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Compensation Consultant Americas

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Date: Sep 4, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 48665


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.

The global Human Resource (HR) Function provides an integrated talent management system that delivers a workforce that is Corning's competitive differentiator in the global marketplace.

HR provides service offerings that align solutions to business challenges by ensuring the programs are Effective, Efficient, Global, Scaleable, and Repeatable.  Corning’s Values are operationalized by the HR Function through the facilitation of Talent Management offerings, as well as programs and processes that aid in making Corning’s Values visible.

Corning’s Compensation & Benefits Center of Excellence (COE) is looking for a Compensation Consultant to support the Americas compensation team.


The primary purpose of this role will be to provide direct labor/hourly operational and analytical compensation support to Corning’s Compensation team in the Americas region and its HR and business customers. As this role is in a multi-regional team, it may also be asked to support the EMEA team as well. This position is based in Corning NY, United States. This position will 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:

  • Responsible for the development and management of all direct labor/hourly compensation pay programs and policies for all U.S. union and union-free locations.
  • Responsible for overseeing and executing annual salary review / compensation planning to include tool development, testing, business and plant HR training, and end-to-end process data analysis.
  • Provide compensation analysis work when requested by BUHR or COE (e.g., union-free hourly grade movement recommendations, total compensation analysis for union-free hourly positions, compensation program survey completion, compensation cost analysis for project initiatives, etc.).
  • Become an expert in union hourly compensation wage analysis, processes, and procedures.
  • Provide “in-house consultant” services to Plant HR managers, Shared Services, Employee Relations COE, and Talent Acquisition COE around union-free hourly and union policy and pay interpretation, compensation analysis, progressions, compensation dispute resolution, and job analysis.
  • Ownership of the U.S. Job Evaluation process for union and union-free hourly jobs, to include office of record of all evaluations, training program ownership, answer questions from the field, and ensure overall compliance with each of the evaluation programs.
  • Obtain functional knowledge related to compensation in areas of compliance, legal, and audit.
  • Ensure that the governance and administration of various compensation programs comply with established guidelines, processes, procedures, and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Develop excellent working relationships with business unit and plant HR, Shared Services, and other HR COEs.
  • Implement/deliver new programs or trainings to our business HR units.
  • Provide additional program ownership and/or support for global programs as appropriate or delegated.
  • Partner with the COE Communications Manager to develop training/communication materials.


Required Education/Experience: Ideal candidates are HR professionals with a bachelor’s degree in related field, with 5+ years of compensation management experience. Experience working in a manufacturing setting and having direct labor compensation management/analysis experience is a plus. Candidates should have experience with and understanding of the importance of HRIS systems and can learn these systems quickly (e.g., SAP SuccessFactors, UKG Kronos, etc.). Finally, the ideal candidate is a high-energy and result-focused team player with proven analytical, excel, and communication skills, who is inquisitive, able to learn quickly and keen to throw oneself into new experiences.


Some travel (10%) may be required to U.S. manufacturing sites for job evaluation purposes.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Corning