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Compensation Analyst II

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

Job Category: People Solutions

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Georgia
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Cox Automotive is currently looking for a Compensation Analyst II to join our team in Atlanta, Georgia . This is a hybrid role and the position is a mix of work-from-office/work-from-home.

Your Role:

The Compensation Analyst II supports in the development, implementation, and administration of compensation programs, policies, and procedures.  The incumbent provides analytical support for various compensation activities and programs.  The Analyst also helps in interpreting internal and external data to ensure Cox Automotive’s desired position in the market and overall compensation objectives are achieved, including the ability to attract and retain talent.  They assist on a variety of special projects that include pay administration, bonus administration, and long-term incentives. The Analyst assists with Compensation-related projects, presentation, and communication materials that may involve revision, development and/or re-design of existing compensation programs. This position may also support the development of compensation strategy, design, policies, and guidelines.

Job Summary:

  • Provides detailed analysis and creates presentation material on Compensation related items including pay data, industry benchmarking, and internal pay practices.

  • Reviews the classification of jobs through job evaluation and calibration across the enterprise to ensure grade alignment per the career architecture leveling guide.

  • Supports in the administration of Compensation programs including annual review cycle, long term incentive process (LTIP), and other processes as identified by leadership.

  • Evaluates and recommends areas of improvement to Compensation's guidelines, policies, and procedures.

  • Works with Compensation management on various projects including providing analytical support, as needed.

  • Assists in the documentation of Compensation policies, procedures, and guidelines as well as the creation of presentation materials

  • Assists in providing guidance consultation and education to HR Business Partners on all matters of compensation (ex. internal and external equity issues, base pay, long/short term incentives, other rewards)

  • Creates materials to assist in the education of HR business partners, business managers and employees on compensation policies, philosophy, and practices, as needed.

  • May perform other initiatives as assigned by department leadership.


  • BA/BS in related field and 2 years’ experience directly related to compensation administration and analysis, data/analytics/data modelling, or finance analytics. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a master’s degree and up to 2 years’ experience; or 6 years’ experience in compensation administration and analysis, data/analytics/data modelling, or finance analytics.

  • Qualitative and analytical skills including manipulating data, querying, and reporting.  Must have ability to analyze and research compensation trends and partner with appropriate internal and external resources.

  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Excel (complex formulas, pivot tables, v-lookups and other advanced functions). Solid knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • Systems experience including, reporting and data management within a database, e.g., PeopleSoft, WorkDay, Kronos, Pay Factors, Oracle, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of market pricing, job evaluation tools and techniques and salary administration.

  • Highly detailed with emphasis on accuracy, coupled with the ability to see the broader picture, provide insights and recommendations.

  • Ability to create dynamic tools and models to interpret and analyze data.

  • Strong analytical skills to effectively analyze data and create meaningful, understandable reports and metrics.

  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

  • Knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards Act compliance requirements and other applicable laws.

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.


Compensation includes a base salary of $64,200.00 - $96,400.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.


The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company’s needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

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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