Kent Corporation
April 26, 2023
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Looking for a career with an innovative, sustainable, family-owned US Best Managed Company award winner? KENT® Corporation has a unique opportunity to join our exceptional team as a Compensation Manager!

The Compensation Manager is responsible for the design, development and execution of Compensation Administration at KENT, including base pay, bonus, variable pay, short term disability, employee recognition programs, etc. This critical role is based in Muscatine, Iowa (ON-SITE) and will provide support across KENT® Corporation and all subsidiaries.

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years human resources experience
  • Prior Compensation administration required
  • Ability to work with highly sensitive information and keep confidentiality at a high level
  • Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG) experience preferred
  • Strong organizational, computer, leadership collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • A sense of urgency with an ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and a strong business results focus
  • Individual must have a high level of energy and be a self-starter



  • Human Resources Administrative Assistant, Administrative Receptionists


  • Designs and develops a wage and compensation practice that includes a system for compensating employees.
  • Provides information to managers on department salaries to support budgets and compensation changes.
  • Proactively and systematically evaluates compensation for various job groups and ensures the company is paying at market average for roles.
  • Administers all salaried new hire and changes to compensation and oversees administration of hourly wages and salaries including paid time off practices for both groups. Recommends ways to drive efficiency in the process and works with individuals using payroll information to improve the level of services.
  • Administers annual merit increase process. Optimizes HRIS system compensation module to ensure workbooks and workflows are set to approved budget, tested and deployed effectively.  Provides training to managers on utilizing the compensation workbooks.  Completes post increase analysis and reports out results via Executive Summary.
  • Collaborate effectively with Payroll to ensure smooth payroll processing and data integrity.
  • Administers bonus and short-term disability pay programs.
  • Ensures HRIS data integrity. Supports Director in data requests and analysis. Functions as a System Administrator in HRIS.
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