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Senior Compensation Manager

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Job Category: People Solutions

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Athens GA
  • Montgomery AL
  • Remote - North Carolina
  • Birmingham AL
  • Greenville SC
  • Remote - South Carolina
  • Remote - Alabama
  • Chattanooga TN
  • Remote - Georgia
  • Augusta GA
  • Columbus GA
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Cox Automotive is currently looking for a Senior Compensation Manager to join our team in Atlanta, Georgia This is a hybrid role and offers a flexible work-from-home/in-office schedule.  If you reside in the Atlanta area, you will go into the office at least 1 day/week. We will also consider candidates within a 3 hour driving distance from Atlanta. If you reside outside of the Atlanta area, you will go into the office at least 1-2 times/month.

The Role:

The Senior Compensation Manager will provide compensation consulting support to our Corporate functions, including Sales & Marketing.  In addition to providing analytical and support services to these groups, they will also develop and implement compensation programs, policies, and procedures.  They may manage a variety of special projects, to include non-exempt pay policies, pay administration, bonus administration, pay mix design, long-term incentives, and oversight of the compensation elements within Workday. 


  • Develop creative solutions on a variety of total compensation issues including the setting of appropriate base pay levels, market pricing, skills trends, offer analysis, job evaluations, annual target incentive pay, and local bonus plans.

  • Lead projects related to the implementation of company-wide compensation programs and systems across the organization, including pay transparency, the year-end salary administration process and bonus payouts.

  • Complete market analytics to identify compensation anomalies in how Cox Automotive compares to market data.

  • Partner to educate Human Resources Business Partners (“HRBPs) on all matters of compensation (e.g., internal and external equity issues, competitive labor markets, and other rewards).

  • Work with communications partner and other Compensation team members to create messages that will advise and educate HRBPs and managers of our compensation events and programs.

  • Conduct various annual reviews including internal equity, merit movement, compa-ratio and other metrics for analysis, as needed.

  • Ensure all compensation programs are compliant with federal and state applicable laws and meet organizational business objectives.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of both federal and state wage and hour laws including FLSA.

  • Provide coaching/mentoring for more junior-level team members.

  • May lead or participate in special sales compensation projects.

  • May perform other initiatives as assigned by department leadership.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline and 8 years’ related work experience.  The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a master’s degree and 6 years’ experience; a Ph.D. and 3 years’ experience in a related field; or 12 years’ experience in a related field.

  • Builds and maintains strong working relationships with HRBPs and key stakeholders.

  • Strong qualitative and analytical skills including manipulating data, querying, and reporting required.  Includes ability to analyze and research compensation trends and partner with appropriate internal and external resources.

  • Knowledge of industry practices and understanding of compensation principles, concepts, and practices including compliance with state and federal laws.

  • Self-motivated and driven individual that can work in a high performance, fast-paced team environment.

  • Excellent communication and analytical skills; able to conceptualize data as it relates to sales compensation, goal attainment, and achieving results; ability to interpret business objectives and successfully incorporate those into sales compensation terms.

  • Ability to interact with and influence senior executives to successfully deliver reporting results and recommendations related to compensation plan strategy, design or outcomes.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and data privacy.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CCP certification through World at Work or working towards a CCP certification.

  • Experience with Hourly employees, Executive Compensation, and/or Sales Compensation.

  • System experience including business process design, reporting and data management within a HRIS database system, e.g., Workday, PeopleSoft, Cascade.

  • System experience within a Time and Attendance database system, e.g., UKG Kronos, Dimensions, Workday.


Drug Testing:

To be employed in this role, you'll need to clear a pre-employment drug test. Cox Automotive does not currently administer a pre-employment drug test for marijuana for this position. However, we are a drug-free workplace, so the possession, use or being under the influence of drugs illegal under federal or state law during work hours, on company property and/or in company vehicles is prohibited.

About Cox Automotive

At Cox Automotive, people of every background are driven by their passion for mobility, innovation and community. We transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, accelerating the industry with global powerhouse brands like Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and more. What’s more, we do it all with an emphasis on employee growth and happiness. Drive your future forward and join Cox Automotive today! 

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 


Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

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