Global Compensation Manager

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MKS Instruments enables technologies that transform our world. We deliver foundational technology solutions to leading edge semiconductor manufacturing, electronics and packaging, and specialty industrial applications. We apply our broad science and engineering capabilities to create instruments, subsystems, systems, process control solutions and specialty chemicals technology that improve process performance, optimize productivity and enable unique innovations for many of the world’s leading technology and industrial companies. Our solutions are critical to addressing the challenges of miniaturization and complexity in advanced device manufacturing by enabling increased power, speed, feature enhancement, and optimized connectivity. Our solutions are also critical to addressing ever-increasing performance requirements across a wide array of specialty industrial applications. Additional information can be found at

A Day in Your Life at MKS:

This role will provide support for existing global compensation programs, along with new opportunities to design and implement the resources for effective harmonization and administration of global compensation programs. Working closely with Regional C&B leaders and HR Business Partners, this role will assess labor market trends, competitive practices and benchmarking to then present findings and recommendations to leadership. This role will require project leadership for owning global compensation processes and resources, involved with M&A integrations and other business initiatives. This is both a strategic and hands-on role for someone who is a strong problem-solver, has exceptional project leadership, agility with detailed financial analysis and an innate continuous improvement mindset.

*This position can be a hybrid role of some remote (M & F) and onsite days (Tu – Th) each week once initial onboarding is completed. The role must be based within commuting distance to MKS Corporate HQ in Andover, MA.

You Will Make an Impact By:

  • Design and implement compensation programs, policies and procedures that are compelling, competitive, harmonized, well-communicated, locally compliant and equitable.
  • Global management of the Workday Advanced compensation tools and global process owner for global compensation planning including annual bonus payouts.
  • Key owner for the management and continuous improvement of the MKS job architecture including country salary grades and global pay ranges. Includes ongoing management of global job catalog.
  • Conduct robust and meaningful analysis for management to use in making decisions related to compensation programs.
  • Manage global survey participation and submission, monitor and evaluate benchmark data, trend information and economic projections related to similar jobs in comparable industries and recommend changes as appropriate to maintain a competitive market position and internal equity.
  • Create policies and proactive procedures to ensure global compliance and the achievement of equitable and competitive employee compensation.
  • Responsible for creating and sustaining effective communications regarding compensation programs and offerings; including compensation guidelines/toolkits and training materials for HRBPs and People managers.
  • Participate in other Compensation, HR and business projects including integrations of M&A, as needed.

What will you bring to the team, along with your curiosity is:

  • Bachelor’s degree with Finance, Accounting, Economics and/or Mathematics preferred emphasis
  • Minimum of 6 years of global compensation experience
  • Demonstrated experience providing strategic direction, planning, and requirements to execute the design, implementation, communication, and administration of the company’s global compensation programs.
  • Critical thinking skills with the ability to research and analyze data drawn from multiple sources to find problems and make effective recommendations and influence decisions
  • Ability to translate the technical nature of compensation for clear stakeholder understanding.
  • Demonstrated experience with Workday.

Supervisory Scope:

  • Reporting Relationships: Reporting into Senior Director, Global Compensation and Benefits.

We are interested in a qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we will not be sponsoring work visas for this position, at this time.

MKS is an equal opportunity employer, including disability, veteran status and all categories protected by law. Please review our EOE statements for additional details. MKS is generally only hiring candidates who reside in states where we are registered to do business.


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MKS Instruments, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries (“MKS”) is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer: diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. We win as a team and are committed to recruiting and hiring qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), religion, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability or handicap, marital status, membership in the uniformed services, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law. Hiring decisions are based on merit, qualifications and business needs. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with applicable law and company policies.  MKS is generally only hiring candidates who reside in states where we are registered to do business.

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