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Senior Manager, Compensation



Bedford, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Build a career powered by innovations that matter! At Novanta, our innovations power technology products that are transforming healthcare and advanced manufacturing—improving productivity, enhancing people’s lives and redefining what’s possible. We create for our global customers engineered components and sub-systems that deliver extreme precision and performance for a range of mission-critical applications—from minimally invasive surgery to robotics to 3D metal printing.

Novanta is one global team with over 26 offices located in The Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Looking for a great place to work? You have found it with a culture that embraces teamwork, collaboration and empowerment. Come explore Novanta.


As Senior Manager, Compensation, you'll drive the performance and results of global compensation. You'll oversee compensation processes and programs globally. You'll develop and implement compensation programs to attract, retain and motivate employees. You'll analyze market trends and recommend attractive pay structures. Your role is critical in driving employee satisfaction and engagement through fair and equitable compensation practices.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing compensation policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Leading complex project, programs, and initiatives to drive operational excellence across global compensation programs and processes.
  • Collaborating closely with executives to align compensation programs and processes with organization objectives.
  • Analyzing and interpreting data to develop insights and recommendations for compensation strategies. Managing the annual salary review process and bonus programs
  • Providing consultation and guidance on compensation-related matters to HR Business Partners and senior leaders


  • Proven experience in compensation management, with deep understanding of compensation principles, practices, and trends.
  • Broad business acumen and ability to demonstrate a deep understanding of compensation principles and practices.
  • Proven ability to design, develop, and oversee a variety of compensation and incentive programs.
  • Demonstrate advanced analytical capabilities and ability to effectively oversee multiple projects concurrently.
  • Demonstrate excellent tactical decision-making capability, anticipating and resolving issues/roadblocks.

Novanta is proud to be an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action workplace. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, military and veteran status, disability, genetics, or any other category protected by federal law or Novanta policy.

Please call +1 781-266-5700 if you need a disability accommodation for any part of the employment process.