Senior Compensation Analyst

Chicago, IL, US

Remote Potential



James Hardie is the world’s #1 producer and marketer of high-performance fiber cement and fiber gypsum building solutions. We employ a diverse global workforce of over 5,000 employees across operations in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines, and generated more than $2.9 billion in net sales during our 2021 financial year.  We believe that home is a sanctuary and a canvas for self-expression without compromise. As the trusted innovator and industry leader in the markets where we operate, James Hardie empowers homeowners and building professionals alike to achieve their dream home with premium, quality solutions that enable endless possibilities for design and aesthetics, while also delivering trusted protection and long-lasting beauty.


Job Summary


The Senior Compensation Analyst will directly work with the Senior Manager, Compensation to support the annual compensation cycles including merit, bonus payouts and survey submissions.  This role will also work with the HR Business Partners to develop job evaluations and market pricing as needed.  In addition, the role will the accuracy of database via audits and regular data reconciliation and conduct regular wage & hour audits. Also, provide guidance and training to HR partners on compensation practices and James Hardie guidelines.


Key Responsibilities


  • Evaluate job descriptions, determine FLSA classifications and market price roles
  • Participate in external salary surveys, determining matches and submitting organization profiles. Ensure upload of survey results
  • Actively work to ensure compensation practices are communicated, understood and supported by HR
  • Support the administration of a variety of compensation programs including but not limited to annual merit cycle and bonus programs
  • Perform regular audits to ensure compliance with minimum wage and other compensation related laws.
  • Partner with Payroll, Recruiting and HR to ensure data is accurate
  • Support efforts behind data accuracy, integrity and attention to detail
  • Conducts training and information sessions in compensation processes
  • Continuously audits data to maintain data integrity and makes recommendations based on analyses. Review titling structures for consistency and create/maintain standard job families and job categories. Review and maintain job codes & titles in HR system to ensure consistency, currency, accuracy and accessibility. 
  • Provide consultative services by answering questions from internal customers
  • Update and maintain department dashboards to track activity levels. Dashboards are to be completed on a quarterly and annual basis.
  • Other duties as assigned by management


Education & Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related field - Degree must be from an accredited institution
  • 4 years’ experience in Human Resources or office environment.
  • 2 years’ experience in Compensation or a related field


Other Skills


  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Detail oriented, able to work well under deadlines in a changing environment and perform multiple tasks effectively and concurrently
  • Comfortable working individually and in a team environment and ability to bring positivity and enthusiasm to the team
  • Excellent fact-based decision-making skills and analytical skills, including critical thinking, mathematical, reasoning, and problem solving
  • Experience with salary planning, incentive/bonus program design and market pricing
  • Solid understanding of various compensation practices and pay compliance
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in various situations




This job description provides general information about the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of all duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent. Nothing in this job descriptions restricts management’s right to modify these duties and responsibilities at any time. This job description does not constitute a contract of employment or modify your status as an at-will employee.



Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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