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Compensation & Benefits Consultant, EMEA (m/f/d)

Date: 25-Mar-2021

Location: Berlin, DE, 10117

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45688


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.


Compensation & Benefits Consultant EMEA Corning’s Compensation & Benefits Center of Excellence (COE) is looking for a Compensation & Benefits Consultant to support the EMEA team. The role will focus on providing strategic and operational Compensation & Benefits support to Corning’s HR and business customers in the EMEA region, but in this multi-regional team, you may be asked to support our Americas team too.


Role Purpose: The purpose of this position is to provide strategic and operational compensation and benefits consultation and support to Corning and its business units. This position is focused (but not limited) on the EMEA region to ensure that:

  • COE programs/processes/policies support the attraction and retention of the number and type of talent required to execute corporate strategy
  • COE programs/processes/policies establish and reinforce Corning Values and positive work environment, while complying with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • COE key stakeholders fully understand the value, benefit, and use of COE programs/processes/policies. Ensures standards and guidelines are understood and consistently applied
  • COE programs/processes/policies meet or beat quality and delivery expectations
  • Financial decisions and recommendations support top quartile cost performance objectives while maintaining appropriate levels of HR service delivery
  • Compensation and benefit programs are aligned with Corning’s overall Total Reward philosophy and framework


Role Responsibilities:

  • Develop excellent working relationships with business unit HR 
  • Managing the annual process of salary survey participation and the creation of salary ranges for use by our businesses.
  • Make recommendations to business unit HR and managers regarding base salary levels, appropriate grading, and total compensation opportunity.
  • Conduct routine reviews of the external markets to ensure that Corning is participating in the most competitive and appropriate surveys and makes recommendations on new surveys, tools and resources.
  • Provide analytical expertise.
  • Provide “in-house consultant” services to Corning Business Units around competitive compensation and benefits practices to ensure they align with their strategic objectives.
  • Obtain a functional knowledge related to compensation and benefits in areas of compliance, legal and audit.
  • Ensure that the governance and administration of various compensation and benefits programs are in compliance with established guidelines, processes, and procedures.
  • Implement/deliver new programs to our business units.
  • Partner with the COE Communications Manager and develops training/communication materials.


Required Education/Experience:

  • For this role we are looking for a HR and/or Compensation & Benefits professional at a Bachelor or Master education level and with 3-5 years of experience.
  • You should have a good understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices and standards related to compensation and benefits, and knowledge of industry practices.
  • You should have worked with and understand the importance of HRIS systems (we work with SuccessFactors).
  • You must be a result-focused team player with proven analytical, communication and influencing skills, who is inquisitive, able to learn quickly and keen to throw yourself into new experiences.
  • You should be able to manage multiple and sometimes competing priorities, working as part of a diverse, often virtual/remote, global team.