Job Location:
Irving-Irving Corporate Office-3939 West John Carpenter Freeway

Support Center – Irving

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Under the direction of the Director – Compensation responsible for analyzing, maintaining and processing compensation program elements in support of company initiatives and organizational needs. The analyst is accountable for competitive analysis, program scenario modeling, monitoring of business unit compensation, program administration and support of properly communicated compensation programs.

Compensation Administration

  • Lead the day-to-day administration of long-term incentive equity plans on third-party equity administration platforms.
  • Ensure all equity plan transactions (including but not limited to RSUs, stock option grants, exercises, vesting schedule changes and terminations) are processed correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Support bonus plan calculations and communication efforts.
  • Support the administration of annual pay programs, including project managing year-end merit process.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to ensure data accuracy, system readiness and communication efforts.
  • Consults with business partners on basic to moderately complex compensation issues using knowledge of compensation, human resources, and internal policies.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of compensation and compensation-related data in the Workday system, third party equity systems, and other internal systems of record, including job profiles, salary structures, incentive plans, reporting and validation.

Perform Research and Analysis

  • Conduct job analysis, evaluation, salary administration and FLSA assessments to determine appropriate salary grades, ranges, and pricing based on internal and external equity.
  • Participates in the annual salary structure review process to ensure salary structures remain competitive and aligned to market.
  • Complete survey submissions for annual and ad hoc salary surveys and utilizes results for salary planning, salary structures and job evaluations.

Conduct special compensation studies and projects as required

  • Conduct analysis, research and development of modifications to Compensation programs as needed to support organizational needs.

Other Duties as Assigned

Minimum Education

  • BS, BA or graduate degree in business or a related degree   required

Minimum Special Certifications or Technical Skills

  • MS Access skills (Queries, Forms, Reports)
  • Advanced Excel Skills (Pivot Tables, Lookups, Complex Formulas
  • Workday experience (HCM, Core Compensation and Advance Compensation Modules)

Minimum Type of Experience the Job Requires

  • 4-5 years compensation analysis experience and understanding of compensation philosophies.
  • 4-5 years’ experience in HR, with working knowledge of a wide range of HR practices
  • 2-3 years’ experience in equity plan administration, project and process management, preferably within a shared services environment


  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Ability to plan and manage independent project work.
  • A high degree of accuracy, confidentiality and timeliness is required for the completion of assigned projects.
  • Ideal candidate is an analytical-minded self-starter who is eager to dive right in and make an immediate impact on the Global Total Rewards and Compensation team.
  • Demonstrated experience with year-end Rewards processes and executing on annual merit, bonus, and other planning cycles.

Preferred Special Certifications or Technical Skills

  • Alteryx
  • Adobe Acrobat DC (mail merge, create fillable forms and signature fields)

Preferred Type of Experience the Job Requires

  • Experience building financial models for cost benefit analysis of compensation

Applicants in the U.S. must satisfy federal, state, and local legal requirements of the job.