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Director Compensation


New York, NY, US, 10019

Human Resources
New York

Will manage the implementation and administration of and assist in the development of ViacomCBS’s compensation strategies and incentive plans to align with business objectives! This role provides recommendations to client groups on various pay decisions, policy interpretation, and appropriate job leveling across the organization through a data-driven approach. In addition, the role will be focused on design and administration of sales incentive compensation. The position reports to the VP Compensation.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establish strong relationships with business leaders and HR teams to understand the business and their needs & perspective.
  • Provide data driven recommendations for assigned client groups, including:
    • Determining job leveling, appropriate salary ranges, and variable pay targets for open jobs, adjustments and promotions as well as make compensation recommendations for contractual employees.
    • Provide consultation to HR business partners in the development of competitive salary offers, retention of key talent, and career development plans
    • Conduct internal equity analysis to address pay discrepancies by business unit, job family or any other classification
    • Perform ad-hoc analysis and calculations and generate reports in support of the client groups’ needs
  • Lead the design and/or administration of incentives plans across various divisions
    • Maintain inventory of plans
    • Partner with HRBP to refine the design and process of incentive compensation to deliver optimal employee experience as well as to incent behaviors that will generate greater revenue. Will include communication of plan design and delivery of incentive to employees
    • Partner with the Sales Finance and payroll teams to ensure accurate Sales Incentive Targets, Sales Bonus Targets, and to ensure a timely payout
  • Implement enterprise programs and cross-Compensation projects for assigned client groups, including:
    • Annual merit planning, Short-Term Incentive Plan (STIP), Long-Term Incentive Program (LTIP), Sales Incentive Plan (SIP), and Sales Bonus Plan (SLSB)
    • Annual salary survey submission process
    • Executive contract analysis
  • Design tools, guidelines, templates and communication materials, to train employees, managers, and executives on pay programs.
  • Be up-to-date on market compensation, changes in laws and regulations, and competitive practices.
  • May be required to assist other members of the Compensation team, including
    • Development of tools for smooth annual/quarterly budget processes in partnership with Finance teams for base pay, incentives, and related plans.
    • Global compensation projects.


Your experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 7+ years of experience in broad based Compensation with emphasis on Incentive Compensation
  • WorldAtWork Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation preferred
  • Compensation experience in the media and entertainment industry a plus
  • Experience with HRIS tool interfaces will be a plus

Success in this role requires

  • Ability to conduct research, synthesize information and data, and apply to the business needs.
  • Present and communicate with HRBPs and business leaders, building relationships
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills - Advanced Excel skills, Proficient in Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong attention to detail including ability to anticipate data-related questions
  • Teammate with ability to “flex” to different styles and ability to work collaboratively with peers
  • Self-starter capable of juggling project deadlines together with day-to-day requirements, while maintaining work product excellence and high levels of customer service
  • Ability to handle sensitive information, maintain confidentiality and address sensitive situations in a constructive manner

ViacomCBS believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, ViacomCBS requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City