Manager Compensation

Website ALDI USA

Our Human Resources Department is focused on ALDI’s most valuable asset: our people. With teams including Administration, Employee Communications, Payroll & Benefits, Human Resource Information Systems, Legal, Risk & Security, Recruitment and Training & Development, HR makes sure that ALDI continues to employ talented and motivated people that are focused on preserving the supportive culture we’re known for.

In this role, the Compensation Manager (Human Resources) will be responsible for developing programs to achieve our targeted compensation strategy and leading the implementation of our annual programs. The ideal candidate for this role will be required to partner on process improvement initiatives across functional areas of HR including payroll, recruiting, and HR Information Systems. In this role, you will act as the business liaison for compensation project requests based on the needs of the business.  To be successful in this role, you will need to have strong collaboration skills with internal and external stakeholder, a working understanding of compensation principles and best practices and project management experience supporting HR Compensation requests.  The objective of this role is to lead various transformational projects within compensation as this area continues to grow within ALDI.  If selected for the role, you will be joining an already established team, that is focused on supporting all HR compensation department needs.

Position Type: Full-Time
Work Location: Naperville, IL
This role is eligible to participate in ALDI’s Hybrid Work Program, which allows remote work up to 3 days per week (i.e., work remotely up to 3 days per week; work in-office at least 2 days per week).

Duties and Responsibilities:
Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

• Develops and manages ALDI’s overall compensation program, including documenting and maintaining a targeted compensation strategy.
• Ensures the training, development, and performance of their team’s staff to retain a motivated, professional workforce that achieves their career objectives.
• Recruits and recommends qualified employees for their team’s staff positions.
• Establishes, communicates and evaluates job responsibilities and performance expectations to their team to ensure mutual understanding of desired results.
• Understands the overarching company strategy while communicating and modeling the core values of the organization to create a sense of teamwork and membership among employees.
• Provides guidance to the business on pay decisions, compensation policy and guideline interpretation, and job evaluation, including the design of creative solutions to specific
compensation-related programs.
• Recommends plan revisions, as well as new plans that are cost-effective and consistent with compensation trends and company objectives; coordinates implementation and provides guidance to team members.
• Consults with leadership on the development of their team’s strategy.
• Advises leadership to source external vendors for applicable services when appropriate.
• Liaises with applicable areas of the business to ensure timely and efficient communication flow.
• Consults with the business to effectively design and streamline applicable processes within the organization.
• Keeps up-to-date on external best practices and relevant changes to their field/area; communicates updates to leadership.
• Supervises the participation in, conducts, and/or purchases exempt and nonexempt salary surveys to ensure corporate compensation objectives are achieved.
• Ensures compensation programs are consistently administered in compliance with company policies and government regulations through audits and legal reports.
• Monitors and updates existing compensation policies, guidelines, and procedures.
• Manages their team by driving projects and tasks to completion through effective prioritization, work planning, resource allocation, and cross-functional collaboration.
• Identifies cost-saving opportunities and potential process improvements.
• Serves as the primary link between their team’s staff and leadership to ensure understanding of company goals, objectives, and opportunities for improvement.
• Other duties as assigned.

Job-specific Competencies:

• Consistently demonstrates the ALDI Acts Competencies as outlined for the role.
• Ability to recommend, interpret, and/or apply company policies and procedures.
• Gives attention to detail and follows instruction.
• Ability to develop rapport, trust, and open communication that enhances the growth and job performance of direct reports.
• Understands the history, strategy, organizational authority, interdependence of job duties, products, systems, and services of the company.
• Conflict management skills.
• Effective time and resource management; maximizes productivity.

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources, or a related field required.
• A minimum of 6 years of progressive experience in Compensation and retail operations required.
• Or, a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.
• Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) preferred.

Physical Requirements:

• Work may be performed in an office, remote office or a combination of both where a computer and office equipment may be used as needed to perform duties.
• Regularly required to sit, reach, grasp, stand and move from one area to another.
• Constantly and repeatedly use keyboard/mouse.
• Occasionally required to push, pull, bend, lift and move up to 25 lbs.


• Minimal travel required as needed for job related duties such as training, project work and administrative tasks.

ALDI offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • PerkSpot National Discount Program

In addition, eligible employees are offered:

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Generous Vacation Time & 7 Paid Holidays
  • Up to 6 Weeks Paid Parental Leave at 100% of pay
  • Up to 2 Weeks Paid Caregiver Leave at 100% of pay
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life, Dependent Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Term Life Insurance

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ALDI is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other protected characteristic. Employment may be contingent upon ALDI’s receipt of an acceptable and job-related drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

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