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Director, Total Rewards

People & Places

Newark, CA      Full-Time

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The Director of Total Rewards is responsible for planning, designing, implementing, and administering a comprehensive total rewards strategy and programs for Lucid Motors. This position will research and bring in-depth understanding of external best-practices and innovative trends to apply them to Total Rewards programs and technologies. The primary function of the position is to manage all aspects of the employee rewards, benefits, operations, and HRIS.

Responsibilities include health and welfare plans, retirement plans, life insurance, time off, wellness programs and any other employee benefit plans offered. The selected individual will also be responsible for evaluating and making recommendations on compensation strategies to attract and retain talent. 

This individual will also be responsible for the support and maintenance of a company’s HR Information Systems, including processing employee data, generating HR-related reports, managing system upgrades, and maintaining data integrity.

The Role

  • Plan, design, implement and administer a comprehensive rewards strategy including work/life balance programs and innovative benefit structures to ensure that programs are market competitive, internally equitable, and cost effective
  • Assess the effectiveness of current programs in achieving organizational objectives; identify best practices and benchmarks; and develop recommendations for modifications to align to HR strategy and business goals
  • Partner with HR and leadership on appropriate total reward packages to recruit and retain talent
  • Evaluate the compensation landscape to understand and learn from best practices through bench-marking and industry research and employment trends, track legislation and make recommendations
  • Lead strategy and design and manage provider relationships to deliver quality benefits programs to remain competitive and cost effective
  • Effectively plan and direct the implementation and administration of all benefit plans including annual open enrollment efforts, operating procedures, and controls
  • Responsible for all ACA reporting and keeping the company current on all regulatory changes affecting benefit plans
  • Lead quality immigration and relocation programs to enable efficient talent acquisition and excellent employee experience
  • Manage HR operations to drive continual improvement in efficiency, effectiveness, and employee experience
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of our HR Information Systems
  • Develop and coordinate communications strategies and activities designed to educate and inform employees about total rewards
  • Prepare annual budget for total rewards and manage expenditures related to benefit programs
  • Determine and implement metrics that assess and monitor the effectiveness of ongoing Total Rewards programs and new initiatives
  • Manage data in accordance with the company’s record retention policies and procedures and state and federal laws and regulations
  • Maintain confidentiality of work-related issues, records, and company information


  • Executive presence and demonstrated to influence, build trust, and develop effective collaboration
  • Demonstrated ability to drive projects and programs to successful completion, including building productive, cross-functional relationships and aligned objectives
  • •0+ years’ experience in senior management and/or Total Rewards (Compensation, Benefits, Wellness, Operations, & Systems)
  • Sound knowledge of the Regulatory and Legislative imperatives and impacts related to Total Rewards programs (FLSA, Sec 125, ERISA, 409A, HIPAA, etc.)
  • Operational experience with HRIS administration and payroll systems
  • Experience with vendor-relations and multi-state employers preferred
  • International experience strongly preferred
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to work through processes, identify and implement process improvements and resolve complex matters
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organizational/prioritization skills with an ability to multitask to manage multiple projects while maintaining a close attention to detail
  • Self-starter with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Possess proven operational, project management, vendor management and leadership skills
  • Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) certification, PHR or SHRM-CP, a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resources or related field
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