Sr. Manager Variable Compensation

Website Camping World

Camping World Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Lincolnshire, IL, (together with its subsidiaries) is America’s largest retailer of RVs and related products and services. Our vision is to build a long-term legacy business that makes RVing fun and easy, and our Camping World and Good Sam brands have been serving RV consumers since 1966.

We strive to build long-term value for our customers, employees, and shareholders by combining a unique and comprehensive assortment of RV products and services with a national network of RV dealerships, service centers and customer support centers along with the industry’s most extensive online presence and a highly trained and knowledgeable team of employees serving our customers, the RV lifestyle, and the communities in which we operate. We also believe that our Good Sam organization and family of programs and services uniquely enable us to connect with our customers as stewards of the RV enthusiast community and the RV lifestyle. With RV sales and service locations in 42 states, Camping World has grown to become the prime destinations for everything RV.

Senior Manager of Variable Compensation

Job Overview:

Camping World & Good Sam is seeking a collaborative, growth-oriented Senior Manager of Variable Compensation to join our total rewards team. This individual will be responsible for managing all aspects of the design, development, implementation and administration of the variable and incentive compensation programs to support our total rewards strategy and objectives. This position will be located in Lincolnshire, IL.


  • Partner with business, accounting and HR Business Partners as the primary lead in planning, developing, communicating and administering all variable and incentive pay plans for sales, service and retail positions
  • Create and maintain relevant variable pay plan documents and ensure adherence to compensation strategies
  • Collect and analyze industry compensation data and conduct market analysis; Consult as a subject matter expert to ensure compensation recommendations are aligned and relevant to both the market and internal equity.
  • Recommend and implement new systems, tools, processes, and procedures to continually improve the administration of variable and incentive compensation; partner with HR Operations and IT to manage compensation structure, business processes and job profile data in HCM system
  • Promote an understanding of compensation philosophy, practices, and administration across all levels of the organization. Create compensation materials and training to illustrate and communicate variable and incentive compensation related information and changes
  • Evaluate and maintain positions, job classifications, job levels, salary ranges, and FLSA statuses to be compliant and maintain consistency and alignment with our compensation philosophy
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition team to ensure recruiters have the necessary information and tools to review and extend offers to candidates
  • Partner with compensation team to develop compensation programs, policies, plans and processes
  • Support annual merit and bonus cycle processing

Critical Success Factors (or Skills & Abilities):

  • Execute projects quickly, with strong attention to detail and follow-through
  • Strong knowledge of the regulatory landscape on pay practices and laws
  • Gains trust by creating positive relationships, understanding business objectives, exercising good judgment, and delivering on commitments.
  • Effectively manages multiple high-priority tasks and works well under heavy deadline pressure in a fast-paced, high growth environment
  • Learns quickly, independently acquires knowledge on new subjects in a short timeframe, knows when to ask for help
  • Communicates information in a clear and concise manner, orally and in writing, in a style, tone, and manner appropriate for the audience
  • Resourceful and energized by new challenges and opportunities
  • Performs with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience working for a publicly-traded company

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or minimum 10 years’ experience in base pay, commissions, short-term and long-term incentives, job evaluations, benchmarking and market analysis; retail or dealership industry experience preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of compensation practices and theory including experience in compensation program design and project management
  • Advanced competency in Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Power Point) and an HRIS system
  • Experience in sourcing and implementing incentive compensation systems/software

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times
  • Up to 10% travel required

Full-time associates are offered a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, PTO, 401k and more! Part-time associates are offered access to dental & vision coverage! For more information please visit:

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age (40 and over), disability, veteran or uniformed service-member status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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