Global Compensation Manager

Yelp, San Francisco, CA or Phoenix, AZ

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Yelp is looking for a Global Compensation Manager to join our Total Rewards team to be a key thought partner and further develop our global compensation strategy. This critical leadership role reports into our Director, Head of Total Rewards, Operations & Analytics. Leading a team of analysts while evolving and enhancing our compensation strategy, structure and philosophy are all part of a day’s challenge in this dynamic role. It’s an incredible opportunity to continue to enhance and evolve this global function, and this role is key to the company’s growth and success.
Role and Responsibilities
As the Global Compensation Manager, you will serve as a key leader of the Total Rewards team and interact regularly with the People Operations team and key business leaders. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic compensation professional with a knack for getting things done. We'll need you to have both strategic and hands-on experience. This position is a great opportunity to make an impact and to provide vision and direction around strategic compensation program delivery.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Lead Yelp’s Global Compensation function to effectively design, implement, administer and manage the compensation strategy, philosophy, programs, policies, and initiatives
  • Partner with the People Operations team and key business leaders to manage, consult and guide compensation decisions
  • Identify, assess and execute on-going compensation process improvement
  • Partner with the People Operations and HR Technology team to design, configure and administer compensation systems
  • Lead compensation planning and review cycles with strong People Operations team partnerships and project management
  • Provide leadership in company-wide compensation communications and total rewards delivery
  • Participate in compensation surveys and analyze market data; manage all benchmarking activity
  • Manage and respond to inquiries from managers, HR Business Partners and recruiters to provide market analysis, information and advice tailored to each unique situation
  • Lead the design of compensation programs and frameworks, including base, variable and equity programs
  • Design compensation communication, statements, tools and processes for recruiting, managers, employees and other key partners
  • Partner with other total reward team members, consultants, HR Technology, and other business partner on design and project work
  • Create expert analysis and modeling as needed for program design, business-specific benchmarking and pay range creation, and impact analysis
  • Assist in preparing and facilitating analysis and materials for Compensation Committee and external Board of Directors meetings
  • Be a key thought partner on Total Rewards initiatives
  • Maintain the evolving internal job architecture and structure
  • Ensure pay practices are compliant with requirements in the countries where we operate
  • Partner with our People Analytics, People Operations and Finance teams to analyze and visualize program impacts

The ideal candidate for this role brings multi-faceted capabilities, such as:

  • Compensation design expertise with a solid knowledge of all Federal, Statutory and Local regulatory laws and compliance such as FLSA
  • Leadership skills balanced with a willingness to play a 'hands-on' role on key projects
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills to effectively communicate compensation strategies at all levels, from administrative to the C-Suite
  • Ability to think globally, strategically and objectively to effectively translate data into actionable insights, strategies and compensation plans
  • Strong analytics & storytelling
  • Comfort building and maintaining a large global budget
  • Great team management - optimism through tough challenges, and a strong promoter of team chemistry and professionalism
  • Enthusiasm in a fast-paced, demanding environment while managing sensitive, confidential issues

Personal and Professional Qualifications

  • 8+ years of Compensation experience
  • Experience with job evaluation, salary structure design and market pricing
  • Experience with equity program design and administration
  • Knowledge of Radford survey benchmark jobs and database
  • Exceptional client relationship management skills
  • Strong analytical skills; the ability to synthesize data and develop insights
  • Ability to work independently as well as work collaboratively
  • Keen business acumen and proven ability to align organization business strategies with rewards programs
  • Proven success as a people manager, including hiring, developing, guiding and engaging professionals
  • Excellent self-management and interpersonal skills
  • Impeccable discretion when handling sensitive and confidential information
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