Cornerstone Building Brands

Senior Manager Compensation & Benefits (Rewards)

Cary, NC - Full-time

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Cornerstone Building Brands | Employer reference: REF10919X

Senior Manager Compensation & Benefits (Rewards)

Human Resources

Cary, NC, US

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About Us

Cornerstone Building Brands is a premier exterior building solutions provider serving both the residential and commercial markets across North America. The building products we manufacture are the cornerstone of the communities where people live, work and play -from homes to hospitals, grade schools to grocery stores, manufacturing facilities to municipal buildings and beyond.

Through the core values and consistent behaviors and mindsets embraced by our employees, we have built a culture dedicated to understanding our customers' needs and what matters most to their success. We know that it's our people that make the difference and we are deeply committed to building a workplace and global community where inclusion is not only valued, but prioritized, providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members.

Company description

Cornerstone Building Brands is North America’s largest manufacturer of exterior building products.  We’re committed to providing high-quality exterior building solutions that our customers and communities can count on.  With an expansive product offering across the US, Canada, Mexico, and Costa Rica, we are uniquely positioned to enhance the value we provide to our partners and customers. Our building solutions are the cornerstone of the communities we serve.

Job description


Reporting to the Director, Benefits, the Senior Benefits Manager is responsible for the implementation, communication, and efficient administration of our comprehensive benefit programs across Cornerstone Building Brands. 


  • Work with Director of Benefits to refine and implement a long-term benefits strategy to provide cost-effective benefit programs that offer a competitive advantage in the attraction and retention of talent.
  • Assist Director of Benefits in partnering with regional HR in Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica to gain a holistic view of the benefits offering across the company and help create a global strategy.
  • Evaluate, develop, implement, and administer benefits policies and procedures.
  • Maintain an understanding of the business and structure to create solutions that are aligned to the needs of the business and provide a positive employee experience.
  • Provide hands-on oversight of the day-to-day administration of health and welfare benefits.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations as well as industry best practices.
  • Maintain excellent relationships with benefits consultants and vendors.
  • Help drive employee understanding and appreciation of benefits programs through clear documentation, communication, and education.
  • Manage the annual benefits open enrollment process, ensuring timely and accurate delivery of information and materials to employees and vendors.
  • Work closely with Director of Benefits on all M&A activity, including benefits-related due diligence.
  • Manage all aspects of the leave of absence process, including ADA accommodations, paid/unpaid medical and family leaves, and short-term and long-term disability benefit programs.
  • Maintain an effective, consultative leave of absence and ADA accommodation process ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and policies. Ensure efficient workflow between the benefits/leave team, HR management and the business units.
  • Oversee complex escalated leave of absence and ADA issues; provide recommendations to management and the internal compliance team.    
  • Resolve complex benefits issues and inquires.
  • Work with internal audit to successfully deliver audit requirements.
  • Supervise a team of benefits analysts, setting goals, assigning tasks, monitoring performance and providing feedback and coaching.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in support of ongoing administration of plans and programs.


  • Provides leadership, coaching and support to a team of direct reports.
  • Builds a high performing team of benefits professionals and fosters a continuous improvement culture.
  • Acts as a catalyst for aligning teams around core strategies and priorities.
  • Provides coaching, feedback, and performance management to promote culture of high standards and performance.
  • Fosters a culture, including ways of working and behaviors, which is congruent with our mission, values, and Behaviors & Mindsets.
  • Serves as a role model and champion for employee engagement and retention efforts.



  • Minimum of 10 years related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or business administration.
  • Focused on employee experience.
  • Ability to lead a variety of projects from start to finish.
  • Process improvement oriented.
  • Demonstrated success in a dynamic, frequently changing, and fast paced environment.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, with the ability to explain complex benefits information to diverse audiences.
  • Able to provide direction and delegation in a positive, professional manner and ensure follow through.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to use data and metrics to evaluate and improve benefits programs.
  • Deep knowledge of ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, ACA, FMLA, ADA and other applicable federal and state regulations.
  • Leadership, management, and team building skills with the ability to motivate, mentor and develop team members.

Additional information


  • Change Management – Ability to lead change in a way that brings people along in the journey.
  • Communication – Effective communication (oral, written and presentation) and interpersonal skills to interface within own team and business facing leaders.
  • Relationship Management – Ability to foster positive working relationships and maintain ongoing engagement with internal and external teams to drive success.
  • Service and Solutions Oriented - Responsive to business and client needs. Provides efficient, high-quality service & innovative solutions.
  • Collaboration – Listens, builds trust, and works effectively with others to achieve business outcomes; Improves team effectiveness.
  • Analytical and Data Minded – Uses facts, data, and empirical information to draw accurate conclusions. Able to track, analyze, and report data.
  • Cornerstone Building Brands (CBB) Values and Behaviors & Mindsets – Acts consistently with CBB’s Values (Safety, Integrity, & Inclusion) and Behaviors & Mindsets (Customer-Centricity, Interconnectedness, Continuous Improvement).


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Cornerstone Building Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. You can find the Equal Employment Opportunity Poster here. You can also view Your Right to Work Poster here along with This Organizations Participation in E-Verify Poster here. If you'd like to view a copy of the company's affirmative action plan or policy statement, please contact Human Resources at 281-897-7788 or If you have a disability and you believe that you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please contact Human Resources at 281-897-7788 or This email is used exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only emails received for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues not related to a disability, will not receive a response.

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We have been made aware of multiple scams whereby unauthorized individuals are using Cornerstone Building Brands name and logo to solicit potential job-seekers for employment. In some cases, job-seekers are being contacted directly, both by phone and e-mail. In other instances, these unauthorized individuals are placing advertisements for fake positions with both legitimate websites and fabricated ones. These individuals are typically promising high-paying jobs with the requirement that the job-seeker send money to pay for things such as visa applications or processing fees. Please be advised that Cornerstone Building Brands will never ask potential job-seekers for any sort of advance payment or bank account information as part of the recruiting or hiring process.

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