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Sr. Manager, Global Compensation



Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Job Title: Senior Manager, Global Compensation

Job Location: Westminster, CO (Portland, OR, Minneapolis, MN)

Our Division: Trimble Corporate

Are you passionate about leading teams, and delivering high results? Are you looking to grow your career in a fast paced Technology company?

About the Role:

Trimble’s People eXperience (PX) team aims to deliver an unrivaled experience where everyone can belong, grow and innovate to transform the way the world works.

The global compensation team is crucial in attracting and retaining Trimble's most valuable asset - our employees - and managing Trimble's employee salaries & rewards. We align market best practices and company strategy through our specialized expertise to create fair and effective compensation programs contributing to Trimble's unique Total Rewards Value Proposition. Our goal is not only to attract and retain top talent but also to nurture employee well-being and foster sustained career growth so that together, we can transform the way the world works.

As the Senior Manager, Global Compensation you’ll work with colleagues all over the world as a highly collaborative team leader who aims to provide consultative support to PX and business leaders to ensure that our pay programs attract and retain top talent, reinforce our values and drive a high-performance culture.

What You Will Do:

Strategic Compensation Partner

  • Role model a consultative approach to assess compensation challenges with a strong focus on listening, leveraging data insights, fostering collaboration and identifying the best option to address issues/opportunities

  • Manage the prioritization of a global compensation initiatives roadmap

  • Develop and implement compensation strategies that align with overall business goals and objectives

  • Partner with PXBPs to provide appropriate guidance and interpretation of policies and guidelines

  • Deliver expert compensation consultation and develop proposals and presentations about compensation programs (including market data and appropriate pay levels/targets) to educate and influence

  • Lead or act as a team member on cross-functional strategic projects

  • Partner with the People Analytics team to generate reports that provide insights to help senior leaders and PX partners assess compensation trends that affect engagement, career growth, retention and performance

Functional Compensation Expert

  • Develop an approach for conducting market research to analyze industry trends for competitive compensation programs

  • Benchmark company compensation against industry peers and provide recommendations as needed

  • Design and manage competitive salary structures and global short-term incentive programs

  • Develop & oversee job evaluation processes to classify market-aligned salary grades

  • Lead annual compensation planning cycles, including the annual merit program

  • Stay informed about global compensation laws and regulations for compliance

  • Manage and maintain compensation technology, including salary aggregator platform (PayFactors)

  • Guide compensation configuration within HCM (Workday) alongside the People Systems team

People Leader

  • Lead a team of compensation professionals focused on providing expertise, guidance and support to our business segments to assess compensation challenges and implement solutions that address business priorities.

  • Coach & develop team members to ensure priority focus and execution, while maintaining an agile and growth-mindset approach to the work.

What We Are Looking For In a Leader:


  • Hold a global outlook and create an inclusive environment that embraces cultural differences.

  • Seek to pioneer and transform existing programs and processes.

  • Share the vision for initiatives and programs to increase team engagement and employee buy in.


  • Be respectful, welcoming and create a natural feeling of inclusion and belonging.

  • Be curious and humble by asking questions and striving to understand before responding.

  • Value, solicit and respect others’ ideas and knowledge.


  • “Walk in the shoes” of our internal customers; PX Partners, business leaders and employees to better understand and resolve their challenges.

  • Set high standards and continually raise the bar. Use shared goals to reinforce collaboration team wins.

  • Use positivity, initiative and perseverance to remove barriers and complete tasks.

What Skills & Experience You Will Need:

  • 7+years experience in compensation with increased leadership responsibilities; and/or may substitute years of experience with other applicable experience including human resource and/or finance role experience.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data and provide actionable insights

  • Excellent collaboration, communication and presentation skills

  • Project and/or program management experience

  • Curiosity, agility, and ability to work quickly in ambiguous situations

  • Advanced Excel / Google Sheets skills

  • Experience with FLSA and Pay Equity/Transparency legislation

About Trimble

TRIMBLE, INC. (NASDAQ: TRMB) is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics. To learn more about Trimble, visit:

About Your Location

Preferred location is our corporate office in Westminster, CO. We are open to locations in Portland, OR or Minneapolis, MN.

    Trimble’s Inclusiveness Commitment

    We believe in celebrating our differences. That is why our diversity is our strength. To us, that means actively participating in opportunities to be inclusive. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion have guided our current success while also moving our desire to improve. We actively seek to add members to our community who represent our customers and the places we live and work.

    We have programs in place to make sure our people are seen, heard, and welcomed and most importantly that they know they belong, no matter who they are or where they are coming from.


    Pay Equity


    Trimble provides the following compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that it in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position. This compensation range is based on a full time schedule. Trimble reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


    Hiring Range:





    Bonus Eligible?



    Trimble offers comprehensive core benefits that include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Time off plans and retirement plans. Most of our businesses also offer tax savings plans for health, dependent care and commuter expenses as well as Paid Parental Leave and Employee Stock Purchase Plan.


    Trimble is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and embrace our
    candidates' diversity and take affirmative action to employ and advance individuals
    without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation,
    religion, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy (including
    childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, marital status, genetic

    information, and all other legally protected characteristics. We forbid discrimination and
    harassment in the workplace based on any protected status or characteristic. A criminal
    history is not an automatic bar to employment with the Company, and we consider
    qualified applicants consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law.

    The Company is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for
    individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs in our job
    application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation for your job,