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Director, Compensation


New York, NY, US, 10019

Human Resources
New York

The Director Compensation will be responsible for the planning, designing, implementing and administering corporate-wide compensation programs, policies and procedures! This includes base pay structures, job leveling, sales incentive plans, and assurance of market competitive pricing for assigned business divisions. Keeps up-to-date on changes and interpretations of laws and regulations related to global compensation practices. This position will report to the VP Compensation.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage design and analysis of base pay and other compensation components to ensure market competitive positioning of salaries and pay mix for assigned business groups.
  • Conduct ongoing analyses to ensure external market competitiveness and identification of pay gaps with resulting strategies to address.
  • Ensure internal equity analyses are completed to address pay discrepancies by business unit, job family or protected class.
  • Provide consultation and solutions in the development of competitive salary offers, retention of key talent and career development plans.
  • Build relationships with peers in Talent acquisition, and HR business partners and be seen as the subject matter expert in compensation related matters.
  • Lead sales incentive redesign projects by modeling plan performance data trends and recommending potential design improvements.
  • Analyze and maintain internal job architecture to ensure reliable, equitable and fair compensation practices.
  • Participate in compensation salary surveys and ensure compensation remains competitive to attract, retain and motivate employees.
  • Develop compensation integration recommendations for employees joining the company through merger and acquisition activities. Actively participate in the job architecture and leveling/pay equity study and any implementation actions that result from it.
  • Design tools, guidelines, templates and communication materials, to train employees, managers, and executives on pay programs and process efficiencies.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally (verbally and written) with all level of employees and management.
  • Maintain a high level of analytical skills including proficiency in spreadsheet applications.
  • Provide support and participate in development and implementation of technology solutions for compensation management.



  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate  experience.
  • Proficient in the use of compensation data management tools.
  • Must be strategic in designing and implementing total cash compensation programs to support operations.
  • Demonstrated expertise in Incentive Plan design and administration.
  • Continually seeks opportunities for process and system improvements.
  • Expertise in prioritizing and exceeding clients expectations.
  • Ability to prioritize work under tight deadlines and be able to multi-task well.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work closely with Divisional Business and HR leaders at all levels of the organization and inspire change.
  • Organized
  • Analytical
  • Proficient in computer skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)


  • 8-10 years of demonstrated success in managing total compensation program design, communication and execution is required in a global organization.
  • Strong experience in managing base pay programs across a global platform in partnership with a global HRIS system.
  • Experience in use of a job evaluation system to establish internal equity assignments within a pay structure.
  • Experience with SAP Success Factors is a plus.

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