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Head of Total Rewards

Company: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Location: Broomfield
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

Sierra Space is seeking an innovative, creative and fast-paced HR leader to be our company's next Head of Total Rewards. As a senior member of the HR Leadership Team, this individual will be responsible for designing and building cutting-edge compensation and benefits programs to support the attraction and retention of our world-class team, with a sharp focus on our engineering and manufacturing talent.

As the leader of Total Rewards, this role will drive the overall strategies and processes for benefits design and delivery; compensation strategy; incentive design; compensation administration and management; executive compensation; and equity design and administration.

Collaboration and influence are key as this leader will need to work across the HR organization and with the business leaders, CPO and CEO directly as a partner in growing and shaping the workforce of the future.

This is an incredible opportunity to join an extraordinary company 2k strong with a solid compensation/benefits foundation - and truly take it to the next level of innovation and growth!

Strong, expert functional and analytical knowledge required. Collaborative leadership a must. Experience taking a company public highly preferred. Reports directly to the Chief People Officer with a 5-6 person team.Sierra Space, based in Louisville, Colorado with operations in Madison, Wisconsin, Durham, North Carolina, and Kennedy Space Center, Florida, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about Sierra Space Must Haves:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Management or related field of Study
  • Demonstrated expertise in Total Rewards administration in one or more of the following areas: compensation, benefits/wellness, HRIS
  • Deep understanding of and experience in a fast-growing enterprise with multi-site operations including;
  • Successfully driving Total Rewards activities and goals in support of continuous growth and advancement; and
  • A proven ability to lead multiple teams as a strategic and tactical resource in coordinating department initiatives, programs, procedures, and policies; and
  • Building scalable Total Rewards programs capable of growing with the organization
  • Thorough knowledge of and direct experience with development of competitive compensation and benefits programs, initiatives and best practices for merit and incentive pay administration/ planning, salary structure maintenance, salary survey participation, job description review, job pricing, job evaluation, benefits package review and renewal, wellness/wellbeing and health, and employee incentives and awards
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, plan, and manage department budgets
  • Proven ability to add value and increase organizational effectiveness, efficiency and profitability through the alignment of human assets to contain costs and improve financial performance
  • Excellent acumen for assessing Total Rewards initiatives utilizing data analytics and metrics to drive progress and measure results
  • Possess a strong knowledge and understanding of federal, state and local employment laws and regulations
  • Working knowledge and expertise in executive compensation strategies
  • Proven leadership abilities inclusive of successful change management, mentoring, career development, training, succession planning, holding people accountable, and conducting yearly reviews
  • Mastery of the ability to manage complex situations, delegate authority, lead and inspire your team, drive innovative thinking, instill collaboration, drive success, challenge status quo and demonstrate ability to adapt to dynamic situations
  • Proven experience and skills in team building, conflict resolution, briefing, presentation, and strategic thinking
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to clearly express concepts in verbal and written forms; ability to tailor conversations to adapt to varying audiences
  • Ability to navigate change and uncertainty, make defensible decisions in ambiguity and own those decisions Preferred:
    • Typically 10-15 years of relevant Leadership experience; 8+ years demonstrated experience in Human Resources compliance, particularly Workday
    • Skills in assessing external competition by gathering data from multiple, often disparate, qualitative and quantitative sources and synthesizing it into meaningful reports and presentations
    • Possess leadership acumen to perform as a true strategic partner to top company executives; ability to establish presence and demeanor to interface and work collaboratively with leaders and skill to make significant contributions on key leadership committees
    • Experience with mergers, acquisitions, and integration
    • Demonstrated passion for ideation and innovation, as well as motivating others to act by creating a shared sense of vision or purpose.
    • Proven long-term and strategic perspective that extends beyond the immediate initiatives; visualizes and articulates a clear directionIMPORTANT NOTICE: To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce. -With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services. - Referral Bonus: $1,500 Estimated Starting Salary Range: $214,015.40 - $294,271.18Sierra Space offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position. Sierra Space offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more . At Sierra Space, our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Sierra Space is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to Sierra Space come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire. About UsAbout Sierra Space Sierra Space is a leading commercial space company that is building platforms in space to benefit life on Earth. With more than 30 years and 500 missions of space flight heritage, Sierra Space is enabling the future of space transportation with Dream Chaser -, the world's only winged commercial spaceplane. Expected to launch in 2023 on a series of NASA missions, Dream Chaser can safely carry cargo - and eventually crew - to on-orbit destinations, returning to land on compatible commercial airport runways worldwide. Sierra Space is also building the LIFE--- habitat, a three-story commercial habitation and science platform designed for -low Earth orbit (LEO). Both Dream Chaser and LIFE are central components to Orbital Reef, a mixed-use business park in LEO being developed by principal partners Sierra Space and Blue Origin, which is expected to be operational by 2027.

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