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Director Compensation and Benefits

Elkay Manufacturing

Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
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Our goal at Elkay is to inspire everyday – customers, employees…and the employees of tomorrow. We focus on doing the right thing so we can be in business forever. Our values-driven culture emphasizes investing in people and treating them like part of the family. We’re financially-stable and privately-owned with a solid reputation for ethics, integrity, giving back, and providing an engaging, inclusive environment where careers flourish and grow.


It’s Elkay’s people who really give us our edge. We empower our employees to take the lead in delivering Elkay’s exceptional customer experience. Our commitment to our people is a recipe for success that has fueled our growth from a three-person shop in 1920 to one of today’s leading international suppliers of plumbing, water delivery and cabinetry products. If you’re ready for a new career challenge where everything you do will make a difference, talk to us about joining the Elkay family.


Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Director Compensation and Benefits for our growing organization is responsible for the design, development, administration and communication of Elkay’s compensation, benefits and wellness programs. The successful candidate will ensure that all plans are contemporary, competitive and in compliance. They will also lead the HRIS and payroll teams, leveraging a brand new Workday HCM system implemented 10/1/17!


Specific responsibilities include the following:


  • Ensure competitiveness of non-exempt and exempt base salary and incentive programs throughout the organization.
  • Serve as consultant to the Compensation and Human Resources Committee for all facets of executive compensation and benefits with the Board of Directors.                                
  • Monitor the competitiveness and cost effectiveness of the organization’s benefit and wellness programs and modify design as needed.   Develop effective employee communications. Serve as Plan Administrator for all benefit plans.
  • Design, administer and communicate the organization’s short term and long term incentive programs, along with sales bonus and commission programs.
  • Serve on the M&A team for due diligence and acquisition integration.
  • Manage all aspects of Elkay’s retirement plans including serving as member of the Investment Committee, making recommendations on Retirement and Savings Plan investments, administration and compliance.
  • Design, administer and communicate Elkay’s Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation and SERP plans.
  • Manage internal HRIS and payroll functions and related technology integrations, external vendor interfaces, and timekeeping. 





  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related field required; Master’s degree preferred. Professional certifications preferred.

  • 10+ years of human resources leadership experience including responsibility for multiple direct reports required. Experience should include compensation management, benefits, HRIS and payroll preferably in a manufacturing environment at the corporate level.       Strong staff management skills in performance management, coaching, developing, and assessing talent a must.
  • Prior experience administering and designing executive compensation and benefits, working with a Board of Directors including the Investment Committee, and experience serving as the Plan Administrator for Health, Welfare and 401(k) Plans required.
  • Prior experience with HRIS and payroll management also required. Workday HRIS experience preferred.

  • Acquisition due diligence and integration experience also required.

  • Strong collaboration skills to build effective alliances and teams essential.

  • Understanding the benefit needs of a diverse and multi-generational workforce a must.

  • Experience with hourly manufacturing incentive plans (gain sharing) and union plans also required.

  • Experience with compliance related audits and related finance and tax filings essential.

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