Compensation Specialist, Sr
at Honda (U.S.)

Date Posted: 4/16/2021

Job Description

Honda has a clear vision for the future in 2030, and it’s a joyful one. We are looking for people with the individual skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals. We are seeking diversity of thought and experience to drive innovation and help us make fully informed decisions. 

In this role, you will be responsible to lead the implementation and administration of regional compensation programs across the US in accordance with Honda’s reward strategy.  

At Honda, our associates take pride in their responsibilities. A typical day as a Sr. Compensation Specialist will include:

  • Administer compensation programs for the region, including merit, bonus, equity, offers, and promotions.  Includes activities such as planning, budgeting, systems set up, communications, analysis, presentation of proposed annual programs to Executive Leadership.
  • Provide Managers guidance and counsel on salary proposals, salary structure, job evaluations, promotion requests and other comp related programs to support organizational priorities
  • Conduct job studies, job analysis and level setting across the region for AHM and HDMA to maintain position classification and grade equity within salary structure.
  • Project work and partnership with Unit Manager and Total Rewards Strategy group to develop and maintain strategic Compensation programs in line with Honda’s Compensation Strategy

We are looking for qualified people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, open minds, and a disciplined work ethic. To bring the future to Honda as a Sr. Compensation Specialist, you must have: 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Finance or applicable field (or equivalent experience) 
  • 6-8 years’ compensation experience 
  • Previous experience conducting job evaluations and job levelling preferred
  • CCP Certification desired, not required 
  • Ability to work independently, effectively manage time, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to develop analytics from multiple data sources, interpret and analyse trends, and develop meaningful recommendations in a logical concise way. 
  • Proficient in MS Office software; advanced Excel skills are critical.
  • Proficient in HR System software.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Detail oriented with demonstrated project management capabilities.

Total Rewards 
Competitive Base Pay                Medical, Dental, Vision
Remote Work Opportunities       Bonus Program                
401K Program                            Honda Product Programs            
Company Lease Car Program

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.
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Job Snapshot

About Us

Honda opened its first U.S. operations in 1959. Since then, the company has grown to directly employ more than 32,000 associates in North America who are responsible for the design, manufacturing and sales and distribution of not just Honda and Acura vehicles, but also power products, ATVs, motorcycles and even jets. The experience, focus and dedication of this team has led to countless product awards for product quality and dependability throughout the years.

Honda has remained committed to continued growth in North America. The company invested more than $1 billion in its manufacturing operations in 2012. While Honda celebrated 30 years of auto production in North America in 2012, the company's seven auto plants combined to produce nearly 1.7 million vehicles - a new record for this region.

Honda is built on realizing the dreams of individuals, reinforced by the global slogan "Power of Dreams." We are always looking for bright, ambitious associates who are open to new ideas, embrace individual respect, and have a strong commitment to improving society and the environment. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, which may include:

  • Comprehensive Health Care Plans
  • Pre-Tax Spending Account
  • Competitive Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays/ Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Product Purchase and Lease Programs
  • Volunteer Community Involvement Programs
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Vehicle Safety Training Program
  • Credit Union Membership

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