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Abbott Compensation Specialist, Global Program Administration in Abbott Park, Illinois

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott’s HR Program Administration team is seeking a Global Program Administration Specialist. The right candidate for this role will be technically proficient and ready for a challenge. Candidates should exhibit growth potential while displaying solid skill sets.

This role supports global compensation and provides technical expertise in the delivery of various Compensation programs.

Primary Job Function

  • Responsible for the administration and delivery of compensation programs that are aimed at attracting and retaining employee talent. Works primarily with line management, Business HR, Talent Acquisition, myHRTeam, Practice Center Consultants, and Project Managers to administer Abbott’s pay programs.

  • Applies working knowledge of compensation and related human resources principles and requirements to support business needs. Recognized for expertise in a selected compensation discipline.

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced changing environment and able to seek guidance for decisions that may not be straightforward.

  • Able to handle sensitive HR information with high degree of confidentiality and discretion.

  • Must be detail oriented with strong analytical skills and be able to present analytical data in an easily understandable format.

  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Provides recommendations on various pay actions (promotions, equities, bonus buyouts, etc.) utilizing survey sources, market references, internal equity, and other data as appropriate.

  • Makes external job offer recommendations (i.e. Same Day Offer and hourly rate recommendations).

  • Completes survey submissions for annual and ad hoc salary surveys and utilizes results for the development of start rates, site wage proposals, salary structures and equity studies.

  • Performs equity studies.

  • Manages the job description process. Contributes to the global administration and communication of annual compensation programs (salary planning, short-term incentive plans).

  • Administers annual compensation processes, such as merit, short term incentive, bonus and salary survey completion

  • Provides input to enhance existing processes or to establish processes for new programs including documentation of compensation practices (knowledge articles, job aids, work instructions etc…) and provides training.

Supervisory/ Management Responsibility

  • Individual contributor. No supervisory responsibilities. Reports to Supervisor, Global Program Administration

  • Guides the effort of less experienced specialists

Position Accountability/ Scope

  • Operates independently within own scope of responsibility under general supervision.

  • Uses a consistent methodology to systematically gather and assess information; identifies multiple solutions and makes fact-based recommendations. Generates innovative solutions in work situations.

  • Executes against established timelines and priorities. Provides updates of projects status and highlights issues.

  • Contacts are generally with line management, Business HR, Talent Acquisition, Practice Center Consultants, and Project Managers. Information is generally confidential and must be handled with discretion.

  • Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause adverse impact to schedules and projects/programs.

  • No department budget responsibility.

Education, Experience/ Training Required

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience.

  • 2- 4 years in a compensation analyst role with experience in basic compensation functions including performing job evaluations, making salary recommendations, submitting to salary surveys and analyzing survey data, and market pricing.

  • Experience leading small to medium projects such as incentive plan administration and payouts, job leveling/hierarchy development, acquisition integration, and data audits.

  • Strong technical knowledge of Excel, required including development of spreadsheets with formulas, functions, pivot tables, and look ups.

  • Possess understanding of local laws and regulations to effectively support the delivery of Compensation programs.

  • Multilingual preferred, fluency in English is a must.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email