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HR Analyst, Compensation and Operations

St. Louis, MO, USA Req #521
Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Position Summary: 

As the HR Analyst, Compensation and Operations, you will be responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of compensation programs and policies in alignment with UniGroup’s strategy to ensure programs and practices are market competitive and legally compliant This position will stay in close collaboration with the Strategic HR Business Partners and business leaders across UniGroup to provide compensation consultation, making it a critical and strategic focus area within our organization. The HR Analyst will hold a critical role in supporting the development and management of organizational job architecture, ensuring a consistent and positive experience for leaders and employees alike. Reporting to the Director, Total Rewards, the HR Analyst will also support compensation programs such as deferred compensation plan, key leader incentives, employee incentives, and data collection and analysis for Compensation Committee in support of Total Rewards tactics and strategies. 


In addition to a focus on compensation, the HR Analyst, Compensation and Operations will advance business continuity in Total Rewards by learning payroll practices. The role will serve as a backup to our Payroll Analyst, as needed, in the administration of bi-weekly payrolls. The HR Analyst will broaden learning in HRIS administration and governance, benefits, wellness and other areas of Total Rewards to enable the organization, as time permits.   

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 


60% Compensation 

  • Manage organization’s benchmarking process, vendors and market data 
  • Create and oversees company compensation processes including promotions, market adjustments, merit, bonus, and other incentive programs 
  • Ensures practices and governance are compliant with Fair Labor Standards Act, Pay Equity regulations, etc. 
  • Lead or serve as team member on initiatives, especially related to job architecture 
  • Create and lead governance for UniGroup’s job architecture, working in partnership with HRIS Analyst 
  • Manage data governance in Dayforce HRIS for job architecture related data 
  • Understand broader HRIS landscape and job architecture implications and run defined and ad hoc reports 
  • Analyze compensation-related data to support business processes and ability to attract and retain talent 
  • Enable Strategic HR Business Partners with education, consistent business processes, etc. so they can support business leaders and create consistent employee experience 
  • Educate and train HR, business leaders and employees on compensation practices and governance 
  • Research and keep current with best practices, competitive landscape, and compensation-related information 


40% HR Operations & Total Rewards  

  • Serves as back up to Payroll Analyst including management of timecard workflow and through submittal of payroll for processing to employee paychecks 
  • Partner with HR Analyst to leverage HRIS system for data integrity, and administration of compensation processes 
  • Contribute to other Total Rewards work including HRIS and benefit work backing up HRIS Analyst and Benefits Analyst 
  • Manage information and create content for HR Share, company intranet and leader portal to support Total Rewards strategy, tools, processes and leader capability development 
  • Support HR and company projects 



Education, License or Certification:  

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources or related field, or equivalent experience. Advanced HR certifications are a plus.  


  • 35 years of Human Resources experience, including the handling of compensation practices 
  • Demonstrated, proactive, professional level work experience in mid-sized organization(s), within the Human Resources department 
  • Payroll experience helpful (if not experienced, desire to grow experience in learning payroll and other Total Rewards areas) 
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing an HRIS, Dayforce preferred but not required 
  • Exposure to company job architecture or part of job architecture project team helpful 

Skills and Competencies:  

  • Functional Expertise: Exercises independent judgment and applies in-depth knowledge and expertise to solve complex/technical problems; accountable for developing and recommending solutions aligned to modern HR practices and relevant local, state and federal regulations 
  • Interpersonal: Develops effective working relationships across UniGroup; actively influences and contributes to team efforts by providing technical/process expertise and guidance; manages and perseveres through ambiguity 
  • Leadership/Change: Responsible for identifying and implementing quality and process improvements for continuous development to enhance performance. 
  • Data Driven: Able to create, utilize, and communicate data to inform strategic decision-making 
  • Business: Understands how UniGroup business objectives relate to long-term talent strategy to maximize contribution to company results  
  • Communications: Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication and listening skills; possesses the ability to effectively communicate to all levels of the organization 
  • Language: Ability to read, write and speak English fluently 
  • Technology: Proficient in using multiple software programs and web-based applications such as e-mail, Microsoft Office Suite products, internet browsers, HRIS and other web-based applications 
  • Experience:  Focus on designing meaningful HR processes, practices and philosophies focused on leader, employee and HR team experience 
  • Project:  Ability to organize initiatives, utilize project and change management tools, and deliver meaningful outcomes 

Other details

  • Job Family Human Resources
  • Job Function Individual Contributor
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • St. Louis, MO, USA