• Senior Advisor, Compensation

    Job Locations US-CO-Loveland
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/24/2018 2:38 PM)
    System ID
    Job Category
    Human Resources, Legal & Other Experienced Professionals
    Business Unit
  • Job Description

    Senior Advisor, Compensation, Loveland, CO

    Why work at Nutrien? Great question!

    Safety is a core value at Nutrien. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

    While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

    In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

    Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

    Reporting to the Director, Total Rewards in Calgary, this is a full-time regular position which plays a key role in the communication, design and oversight of Nutrien’s base pay and incentive compensation programs across the globe, with primary focus in the US. This key position is part of our Total Rewards Center of Excellence.


    Nutrien requires a highly-skilled Compensation professional with expertise in a wide variety of compensation programs for all employee levels. As a key member of the Total Rewards team, the successful candidate will support the Business Partner community in the delivery of the compensation programs to leaders and employees, ensuring Nutrien’s workforce is positioned competitively and administered internally in an effective and equitable manner. This position provides subject matter expertise on wage rate, base pay, short and long-term incentives, as well as sales incentive plans for executive, staff and hourly employees.  Relationship building and communication skills are critical to the success of this role as this position will interface with and provide guidance to multiple stakeholders outside of the Total Rewards Center of Excellence such as:

    • HR Business Partners
    • HR Shared Service Centre Employees
    • Finance Specialists
    • Nutrien Business Leaders
    • Third-party consultants and data providers

    Key Tasks:

    • Provide guidance and expertise to HR Business Partners in their efforts to support the business in issues related to compensation.
    • Participate in and contribute to the design and development of compensation policies and programs, including communication and implementation processes.
    • Lead efforts to transfer knowledge on compensation programs and processes across the business through transparent discussion and effective listening.
    • Monitor regulatory changes and competitive practices through independent research and networking with external peers and bring forward recommendations for discussion.
    • Recommend survey participation and complete U.S. survey submissions.
    • Complete the annual competitive analysis of U.S. based positions and develop new program recommendations reflecting that analysis.
    • Participate in the preparation of materials for the Human Resources & Compensation Committee of the Board.
    • Provide subject-matter expertise to the HR Shared Service Center in the administration of the compensation framework within the HRIS (SAP).
    • Contribute to the corporate budgeting and accrual process for compensation related spending.


    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Demonstrated ability to influence outcomes with stakeholders at all levels.
    • Strong change management and leadership skills.
    • Exceptional analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
    • Ability to formulate recommendations and work with a high degree of autonomy.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to work effectively under tight timelines.
    • High level of computer proficiency (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).


    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related discipline required.
    • At least 15 years of broad human resources experience, with no less than 10 years in compensation program design and administration.
    • Demonstrated experience working with and influencing others to resolve complex and sensitive compensation challenges.
    • Experience successfully leading projects from concept through design, communication and systems implementation.
    • Experience in using software tools to extract, analyze and present data (experience with SAP HR preferred).


    Nutrien is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.  This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

    If this sounds like a good match, apply now. This job will remain posted until filled. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies.

    While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


    **EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/veteran


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