Date:  Oct 12, 2021

Houston, TX, US, 77024

Job Function:  Human Resources
Requisition Number:  2118

Title:  Compensation Analyst


Par Pacific is a growth-oriented company that owns and operates market-leading energy and infrastructure businesses in logistically complex markets. Par Pacific combines experience in the oil and gas industry with corporate financing know-how. We bring this unique strength to complex markets where we seek out diamonds in the rough. As a nimble, entrepreneurial organization, we actively pursue new opportunities in response to local market demands and changing external environments.


The Role 

Reporting to the Director, Total Rewards, you will join our talented Human Resources team and play an essential role responsible for influencing the design and implementation of compensation programs through data collection, analysis, and recommendations. 


As Compensation Analyst, you will serve as a hands-on individual contributor – leveraging heavy data analysis focused on job evaluation, benchmarking, market competitiveness and more. You’ll complete compensation analyses across our diverse business segments, including retail, refining and logistics operations. You’ll work closely with HR leaders to present key information which will help drive strategy, earning a seat at the table where decisions are made, and supporting your analyses with the fine details. As part of your specific responsibilities, you will: 


  • Participate in strategic design and implementation of the company's compensation programs, ensuring competitiveness in relevant markets and alignment with the corporate total rewards philosophy
  • Identify and evaluate potential market data resources, complete local, regional, and national compensation surveys, analyze compensation markets and trends, and develop associated compensation structures
  • Lead deployment of annual compensation planning cycle and systems, providing leadership and guidance to HR and business stakeholders throughout the process, and collaborating across the Human Resources team to ensure effective execution of base pay, short-term and long-term incentive programs
  • Proactively monitor compensation and total reward best practices and process improvement opportunities
  • Complete job analysis activities including job documentation, job evaluation, determination of FLSA exemption status, and evaluation of competitive market rates
  • Provide compensation-related support to management and HR clients, resolving business issues related to compensation programs, policies and processes; develop compensation-related communications and training materials
  • Monitor legislative and legal developments and ensure ongoing compliance of Par Pacific's compensation programs in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations


The Opportunity 

    • Make a strong and visible impact by gathering and analyzing data to inform decisions around our retail/convenience store, refinery, and logistics businesses, influencing strategy, designing programs and more.
    • Play a critical role on a talented HR team. You will work closely with skilled leaders including the Director of Total Rewards and Vice President of Human Resources, while enjoying executive-level visibility.
    • Bring your vision and knowledge to a growing and expanding organization with a continuous improvement mindset.
    • Add to your skillset as you learn our businesses and markets from Texas to Washington, Hawaii and more, as well as positions at every level in our retail, refining and corporate teams.
    • Enjoy the entrepreneurial energy of a market leading organization built on a strong foundation of success.
    • Showcase your talent and potential to take on additional responsibilities or pursue advancement.
    • Earn competitive compensation and excellent benefits.



The Requirements 

To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. To be a good fit for the Compensation Analyst opportunity, you will have: 


  • A bachelor's degree, ideally in Human Resources, Business Administration, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics or related discipline; a master's degree is a plus
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) preferred
  • Extensive experience (5+ years) with compensation survey benchmarking, analysis and pay program design
  • Strong data analysis skills with the ability to independently complete in-depth analyses and to effectively present findings
  • Excellent computer skills including high proficiency in Excel and ability to manage and synthesize large data sets; familiarity with major HR system platforms, SuccessFactors or SAP HCM preferred
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws/regulations related to compensation, employee benefits, and general human resources practices
  • Technical knowledge of competitive compensation practices and state and federal legal requirements
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a strong team member
  • Energy and/or retail industry experience is an advantage


Note: This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities. 


More Good Reasons to work for Par:  


Unique culture 

There is nothing ordinary about Par Pacific -- a niche player in the energy space that operates in logistically complex markets. And there's certainly nothing ordinary about Par Pacific people. We are driven, hardworking, entrepreneur-minded professionals that love to win. If that describes you, you'll fit right in. 


Location, location, location 

Because Par Pacific is located in some of the most beautiful places throughout the country, our employees get to make these places their home and enrich their lives. The office where you'll work is in the Houston, TX corporate office located in CityCentre. It's a vibrant area of the city with plenty of places for lunch or to wind down after work. Remote work location considered.


Opportunistic growth strategy

At Par Pacific, we look for operations with strong fundamentals and great employees who can move a business forward. Our management team has deep experience in the energy industry, as well as in leading mergers, acquisitions, and integrations of newly acquired companies. 


Excellent compensation

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a strong comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance; a robust allotment of paid time off; a 401(k) with company match; educational reimbursement; and more. 


Keys to Success 

We are looking for a highly motivated, self-starter with a positive attitude. Candidates should have a natural thirst for knowledge and curiosity to drive personal and professional development. 

In addition, to be a successful Compensation Analyst, you should possess the following core competencies and characteristics: 


  • Highly detailed orientation
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to effectively influence key stakeholders across the organization
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills
  • Tenacious and resilient approach to achieving goals and positive outcomes
  • Ability to autonomously assess business issues and develop impactful solutions
  • Highly collaborative and team-focused approach


The Company 


Par Pacific Holdings, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, owns, manages and maintains interests in energy and infrastructure businesses. Par Pacific's strategy is to identify, acquire and operate energy and infrastructure businesses with attractive competitive positions. We own and operate refineries in Hawaii, Washington and Wyoming, with total operating throughput capacity of over 150 Mbpd. We own and operate one of the largest energy infrastructure networks in Hawaii with a logistics network supplying the major islands of the state. In Wyoming, Par Pacific owns a refinery and associated logistics network in a niche market. We operate 123 fuel retail outlets in Hawaii, Washington, and Idaho. Par Pacific has an active, opportunistic growth strategy. Our common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the trading symbol "PARR". 


Note: Par Pacific will not accept calls from third-party recruiters. All candidates are required to apply through this web posting. 


Par Pacific is an equal opportunity employer. Par Pacific prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status,genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law. 

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