Compensation Director

Locations: Chelmsford, MA; Placeholder, MA


ZOLL Medical is a growing, innovation-driven company on the forefront of delivering medical devices to save lives, and software solutions to improve efficiency. With customers in more than 140 countries, we continue to expand our reach, as well as our product offerings. Hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS), and others trust us to provide high-quality products and exceptional customer service. ZOLL products are used every day across the globe to save the lives of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest. From Real CPR Help® technology—an industry first—to the world’s only wearable defibrillator, our capabilities and features set us apart. But none of this would be possible without the motivation and dedication of ZOLL employees, and we’re invested in their success.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Join our team. It’s a great time to be a part of ZOLL!

Job Summary:

The Compensation Director will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for the compensation function and implementing that strategy for the company on a global basis. This position will establish, plan, develop and implement new compensation programs, policies and procedures to be responsive to the company's goals and competitive practices. The position will provide consultative direction to business leaders and the HR community.  The Compensation Director will also be responsible for ensuring that company compensation programs are consistently administered in compliance with company policies and government regulations. As this function grows, this role will have supervisory responsibilities for member(s) of the compensation team.

Essential Functions:

  • Establish the compensation structure and governance within ZOLL by designing and leading the execution of compensation programs such as annual merit and step-increase processes, salary bands, and incentive programs.  Set strategy and guide, direct and oversee administration of base salary and incentive compensation programs.

  • Provide leadership and guidance across the organization on major compensation initiatives linking programs to overall compensation philosophy, corporate culture, and results. Use expertise and influence to ensure our programs provide a competitive total reward package for our employees.

  • Oversee participation in and use of salary surveys to ensure corporate compensation programs are competitive.  Use salary survey data and comp expertise to recommend appropriate comp positioning for key roles.

  • Consult with leadership and partner with HR staff regarding compensation principles and practices.

  • Establish and manage a job evaluation process, ensuring the consistent valuation of key job attributes and integration of market data.

  • Ensure jobs are audited for content and reflect accurate and current job responsibilities, activities, duties and requirements.

  • Maintain external perspective on trends, best practices, economic conditions, and applicable regulations.  Ensure compliance with state and federal wage and hour laws.

  • Work with business leaders in the development of incentive programs to meet specific business and role needs. Aid HR senior leaders in aligning the organization’s programs as much as possible.

  • Use metrics to analyze and monitor the effectiveness of compensation programs.  Based on analysis, identify trends, issues and opportunities.  Propose and present solutions to enhance effectiveness.

  • Provide leadership and direction to members of the compensation team.

  • Establish training content and oversee delivery of training for HR, business leaders and employees, as appropriate.

Skills Requirements:

  • Compensation experience over a broad spectrum of exempt and non-exempt constituents

  • Solid understanding of FLSA classification and the ability make determinations

  • Strong analytical orientation coupled with the ability to interpret data, identify trends, and convey findings to all levels of the company

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to challenge, persuade and negotiate with all levels of management

  • Ability to hire and lead a team of compensation partners/analysts

  • Experience designing and implementing compensation programs from scratch

  • Strategic thinking and ability to translate strategy to realistic implementation plans

  • Exceptional Project Management skills to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously

  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills

  • Significant Workday skills, capable of designing and implementing compensation programs and processes

Required/Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in business, human resources or related field

  • 8-10+ years of progressively responsible experience in compensation

  • Knowledge of government regulations as they apply to compensation base and incentive compensation programs, company policies, and operations

  • Professional certification in compensation or related field a plus

  • Experience in global compensation a plus

  • Knowledge of payroll processes and fundamentals/payroll experience a plus

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of

activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties,

responsibilities, and activities will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change

with business necessity.  Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

ZOLL Medical Corporation appreciates and values diversity.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.