Manager, Compensation - Sales Compensation

What Compensation contributes to Cardinal Health

Compensation is responsible for identifying, designing and recommending competitive compensation programs that attract and retain employees, driving performance and results, and providing rewards and recognition for individuals and teams.

  • Consults with HR and Business Leaders to develop and administer solutions for compensation-related issues. Participates in the development of short and long-term compensation strategies, plans and objectives to effectively address business needs.
  • Interprets internal and external market drivers to evaluate current compensation programs and recommends/implements changes to improve program effectiveness.
  • Applies incentive/reward theory and best practices in support of the development of programs.
  • Creates new and leverages current compensation tools/methodologies in the strategic design of compensation programs.
  • Consults on compensation programs for international locations including compensation structures, short and long term incentive programs, salary administration, etc.
  • Participates in merger and acquisition activities including reviewing current compensation programs of newly acquired companies and creating strategy for integrating newly acquired employees into Cardinal Health's current compensation programs.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state and local legal requirements.
  • Plans, develops and maintains compensation programs for expatriates, and third country nationals.

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to manage a wide variety of projects
  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals
  • Recommends new practices, processes, metrics, or models
  • Works on or may lead complex projects of large scope
  • Projects may have significant and long-term impact
  • Provides solutions which may set precedent
  • Independently determines method for completion of new projects
  • Receives guidance on overall project objectives
  • Acts as a mentor to less experienced colleagues


Compensation Manager is responsible for the successful execution of the annual compensation planning process, day to day compensation administration and supports the businesses with compensation needs including assessment, reporting and consultative services.

  • Support Sales compensation education and design process
  • Manages the Annual Compensation Planning Process which includes merit increases, short term and long term incentive payouts. 
  • Leads day to day compensation administration with strong team leadership and influencer skills
  • Liaison to all HR COE's as it relates to compensation planning and Workday changes
  • Completes data analytics and reporting as needed
  • Project manager for compensation team projects
  • Supports the sales business with compensation needs including assessment, reporting and consultative services
  • Compensation team COE as it relates to the Workday compensation module to include full engagement in the Workday Community""
  • Accountable for the diagnosis, solution implementation and follow through on Workday related issues
  • Integration of acquired businesses to Cardinal Health’s compensation processes and programs.
  • Serve as a thought leader by sharing ideas and expertise on emerging compensation trends and changing regulations
  • Provide compensation support for international business clients and mergers/acquisitions


  • Bachelors in related field, or equivalent work experience, preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in related Compensation field, preferred
  • Experience in leading Compensation teams or functions, preferred
  • Certified Compensation Professional and Global Remuneration Professional certification, preferred
  • International and mergers/acquisitions compensation experience, preferred