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Sr Manager, Incentives


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Johnson Controls
Milwaukee, WI
Other/Not Classified
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
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Sr Manager, Incentives

About the Job

Senior Manager – Incentives


What you will love about Johnson Controls:

been dedicated to protecting the environment since our invention of the
electric thermostat in 1885, which provided a fundamental shift in the energy
efficiency of buildings. Now, all over the world, our products and services
empower customers and communities to consume less energy and conserve

  • Global, innovative, industry

  • #70 on Fortune’s most admired
    companies list

  • Embraces diversity

  • Growth opportunities abound

  • Fast paced, evolving company,
    always learning, always adapting

  • Great benefits; including
    Healthcare related wellness discounts, 
    great 401k match, company funded retirement program, vacation, sick
    time, floating holidays and national holidays



What you will do


  • Strategic
    impact role at senior level, in terms of delivering value to the JCI organization
    by putting in place effective and sustainable incentive solutions for global
    products organization (USD 10B revenue)

  • Define,
    design, document and guide successful roll out and implementation of incentive plans,
    both sales and non-sales, in all product groups and across all regions

  • To support internal Business Partners incentive
    compensation design needs by:

  • Employing current and best design practices to
    attract top talent,

  • Drive and reward successful behaviors,

  • Align corporate, products and local strategy goals

  • Ensure fiscal responsibility of plan design to
    generate proper return-on-investment with regards to incentive spend versus
    revenue/profit generation.


How you will do it


  • Responsible to the business partner for providing
    subject matter expertise in designing and structuring incentive compensation
    programs to meet business objectives and drive year-on-year profitable growth
    related plans.

  • Provide the thought leadership to business partners
    with transforming their needs into an optimal incentive compensation design and
    work with the leadership to foster both compromise and approvals regarding
    final design recommendations.

  • Represent Total Rewards COE as Incentive
    Compensation Design leader and partner with other team members from the Total Rewards
    COE to provide an optimal service level.

  • Responsible for integrating survey feedback, gaps
    and cost assessments, performance effectiveness analyses, design diagnostic
    reports, and business strategic requirements into the creation of incentive
    compensation design proposals.

  • Create strong relationship and partnership within
    cross functional organization such as finance, HR, IT, operations and legal in
    order to develop a coalition for incentive compensation engagements regardless
    of size and scope

  • Work with business partners in order to develop
    additional reward programs (e.g. SPIFFs) outside the primary incentive
    compensation plans in order to support either local, regional or corporate
    tactical objectives through both cash and non-cash reward programs.

  • Develop and design incentive compensation
    and reward programs that meet local regulatory compliance and governance/audit

  • Reinforce governance processes in all product
    groups: management cadence, target setting, communication platform, scorecard
    reporting, eligible population definitions, year-end calculation process etc

  • Continue alignment of local/regional plans
    towards common approach: partner with regional HR and Operations leaders,
    understand local requirements and circumstances, and guide, steer, influence
    towards standardization and simplification

  • Develop communication and learning materials to
    educate TR COE and HR communities on incentive) program

  • HRBP and Field HR supporting Global Products
    network of local & regional HR partners to drive program implementation

  • Total Rewards COE – regional teams: access to
    resources for specific benchmarking, analysis and/or recurrent processes


  • Global Products leadership at all levels of the
    JCI organization (general management, sales, finance)

What we look for


  • Bachelor
    Degree in Human Resources, Finance, Accounting or Business
    Administration/Operation. MBA and CSCP preferred but not required.

  • 5+
    years experience in incentive compensation design, 10+ years professional
    experience in total


Key skills and

  • Solid
    understanding of the dynamics of a products and manufacturing environment

  • Broad
    and deep knowledge of all total rewards components (grading, base salary
    structures, variable pay practices, benefits etc)

  • Project
    management: run multiple projects simultaneously across different regions

  • Communication:
    ability to interact with and influence/guide stakeholders at different levels
    of the organization

  • High
    emotional intelligence to successfully steer change management initiatives
    towards standardized approach




Who we are


At Johnson Controls, we’re shaping the future
to create a world that’s safe, comfortable and sustainable. Our global team
creates innovative, integrated solutions to make cities more connected,
buildings more intelligent and vehicles more efficient. We are passionate about
improving the way the world lives, works and plays. The future requires bold
ideas, an entrepreneurial mind-set and collaboration across boundaries. You
need a career focused on tomorrow. Tomorrow needs you.

Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and
all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran
status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other
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