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Senior Manager, Compensation

Deerfield, IL

Vantive: A New Company Built On Our Legacy


Baxter is on a journey to separate our ~$5B Kidney Care segment into a standalone company. Vantive* will build on our nearly 70-year legacy in acute therapies and home and in-center dialysis to provide best-in-class care to the people we serve. We believe Vantive will not only build our leadership in the kidney care space, it will also offer meaningful work to those who join us.


At Vantive, you will become part of a community of people who are focused, courageous and don’t settle for the mediocre. Each of us are driven to help improve patients’ lives worldwide. Join us as we revolutionize kidney care and other vital organ support.


Completion of the proposed separation of Kidney Care from Baxter into a standalone company (to be named Vantive) remains subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions.


The Senior Compensation Manager is responsible for designing, communicating, and administering broad-based compensation programs that attract, retain, and motivate employees. Partners with HRBPs to support business leaders on compensation programs and issues, and balances business knowledge and compensation expertise with an understanding of the various markets. In addition to providing compensation support to the Americas, the position will contribute to and may lead global projects and initiatives.


What you'll be doing:

  • Develops and oversees compensation plans and strategies that support the achievement of strategic objectives and desired organizational culture.
  • Works as a strategic partner to HR Business Partners, Talent Acquisition, business leaders and other internal customers.
  • Manages ongoing compensation activities including job evaluations, pay analysis, market reviews, and ad-hoc requests.
  • Partners with key collaborators to design effective sales incentive plans.
  • Manages resources, timing, and processes for significant HR projects, including the global annual compensation cycle.
  • Partners with other compensation team members to develop and lead training and communication to support compensation philosophy, programs, and processes.
  • Ensures compensation and incentive programs and policies align with local laws and regulations.
  • Solid team orientation with a collaborative style, which engages stakeholders and leads to good outcomes!


What you'll bring:

  • Understands the business and how compensation should be aligned to support business objectives.
  • Broad knowledge of employee compensation and incentives.
  • Strong project management, change management, facilitative and consulting skills.
  • Strategic influencing skills with the ability to establish effective relationships with Business HR, HR Operations, other internal partners, and vendors to ensure compensation and incentive programs meet the needs of the business.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills with the ability to articulate complex issues and concepts to non-technical audiences.
  • Strong analytical skills using both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Highly proficient with Excel.
  • Can work with sensitive information confidentially.
  • Ability to understand business issues and cultural differences and apply that knowledge to compensation and incentive design and processes.
  • Knowledge of sales incentives including bonus and commission plans is strongly desired.
  • 8+ years of broad compensation experience.
  • Microsoft Office Suite knowledge with strong Excel skills.
  • Sales incentive design experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience with HR technology applications.


Baxter is committed to supporting the needs for flexibility in the workplace. We do so through our flexible workplace policy which includes a minimum of 3 days a week onsite. This policy provides the benefits of connecting and collaborating in-person in support of our Mission.


We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. The estimated base salary for this position is $136,000 to $187,000 annually.


The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position. We may pay more or less than of the anticipated range based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change. Individual pay is based on upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. 


This position is also eligible for a discretionary bonus, and long-term incentive. For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply and are selected for an interview.


The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.


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Reasonable Accommodations

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