Deputy Director, Global Compensation - Gates Foundation - Seattle, WA

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Deputy Director, Global Compensation

  • The Deputy Director (DD), Global Compensation will be a key member of the Total Rewards leadership team within the foundation’s Human Resources Division. Based in Seattle, this role will manage the compensation function and develop effective strategies for attracting, motivating, and developing people needed to fulfill our mission. 

    In partnership with other Total Rewards leaders, this role will be critical in the development and implementation of the foundation’s Total Rewards Philosophy and Strategy. The Deputy Director will work closely with internal and external partners to build sophisticated compensation insights and understanding consistently across the organization.

    Core Responsibilities

  • Lead the compensation function in support of foundation objectives, including:
  • Provide strategic thought leadership to refine and implement the global compensation strategy as a part of Total Rewards;
  • Design, build, implement and maintain the foundation’s compensation programs; establish and administer compensation policies and guidelines; lead compensation projects and initiatives; keep up with competitive pay practices, industry trends, compensation-related legislation and compliance issues;
  • Provide thought partnership on a broad array of compensation issues based on deep experience (i.e., global compensation practices, talent market, diversity and inclusion principles, technology, compensation and benefit programs/tools, data analytics, career pathing, etc.); this includes working closely with business leaders, HR business partners and other COE teams to provide information and support business requirements
  • Ability to advise at varying levels in a complex environment and influence outcomes in line with the compensation philosophy and policies;
  • Lead internal and external partner management; including acting as point and spokesperson for compensation with foundation colleagues, HR leadership team, senior leadership and vendors;
  • Lead all aspects of development of measurement frameworks and apply insights to improve and innovate on approaches;
  • This role may manage people and may be responsible for hiring the talent needed to achieve our goals, ensuring successful employee onboarding, providing coaching, measuring progress and holding people accountable, supporting employee development, and recognizing achievement and lessons learned;
  • Manage budget and assume responsibility for vendor management, contracts, and outsourced suppliers.
  • Position Reports to: Director, Total Rewards

    Desired Capabilities

    • Sharp, strategic, creative and inspiring leader
    • Experience in a dynamic, deadline-oriented environment with demonstrated ability to balance multiple and competing demands and establish priorities, while providing continual attention to detail
    • Deep technical knowledge and application of compensation principles and processes 
    • Solid grasp and understanding of compensation regulations 
  • Experience in developing and managing strong relationships inside and outside the organization, managing conflicts, and building consensus 
  • Ability, curiosity, and willingness to learn from experiences and failures to adapt and adopt new ways of being and thinking to further the impact of the Foundation (e.g., take risks, challenge status quo, be open)
  • Understand the formal and informal intersections and interdependencies to be able to frame the problem, evaluate issues, see downstream affects, and identify future implications across the end-to-end system to help prioritize solutions
  • Preference for international experience and shown cultural competency
  • Strong and collaborative teammate with a sense of humor and humility; a ‘roll up your sleeves’ standout colleague
  • Passion for the foundation’s mission and core values

Education and Experience

Preferred education and experience is an advanced degree with 10+ years of broad experience in global compensation (divisional or organization-wide), ideally gained through experience working in multiple, dynamic environments. 

Demonstrated expertise with compensation principles, processes, and systems, as well as process improvement, and analytics-based decision making.

 *Must be able to legally work in the country where this position is located without visa sponsorship.

 Please apply online here.


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