The Director, Compensation is responsible for the design, execution and management of system-wide compensation programs. The Director, Compensation partners with Senior Leadership to create compensation strategies that position Purdue competitively in the marketplace and support the achievement of university objectives.
What is expected (Essential Functions)
• Develop compensation programs and plans for approximately 20,996 employees system-wide (including $1 billion in annual salaries and various short- and long-term incentive plans) for all levels of the organization (executive, faculty, management and staff). • Counsel senior leaders on pay decisions, compensation practices, and policy and guidelines interpretation. Guide the decision-making process and final outcome by providing detailed analysis/models, innovative recommendations, and expert advice to management and HR partners. • Educate and coach management regarding Purdue’s compensation philosophy, job family structures, market analysis, merit and bonus processes. Partner with HR Communications to develop key employee messaging on compensation topics. • Oversee annual implementation and administration of compensation programs and systems including merit, market and equity analysis, salary adjustments and variable compensation. Ensures data integrity within data management and reporting. • Partner with Talent Acquisition and HR Business Partners on total compensation offers and onboarding of incoming employees. Meet with candidates and/or new hires regarding details of compensation packages, as needed. • Lead cross-functional workgroups driving solutions that impact employee pay including mergers and acquisitions, system-wide cost-saving initiatives, audit findings, compensation program system development, integration and implementation. • In collaboration with Legal, Accounting, Tax, Internal Audit and third-party administrators, ensure accurate reporting, budgeting and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations regarding compensation and related issues. • Lead, develop and engage a team of compensation professionals.
Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field.
10 or more years of compensation experience with three or more years in a management role.
Track record of accomplishment of delivering innovative and effective compensation strategies and tactics.
Exceptional leadership skills.
Ability to be a proven change agent.
Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation.
HR Generalist experience.
Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position.
A background check is required for employment in this position.
FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Immediately.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 1801848
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