Global Compensation Specialist

Location CA-Remote
ID 2024-31607
Human Resources
Position Type


About Kinaxis  

Elevate your career journey by embracing a new challenge with Kinaxis. We are experts in tech, but it’s really our people who give us passion to always seek ways to do things better. As such, we’re serious about your career growth and professional development, because People matter at Kinaxis.  


In 1984, we started out as a team of three engineers. Today, we have grown to become a global organization with over 2000 employees around the world, with a brand-new HQ based in Kanata North in Ottawa. As one of Canada’s Top Employers, we are proud to work with our customers and employees towards solving some of the biggest challenges facing supply chains today.   


At Kinaxis, we power the world’s supply chains to help preserve the planet’s resources and enrich the human experience. As a global leader in end-to-end supply chain management, we enable supply chain excellence for all industries, with more than 40,000 users in over 100 countries. We are expanding our team as we continue to innovate and revolutionize how we support our customers. 


This is a remote/hybrid position. You can work from home and be located anywhere in Ottawa, or Toronto Canada. Please be aware we work a hybrid schedule if you are located in Ottawa you will be expected to be in office 3 days per week. 


About the team

The Global Compensation Specialist, as a fully proficient professional with in-depth experience, is responsible for managing and administering compensation programs for employees across various regions or countries within Kinaxis. The incumbent ensures that the organization's compensation policies align with its strategic objectives while remaining competitive in the global job market.


The incumbent uses global data and a detailed understanding of global market analysis and industry leading practices to develop approaches, drive decisions, and evolve the compensation strategies, recognition and rewards programs that align with and support the company’s business strategy and total rewards strategy. The incumbent will be defining and delivering global compensation programs that align to a comprehensive Total Rewards offerings and contribute to the company’s employee value proposition.


What you will do

  • Conduct comprehensive analyses of compensation structures, including base pay, incentives, bonuses, and benefits, to ensure they are competitive and compliant with local regulations across different regions.
  • Keep abreast of market trends, salary surveys, and industry benchmarks to make informed decisions regarding compensation strategies. This involves understanding regional differences in compensation practices and cost-of-living adjustments.
  • Develop, implement, and communicate compensation policies and guidelines that adhere to legal requirements and organizational standards. Ensure compliance with tax laws, labor regulations, and reporting requirements in each country of operation.
  • Collaborate with HR partners to evaluate and grade jobs based on factors such as job responsibilities, skills required, and market demand. Establish consistent job grading systems to maintain internal equity and external competitiveness
  • Conduct regular competitive broad-based compensation plan design and pay level benchmarking for employee and management job families and positions (including performance-based programs) leveraging internal data and external market data
  • Maintain and apply the Job Accountability Framework and manage the job evaluation process in collaboration with external advisors
  • Draft/review/update current broad-based compensation policies and procedures as required
  • Participate in compensation decisions for globally mobile employees, including expatriates and international assignees.
  • Research, review/analyze and summarize current/proposed legislation and regulation impacting broad-based compensation, including Pay Equity programming and requirements.
  • Ongoing review and evaluation of elements of broad-based (non-executive) compensation, including updating global salary ranges and market surveys to ensure competitive compensation
  • Guide leaders on compensation conversations based on salary structures and compensation programs.

What we are looking for

  • Post-secondary degree in Human Resources, business (or related field)
  • 4+ years of progressive HR experience, with a minimum of 2 years focused on compensation in a high-tech, global environment
  • Analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills with the ability to coordinate input from multiple sources to develop impactful recommendations to achieve results for the business.
  • A clear, concise, and professional communicator with the ability to present complex information to various audiences, and demonstrate knowledge within direct and indirect team
  • Experience working with information that requires accuracy, attention to detail, using organization skills and agility while managing multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities.
  • Highly adaptable and able to pivot based on prioritization and needs of the business; proactively solicits feedback to ensure alignment.
  • Resilient with a sense of urgency and ability to work in a fast-paced, innovation driven, and ambiguous environment
  • Exposure and experience (2 years minimum, PMP certification desired) with project management systems, tools, and techniques.
  • Relevant professional certification (e.g. CCP, CSCP)
  • Experience with Compensation data management tools, such as PayFactors and Success Factors
  • Experience with global compensation in a publicly traded company with compliance and reporting requirements
  • Experience with global salary surveys, development of broad-based compensation programs, and compensation structures including bonus/incentive programs
  • Experience with job evaluation and job levelling
  • Some experience with broader rewards and recognition programs preferred (e.g. recognition awards, spot awards)
  • Some experience with performance management programs preferred
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills


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Work With Impact: Our platform directly helps companies power the world’s supply chains. We see the results of what we do out in the world every day—when we see store shelves stocked, when medications are available for our loved ones, and so much more. 


Work with Fortune 500 Brands: Companies across industries trust us to help them take control of their integrated business planning and digital supply chain. Some of our customers include Lockheed Martin, Yamaha, P&G, Honda, and more. 


Social Responsibility at Kinaxis: Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee weighs in on hiring practices, talent assessment training materials, and mandatory training on unconscious bias and inclusion fundamentals. Sustainability is key to what we do and we’re committed to net-zero operations strategy for the long term. We are involved in our communities and support causes where we can make the most impact.

People matter at Kinaxis and these are some of the perks and benefits we created for our team:


  • Flexible vacation and Kinaxis Days (company-wide day off on the last Friday of every month)
  • Flexible work options
  • Physical and mental well-being programs
  • Regularly scheduled virtual fitness classes
  • Mentorship programs and training and career development
  • Recognition programs and referral rewards
  • Hackathons


For more information, visit the Kinaxis web site at or the company’s blog at Kinaxis strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply to our welcoming community. We strive to make our website and application process accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us at This contact information is for accessibility requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.



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