Solugen

Southwest Houston/Greenway Plaza

Position

Compensation Analyst

About Solugen

At Solugen, we believe planet-scale change starts with the chemistry we use every day. So we’ve built the world’s first carbon negative molecule factory. Fusing biology with chemistry and technology to make the materials we need to sustain life on Earth.

Solugen, Inc. is a revolutionary product and technology company seeking to use biology to transform the chemicals industry. Solugen was founded in 2016 and is a post-Series C venture-backed biotechnology company supported by renowned venture capital firms including Founders Fund, FiftyYears, Refactor, Y Combinator, Temasek, GIC, and Baillie-Gifford. Located in Houston, Texas, Solugen has recently started-up a first-of-its-kind carbon-negative manufacturing facility - The BioforgeTM - that uses a novel chemoenzymatic technology to manufacture bio-based chemistries for a wide range of applications including water treatment, agriculture, personal care, and other applications. Solugen currently has 150+ full time employees.

Mission

Solugen’s mission is to decarbonize chemicals manufacturing. As a first step, Solugen is building a 10,000 tpy first commercial plant with the potential to offset up to 37,000 tpy of carbon dioxide equivalents.

The Compensation Analyst will research job requirements and evaluate job positions to ensure the company is competitive in the areas of salaries and employee benefits. This position will work a hybrid remote schedule with potentially 2 days onsite.

Key Outcomes

  • Prepares and maintains job descriptions for each position in the organization; ensures descriptions accurately reflect the work being performed by incumbents with partnership of talent acquisition.
  • Interviews and surveys employees and managers to gather and document job, organizational, and occupational information including duties, responsibilities, and skills required by each job.
  • Assesses jobs and their respective duties to determine classification as exempt or nonexempt and appropriate salary range.
  • Benchmarks jobs against survey data and other market intelligence to determine competitive compensation ranges for each position.
  • Prepares and maintains job classifications, salary scales and equity benchmark.
  • Prepares and presents summary reports of job analysis and compensation analysis information.
  • Gathers data from market-based compensation surveys; uses spreadsheet and data analysis techniques to assess results and market trends.
  • Evaluates and implements job analysis instruments and materials.
  • Conducts data and cost analyses to be used in employee negotiations and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Researches employee benefits in similar industries; based on findings, recommends changes or updates to the company’s existing benefits or policies.
  • Works with insurance brokers and investment planners to create competitive, cost-effective benefits packages for the organization; facilitates implementation and enrollment for insurance and retirement plans.
  • Conducts focus groups to collect employee feedback on specific issues or topics related to benefits and compensation.
  • Plans and communicates preferred methods and best practices for hiring, training, compensating, and evaluating employees.
  • Advises management on applicable state and federal employment regulations, benefits and compensation policies, human resource procedures, and collective agreements.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Key Competencies

Job Specific

  • Extensive knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Extensive knowledge of human resource laws, regulations and best practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
  • Understands private/public equity incentives.

    Company Specific

    • Ask a lot of questions, be curious, and have insights into your work.
    • Be nimble, embrace the speed and ambiguity of startup culture.
    • A passion for green chemistry and fighting climate change.
    • Ability to self-manage and set your own priorities and schedule.
    • Be comfortable working in multiple roles.
    • Emphasize safety above all else.
    • Respect for others.
    • Creative problem solving.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field required.
    • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.
    • At least four years of experience as a compensation analyst required.
    • This position is contract with potential to become a permanent position.


    Solugen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.