Associate Director, Compensation & Benefits, North America

Cambridge, MA, United States
Apr 24, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Associate Director, Compensation & Benefits, North America

Ipsen Bioscience, Inc.

Job Description:

The Associate Director Compensation & Benefits for Ipsen North America provides functional and subject matter expertise in support of the design and delivery of the company's Total Rewards strategy. This individual will lead and execute the strategic planning, development, enhancement, implementation and communication of Ipsen's full suite of rewards offerings reporting to the Head of Compensation & Benefits North America. Acts as the lead consultant for compensation, benefits, recognition and reward programs for assigned client groups and / or geographies.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Leads Total Reward Program design, implementation and communication as well as respective vendor management to ensure excellent employee experience
  • Manages annual recurrent Compensation and Benefit Projects locally in North America such as annual salary review cycle, Short-Term Bonus payouts, Benefit Annual enrollment projects, LTI nomination and Grant process, LTI sell to cover project, compliance communication
  • Manage the design, administration, delivery and support of employee benefits programs and related procedures to ensure successful adoption and compliance with all applicable laws
  • Provide Total Rewards guidance, new hire proposals, promotional reviews and overall consultation on Ipsen's Total Rewards programs to HRBP teams and TA
  • Owns Total Reward communication to all internal and external customers
  • Develops impactful benefits-related HR Analytics, including ongoing reporting of dashboards and ad-hoc reports. SME to Finance for cost assessments and forecasting of Total Rewards program costs
  • Owns competitive analysis, responsible for external market data analysis including data submission to external survey providers on Total Rewards policies and practices as well as compensation, audit of survey data, final reporting and communication of total reward competitive analysis
  • Ensure alignment with global C&B team. Ensure programs and processes are documented and compliant with HR team strategies, policies and governmental regulations. Ensure benefits-related documentation, supporting materials and communications are thoroughly reviewed for accuracy, updated in a timely manner and compliant with respective plan or governmental regulations
  • Proactively collaborate with HR CoE Teams and Business Partners in program delivery and other projects as assigned. Maintain clear understanding of the integration with other HR and Finance workstreams (e.g. payroll, accounting, etc.) and the downward impact of benefits-related decisions and process changes
  • Continually evaluate existing benefits programs and processes; make recommendations for enhancements or improvements in support of strategic initiatives or as triggered by changes to available environments, regulation, technology or business needs


  • Bachelor's degree in business or other related discipline required, MBA preferred
  • CCP or similar certification in Compensation and/or Benefits is desirable

  • Requires a minimum of 7 years of progressive Compensation and Benefits experience as well as overall HR experience and comprehensive understanding of Total Rewards practices, programs and plans.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations relating to compensation.
  • Demonstrated excellent working knowledge of key Total Rewards areas, concepts and policies
  • Vendor Management and Program implementation experience

Core Competencies (Specific knowledge, skills and abilities that enable an individual to effectively perform the job)
  • The incumbent need to have excellent communication skills to effectively interface with HR and business clients and master also sometimes controversial situations. Ability to effectively compose business correspondence, policies and procedures, detailed and executive reports, presentations, and analyses
  • Technical knowledge of Total Rewards principles, tools and techniques; understanding of people management and human resource functions and systems.
  • Understanding and application of respective legal requirements, FLSA regulations.
  • The role requires strong analytical skills, demonstrated competence in one or more HR information systems, preferably ADP and Workday. Mastery of Excel and intermediate to advanced skills in other Microsoft Suite applications preferred as well as the ability to quickly learn new IS systems.
  • Ability to define problems, research and collect data, establish and evaluate facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to make administrative and procedural judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and administer complex administrative systems and processes.
  • Eager to help “branding” Total Rewards for Ipsen and drive new and innovative ideas
  • Ability to thrive in a fast pace, rapidly changing environment
  • Deals with ambiguity and is able to change directions when needed

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principles functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance workload.

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. conducts background screening, reference checks, and drug testing as part of its pre-employment screening process. This description is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time. The employee may be requested to perform different or additional duties as assigned.

All Employees are expected to adhere to all company policies and act as a role model for company values.

IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.