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Global Compensation Leader – Solar Turbines

Caterpillar, Inc.
San Diego, California 92101
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Solar Turbines Incorporated (“Solar”), a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial gas turbines, with more than 15,000 units and 2 billion operating hours in more than 100 countries. Products from Solar play an important role in the development of oil, natural gas and power generation projects around the world.

Solar is a worldwide, direct sales and integrated OEM service provider containing broad business scope and risk and a vast spectrum of service products, with over 30 worldwide manufacturing, sales & service locations with products operating in over 94 countries. We have revenues of approximately $4 billion and employ more than 7,000 staff.

Our customers put the company’s products to work in many areas including production, processing and pipeline transmission of natural gas and crude oil and generation of electricity and thermal energy for processing applications, such as manufacturing chemicals, pharmaceuticals, paper and food products. Solar provides the necessary aftersales service and support in every global location. For more information please visit www.solarturbines.com.

Job Duties:

As part of the HR Leadership team, reporting to the Vice President of HR for Solar Turbines, this position is accountable for the leadership, direction and prioritization of the company’s central HR function, principally in the area of Compensation & Benefits. Additional areas of responsibility include ownership of Human Resources Information Systems, Data Analytics, Compliance and Workforce Planning. The HR programs developed and administered by this group of professional specialists are linked to the business strategies and objectives of the Company. Typical internal customers include Executive leadership, Directors, HR Directors/Managers, HR Reps, employees, senior management and frequently involves significant interaction with outside vendors, government representatives and professional organizations.

Role and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Compensation & Benefits

  • Lead the development and implementation of company-wide compensation strategies for a global division with ~8,000 employees In North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific.
  • Responsible for the design, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of the organization's compensation programs, including base pay, incentive pay, and performance management programs.
  • Manage and evolve the organizations pay scale and structure
  • Drive innovation in development and utilization of compensation instruments to attract, reward, recognize and retain employees
  • Work with senior management to ensure that compensation strategy and programs support the organization's business objectives and meet all legal requirements.
  • Deep knowledge of the compensation as a sub-function of HR.
  • Support the development of communication tools to enhance employee understanding of company total rewards package.
  • Provides direct leadership to 6 direct reports and a total team of approximately 25, comprising of Compensation and HR subject matter experts
  • Research literature, attend seminars, survey competitive remuneration to understand industry trends
  • Provide consultative advice, support and recommendations regarding administrative direction to Management in all Compensation and Benefits issues

HRIS, Compliance and Data Analytics

  • Leads a team of HR system subject matter experts to manage HRIS and data analytics
  • Manage and executes key compliance initiatives within HR and ensures timely completion of government filings and appropriate response to related inquiries
  • Develop and maintain workforce planning framework in partnership with the business and Talent Acquisition


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s level degree (preferred fields – economics, accounting, human resources)
  • At least 13 years of experience in Human Resources  
  • Strong background and experience in Compensation
  • Experience working for large, matrixed corporations (5,000+ employees globally)
  • Experience with HR systems, solutions and technology (for example: Workday, PeopleSoft, SAP, Success Factors and/or Service Now)
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Experience in leading and implementing new HR programs and initiatives
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required to manage sensitive issues, develop others, or persuade others inside and outside the department to take specific actions and to manage stressful situations on a regular basis
  • Demonstrated ability to address and communicate to all levels of the company from the Executive Office to the shop floor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in HR or related discipline
  • Previous work experience with a global company as a Global Compensation Leader
  • Experience in the manufacturing space
  • Experience with EEO Compliance or audit response
  • Experience with both union and non-union global workforce
  • Fortune 100 HR experience
  • Workforce Planning experience
  • Experience with Data Analytics for HR
  • Experience with Workday, PeopleSoft, SAP, Success Factors and/or ServiceNow
  • Experience in leading large global teams


The location for this role is at the Solar Turbines’ global headquarters, located in San Diego, CA.

Additional Information:

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through the groups’ employment website at http://www.caterpillar.com/careers/

Caterpillar is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.

Next Steps:

To be considered for the position, please submit your resume/CV to:

Neil Crumpton 

Executive Recruitment Manager, NA & EAME

Email: Crumpton_Neil@cat.com     

Successful candidates will be asked to formally apply via the Caterpillars Careers website https://www.solarturbines.com/en_US/careers.html when the position is publicly posted.


Posted: 2019-11-06 Expires: 2019-12-06

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Global Compensation Leader – Solar Turbines

Caterpillar, Inc.
San Diego, California 92101

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