People Operations Compensation Analyst (Contract)

Embedded in a worldwide network Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America continuously strives to remain at the forefront of successful automotive research and development. MBRDNA is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with key areas of Autonomous Driving, Advanced Interaction Design, Digital User Experience, Machine Learning, Customer Research, and Open Innovation. In Farmington Hills, Michigan, the focus is on Powertrain and eDrive technology as well as in Long Beach, where the teams test durability of the latest driver assistant and telematic systems. The Digital Hub in Seattle focusses on developing a cloud architecture and building out the cloud platform for the next generation of connected car services. The Testing and Regulatory Affairs Division in Ann Arbor and the Advanced Vehicle Design in Carlsbad complete the competence center.

The Compensation Analyst as a member of the Operations Team within the MBRNDA People Team. This person performs a variety of technical and analytical compensation activities related to the company’s compensation programs and systems. This will include but is not limited to gathering of salary benchmark data, compensation data analysis, analysis of job levels and pay, administration of company job descriptions, management of annual salary increase programs and management of compensation-related compliance activities such as pay equity analysis and re-classification analyses. This position will work to ensure Mercedes Benz Research & Development compensation and organizational programs remain competitive and fair.


Key Tasks & Responsibilities:


  • Provide analytical support in the development, administration, and implementation of Mercedes Benz Research & Development compensation and organizational programs.
  • Determine and make compensation recommendations to management and HR staff pertaining to hiring, promotions and other wage adjustments.
  • Interpret policies and provide advice to HRBPs and Managers on issues related to compensation.
  • Assist in managing Long Term Incentive (LTI) and Short-Term Incentive (STI) programs.
  • Review job descriptions and suggest updates or changes as needed.
  • Participate in the analysis, data submission, recommendation, and packaging of industry-wide salary surveys.
  • Assist in compensation refresh analysis as needed in line with market data changes.
  • Provide analytical support and data analysis on projects and human resource metrics.
  • Ensure adherence to MBRDNA policies, processes and compliance with Mercedes Benz policies and guidelines.
  • Manage salary structure creation and maintenance.
  • Other duties and projects as requested.

    Required Qualifications (Education & Experience):


  • Minimum level of education required and required field of study:  Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum skills required: 
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive information in a confidential manner.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Analyze and interpret policies, practices and procedures
  • Conducting research, analyzing information, data and presenting findings in a concise format.
  • Negotiation and problem solving.
  • Addressing difficult situations in a constructive manner.
  • Proficient with MS Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of fundamental compensation concepts and HR practices.
  • Will accept equivalent work experience in lieu of formal education:
  • Yes
  • Minimum years of experience recommended:
  • 3-5 years                         
  • Other licenses or certifications required:
  • None

    Preferred Qualifications:


  • High level skill in Excel – pivot tables, v/h lookups.
  • Creating Reports and Data Reporting (Pay Trends).
  • Familiarity with HRIS Systems (Experience with PeopleSoft preferred).
  • Prior Human Resources compensation experience.



    Why should you apply?
    Here at MBRDNA, you create digital ecosystems around cars, you design a language between humans and machines, you make a car even more intelligent – you make the new reality for cars. We have an open and flexible environment to allow you to push boundaries, join MBRDNA and design your future.
    Benefits for Full-Time* Employees Include:
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families
    • 401(k) with employer match
    • Up to 18 company-paid holidays
    • Paid time off (unlimited for salaried employees), sick time, and parental leave
    • Tuition assistance program
    • Wellness/Fitness reimbursement programs
    • Vehicle lease subsidy or company car (for eligible employees only)
    * Internships excluded from Full-Time Employee benefits
    MBRDNA is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce. MBRDNA only accepts resumes from approved agencies who have a valid Agency Agreement on file. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, MBRDNA employees, or send to any MBRDNA location.  MBRDNA is not responsible for any fees or claims related to receipt of unsolicited resumes.
    Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America, Inc.