Senior Manager, Compensation



Join Livingston and grow your career in the constantly changing world of international trade. Livingston is a market leader offering customs brokerage, international trade consulting, compliance and freight forwarding services around the world.  Livingston has over 3,000 employees at more than 90 key border crossings, sea ports, airports and other strategic locations in North America, Europe and Asia.  

Our fast-paced and collaborative environment offers you the opportunity to work with leaders in the industry, receive recognition for achievements and develop your expertise in the complex and evolving world of trade. Learn how you can make an impact at Livingston.


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Location: ON Toronto - CN030 


The Senior  Manager, Compensation plays a key role as a strategic partner to the business by designing, implementing, and managing competitive compensation programs globally, that attract, retain, and motivate top talent. The Manager, Compensation, with the support of one direct report (Compensation Analyst), will drive change and recommend comprehensive approaches to compensation while engaging in collaborative decision-making.


  • Develop, implement, and manage global compensation programs, policies, and practices, and ensure they are consistently administered in compliance with internal policies and government regulations.
  • Participate in the development of HR and Compensation strategies.
  • Design and manage incentive compensation programs.
  • Oversee regular market research and benchmarking to ensure that our compensation offering remain competitive; Collaborate with the Talent Acquisition team to ensure competitive and up to date compensation packages for new hires.
  • Deliver high-level service and provide guidance and support to HR and management teams on compensation-related issues, including job evaluations, promotions, and other compensation adjustments.
  • Oversee the annual salary review and bonus processes, ensuring consistency, equity, and alignment with company goals and budgetary guidelines.
  • Stay current on regional market trends and legal requirements to support the company’s overall compensation strategy.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management.
  • Adhere to established policies and procedures.


  • Strong knowledge of compensation principles, concepts, and best practices, including base pay, variable pay, and commission compensation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of compensation planning, market benchmarking surveys, pay equity, incentive plans, understanding market trends, and job evaluation.
  • Strong ability to influence.
  • Advanced skills in Excel and HR Information Systems.
  • Solid grasp of federal, state, and local compensation laws and regulations where applicable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively across the organization on complex compensation topics, as well as negotiate with vendors and suppliers.
  • Exceptional analytical and proactive problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex data and develop actionable insights and recommendations.
  • High level of integrity and discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.


7 years of related experience


Preferred: Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Human Resources


Preferred certifications: Certified Compensation Professional (CCP); Certified Benefits Professional (CBP)


Leading and Developing
Inclusion and Collaboration
Customer First Focus
Business Acumen and Straight Talk

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

For Canada: Livingston is an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity, respect and one which reflects the diversity of the community in which we operate. Accommodations are available for applicants and employees with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please advise when submitting your application.