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Compensation Consultant - Remote

Date: Aug 30, 2022

Location: JACKSON, MI, US

Company: Consumers Energy

Join the diverse and dynamic team that powers Michigan's largest energy provider and one of the nation's largest gas and electric combination utilities.  Consumers Energy services 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents - caring for our friends and neighbors in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.  We embrace a cleaner and leaner utility vision focused on eliminating energy waste and adding renewable energy from sources such as wind and solar.


We are looking for:

The Compensation Consultant will be responsible for administering the compensation programs and processes across the organization. The incumbent will plan, design, evaluate and administer employee compensation programs and provide support to People & Culture business partners and business leaders to identify and address compensation issues and evangelize CMS Energy's compensation strategy. This position also represents the client's point of view in key corporate compensation initiatives and the corporate point of view with client groups. The Consultant will possess an in-depth knowledge of market trends and internal equity practices and will be responsible for supporting broader strategic projects. 


  • Demonstrated business acumen required with strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to build consensus across stakeholder groups
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with advanced working knowledge of MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Compensation principles
  • Human Resources principles
  • Job analysis and job description building
  • Project management competency and experience
  • Critical and strategic thinking
  • Ability to communicate, persuade and make effective formal presentations
  • Results oriented, being able to anticipate key issues and problems and come to resolution quickly
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity


We encourage you to apply if you have: equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered and reviewed.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR, Business Management, or related field
  • 4-7 years’ in-depth knowledge of compensation programs including incentive, base and bonus structures; FLSA guidance and compensation impact; job analysis and organizational design support; policies and procedure building, implementation and updates
  • Master’s degree in HR or MBA, preferred
  • CCP and/or PHR certifications, preferred


In this role, you will:

  • Develop, implement and monitor employee compensation, to include pay for performance, salary structure design and modeling, complex costing scenarios, incentive plans, etc.
  • Review compensation policies and practices to ensure compliance with government wage and hour regulations. Analyze organizational pay practices and makes recommendations to ensure internal and external equity.
  • Create compelling competitive benchmarking analyses and evaluate jobs independently based on market data.
  • Identify problems in current compensation policies, practices, and procedures through research, and develop recommendations for solutions.
  • Serve as subject matter expert and coordinate efforts with IT, HR Operations, Payroll and other relevant departments to implement system upgrades and enhancements, as well as salary and other compensation structures.
  • Provide technical input to compensation communications and assist in communicating new and/or revised programs and initiatives.
  • Provide guidance to the business and develop creative solutions on a variety of total compensation issues including the setting of appropriate pay levels, base pay and premium pay.
  • Perform deep analysis on effectiveness and competitiveness of existing compensation programs and models potential impact of alternatives.

Why should you join our team?

At Consumers Energy, we offer more than just a place to work. We foster a culture that supports career development, growth, and stability, and we take pride in offering our co-workers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are deliberately creating an inclusive culture that makes our diverse team of co-workers feel valued, supported, and empowered every day. We're a company made up of thousands of people, all with different stories to share and work to do, but we stand united in our company purpose: world class performance delivering hometown service.


What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401k with company match
  • Paid parental leave
  • Up to 13 paid Holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance Program

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: 

We, at CMS Energy, value Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. It is part of our DNA. We treat our employees with respect, we treat each other fairly and we value the opinions of others. We are passionate about building and nurturing an environment where everyone feels included. We don’t discriminate. We seek to learn about each other and better understand our unique differences. Our uniqueness makes us authentic. We create safe spaces where everyone can be who they truly are. We invite difficult conversations and uncomfortable topics. We value diverse perspectives; this is what makes us great together. We harbor an inclusive environment where employees feel empowered to share their backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. Our Employee Resource Groups, Women’s Advisory Panel (WAP), Women’s Engineering Network (WEN), Minority Advisory Panel (MAP), Pride Alliance of Consumers Energy (PACE), GENERGY, capable, Interfaith and Veterans Advisory Panel (VAP) are key enablers to living the values of our company culture: Caring, Empowered, Deliberate, Agility, and Ownership.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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