Senior Manager Compensation

Website adidas


Develop, implement, govern and manage local Compensation tools, programs and processes for assigned Business functions and in adidas AG. Participate in the development, implementation, governance and management of global Compensation tools, programs and processes. Both so that our employees are paid competitively and gender neutrally and meet the needs of our employees in all generations to create moments that matter and reasons to join and stay.


Salary Benchmarking

  • Primary thought leader on survey usage approach and compensation benchmarking methodology for North America
  • Creation of benchmarked pay ranges for North America across multiple business units and functions.
  • Represent North America within Global Comp organization as subject matter expert on benchmarking topics.
  • Consultation with HRBP’s on benchmarking results.

Annual Compensation Program Execution

  • Support the administration and implementation of annual Short Term Incentive (STI) program including target plan alignment, employee mapping, collection & communication of target achievements, and annual award calculations
  • Support of localized incentive programs including Sales Comp, Retail Store, and Distribution Center programs as needed
  • Partner with Global Compensation and Rewards Leadership in implementation and administration of Long Term Incentive Program
  • Key member of Annual Base Pay Compensation Review for North America

Compensation Program Design

  • Define, design and maintain local Compensation concepts and policies within global frameworks, including creation and updating policy documents.  Example: new Sales Compensation and Commission programs
  • Implement, improve, and communicate local Compensation policies and programs.
  • Contribute to Global Compensation programs and projects as key extended team member

HR Business Partner Support and Engagement

  • Create comp package proposals for HRBP’s/ Line Management
  • Perform, review and consult on grading for HRBP’s for all Senior Director and above roles as well as on ad hoc requests

Executive Compensation

  • Participate in executive compensation topics through usage of relevant tools, programs and processes
  • Collaborate with GBS Hire-to-Retire organization to enable excellent administration of Compensation policies, tools and processes.

Data Reporting and Analysis

  • Define and execute local and functional reports.
  • Refine standardized reports to relevant analysis

Training, Communication and Change Management

  • Design and execute change management concepts for local, strategic and global Compensation programs
  • Provide technical and process trainings to HR where applicable
  • Create, prepare, deliver local/individual communications on global, local and strategic Comp programs
  • Upskill HR services on local Compensation & Benefits programs as neccessary
  • Upskill HRBP’s on global, local and strategic Compensation & Benefits programs.


  • Identification and implementation of new local legal requirements such as minimum wage laws
  • Ensure full compliance with legal, labour relations, tax and social insurance requirements
  • Define and execute locally relevant actions related to audit findings including follow-ups on action items


•    HR Services
•    Cross-Border Employment
•    HR Solutions
•    Compensation & Benefits
•    Rewards GEO teams
•    HR Business Partners
•    External consultants
•    Finance


•    Self-motivated, pro-active and continuous improvement mind-set
•    Strong customer focus and service-minded
•    Tolerance to ambiguity while working under pressure
•    Team player
•    Excellent presentation, communication and influence skills
•    Analytical and detail-oriented work style
•    Possession of end to end process thinking
•    Excellent command of English language preferred.
•    Excellent knowledge of MS-Office applications; strong Excel skillset
•    Cultural awareness & sensitivity: ability to flex style to suit differing cultural norms
•    Strong collaboration skills with the ability to create effective, deep and successful working relationships across all levels of the organization


•    Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and/or equivalent level of experience
•    Minimum of 6+ years of overall work experience within Rewards including Compensation
•    Strong Project Management and process design experience
•    Experience working in an international environment preferred
•    High level of affinity to and experience with Business computing solutions, ideally with SAP-HR
*Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at adidas means championing individual uniqueness and cultivating a culture of belonging in which everyone can create at their best. We embrace diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives and seek to create a workforce that reflects our consumers and communities.

*adidas offers robust and progressive medical, including HSA (Health Savings Account) with employer funding or FSA (Flexible Spending Account) options, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, adoption, with surrogate and fertility supportshort and long-term disability, and basic life and AD&D insurance, which can be supplemented with employee-paid coverage. Employees are able to enroll in adidas’ 401k plan and Stock Purchase Plan with employer match. Full-time employees are eligible for education assistance and generous Leave policies including 12 weeks of paid parental leave.

*Employees are eligible to earn an annual bonus based on both company and personal performance and RSU offering. Employees accrue prorated flexible time off in the amount .4388 hours per day that increases with years of service, eleven paid holidays throughout the calendar year and Service Time Off during milestone years.

*Employment at adidas is contingent upon providing COVID-19 vaccination status, although adidas will permit you to begin employment prior to submitting this information. adidas is an equal opportunity employer and will consider requests for accommodation in accordance with all relevant laws.

*We officially returned to office in a hybrid work environment, working 3 days in office and 2 days remote. The working location of this position is Portland, Oregon.

*Though our teammates hail from all corners of the world, our working language is English.

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