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Compensation and Benefits Consultant

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Date: Apr 12, 2021

Location: Shanghai, 31, CN, 200031

Company: Corning

Internal Corning Employees are provided the opportunity to review global job openings for potential interest. However, they are encouraged to do so with the understanding that whether or not they will be considered a candidate for positions located outside their geographic area (city, country, region) will depend on a number of factors such as the availability of local subject matter expertise or qualified talent, the need to obtain and availability of work authorization, costs associated with internal transfer, etc. It will be the decision of the hiring organization whether to permit employees applying outside the local area where the opening exists to be considered a candidate for that opening. It is recommended employees wishing to apply for job openings at Corning make their supervisor aware of their interest before formally applying.


Purpose of Position


Actively participates in the development and deployment of short-term and long-term strategies for China and Hong Kong.  In addition, participate in several global/regional initiatives as required.  Ensures the overall integrity and guiding principles of the Company’s Total Rewards programs are maintained.


A key business partner to Business Unit HRs and all of the Company’s businesses in the supported countries focusing on providing training, the related tools and communications that supports our overall Total Rewards Strategy.


Conducts a variety of compensation and benefits related analyses and provides recommendations in areas such as external market competitiveness, internal equity, compensation and benefits program design effectiveness, organizational structure, and job evaluation.


Acts as subject matter expert for all benefit, perquisite plans (e.g. defined contribution, defined benefit, death, medical, social insurances, business travel, disability, insurance, service awards, car benefits, etc.). 


Participates actively as a team member within the Worldwide Compensation and Benefits Center of Excellence representing supported countries and the Company overall.


Major Responsibilities and On-Going Tasks


Responsible for performing support activities to develop, implement and administer compensation and benefit policies and programs under the supervision of the Total Rewards Manager, China & Hong Kong.


May solve routine problems, established policies and procedures.  Contacts are primarily within the HR functions and external C&B vendors


Participates in C&B surveys, Identifies, compiles, and prepares appropriate data for survey submittals.  Reviews and analyzes survey results in light of internal jobs and pay levels and develops related salary ranges and recommendations. Prepare and compile survey data based on ad-hoc requests.


Conducts Total Remuneration studies and recommend any changes based on the Company’s overall Total Rewards approach, business needs, local competitive market and legal compliance.


Assists in the development, deployment, ongoing administration, and documentation of compensation and benefits policies and programs, recommends and implements changes

in methods or procedures.


Assists in developing plan designs and presentations that are presented to HR and the business leaders about policy changes for agreement and approval.


Audits the organization’s use of various compensation programs to ensure policy conformance and regulatory compliance.  Maintains a sound working knowledge of laws relating to compensation and benefits and their application to the business.


Participates in global/regional projects and processes as required. Conducts training & communications, problem solving and responds to queries, liaises with local business unit HR teams as needed.


Provides various analytical support as required and ensure timely and accurate reporting and analysis are delivered.


Acts as the key interface between the Company and its compensation and benefits vendors in the supported countries including policy changes, annual renewals, exception management and other related duties. 


Works under general supervision and operates with substantial latitude of un-reviewed action and decision making within the overall guiding principals of the Company’s Total Rewards framework.



Key Decision Areas


Plan design changes, their impact and implementation options and costing.


Compensation and benefit system designs, procedures and process improvement.


Typical Qualifications


Bachelor or Master’s degree with 8 plus years relevant work.


Possess strong quantitative and analytical skills.


Solid command of PC tools such as spreadsheets software, database software, human resource information system, Power Point, Word and other related programs.


Strong consulting, communication and presentation skills both verbally and written in English and Mandarin.


Travel within the Asia region and internationally as required by project and work demands.  Participate on a number of conference calls within and outside of the normal working hours as required.


Payroll and/or HR generalist experience is an additional asset that will be considered in the overall selection criteria.