Cox Enterprises
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Indianapolis, IN, USA

Senior Compensation Manager

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Employer Provided Salary: 117,300-195,500 Annually
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Cox Automotive is currently looking for a Senior Compensation Manager to join our team in Indianapolis, Indiana or Atlanta, Georgia . This is a hybrid role, and the schedule is a mix of work-from-office/work-from-home.
The Role:
The Senior Compensation Manager will provide compensation consulting support to Cox Automotive's Mobility Fleet Services team. In addition to providing analytical and support services to this group, they will also develop and implement compensation programs, policies, and procedures. The Senior Manager is responsible for ensuring that compensation plans align with the strategic goals of the company. They may manage a variety of special projects, including non-exempt pay policies, pay administration, bonus administration, operational incentive design, long-term incentives, and oversight of the compensation elements within Workday. Projects may also involve revision, development and/or re-design of existing compensation programs.

  • Contribute to the development of creative solutions on a variety of total compensation issues including the setting of appropriate base pay levels, market pricing, skills trends, offer analysis, job evaluations, annual target incentive pay, and local incentive plans; provide guidance to group and local leadership on best practices related to plans and processes.
  • Lead projects related to the implementation of company-wide compensation programs and systems across the business, including the year-end salary administration process and bonus payouts.
  • Partner to educate Human Resources Business Partners on all matters of compensation (e.g. internal and external equity issues, base pay, long/short term incentives, other rewards).
  • Partner with Business Intelligence and Data Analytics teams to help build and maintain tools to support incentive compensation solutions.
  • Work with communications partner to create messages that will advise and educate HRBPs and managers of our compensation events and programs.
  • Conduct various annual reviews including internal equity, merit movement, compa-ratio and other metrics for analysis, as needed.
  • Assist in the creation and documentation of standardized compensation processes.
  • Complete market analytics to identify compensation anomalies in how Cox Automotive compares to market data.
  • Ensure all compensation programs are compliant with federal and state applicable laws and meeting organizational business objectives.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of both federal and state wage and hour laws, including FLSA.
  • Provide coaching/mentoring for more junior level team members.
  • May perform other initiatives as assigned by department leadership.


  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline and 8 years' related work experience in compensation. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a master's degree and 6 years' experience; a Ph.D. and 3 years' experience in a related field; or 12 years' experience in a related field.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with Human Resources Business Partners and key stakeholders.
  • Strong qualitative and analytical skills including manipulating data, querying, and reporting. Must have ability to analyze and research compensation trends and partner with appropriate internal and external resources.
  • Self-motivated and driven individual that can work in a high performance, fast-paced team environment.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills; able to conceptualize data as it relates to compensation, goal attainment, and achieving results; ability to interpret business objectives and successfully incorporate those into sales compensation terms.
  • Knowledge of industry practices and understanding of compensation principles, concepts, and practices including compliance with state and federal laws.
  • Ability to interact with and influence senior executives to successfully deliver reporting results and recommendations related to compensation plan strategy, design or outcomes.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and data privacy.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A variety of experience with Hourly employees and/or incentive compensation.
  • System experience including business process design, reporting and data management within a HRIS database system, e.g., Workday, PeopleSoft, Cascade.
  • System experience within a Time and Attendance database system, e.g., UKG or Workday.

USD 117,300.00 - 195,500.00 per year
Compensation includes a base salary of $117,300.00 - $195,500.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate's knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.
The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company's needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.
About Cox Automotive
At Cox Automotive, people of every background are driven by their passion for mobility, innovation and community. We transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, accelerating the industry with global powerhouse brands like Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and more. What's more, we do it all with an emphasis on employee growth and happiness. Drive your future forward and join Cox Automotive today!
About Cox
Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses - which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications - is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today!
Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page .
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.
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What are Cox Enterprises Perks + Benefits

Cox Enterprises Benefits Overview

We want our employees living their best lives. That means different things to different people, so we’ve curated benefits that reflect myriad needs and pursuits. Whether you’re looking for comprehensive healthcare or want to further your education, eager for adoption service support or a solid 401(K), Cox has all this, and much, much more awaiting you.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Hybrid work model
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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