The Global Compensation Consultant is responsible for working under the leadership and direction of the Managing Director Compensation to support the planning and delivery of strategic compensation programs, including job level architecture, business-specific incentives and other compensation programs for United's Operational/Functional Divisions globally.
Act as Compensation business partner supporting United’s OneHR vision and customer-centric mission. Strategic solution provider and expert adviser to assigned client groups and HRBPs by combining expert knowledge of compensation principles, understanding of business and global market landscape impacting the airlines industry. This role will be a key player in implementing and influencing compensation strategies that align to the overall Total Rewards and HR strategy. You will also be responsible for building relationships across HR, Finance and Legal teams to support the planning and execution of your work.
Global Compensation Advisory Lead – Region/Division/Function/Job Family SME
As the business compensation Subject Matter Expert (SME) for assigned businesses/functions, work to gain alignment across multiple Center of Expertise (COEs) such as HR Business Partners, Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Legal, Finance, Payroll, etc. to ensure United’s compensation programs drive desired business outcomes and behaviors
Perform analysis of efficiency and competitiveness of existing compensation programs and model potential impact of alternatives
Provide mentorship to the business and develop creative solutions on a variety of total compensation issues including the development/implementation of global job family architecture, career matrices design and appropriate pay structures that reward desired business behaviors
Monitor the efficiency of existing compensation policies, guidelines and procedures recommending plan and process revisions as well as modernized, new cost-effective solutions, consistent with market trends and corporate objectives
Keep abreast of external marketplace trends, providing expertise in competitive practice
Identification of opportunities to strengthen competitiveness of programs through networking with external compensation professionals
Manage compensation programs, processes and analysis for business aligned groups
Guiding through key annual processes of Annual Performance and Rewards and Competitive Reviews
Provide business perspective and input on business challenges, as well as for the design of Global Reward programs, policies, procedures, practices, systems, communications and reporting of key metrics
Supports job evaluations and external market survey matching
FLSA and other regulatory analysis and compliance
Bring to life compensation reporting and dashboard analysis for business aligned groups
Proactively partner with HR Business partners and Talent Acquisition to provide guidance on complex internal/external job offers
Project management for assigned projects
Lead all aspects of assigned projects, including building work plans, engaging internal and external team members, prioritizing and assigning tasks, identifying and mitigating risks, and bringing projects to successful completion
Collaborate across HR on programs, initiatives, and issue resolution
Additional responsibilities as assigned
United values diverse experiences, perspectives, and we encourage everyone who meets the minimum qualifications to apply. While having the “desired” qualifications make for a stronger candidate, we encourage applicants who may not feel they check ALL of those boxes! We are always looking for individuals who will bring something new to the table.
What’s needed to succeed (Minimum Qualifications):
5-8 years of directly related compensation and/or HR experience in consulting and senior analyst roles
Minimum 4 years of International and domestic broad-based compensation experience including strategy development and demonstrates expertise in one or two Compensation core practice areas (e.g., global broad-base pay management, variable programs, sales compensation, recognition, international benefits)
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification
This position may be considered for a Full-Time Hybrid work arrangement. A Hybrid work arrangement means that the core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a United Headquarter location in Chicago, IL. Frequency of days in the office to be arranged with hiring manager
What will help you propel from the pack (Preferred Qualifications):
Experience working in a large, complex-matrix organization or corporate setting
CCP/GRP certifications and Airlines industry experience highly preferred
Expert knowledge of compensation approaches in the US and globally
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to analyze data, understand trends and develop recommendations for action based on the analysis
Highly responsive and customer service oriented
Adaptable and comfortable shifting between high-level design, consulting work and analytical and operational work
Expertise in managing highly complex projects
United Airlines is an equal opportunity employer. United Airlines recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions. Please contact JobAccommodations@united.com to request accommodation.
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