Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Associate Director, Compensation & Benefits

1 month ago(12/21/2017 10:02 AM)
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Min. Exp. (Yrs)


Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

Position Profile

The Associate Director, Compensation will provide strategic, technical and analytical support in regard to a variety of global compensation programs, including broad-based compensation, incentive/variable and equity compensation primarily for EU/RoW with support to U.S., as needed, in addition to supporting the efforts of Global Benefits and Well-being programs.

Essential Job Functions:

Job Responsibilities:

Support the compensation annual process, with oversight from the Compensation team, including, but not limited to conducting training sessions for managers and employees on compensation philosophy and how to use the compensation system, including accompanying tools, tool enhancements, data analysis to establish recommendations, follow-up with managers, as necessary, execution of compensation annual decisions and all accompanying communications, as appropriate.

This role collaborates closely with Global Compensation and Benefits Team, Talent Acquisition, HRBPs (both in the U.S. and EU/RoW), HRIS , IT, Legal and Payroll to ensure efficient and effective management of compensation across the organization. 

In addition, this position will support the Global Benefits and Well-being initiatives collaborating with these same teams, as well.

Execute competitive compensation market analyses, as well as internal equity analyses, to ensure both market competitive and internal equitable practices established throughout the company.  

Will manage special projects and produce recommendations, as needed, to meet the local business needs.

Support the global Compensation and Benefits team with managing local processes, including, but not limited to, benchmarking to surveys and external resources, competitive assessment and development and maintenance of compensation guidelines and data analysis in support of compensation tools; will work closely with EU/RoW HR colleagues on these endeavors.

Support activities to develop, implement and administer compensation policies and programs, including, when necessary, auditing jobs for content and preparing job descriptions reflecting job responsibilities, activities, duties and requirements.  

Review and make recommendations for proposed salary adjustments in alignment with established guidelines, policies and practices.

Recommend corrective or alternative actions to resolve compensation-related problems.

Formulate recommendations regarding job revisions and organizational structures locally; maintain job code data and salary range models.

Assist HRBPs and TAq with job requisitions to ensure accurate and timely benchmarking analyses get completed.

Support Global Compensation Team with various compensation analyses relating to job-leveling, titling, base salary, promotion and adjustment increases, incentive and equity compensation programs, during merit and mid-year compensation cycles and ongoing, as well.

Responsible for participation in local compensation surveys.

Ensure accurate maintenance of compensation data through HR Workday system, liaising with HRIS lead as necessary to ensure updates and system refinements are delivered.

Projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications

• 5+ years relevant experience in total-compensation research, analysis and reporting
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
• Strong organizational skills; capable of multi-tasking

• High attention to detail
• Collaborative team player with strong influencing skills
• Self-starter and resourceful
• Highly responsive and customer-service oriented
• Strong skills in Excel, Office, PowerPoint and HR systems
• Experience working with broad-based, incentive and equity compensation is strongly preferred

• Broad knowledge of compensation and benefit related practices across Europe
• Familiarity with various market surveys
• Strong business acumen
• Adept at working professionally in a fast paced environment
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Confidence and assertiveness; ability to build respect and credibility with colleagues
• Strong commitment to deliver

Required Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence experienced professionals
  • Ability to lead in a fast changing environment
  • Broad knowledge of Compensation and Benefits
  • Strategic thinker
  • Strong execution skills
  • Effective communicator

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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