Manager, Compensation

Date: Feb 25, 2023

Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA, US

Company: Inland Empire Health Plans

Job Requisition ID: 8715 


Position Summary/Position


The Manager, Compensation will be actively involved in the planning, developing, implementing, and maintaining of new and revised compensation programs, policies, and procedures to align with IEHP’s goals and practices. Ensure IEHP’s compensation programs are consistently administered in compliance with internal policies and government regulations.  Lead and work alongside the compensation team to serve the business needs of our internal clients as it relates to position description development, compensation offers, position control oversight, and the performance review merit program. The Manager, Compensation will report to the Director, HR Total Rewards.

Major Functions (Duties and Responsibilities)


1. Manage the development, implementation, and administration of IEHP’s compensation practices and programs. Frequently review and update for relevance and accuracy for industry competitiveness and to support and drive IEHP’s culture.
2. Function as a hands-on contributor in the unit’s operational activities, including new hire offer evaluations, job family and functional job evaluations, merits, promotions, off-cycle adjustments, ad-hoc and cyclical market pricing. Provide compensation support for reorganizations, reclassifications, and related projects to enable business objectives and initiatives.
3. Develop, enhance, and implement salary grade structures, job levels and job families. Maintain ongoing competitiveness and effectiveness of salary ranges to the marketplace. Oversee audit results and benchmarking to recommend appropriate salary adjustment or alignment.
4. Partner with the compensation committee to manage, administer, and advise on all compensation related programs.  Assist with developing communication strategies and materials for compensation processes.
5. Collaborate with the team to enable HR systems to align with the administration of compensation functions such as salary grades, structures, FLSA classification, premium differentials, and other related data.
6. Manage the compensation staff including developing, training, and performance management.
7. Execute, develop, and lead the team in the process of compiling, preparing, and presenting data. Ensure compensation administration procedures are evaluated for efficiencies. 
8. Participate in and oversee the participation in salary surveys and compensation systems data updates and monitor salary survey data to ensure organizational compensation objectives are achieved. Conduct and analyze market salary studies as needed for various compensation benchmarking.
9. Oversee the annual performance review merit program and collaborate with the project team on system configuration.
10. Educate leaders on compensation best practices, ensuring consistency of the program and principles to support effective partnerships and business outcomes.
11. Ensure the organization is compliant with all applicable compensation-related regulations and standards.
12. Research and maintain knowledge of federal, state, and local compensation laws and regulation.

Major Functions (Duties and Responsibilities) Cont

Supervisory Responsibilities

Leader: Administers Hires, Terminations, and Performance Reviews

Experience Qualifications


Minimum six (6) years of progressive experience in compensation administration. Minimum two (2) years of leadership experience or in a lead capacity.

Preferred Experience

Education Qualifications


Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business, or relevant field from an accredited institution required.

Preferred Education


Master’s degree from an accredited institution preferred.

Professional Certification

PHR, SPHR, or CCP certification preferred.

Professional Licenses

Drivers License Required

Yes, must have a valid California Driver's License.

Knowledge Requirement


Requires knowledge of the administration of compensation. Knowledge of laws and regulations as they apply to base compensation programs and practices.  Knowledge of all federal, state, and local regulations and compliance requirements related to employee compensation. Must have an understanding FLSA standards, including overtime exemption requirements and duties test.  

Skills Requirement


Excellent verbal and written communication. Strong analytical skills. Strong computer proficiency and technical aptitude. Skilled in Microsoft Office products, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Teams, etc. Outstanding interpersonal skills to build and enhance internal and external relationships. Excellent time management skills. Strong leadership and team management skills.

Abilities Requirement


Ability to interpret and communicate data to various stakeholders. Ability to demonstrate discretion, good judgment, tactfulness, and diplomacy. Ability to plan and set priorities.  Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple activities concurrently. 

Commitment to Team Culture


The IEHP Team environment requires a Team Member to participate in the IEHP Team Culture. A Team Member demonstrates support of the Culture by developing professional and effective working relationships that include elements of respect and cooperation with Team Members, Members and associates outside of our organization.

Working Conditions


Position is eligible for Hybrid work location upon completing the necessary steps and receiving HR approval. All IEHP positions approved for telecommute or hybrid work locations may periodically be required to report to IEHP’s main campus for mandatory in-person meetings or for other business needs as determined by IEHP leadership.

Work Model Location


Physical Requirements

Keyboarding: Traditional - FREQUENTLY
Keyboarding: 10-Key - FREQUENTLY
Keyboarding: Touch-Screen - FREQUENTLY
Use of computer mouse - FREQUENTLY
Hearing: One-on-One - FREQUENTLY
Hearing: In a group - FREQUENTLY
Hearing: Over the Telephone/Cell Phone - FREQUENTLY
Communicate: Information/ideas verbally - FREQUENTLY
Communicate: Verbally engage with customer base - FREQUENTLY
Communicate: Give instructions, advise, warn, instruct - FREQUENTLY
Near Visual Acuity - FREQUENTLY
Perform complex and varied tasks - FREQUENTLY
Develop and maintain positive work relationships - FREQUENTLY
Adaptability: rate of change in work tasks - FREQUENTLY
Regular contacts: co-workers, supervisor - FREQUENTLY
Regular contacts: recurring clients - FREQUENTLY
Decision-making - FREQUENTLY
Lead/Influence Others - FREQUENTLY
Work review - FREQUENTLY
Rapid Pace of work - FREQUENTLY
Control of work pace - FREQUENTLY
Pace of work with faster/slower work periods - FREQUENTLY
Problem Solving - FREQUENTLY
Understand and follow direction - FREQUENTLY
Regular and reliable attendance - CONSTANTLY

A reasonable salary expectation is between $118,248.00 and $150,779.20, based upon experience and internal equity.

Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) is the largest not-for-profit Medi-Cal and Medicare health plan in the Inland Empire. We are also one of the largest employers in the region, designated as “Great Place to Work.” With a provider network of more than 5,000 and a team of more than 3,000 employees, IEHP provides quality, accessible healthcare services to more than 1.5 million members. And our Mission, Vision, and Values help guide us in the development of innovative programs and the creation of an award-winning workplace. As the healthcare landscape is transformed, we’re ready to make a difference today and in the years to come. Join our Team and make a difference with us! IEHP offers a competitive salary and stellar benefit package with a value estimated at 35% of the annual salary, including medical, dental, vision, team bonus, and state pension plan.

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles