Manager, Total Rewards

American Outdoor Brands Springfield , MA 01105

Posted 2 weeks ago

Formerly Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation, American Outdoor Brands Corporation (NASDAQ: AOBC) represents a broad and growing array of brands and companies providing quality products for shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor enthusiasts in the global consumer and professional markets.


To be the leading provider of quality products for the shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor enthusiast.


To leverage our employees' capabilities and experience to design, product, and market high quality, innovative firearms, accessories, and outdoor products that meet the needs and desires of our consumer and professional customers while delivering a healthy financial performance.

Benefits include competitive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage for employee and qualifying dependents as well as 401(k) with company match, onsite fitness center, Profit Sharing plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, product discounts, and generous paid time off.

Position Overview:

We are seeking an experienced Manager of Total Rewards with a proven background in compensation including equity, project /change management, benefits management, and compliance skills for the Total Rewards team reporting to Manager, Compensation & HR Operations.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree required

  • 7+ years Compensation Analysis/Management, Project Management, and/or Benefit Administration experience required

  • 3+ years people management required

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with various organizational levels.

  • Collaborates within group, amongst businesses / regions/ functions, and with outside consultants

  • Experience working with Payroll, HRIS, benefits administrators and other business partners

Competencies and Skills:

  • Strong Project Management with a hands-on approach spanning benefits and compensation areas

  • Understanding of public company equity programs required

  • Fully proficient in compensation planning, managing annual salary & cash incentive programs, and equity programs

  • Due diligence, acquisition integration, and union environment experience preferred

  • Capable of making recommendations on how to effectively resolve problems or issues, utilizes sound judgment that considers applicable standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulations or governmental laws balanced with pragmatism

  • Drives process efficiencies; identifies process improvement opportunities and risks, and effectively documents processes and related control checks

  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively in dynamic environment

  • Team player and self-starter with ability to consistently execute on challenging objectives and stretch goals

  • Strong financial acumen and analytical skills a plus

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Lead Benefits team and consultants on benefit platforms, annual renewal process and day-to-day administration

  • Work with consultants to analyze medical claims data from data warehouse to determine areas for improvement and attention

  • Administer wellbeing programs

  • Track open and closed HR due diligence data requests and responses on daily basis

  • Manage retirement vendor relationships including outsourced benefits administration partners, external benefit plan auditors, etc.

  • Manage ongoing monthly, quarterly and annual retirement activities

  • Monitor and comply with legislative trends to ensure compliance for plan administration


  • Collaborate and advise the Leadership Team, HR Business Partners and Talent Acquisition functions regarding compensation-related solutions, issues, evaluating new positions, job offer packages, promotions and transfers.

  • Develop, implement, and administer compensation and total rewards policies and programs

  • Support Executive and Board of Director compensation and governance

  • Manage and administer the equity (e.g. options, RSUs and PSUs) incentive-based compensation programs and the employee stock purchase plan

  • Manage trading windows in conformance with the Company's Insider Trading Policy

  • Ensure company compliance with regulations governing compensation, total rewards and HR programs

  • Maintain total rewards data within of our HCM/HRIS in the collection, retrieval, accessibility and usage of employee information for Human Resource department planning and activities

  • Partner with corporate HR team on due diligence and acquisition integration work in the role of Project Manager

  • Manage retrieval and retention of documents for acquisitions

  • Partner with regional HR teams to implement programs and deliver best in class compensation program

  • Work with our Payroll and Finance teams to ensure a seamless exchange of information with respect to compensation and total rewards

NOTE: This list presents only the principal duties of the position and is not intended to be comprehensive. The duties and responsibilities listed above may be changed or supplemented at any time in accordance with business needs and conditions.

Physical Demands:

  • Works in an office environment.

  • Able to sit and work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time.

  • Able to lift and move up to 25 pounds occasionally.

NOTE: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment and Personal Protective Equipment:

Within any of our facilities, employees may be exposed to manufacturing noise, airborne liquid chemicals, fine particulate dust, ambient temperatures, and industrial lighting. Work environment is similar to most manufacturing and distribution operations. May be exposed to excessive noise, temperatures, hazards associated with working around moving machinery, work in confined quarters, exposure to vibrations and shop lighting, continuous exposure to hot temperatures, may be humid, odors, dust, continuous exposure to mechanical hazards, and occasional exposure to chemical hazards.

The following Personal Protective Equipment is required:

  • Safety glasses with side shields and hearing protection required when on manufacturing floor

The use of additional personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required when a job task(s) is being completed in or around your assigned department or in another department, this includes safety eyewear, hearing protection, and safety footwear.

American Outdoor Brands (and its affiliates) is an equal opportunity employer and considers for employment and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, military service, application for military service, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. Candidates must possess proper authorization to work in the United States and, where applicable, to possess technical data as defined in the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) 22 CFR 120.10.

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Manager, Total Rewards

American Outdoor Brands