and presentations for employees, managers, Talent and the People Team as needed.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of existing compensation practices and recommend changes that are consistent with compensation trends.

Benefits & Wellbeing:

  • Supports the day-to-day administration for all benefit programs, policies, and events (vacation, leave of absence, holidays, sick time, etc.), including collaborating with vendors to find solutions, resolving issues, ensuring data integrity, open enrollment, and other events, etc.
  • Leave Management: Manage employee leaves from start to finish, including FMLA, personal leave, and parental leave, ensuring a smooth process for employees and compliance with all applicable laws. 
  • Workers’ Compensation and ADA Compliance: Manage workers’ compensation claims and ensure ADA compliance, including accommodations and return-to-work programs, fostering a safe and inclusive workplace. 
  • Audits HR data regularly to ensure data integrity across all systems.
  • Payroll: Manage and oversee payroll team and processes ensuring accuracy, compliance, and timely payment to all employees. Supports payroll for ongoing payroll and benefits programs and practices, including audits.
  • Assists with managing vendor administration/relationships and engage with vendors throughout the year to support various total rewards programs.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable government reporting regulations and requirements.
  • Manage employee benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k, STD, LTD, Life Insurance, and supplemental benefits.
  • Regularly review benefit claims and usage of our benefit offerings 
  • Lead the communication strategy for total rewards, ensuring employees understand the value of their benefits and compensation. 
  • Lead the development and implementation of a holistic wellness strategy, promoting employee health and well-being. 
  • Analyze data and metrics to evaluate program effectiveness and make data-driven recommendations for adjustments as needed. 
  • Internal Client Engagement and Support: Act as a key point of contact for internal client inquiries related to compensation and benefits. Provide high-quality customer service by understanding client needs and offering solutions within established SLAs that enhance client satisfaction. 

What you'll bring:

  • 5-8 years of experience designing and managing compensation and benefits programs sand leading organizational compensation reviews and audits
  • 3 years of experience leading Total Rewards
  • Experience designing multi-state compensation and benefits programs (compensation planning, research, policy development and program design including health and welfare benefits, base and incentive pay. 
  • Experience building sales commission programs.
  • Light experience with stock options and incentive compensation
  • Expert understanding of competitive compensation practices, job evaluation methodologies, and designing compensation structures
  • Experience managing the annual Benefits Open Enrollment process from negotiation to implementation.
  • Extensive knowledge of Employee Benefits and applicable laws
  • Experience presenting to executives and partnering with them.
  • Knowledge of HR, Benefits, and applicable federal and state laws and regulations including by not limited to ERISA, HIPAA, FMLA, ADA, COBRA, and Workers' Compensation.
  • High level proficiency with Excel (e. g., v-lookups, pivot tables, if/then formulas) and a proven ability to consolidate and manipulate large data sets with a commitment to accuracy.
  • Ability to create detailed reports from various HR data sources.
  • Strong project management, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong diligence with the ability to handle multiple priorities, with flexibility and demonstratedorganization.
  • Experience working within a fast-paced, complex, dynamic, multicultural business environment is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

Hanna Talent Cultivation Standards:

With a rise in cyber-criminal activity, please note Hanna will never:

-Ask for any sensitive personal information via email, text, or other forms of instant messaging

-Interview you via email and/or send you a list of questions in lieu of an interview

-Extend an offer without speaking to you via phone or video call

-Ask for bank account or financial information during the recruiting process

Legitimate email communication will only be done to and from email addresses. Please examine messages carefully to ensure this is the domain you are receiving messages from, as cybercriminals may also utilize domains that look similar but may have one letter off (such as @hannaander$


Hanna Andersson provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Hanna Andersson prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation of any kind. Hanna Andersson encourages applicants of all ages.

More Information on Hanna Andersson
Hanna Andersson operates in the Retail industry. The company is located in Portland, OR. Hanna Andersson was founded in 1983. It has 398 total employees. To see all 6 open jobs at Hanna Andersson, click here.
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