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Global Compensation Manager

Yelp, Remote, Remote, United States

Connecting people with great local businesses

Duration: Full-Time


*Candidates must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to qualify for this role. See below for more information.*

Yelp is an iconic consumer internet company with about 5,000 employees in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

We are looking for an innovative Compensation leader who wants to make a lasting and positive difference in our growing organization. As the Global Compensation Manager you will help build and elevate Yelp’s global compensation strategy, philosophy, programs, policies, and initiatives.

The person in this position reports to the Director of Total Rewards and will manage all compensation-related activities across the company and the team that supports them. The Global Compensation Manager will be the driving force behind innovative solutions that keep Yelp on the cutting edge of total rewards initiatives. If you’re looking for a unique opportunity where you can bring your vision to life and give direction to deliver strategic compensation programs , this role is for you.

This is a full-time remote position based in the United States.

Where You Come In:

  • You will bolster Yelp’s Global Compensation function to effectively design, implement, administer and manage the compensation strategy, philosophy, programs, policies, and initiatives
  • We will count on you to bring your expertise and perspective to evaluate our compensation programs, including base pay, equity, incentive compensation, performance rewards, and recognition practices
  • Take a close look at our existing compensation practices and recommend changes that are cost-effective and consistent with compensation trends and Yelp’s overall mission
  • Partner with leaders in Yelp’s People, Finance, Legal, and Stock Administration teams to design competitive, effective, and equitable compensation programs
  • Manage compensation market pricing and benchmarking efforts, including identification of benchmarking solutions and participation in surveys
  • Keep a pulse on emerging trends, issues, and best compensation practices, and take a data-driven approach to help enhance programs, processes, or address stakeholder concerns
  • Manage and monitor approved annual budgets and processes approved by Yelp’s senior leaders and/or Board
  • Manage the moving pieces in various projects and bring your insight and expertise to compensation and cross-functional People projects
  • Develop, implement and elevate compensation communication and training programs for managers and Yelp’s People team
  • Guide the development and management of compensation analytics, tools, and systems

What it Takes to Succeed:

  • You are a passionate benefits and wellness professional with 7+ years of experience in compensation plan strategy, design, and administration with proven experience designing and implementing compensation programs globally
  • You’re a hands-on people manager with a track record for hiring, developing, guiding, and engaging professionals
  • You hold a Bachelor's degree or equivalent, MBA or advanced certification (CCP, CBP, CEP, or SPHR)
  • You rise to the occasion, move quickly to find solutions, and effortlessly manage sensitive and confidential information
  • Experience managing global programs including in the United States, Canada, and EMEA
  • A core understanding of applicable compensation laws and regulatory requirements in the U.S., Canada, and EMEA  
  • You’re someone the team can rely on, offering optimism through tough problems, and you are a strong promoter of team chemistry and professionalism
  • Your leadership skills are well-balanced with a willingness to play a hands-on role in key projects
  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills to effectively communicate benefits and wellness strategies at all levels, from administrative to the C-Suite
  • Ability to think globally, strategically and equitably to effectively translate data into actionable insights, strategies, and financial plans
  • You know how to connect the dots between data and analytics to tell a cohesive story
  • Comfort building compensation models to help inform budget planning

Other Requirements:

  • You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be eligible for this role. Exceptions are made only where legally required.

What You'll Get:

  • Available your first day: Full medical, vision, and dental (Employee-only plans available at no cost to the employee)
  • 15 days PTO per year for first 2 years of employment (accrual begins on date of hire); number of PTO days increases after 2 years of tenure, 7 paid wellness days, 12 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday
  • Up to 14 weeks of parental leave
  • Monthly wellness reimbursement
  • Health Savings, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care accounts
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Compensation range is $122,500 - $206,000 annually. You may also be offered a bonus, Restricted Stock Units, and benefits
Ready to apply?

We value cover letters as an opportunity for you to explain your interest and ability to succeed in this role rather than rehashing your resume. Also, we ask that you reserve a paragraph or two of your cover letter to comment on an innovative total rewards program that interests you.

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At Yelp, we believe that diversity is an expression of all the unique characteristics that make us human: race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, and education — and those are just a few. We recognize that diverse backgrounds and perspectives strengthen our teams and our product. The foundation of our diversity efforts are closely tied to our core values, which include “Playing Well With Others” and “Authenticity.”

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, medical condition or disability.

Actual salary offered may vary based on multiple factors, including but not limited to, an individual's location and experience. 

We will consider for employment qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records, consistent with applicable law (including, for example, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance for roles based in San Francisco).

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected] or 415-969-8488.

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About Yelp

Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Our users have contributed approximately 127 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. These reviews are written by people using Yelp to share their everyday local business experiences, giving voice to consumers and bringing “word of mouth” online.

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