Sr. Associate Compensation Analyst

Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ
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Human Resources
Travel Requirements
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Are you a problem solver, explorer, and knowledge seeker – always asking, “What if?” 


If so, then you may be the new team member we’re looking for. Because at SAS, your curiosity matters – whether you’re developing algorithms, creating customer experiences or answering critical questions. Curiosity is our code, and the opportunities here are endless. 


What we do  

We’re the leader in analytics. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. Our curiosity fuels innovation, pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo and changing the way we live. 


What you’ll do

As a Sr Associate Compensation Analyst, you will be involved in the development and execution of new and revised Compensation programs and initiatives, ensuring that they are consistent with the SAS total rewards strategy and are aligned with overall business goals and objectives. This position is part of the Global Compensation team which sits in Cary, NC.  Some of the responsibilities of this job will include: participating in compensation surveys; analyzing compensation data to determine competitive remuneration packages for our employees around the globe; updating job, structure and employee data in our HRIS system; calculating variable pay; and supporting our salary increase, promotion and bonus review processes.


What we’re looking for 

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Finance, Business or a related field of study
  • Typically requires 2 years of professional compensation experience
  • Familiar with HRIS or enterprise resources planning (ERP) software (i.e., Workday, Oracle)
  • Experience with advanced use of Microsoft Excel to analyze and manipulate data (e.g., pivot tables, v-lookups, etc.)
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Market data analysis
  • Job evaluation and job analysis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Work Location is Cary, NC


The nice to haves 

  • Experience with global compensation practices and trends
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation and/or Global Remuneration Professional (GRP)
  • Experience using Workday


 Why SAS

  • We love living the #SASlife and believe that happy, healthy people have a passion for life, and bring that energy to work. No matter what your specialty or where you are in the world, your unique contributions will make a difference. 
  • Our multi-dimensional culture blends our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Here, it isn’t about fitting into our culture, it’s about adding to it - and we can’t wait to see what you’ll bring.


Additional Information:

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Also view the supplement EEO is the Law, and the Pay Transparency notice.   


Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process. 


 In order to work at SAS, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If there is a medical or religious reason preventing you from receiving an available COVID-19 vaccination, and you are selected as a candidate for consideration, we have an accommodations process in place to evaluate those requests. 


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