Sr. Compensation Partner

Gaithersburg, MD, US
Nov 07, 2020
Administration, Finance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

This role will partner with Emergent's business units and functions to administer and manage compensation programs. Our goal is to create innovative compensation and total rewards programs that align with corporate and business unit strategies. This role will drive that by 1) creating strong, influential partnerships with internal client leadership, Finance and Human Resources 2) having thoughtful, data-driven conversations that lead to enhanced compensation programs and 3) providing evidence-based research to ensure compensation programs are competitive, scalable and incent Emergent values.

This role will support multiple, critical lines of business including Research and Development, Manufacturing, and Regulatory.

This position will report directly to the Sr. Manager, Compensation & People Analytics and will be based in Gaithersburg(CHQ) or Remote. Travel to other Emergent locations may be required up to 10% of the time.


  • Lead the implementation, communication, and administration of compensation programs and projects, including market pricing, salary administration, annual incentive, retention, and supplemental pay programs
  • Build consultative and collaborative relationships with key partners in HR, Recruiting, Finance, and across business leadership
  • Build or modify compensation processes that are scalable.
  • Respond to compensation related requests from HR Business Partners, Recruiters, and Leaders and provide data to support strategic decision making
  • Regularly assess and analyze both internal and external compensation practices and recommend improvements for competitiveness
  • Support, maintain, and administer workforce and salary planning tools (SuccessFactors and Payfactors), including system development and implementation
  • Manage and participate in job audits, analyses, governmental reporting and surveys
  • Implement systems and processes in order to scale compensation practices and programs across the organization
  • Provide detailed implementation plans, including dates and key activities and communication materials (e.g., talking points, FAQs) to HR Business Partners


  • Experience implementing compensation programs in a biotech, pharma, or health sciences company.
  • Advanced knowledge of data analysis and delivery of data to leaders looking to make data driven decisions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to summarize difficult issues concisely as well as critically evaluate impact and significance
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and effectively collaborate with all levels of leadership and teams
  • Strong project management skills; Prior experience as project lead or manager (preferably managing multiple complex projects and priorities simultaneously)
  • Advanced user of Excel, Powerpoint, and other reporting tools
  • Experienced with cloud-based analytical and data visualization tools (eg, Tableau, Power BI, Alteryx
  • Experience keeping most things highly confidential, managing difficult situations and escalating issues as needed.
  • Exude professionalism, be pleasant to work with and provide exceptional customer service
  • Bachelor's degree in business, Economics, Finance or related field
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in HR either as a generalist or as a member of a Center of Excellence such as Compensation project management
  • Working knowledge of laws and regulations that impact Compensation
  • Technical expertise in at least one area of Compensation (Broad-Based, Incentive, Sales, Executive)

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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