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Senior Manager Total Rewards, North America

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Start date
Jun 12, 2024

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Administration, Human Resources/Recruiting
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Pharm Country

Job Details


Senior Manager Total Rewards, North America


Ipsen Bioscience, Inc.

Job Description:

Summary / purpose of the position

To provide functional and subject matter expertise in support of the design and delivery of the company's Total Rewards strategy with a strong focus on compensation, benefits and recognition. To execute on implementation and communication of Ipsen's full suite of rewards offerings in alignment with Ipsen’s rewards philosophy. Be the subject matter expert on all compensation, benefits, recognition and reward programs for Ipsen NA.

Main responsibilities / job expectations

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Program design, implementation and communication as well as respective vendor management to ensure excellent employee experience
  • Manage annual recurrent Compensation and Benefit Projects locally in North America such as annual salary review cycle, Short-Term Bonus payouts, Benefit Annual enrollment projects, LTI nomination and Grant process, LTI sell to cover project, compliance communication
  • Manage the design, administration, delivery and support of employee benefits programs and related procedures to ensure successful adoption and compliance with all applicable laws
  • Provide Total Rewards guidance, new hire proposals, promotional reviews and overall consultation on Ipsen's Total Rewards programs to HRBP teams and TA
  • Owns Total Reward communication to all internal and external customers
  • Develops impactful benefits-related HR Analytics, including ongoing reporting of dashboards and ad-hoc reports. SME to Finance for cost assessments and forecasting of Total Rewards program costs
  • Owns competitive analysis, responsible for external market data analysis including data submission to external survey providers on Total Rewards policies and practices as well as compensation, audit of survey data, final reporting and communication of total reward competitive analysis
  • Ensure alignment with global C&B team. Ensure programs and processes are documented and compliant with HR team strategies, policies and governmental regulations. Ensure benefits-related documentation, supporting materials and communications are thoroughly reviewed for accuracy, updated in a timely manner and compliant with respective plan or governmental regulations
  • Proactively collaborate with HR CoE Teams and Business Partners in program delivery and other projects as assigned. Maintain clear understanding of the integration with other HR and Finance workstreams (e.g. payroll, accounting, etc.) and the downstream impact of benefits-related decisions and process changes
  • Evaluate existing programs and processes; make recommendations for enhancements or improvements in support of strategic initiatives or as triggered by changes to available environments, regulation, technology or business needs

Knowledge, abilities & experience

Education / Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in business or other related discipline required, MBA preferred
  • CCP / CBP or similar certification in Compensation and/or Benefits is desirable


  • Requires a minimum of 6 years of progressive Compensation and Benefits experience and comprehensive understanding of Total Rewards practices, programs and plans.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations relating to compensation and benefits.
  • Demonstrated excellent working knowledge of key Total Rewards areas, concepts and policies
  • Vendor Management and Program implementation experience


  • English

Key Technical Competencies Required

  • Excellent communication skills to effectively interface with HR and business clients managing sensitive situations.
  • Ability to effectively compose business correspondence, policies and procedures, detailed and executive reports, presentations, and analyses.
  • Technical knowledge of Total Rewards principles, tools and techniques; understanding of people management and human resource functions and systems.
  • Understanding and application of legal regulations and requirements.
  • Strong analytical skills along with demonstrated competence in one or more HR information systems, preferably ADP, Workday and PayFactors.
  • Mastery of Excel and intermediate to advanced skills in other Microsoft Suite applications preferred as well as the ability to quickly learn new IS systems.
  • Ability to define problems, research and collect data, establish and evaluate facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to make administrative and procedural judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and administer complex administrative systems and processes.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast pace, rapidly changing environment and manage through ambiguity

Other Useful Information

  • Key Internal stakeholders: HR, Employees, Managers, Payroll, Finance, Legal
  • Key External contacts: Vendors
  • Financial budget:
  • Number of direct reports: 0
  • Travel Requirements: 10%

The annual base salary range for this position is $112,500 - $165,000.

This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentives program.

At Ipsen we are proud to offer a comprehensive employee benefits package, including 401(k) with company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, as well as flexible spending accounts. Ipsen also provides parental leave, paid time off, a discretionary winter shutdown, well-being allowance, commuter benefits, and much more.

The pay range displayed above is the range of base pay compensation within which Ipsen expects to pay for this role at the time of this posting. Individual compensation within this range depends on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, prior education and experience, job-related knowledge and demonstrated skills.

IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) is a global, biopharmaceutical group focused on innovation and specialty care. The group develops and commercializes innovative medicines in three key therapeutic areas - Oncology, Neuroscience and Rare Diseases. At Ipsen, we focus our resources, investments and energy on discovering, developing and commercializing new therapeutic options to provide hope for patients whose lives are challenged by difficult-to-treat diseases. Ipsen's North American operations and headquarters are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where our fully integrated biopharmaceutical team across External Innovation and Partnering, Research & Development (R&D), Manufacturing and Commercial collaborate. Cambridge is home to Ipsen's third global hub, in addition to R&D centers in Paris-Saclay in France and Oxford in the United Kingdom. With additional offices in Basking Ridge, N.J. and Mississauga, Ontario, Ipsen employs approximately 600 people in North America. For more information on Ipsen in North America, please visit or


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