Date Posted: 1/22/2010
Job Title:
Manager, Compensation, Benefits and HRIS
Thomas Executive Resources
Wadsworth, TX
Job Description:

Manager - Compensation, Benefits, and HRIS



Job Location:  Wadsworth, TX


Salary:  $100K - $130K DOE


Relocation Assistance:   Yes


Job Summary: Our client is a major energy producer in the state of Texas.  The Manager of Compensation, Benefits, and HRIS provides management direction in the development, coordination and administration of Human Resources programs including compensation, benefits, HRIS, and Fitness for Duty and health services.  Position reports to: Director of Human Resources


Essential Functions:


  • Evaluate the effectiveness of compensation programs in order to make recommendations for change.
  • Ensure that compensation practices and programs remain competitive to attract, retain and motivate employees.
  • Responsible for all Executive Incentive Compensation and Deferred Compensation Programs.
  • Manage all aspects of the planning and administration of employee benefit programs to ensure employee satisfaction as well as to minimize company costs.
  • Manage compliance and legal requirements for ERISA plans, including but not limited to plan audits, 5500s, SPDs and plan documentation.
  • Manage the pension planning activities for the company including oversight of investment managers, pension accounting and payment schedules. Responsible for the development of the flexible benefit plans, prices and credits.
  • Responsible for negotiating benefit plan enhancements, associated costs and funding arrangements.
  • Manages the utilization and report production of the Human Resources Information System.
  • Manage the activities of the Health services section including Medical, Workers Compensation, Restricted Duty Program, Wellness Program, Continued Behavior Observation Program and Fitness for Duty Program.
  • Ensure all programs within scope of responsibility comply with applicable federal, state and regulatory laws and/or regulations.
  • Prepare/edit reports and presentations for the Board of Directors and upper management.
  • Identify, evaluate and implement emerging human resources trends and products to assist company in maintaining a competitive position in the market.
  • Perform personnel activities for division employees (performance appraisals, job descriptions, discipline, employee development plans, counseling, hiring).
  • Budgets for ongoing and future expenses and monitors budget performance.
  • Act in assigned position for Emergency Response Organization as required.
  • Develops models and analysis to support union negotiations.






  • Bachelorís degree, preferably in Business Administration or Human Resources Management.
  • Ten years experience in a professional level human resources position; three of the ten years should be benefits administration and compensation administration.
  • Three years supervisory or management experience required.
  • PHR, SPHR, CCP or CBP certification preferred.
  • Must have knowledge of FLSA, ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, retirement plans and applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees verbally and in writing.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to provide advisory assistance to executive management.
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft (Compensation & Benefits) preferred, SAP a plus.
  • Knowledge of advanced mathematics and the ability to perform statistical computations.
  • Ability to comprehend Company goals and objectives, organizational structure, policies, procedures and practices.
  • Ability to analyze difficult problems, present effective solutions and anticipate future consequences.
  • Proven project management and time management skills.
  • Sensitivity to emerging issues, both internal and external which may impact the Company.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to influence others towards action or a particular point of view.
  • Very hands on position.
  • Utility experience highly desirable.
  • Shared Services experience highly desirable.

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