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Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Norfolk, VA, US, 23510

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.


Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

We are a team of more than 28,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation". As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

Job Description

Primary Purpose:
Plans, develops,  implements and administers compensation programs, plans and policies that are competitive with contemporary compensation practice and is responsive to Norfolk Southern’s short- and long-range goals.


Principal Duties:

- Monitor the effectiveness of existing compensation programs, plans, and policies including but not limited to Long-Term Incentives, Annual Incentive, and the Merit Program, recommending quality, cost-effective revisions and/or additions consistent with compensation trends and corporate objectives. 


- Administer the annual non-agreement and executive compensation programs for Norfolk Southern and participating subsidiaries.

- Supervises the participation in, and review of, salary surveys to ensure corporate compensation objectives are achieved. Benchmarks NS’ compensation programs against peers to ensure NS’ competitiveness in the market. Utilizes compensation survey results to evaluate NS’ pay practices, including but not limited to employee salaries, salary ranges, annual incentive opportunity levels, and long-term incentive award levels.   Uses public filings to compare NS’ compensation programs against market peers.  Identifies variances, recommends and, as needed, implements modifications.


- Serves as the subject matter expert on projects and implementations related to compensation and is responsible for synchronizing requirements from Law, Payroll, IT, and other departments.


- Manages corporate recognition programs


- Provides effective advice and counsel to departmental management on compensation program and plans.

 - Evaluates all NS non-agreement positions, including those in the Management Incentive Plan.


- Writes program documents, employee communications, and contributes to the Proxy Statement.


 - Provides supervision and direction to the Compensation Analyst in the performance of his or her duties.

Job Related Experience:
   Minimum Level:   5-7 years
   Preferred Level:  Not specified

   Preferred Level:  Bachelor's Degree (BS, MBA)
   Preferred Majors:
      - Business - Human Resource Development
      - Business

Licenses / Certifications:
   Required:  None listed
   Preferred:  Certified Compensation Professional (CCP)

Technical Skills:
 - MS Excel/Spreadsheets
 - MS Outlook

 - MS Word
 - SAP
 - Success Factors

Skills and Abilities:
 - Planning and Organizing
 - Analytical Thinking
 - Critical Evaluation

 - Decision Making

 - Leadership

 - Communication

 - Consultation

 - Relationship Management

 - Ethical Practice


Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

On-Call: No

Weekend Work: Yes

Travel Required: 0 - 2 Days per Month,

  Norfolk Southern is an equal opportunity employer including veterans and disabled.

Nearest Major Market: Hampton Roads

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