Senior Compensation Manager

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website Avantor

The Opportunity:

Avantor is looking for a Senior Compensation Manager – Americas to join our organization, as strategic consultant to HR Business Partners and Business Leaders on compensation matters across North and South America.

This role will be a full-time, remote position.

What we’re looking for

  • Education: College degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Experience: A minimum of 8 years of Human Resources experience preferred with an emphasis on compensation.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills
  • Must have a proven track record of relationship building with both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to approach work with a process orientation, exercise good judgment and communicate effectively with all those employed by the organization.
  • Strong written and oral communication and interaction skills are required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel (including vlookup, pivot tables) and PowerPoint are essential.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities, and work independently and proactively.

How you will thrive and create an impact

  • Plays an active role in implementing the compensation strategy and leading the projects –  annual benchmarking/pre-planning, salary structure, statutory wage planning, bonus design/harmonization and global job levelling.
  • Collaborates and educate HR partners, Talent Acquisition, leadership teams and other stakeholders to understand the effectiveness of existing compensation programs, procedures, and systems developing pay strategies that are responsive to market compensation trends and company objectives.
  • Works with the HR Business Partners to evaluate and audit positions within the organization to ensure consistent and equitable compliance across all levels, as well as competitive pay levels with relevant external markets.
  • Ensures Company compensation programs and policies comply with all relevant government regulations, laws, employment standards, and agreements with labor unions.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of Compensation governance framework, existing programs and policies, providing analytics and recommending process and design enhancements that are cost-effective.
  • Leads compensation processes including: global market pricing activities, salary structure updates, the annual pay review budgeting and planning cycle, and the company’s annual incentive plans.
  • Provides Internal and external market insights, advice on pay decisions, policy and guideline interpretation and job evaluation including the design of creative solutions to specific compensation-related issues.
  • May assist with ongoing maintenance of various compensation programs including updates in our global HRIS system, job description posting process, survey participation, etc.
  • Manage and coach the Americas compensation team in consulting with HR partners and the business on pay decisions, policy and guideline interpretation, applying a consistent framework in providing advice on compensation-related business and retention needs.
  • Oversee vendor relations and budgeting within the compensation cost center.
  • Collaborate with the US Benefits team, Regional Compensation team, and Executive Compensation team to enhance compensation effectiveness
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Why Avantor?

Dare to go further in your career. Join our global team of 14,000+ associates whose passion for discovery and determination to overcome challenges relentlessly advances life-changing science.

The work we do changes people’s lives for the better. It brings new patient treatments and therapies to market, giving a cancer survivor the chance to walk his daughter down the aisle. It enables medical devices that help a little boy hear his mom’s voice for the first time. Outcomes such as these create unlimited opportunities for you to contribute your talents, learn new skills and grow your career at Avantor.

We are committed to helping you on this journey through our diverse, equitable and inclusive culture which includes learning experiences to support your career growth and success. At Avantor, dare to go further and see how the impact of your contributions set science in motion to create a better world. Apply today!

Pay Transparency:

The expected pre-tax pay for this position is

$117,000.00 – $195,000.00

Actual pay may differ depending on relevant factors such as prior experience and geographic location.

EEO Statement:

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision.

3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

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