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Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) Director, Compensation in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Director, Compensation

Reynolds American is evolving at pace - truly like no other organization.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR ADirector, Compensation


FUNCTION: Human Resources

LOCATION: Winston Salem, NC USA


Reports to

Vice President, Rewards

Number of Direct Reports


Geographic Scope

Region (US)

Travel Required

Up to 10%


  • Develop, implement, and administer innovative compensation strategies that reinforce business objectives and ensure Reynolds offers cost effective and competitive reward plans.

  • Maintain the rewards strategy for the company by recommending standardized programs, variable compensation designs, bonus programs, as needed.

  • Assure internal equity and external competitiveness of compensation programs through strategic monitoring of business conditions, competitive practices, legal requirements, and an ongoing understanding of industry best practices.

  • Analyze various compensation data to identify trends/issues and propose/implement solutions.Collaborate with HR Business Partners and business leaders to understand their issues related to compensation.

  • Support HR Business Partners by conducting job evaluations and developing compensation offers to candidates.

  • Efficiently manage the annual salary planning process, including the development of budget recommendations.

  • Execute a comprehensive communication strategy for total rewards programs (e.g., annual salary review, short term incentives, long term incentives, etc.)

  • Create a strong culture of recognition through the design of reward and recognition programs.


  • Do you enjoy digging into complex details, analyzing data and synthesizing to convey in a clear, concise manner?

  • Do you have a demonstrated track record of successful partnering/collaborating across multiple functions and levels?


  • Minimum of five to ten years of HR experience, with a specific emphasis on compensation.

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of best-in-class compensation practices gained through practical application.

  • The ability to think and function strategically, complimented by the ability to execute and respond tactically and manage in a fast-paced, high volume environment.

  • Superior critical thinking skills with the ability to research and analyze data drawn from multiple sources to make effective decisions.

  • Well-developed project management skills.

  • Proven ability to build and sustain strong professional relationships and communicate effectively across multiple levels throughout the organization.

  • Strategic business orientation and acumen, and the ability to define and prioritize efforts based on business direction and needs.

  • A bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, or related field. An MBA or related master’s degree is preferred, but not required.


  • An MBA or related master’s degree is preferred, but not required.


  • Competitive annual salary

  • Targeted Annual Bonus


We offer very competitive compensation and benefit plans, including:

  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent

  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package

  • Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service

  • Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave, and jury duty leave; Also, Parental leave/Reduced Work Schedule

  • Confidential personal financial counselling service

  • On-site health clinics and fitness centers

  • A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice

  • Health-care advocacy service

  • Volunteer service opportunities

  • Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union

  • Extensive training opportunities

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility, and creativity for motivated employees that welcome opportunities for growth. We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences, and talents to improve the company's potential for optimally achieving its business objectives!

Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email at reynoldsamerican_recruitment@bat.com .

About our organization:

Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Modoral Brands Inc.; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; Reynolds Brands, Inc.; Vuse Stores LLC; Kentucky BioProcessing, Inc.; RAI Services Company and Reynolds Marketing Services Company. This position is with RAI Services Company.


At Reynolds American, we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at REYNOLDS AMERICAN.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 British American Tobacco employees across more than 180 markets

  • Reynolds American certified as Great Place to Work

  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries

  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations

  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner

  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Have you been on a career break for 18 months or longer? Are you ready to return to your career? If your answers to these questions is yes, we would love to hear from you. Regardless of why you took a break, we value you for all the skills you can bring to the workforce. Reignite your career, work flexibly, be part of a dynamic team and upskill yourself with on-the-job training and development support.

Collaboration, diversity, and teamwork underpin everything we do here at Reynolds American. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

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