Compensation Specialist (Contract)











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Compensation Specialist (Contract) - Mississauga – 2001287


Where the Chemistry Happens…


Reporting to the Strategic Human Resource Business Partner (SHRBP), Global Business Services (GBS), Canada, the Compensation Specialist (Contract) will provide strategic analysis and support to SHRBP in the country-wide implementation of Global, Regional and Canada specific Compensation and other HR topics. 


Centers of Excellence (COE)-

Total Rewards:

  • Compensation, Benefits, Pensions; Recognition programs, etc.
  • Provide ongoing analytical support to the SHRBP in reviewing and designing competitive compensation programs (base, variable and intrinsic) that motivate success and drive business achievement, as well as, are in alignment with business needs. The analysis will ensure such programs are aligned with the competitive external market and consistent with the BASF compensation philosophy and objective to recruit and retain top talent (e.g. regional or industry specific differentials, innovative solutions to recruitment or retention issues, etc.) through participation in market survey processes and ongoing analysis of market
  • Develop and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with the BASF NA Corporate Compensation team while ensuring the specific business needs and requirements of the Canadian marketplace are addressed.
  • Provide support in carrying out STRATA job evaluations.
  • Working with the Head COE, Legal and other stakeholders provide analytical support to ensure continuous compliance with all Canada-wide federal and provincial legislation governing compensation (e.g. Employment Standards. Pay Equity, Human Rights etc.)
  • Assist in managing specific COE projects like progression promotion, expert track, cross border US/CAN reporting etc. and others that may come up from time to time working collaboratively with business and other stakeholders.
HR Analytics:

  • Responsibility for generating all country specific reporting regarding all HR metrics including reporting for Canadian Leadership Team
  • Direct HR related analytics, metrics and reporting from a corporate and business specific perspective (metrics for workforce planning, diversity, turnover rates, recruitment statistics and analysis compensation related analytics, etc.) Prepare reports, conduct analysis and make recommendations as appropriate to aid business leaders in strategic business planning and decision-making.  Lead or participate in HR related systems revisions or upgrade initiatives (e.g. SAP, Success Factors, Compensation Planner).
  • Develop and implement an HR analytics dashboard for country, regional and global leadership to enable them to monitor key KPIs for HR in Canada. Also build in information sharing regarding key external HR indicators like compensation and talent management trends and data.
International HR and Mobility: 

  • Expatriate and Delegate, including Executives, related matters, working in close collaboration with Global and Regional International Mobility, Head COE, BASF Canada Legal and external Canadian immigration lawyers to ensure compliance. Also working with global and regional International Mobility, internal tax specialists and external tax services vendors. 
  • Will be responsible for managing the quarterly salary prognosis calculations for Canadian delegates, as required.
  • Provide required support to SHRBP in implementing all International Mobility policies for Canada
Domestic Relocations: 

  • Providing analytical support to the SHRBP in policy development and vendor management. Review and approve all domestic relocation expenses.

HR Policy Development:  
  • Carrying out necessary research to support SHRBP in developing and drafting best practice HR policies as required for the organization taking into account Canadian legal requirements.


Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • University degree or diploma in Human Resources Management with a minimum of 5 years of progressive responsibility as a human resources generalist/compensation specialist with experience in compensation analysis, compensation administration, policy development and experience with special projects. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in, or business knowledge of the chemical or related industries an asset. 
  • Intermediate to Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office.  Good numerical skills. Good command over SAP-HR will be an advantage. Sound knowledge of relevant Human Resources related legislation, practices and precedents. Understanding of Canadian taxation and payroll practices, and, Canadian immigration law and practices will be an asset.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proven critical thinking skills including well-developed analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team. A self-starter with initiative and results orientation.
  • Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills (influencing, negotiating, motivating) to work effectively with internal and external business partners.  

A unique total offer: you@BASF

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Mississauga, ON, CA

BASF Canada
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