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Senior Compensation Analyst

Date: Mar 29, 2021

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53222

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Serves as primary point of contact for the company’s compensation programs. Leads the day-to-day administration of the company’s compensation programs. Performs job evaluations and interfaces with the Human Resources Leadership Team regarding global leveling, market pricing and Job Profile Governance. Supports the administration of short-term, long-term, equity and sales incentive plans.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Interfaces with the Human Resources Leadership Team regarding all Job Profile Governance
  2. Conducts position evaluation and assignment of pay ranges in alignment with the overall compensation program and market competitiveness
  3. Collaborates with HR Business Partners, Finance and Payroll on the calculation of annual incentive plan and sales incentive plan payouts
  4. Assists with executive compensation, including overseeing the administration of equity plans by reviewing and reconciling equity grant spreadsheets
  5. Assists in ensuring compensation programs, plans and policies are compliant with government regulations, internal financial processes and legal requirements
  6. Negotiates, manages, and maintains third party relationships to support business requirements; including reviewing and making recommendations for purchase of compensation salary surveys and related systems
  7. Leads the analysis of compensation trends to develop annual merit budgets and to ensure the competitive position of the Company’s ability to attract and retain talent
  8. Collaborates with Organization Development and HRIS teams to leads the year-end compensation planning process.  Conducts analysis and develops reports summarizing the results of year-end process activity
  9. Assists in the delivery of communication on compensation related topics to HR Business Partners, Managers, and Employees as needed
  10. Collaborates with Legal and Finance to complete the Compensation Discussion & Analysis section of the annual Proxy
  11. Performs some managerial responsibilities which may include: planning, assigning and directing work, interviewing and coaching employees, assisting with performance management process
  12. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Superior analytical and critical thinking skills; ability to use those skills to define and solve complex problems quickly
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant U.S. laws and regulations related to compensation programs (i.e. FLSA, Equal Pay Act, Title VII, etc.) and some exposure to Int’l rules and regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to team with other departments and subject matter experts to deliver collaborative and successful outcomes on complicated issues
  • Clear, concise, professional and effective verbal and written communication skills, including ability to influence at various levels
  • Ability to successfully handle multiple priorities while meeting agreed upon deadlines
  • Solid business orientation and the ability to understand business issues and their interrelationship with compensation
  • Solid computer skills as well as online compensation administration tools, market survey online databases, and HR systems and report-writing required


Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • Five years of experience in compensation analysis required
  • Large global and/or manufacturing experience preferred
  • Previous experience administering international compensation programs preferred
  • Experience with sales incentives and/or commission plans strongly preferred 

Physical & Environmental Requirements


Briggs & Stratton, LLC, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, PowerBoss®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. 


Briggs & Stratton, LLC is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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