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Sr Manager, Total Rewards & HRIS

Sonova Shared Services

Warrenville, Illinois 60555
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  • HRIS
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Company Overview:

Sonova Holding AG, headquartered in Stäfa, Switzerland, is the leading manufacturer of innovative hearing care solutions worldwide. The group operates through its core business brands – Phonak, Unitron, Advanced Bionics and Connect Hearing – and offers its customers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry – from hearing aids to cochlear implants to wireless communication solutions.

Founded in 1947, the company is currently present in over 90 countries across the globe and has a workforce of over 9,000 dedicated employees. It is a public company, traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange.


Position Overview:

The Sr. Manager, Total Rewards & HRIS position requires extensive experience developing and implementing effective compensation and benefits programs that drive desired behaviors, reward performance, and result in a competitive advantage for the employer. Further, extensive experience in evaluating, deploying and managing HRIS applications systems as well as providing analytics and reporting. This is a working manager position that requires strong analytical abilities along with highly effective communication skills. Demonstrated ability to engage with and influence the actions of others is essential to success in this role. Ability to work under general direction and exercise independence and initiative in meeting goals within prescribed timelines is critical. This position is a leadership role with 3-5 direct reports.

The position is based out of and will sit in Warrenville, IL.


Job responsibilities:


  • Researches, recommends and oversees administration of employee benefit programs
  • Develops cost control procedures to assure maximum coverage at the least possible cost to company and employee
  • Ensures policies and procedures align with programs benefits (i.e. leaves of absence).
  • Manages all employee benefits programs such as retirement plans; health and benefit supplemental plans (Dental, Vision Employee Assistance Program (EAP); term life insurance plans and all Leave plans including Short Term Disability (STD), Long Term Disability (LTD), etc. in a manner that supports the desire to become "an employer of choice."
  • Evaluates and compares existing company benefits with those of other employers by analyzing other plans, surveys, and other sources of information
  • Develops company cost information for new plans and makes recommendations to management concerning sharing of cost between employer and employee.
  • Conducts employee benefit meetings. Works with colleagues and/or vendors to manage open enrollment
  • Prepares benefit communications as needed including announcement materials, booklets, and other media for communicating new plans/changes to employees
  • Ensures company compliance with provisions of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and other regulatory agencies relative to benefits administration
  • Ensures compliance with and integration of all legally required and designated leave benefits, including Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Paid Family Leave (PFL), and Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL)
  • Reviews and approves benefit reconciliation reports and vendor billing statements.
  • Handles complex benefit inquiries and complaints to ensure quick, equitable, courteous resolution
  • Manages leaves of absence benefits and programs


  • Manages the compensation function for the organization. Plans, develops and implements new and revised compensation programs, policies and procedures in order to be responsive to the company's goals and competitive practices. Ensures, thorough audits, reports and personal contact, that company compensation programs are administered consistently and in compliance with company policies and regulations
  • Monitors the effectiveness of existing compensation policies, guidelines and procedures recommending compensation plan revision as well as new plans that are cost effective and consistent with compensation trends and company objectives; coordinates implementation and provides guidance to management
  • Partner with and become a trusted advisor to the HR team and business leaders to align compensation strategy with the performance review and career development process
  • Provides advice to management on pay decisions, policy and guideline interpretation and job evaluation including the design of creative solutions to specific compensation-related programs and job descriptions


  • Performs system research, including assisting in the review, testing and implementation of new HRIS system, maintenance and future upgrades
  • Partner with stakeholders and vendors develop data interfaces and systems integration
  • Develop an audit control process with key stakeholders (HRIS, Recruiting, Business Partners, Compensation, Benefits & Payroll)
  • Evaluate effectiveness of data security to ensure the confidentiality of employee data and secure processes for transmitting data externally and internally
  • Serve as principle liaison with technology departments on projects requiring IT support
  • Assist in the design and delivery of human capitol analytics reports & metrics to enable data based business decisions
  • Develop standardized reporting and reporting templates for HR processes
  • Work with functional users to create functional requirements for all reporting requests (self-service, HRIS reports, etc.)
  • Build and maintain processes to automate HR data reporting and management reporting tools


Work Experience/Skills/Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree, required; Master's Degree, SHRM Certification, preferred
  • 10+ years of compensation experience with in-depth knowledge of compensation best practices and benefits program experience with in-depth knowledge of all related matters
  • Knowledge of government regulations as they apply to compensation base and incentive compensation programs, company policies, and operations
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; proven ability to translate data to various audiences
  • 10+ years of team leadership; ability to motivate and develop
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, business acumen, critical evaluation, ethical practice and communication skills

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