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Compensation Specialist

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Date: Jun 10, 2021

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.

At Lubrizol, our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Read the cover story in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.


Lubrizol - North America (US) – Compensation Specialist


Lubrizol’s Human Resources (HR) division includes over 100 employees that provide HR expertise to maximize the contributions of Lubrizol’s people.  Currently, we are engaged in a multi-year HR Transformation project.  The HR Transformation project will enable changes to the HR division’s structure, work processes and technology on a global, regional and country level and provide the foundation to achieve world-class HR performance. 


As the HR Transformation project progresses, the Total Rewards team at Lubrizol has an opening position for a Compensation Specialist.  This role provides professional guidance, coordination, and support in the effective and consistent application of LZ Compensation philosophy. Administers and maintains various compensation-related initiatives, and coordinates and facilitates implementation of corporate-level compensation programs. Provides advice, training, and support to Human Resources Business Partners and the Site HR, as appropriate, in the application of compensation management principles, guidelines, procedures, and best practices.


Role Responsibilities


  • Acts as initial primary contact to resolve issues, review day to day compensation changes outside of manager's authority; provides coaching and guidance to HRBPs and Site HR for communicating Compensation programs and processes.
  • Administers step progressions programs and assists with preparing communications for annual compensation review and individual compensation decisions: Deploys timeline and activities, including tools and training material.
  • Provides research, analysis and resolutions on existing Compensation issues and provides analysis and recommendations on closed issues for continuous improvement.
  • Assists the Global Compensation Team administering compensation surveys and salary structures.
  • Administers Job Descriptions repository; audits quality of Job Descriptions and advises improvements.
  • Prepares systems for annual processes:
    • Loads salary budget / adjusted salary ranges, variable pay plans, etc.
    • Configures and tests systems for annual adjustments
    • Completes system and data updates for new and changed program.
  • Validates transmission of compensation adjustments, variable pay plans etc., to payroll and 3rd parties.


  • Runs calculations, such as bonus / incentive and payouts for groups and individuals and audits / resolves discrepancies and provides data to finance for accruals.




Skills, Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or similar or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of HR experience
  • 1-2 years in a Compensation COE or HR Shared Services environment (preferred)
  • Ability to handle confidential/sensitive information with discretion
  • Attention to detail, initiative, creativity.


Considered a Plus


  • Professional compensation certification(s)
  • Experience with HR systems (SAP-HCM, Success Factors)



Lubrizol Benefits

Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan
Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
Health Savings Account
Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave
Flexible work environment
Learn more at benefits.lubrizol.com




While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

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