Compensation and Benefits Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-311947
    • Job Location: San Diego, CA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 10/16/2020
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Radford Job Code: 03242-03246
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Job Description

Kratos is looking for a Compensation and Benefits in the San Diego, CA area.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) develops and fields transformative, affordable technology, platforms, and systems for United States
National Security related customers, allies, and commercial enterprises.

At Kratos, we encourage an entrepreneurial spirit balanced with discipline. We work hard, and take care of our customers, employees and families. Recognized as
thought leaders in our industry, we are motivated by creating and delivering innovative solutions to our nation and global customers. We proactively build trusted
relationships with our peers, partners and customers, and take ownership for our actions—always striving to do the right thing.

Kratos offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), Paid Time Off,
Paid Holidays, Tuition Reimburesement, and more.

Job Description:
The Compensation and Benefits Manager is a hands-on role that provides an opportunity to manage all benefit and compensation programs and processes.
Responsibilities include: oversight of benefit practices, offerings and analytics designed to help ensure retention; and oversight of compensation philosophy
and pay practices to insure equitable and competitive employee compensation.

Role Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the planning, development, implementation and management for all benefits offerings through collaboration with HR staff and the appropriate Executive Team Leader(s), obtaining leadership/organizational buy-in to align with the organization’s strategic goals. 
• Continually analyze benefits policies and practices; ensure that programs are current with regard to trends, practices and costs.
• Review, and monitor contract provisions with vendors and service providers; Negotiate coverage, services and costs.
• Works on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives.
• Establishes and assures adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements.
• Responsible for the development, administration, communication and ongoing maintenance of policies and practices related to benefits and systems to ensure they meet organizational needs that are compliant.
• Provide consultative advice to HR business partners on benefits, policy and best practices.
• Build and maintain strong partnerships with a high level of effective interface with HR team members, Finance, Payroll, IT and Legal.
• Other duties as assigned or requested.

• Oversees the development, implementation, and maintenance of the company compensation programs, policies, and procedures.
• Oversees, supports and may participate in compensation activities such as annual salary survey input, pay structure analysis and maintenance, and related activities.
• Responsible for performance management:  Administers, configures, and maintains the performance management section of the HRIS system; provides communication regarding performance management schedule/timelines; provides training to and supports managers and employees with performance management questions.
• Maintains a working knowledge of federal and state legislation influencing compensation.
• Other duties as assigned or requested.

Experience and Skills

Education and Experience Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
• Minimum 8 years of experience in HR.
• In-depth experience and resourcefulness in benefits as well as compensation practices.
• Effective vendor management experience required.
• Multi-jurisdiction compensation experience required.
• Experience with a global company.
• Deep financial acumen and analytical skills.
• Strong Program/Project Management skills.
• Computer literacy, including all Microsoft Office applications and information systems to include manager and employee self-service applications
• Expertise in HRIS/payroll shared services best practices (ADP Vantage a plus).
• Experience with Radford Technology Survey a plus.
• CBP (Certified Benefits Professional) or CEBS (Certified Employee Benefit Specialist) is a plus.
• Public company and Defense industry experience a plus.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
• Must be able to maintain confidentiality and possess and maintain a high level of professionalism.
• Proven ability to capture, analyze and maintain benefit practices.
• Communicates effectively at all levels.
• Strong Continuous improvement mindset.
• Ability to lead and engage teams.
• Specialized knowledge of systems, benefits, and compliance related issues.
• Understanding of various methods of financing benefit plans and the impact on company financials, accounting, and payroll.
• Working knowledge of regulatory and legal requirements related to total rewards and systems.
• Effective and proven interpersonal relations a must: particularly tact, sensitivity, professionalism, confidentiality and diplomacy.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational and planning skills, including demonstrated ability to design and implement effective
 communications, handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, set goals and enforce deadlines, while maintaining flexibility to reassess and prioritize goals.
• Ability to influence others through leadership of team members and effective consultative advice to management.