Tyson Foods Associate Director - Prepared Foods Compensation in Chicago, Illinois


Req ID:


Position Number:

11258845 Assoc Dir Compensation

Job Description:


Deliver on Tyson's Purpose of Raising the World's Expectations of How Much Good Food Can Do through design, communication and delivery of compensation programs, to accelerate client growth and meet business objectives. This position is responsible for leading a team responsible for providing proactive, data-driven consultative services and tailored approaches for client groups.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Business-Tailored programs, resources, and tools:

  • Design, implement and maintain business-specific compensation deliverables that align with business strategy and support company-wide compensation framework across numerous employee groups (Hourly to Officer level TMs).

  • Proactively identify business compensation needs by monitoring industry trends. Assess and implement business-specific compensation infrastructure (e.g., competitive pay ranges, unique compensation programs).

  • Provide guidance, direction and insight for job evaluations to ensure consistency in assessments within the business and across the Enterprise; actively partner with other areas of Comp and HR to facilitate.

  • Create data-driven deliverables that identify themes to inform and initiate compensation initiatives to create differentiated value for the business.

  • As needed, implement tools, resources, programs for mergers & acquisitions and divestiture activities.

  • Partner with other corporate areas on compensation matters (e.g.Accounting, Tax, Legal, Communications, Benefits, Payroll, Talent & Culture).

  • Leadership:

  • Provide thought leadership to help identify and drive team strategy and key objectives.

  • Provide guidance, coaching and direction for a team of three specialists.

  • Provide general Compensation thought and executional leadership as a member of the overall Global Compensation Leadership Team.



Bachelor's degree required.


  • 8+ years of progressive compensation experience. Compensation consulting experience (external consultant experience a plus);

  • Project management experience; recognition experience a plus.

Computer Skills:

Requires intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Applications, such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Communication Skills:

Strong verbal and written communication skills, the ability to consult and influence across various levels and functions of the organization. Comfortable presenting materials to varied audiences including senior level audiences. Ability to communicate and translate complex, technical details to end users and client groups.

Special Skills:

Relationship Building; Consulting; Strategic Thought Leadership; Business Impact Focus; Courageous; People Leadership, Empowerment and Development; Eye toward Simplification; Project management skills (initiative, drive, managing a complex variety of tasks, etc.), strong analytical skills, ability to lead and work well in a cross functional team environment.


Yes; 3 direct reports


Up to 12 trips to Springdale, Arkansas per year.

Facility Name (Location):

Chicago Corp Office

Pay Type:



Associate Director - Prepared Foods Compensation







Job Function:

Human Resources

Full Time / Part Time:

Full Time

Relocation Covered:


Company Culture, Inclusion and Diversity Statement:

Tyson Foods proudly embraces diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment. Our Culture is rooted in our Core Values and brought to life each day through our 5C Team behaviors (Caring, Candor, Creativity, Collaboration and Commitment). Team Members are the heart of our company and its success and culture is the connecting thread which drives our Talent Strategy to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent.

Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.