Position Overview:

Compensation Lead 


Novelis is the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, producing an estimated 19 percent of the world's flat-rolled aluminum products. We work alongside our customers to provide innovative solutions to the aerospace, beverage can, automotive and high-end specialty markets.


Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Novelis has approximately 11,600 employees in 25 operating facilities on four continents and is investing close to $1.5 billion in global rolling and recycling expansions to meet the growing demand for our premium product.


The Compensation Lead is responsible for leading the analysis, implementation & administration of compensation programs, policies & processes for Novelis' North America Region (operations in the United States and Canada).  They will support global compensation activities by leading and/or participating in projects and programs administered by the Corporate HQ.  The role acts as a strategic business partner to understand and ensure compensation needs of the business are met in alignment with company-wide as well as local philosophies, processes, systems, and goals.


**Open to fully-remote options, or offering relocation to Atlanta, GA. Some onsite visits/travel and in-person obligations will be required.**

Responsibilities & Qualifications:


  • Manage compensation projects; ensure stakeholder alignment and support, manage to timelines and objectives
  • Meet regularly with HR leaders to discuss compensation-related objectives at both the regional and global levels; evaluate issues and develop/recommend solutions
  • Act as a strategic business partner to understand and ensure compensation needs of the business are being met in alignment with company wide as well as local U.S. philosophies, processes, systems, and goals
  • Provide analysis, support and feedback during the year-end compensation cycle - salary increases, promotions, annual incentive payouts, and employee communication
  • Design and implement annual incentives align to highest priority goals in order to focus and drive behavior
  • Review internal and external candidates and provide recommendation on starting salary, etc.
  • Educate and build capability among HR Business Partners and people managers on compensation topics and compensation decision making
  • Participate in US and Canada salary surveys, facilitate and support regional compensation heads in their participation
  • Annual review of salary data and structures for U.S. and Canada
  • Owner of global market pricing tool; serves as SME for the tool, conducting various activities including data integration, second-year matching, data extraction, and conducting user training
  • Handle processes for job structure reviews and evaluations including gaining an understanding of objectives, job structures, desired outcomes, and managing expectations
  • Responsible for leading the monthly regional job evaluation committee and contributing to the monthly global job evaluation committee
  • Support business through job evaluations and structure changes to ensure proper review, approval, communication, and implementation occurs
  • Leading and supporting various global compensation projects


  • 6+ years of experience, in compensation or related field
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, HR, Finance, or related field
  • Ability to work collaboratively across multiple geographies and functions
  • Ability to influence without direct authority, leveraging expertise and providing sound guidance and support
  • Project management skills with the ability to drive projects to completion
  • Proven experience engaging stakeholders including interacting with all levels of employees throughout the organization with tact and diplomacy
  • Experience providing compensation business partner support both directly to the business and to other HR professionals

What We Offer:

Novelis benefits say a lot about how we care for each other. Our employees and their families have many different needs. As a result, our benefits offer choices on many levels and are high in quality, competitive in the marketplace, and affordable. These are a few of the benefits we offer to support you and your family’s well-being:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Health savings accounts – Company Funded Health Savings Account (HSA) and Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • Company-paid basic life insurance and Additional voluntary life coverage
  • Paid vacation and competitive personal time off
  • 401(k) savings plan with company match
  • Retirement savings plans – medical and prescription drug coverage through private exchange
  • Employee assistance programs – available 24/7 to you and your family
  • Wellness and Work Life Support - career development and educational assistance


Novelis recognizes its talented and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage. Novelis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All terms and conditions of employment at Novelis, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoffs, recalls, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation and training, are without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This role offers a hybrid schedule. Novelis is committed to a Flex Work approach that empowers employees to maintain work-life balance while enjoying the benefits of a collaborative office environment.


**Open to fully-remote options, or offering relocation to Atlanta, GA. Some onsite visits/travel and in-person obligations will be required.**

Location Profile:

Novelis’ Global Corporate Headquarters is located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta Georgia and employs approximately 250 people. It is co-located with Novelis’ North America regional office which employs approximately 225 people. Supporting its 24 operations worldwide Novelis’ corporate office is home to the executive leadership team and global functions that support the automotive beverage can and high-end specialties value streams. The City of Atlanta provides a diverse and family-friendly place to live with countless museums cultural organizations and educational institutions including the Georgia Aquarium Woodruff Arts Center CNN Center Georgia Tech and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. In the Atlanta area Novelis has strong community partnerships with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity GeorgiaFIRST and Agape Youth and Family Center in addition to many local museums and community groups. 




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Compensation Lead