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Compensation & Benefits Specialist in Irvine, CA at Kia Motors America

Date Posted: 8/13/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Irvine, CA
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    Not Specified
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Job Description


The Compensation & Benefits Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day compensation administration and supports job grading/evaluation, annual salary surveys, annual bonus and the annual merit/equity/promotion process.   This position supports the mid-year and annual performance appraisal as well as the health & welfare programs for KMA.


  • Evaluation of KMA’s compensation programs.
  • Oversee salary survey participation, including industry specific, general market and executive salary surveys.
  • Lead compensation activities.
  • Assist with bonus plan administration, coordination with internal partners and distribution/payout.
  • Administrative lead for the annual performance goal setting and appraisal process, including system administration.
  • Complete compensation requests and ad-hoc projects as required.
  • Support administration of the benefit programs, including the deferred compensation plan administration.
  • Support benefit open enrollment by facilitating webinars, review/distribute communications, provide input and validate functionality of internal/external system changes.
Worker’s Compensation:
  • Administer workers’ compensation claims.
  • Facilitate the process with the insurance carrier.
  • Lead the annual workers’ compensation audit, validating job coding and premium rates.
  • Complete OSHA log and ensure timely filing.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Ability to handle and manage highly confidential information (PII and HIPAA).
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Degree in Human Resources, Finance, or a related field a plus.
  • Typically requires a minimum of 3 years of related experience in both compensation and benefits, or an advanced degree with 1 year of experience in either function.
  • Experience with providing high-level relationship management and customer service.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Able to navigate more complicated databases and systems as a user and system administrator for processes such as the creation/modification of purchase requisitions, orders, or the maintenance of other detailed data.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills in order to effectively communicate policies and procedures to all levels of staff and management.
  • Strong planning, time management, communication, and organization skills.
  • Knowledge of SAP, Success Factors or other HRIS systems desired.
Kia Motors America offers an environment where we place a strong focus on our customer, embrace challenges and work collaboratively.  If you’re looking for this type of a dynamic company, then Kia Motors America should be in your consideration for employment opportunities. Based in one of the nation's most desirable communities in Southern California. Our outstanding benefits package includes 100% paid health insurance, 401(k) plan, plus much more. EOE M/F/D/V. For more information about Kia, please visit our website at or