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Compensation and Benefits Manager



Accounting & Finance
Detroit, MI, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2024

Title: Compensation and Benefits Manager

Reports to: VP HR

Direct Reports: 0

Bedrock Manufacturing Company, the parent company of Filson and Shinola, is seeking a dynamic and experienced Compensation and Benefits Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate will lead the development and implementation of comprehensive compensation and benefits programs tailored to the unique needs of our brands. This role will involve crafting competitive compensation packages, managing relationships with benefits brokers, and ensuring compliance with industry regulations. If you have a proven track record of strategic compensation and benefits management within the retail industry or within start-ups, we encourage you to apply.


In 1897 C.C. Filson began outfitting prospectors headed for the Gold Rush with tools and apparel strong enough for the toughest spots on earth. More than 100 years later, Filson remains committed to providing pioneers of all fields around the world with unfailing goods made from the highest quality materials available.

Filson recognizes that it takes a world-class team to make a world-class product. As we build on the Filson legacy of American craftsmanship, we are looking for individuals who share our dedication to innovation, excellence, and superior customer service.

At Shinola, we make beautiful, enduring, handcrafted goods that are built to be lived in, worn out, and well loved. Our thoughtful craftsmanship, timeless design and spirited stories inspire our customers to live well, with confidence & joy—in a style that is uniquely their own! Because we are a growing and evolving company, each employee is a key stakeholder, making decisions every day that directly impact our overall vision and direction. At Shinola, you’ll have the opportunity to make a significant contribution at the start of what we believe will become an iconic American brand.


  • Develop and execute compensation strategies and programs that align with Bedrock's overarching business objectives and reflect the values and cultures of Filson and Shinola.
  • Analyze compensation data and market benchmarks to ensure our pay practices remain competitive and attractive to top talent.
  • Oversee the annual merit process for both Filson and Shinola, including merit increases and performance-based incentives.
  • Collaborate with HR and Finance teams to establish and manage the compensation budget for both brands.
  • Provide expert guidance and support to HR colleagues and brand leaders on compensation and benefits matters, including policy interpretation and issue resolution.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging best practices in compensation and benefits to inform continuous improvement initiatives across Filson and Shinola.
  • Work as a liaison between ADP and HR resources to ensure benefit deductions and 401k deductions are administered appropriately.
  • Serve as ADP’s point of contact for any benefit related issues or questions.
  • Ensure leave of absence policies are being administered appropriately.
  • Serve as the primary liaison with benefits brokers, benefit carriers and ADP fostering strong partnerships and effective communication to optimize benefits offerings.
  • Ensure all benefit legal compliance reports are filed appropriately by ADP.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in compensation and benefits management.
  • Deep understanding of compensation principles and practices, including job evaluation methodologies and pay structure design.
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing employee benefits programs, with experience managing relationships with benefits brokers and other external partners.
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to leverage data to drive informed decision-making and program optimization.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Prior experience with ADP Comprehensive Benefits a plus.
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation preferred.

Join Bedrock Manufacturing Company and play a pivotal role in shaping the compensation and benefits landscape for two iconic brands, Filson and Shinola. If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for enhancing employee well-being and driving organizational success, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Bedrock Manufacturing Company is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that every employee has the right to work in surroundings which are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is our policy that all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship will be made without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, veteran and military status, genetic information, political ideology or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. Discrimination and/or harassment based on any of those factors are totally inconsistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated.

With regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, the company offers what the law refers to as "reasonable accommodation" to enable a person to perform his or her job.