Compensation Analyst (Maternity Cover), London

Agency WPP
Created 07/21/2021
Reference 5380618002
Category Analytics
Country United Kingdom
City London
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Why we're hiring:

We are looking to hire a Compensation Analyst to cover a 6 month Maternity leave. This position supports the Rewards team in all aspects of the design, analysis, implementation, communication, and day-to-day management of compensation programs designed to support our business strategy and culture.

What you'll be doing:

This role will report into Senior Executive Compensation Manager.
  • Collecting, analysing, and interpreting compensation data, including pay levels, mix, prevalent / best practices to identify trends and improve competitive market positioning
  • Assisting with the development of compensation related communications to employees regarding compensation plans and program design
  • Administering and providing support for annual compensation activities such as merit increase and salary planning processes, bonus processing, stock grants, deferral programs, market pricing, and compensation survey data collection and analysis
  • Managing compensation database and maintaining detailed records of all plans/programs for participants; interfacing with employees, HR field reps and outside vendor
  • Interpreting plan provisions and explaining compensation policies and programs to provide appropriate guidance to HR field reps, managers and employees
  • Providing Accounting and Finance functions with detailed analysis of long-term incentive compensation plans for annual / quarterly financial reporting
  • Assisting with the preparation and coordination of materials for Compensation Committee Meetings, including supporting documentation


What you'll need:
  • Compensation related experience
  • Familiar with the standard concepts, practices, and procedures within compensation
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills, and ability to synthesize information and data from a variety of sources
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, and be able to communicate effectively with all levels of management and employees
  • Must demonstrate advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel, including the ability to create complex financial and statistical modeling
  • Must be well organized with excellent time management skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to operate effectively in a team environment


Who you are:

You're open : We are inclusive and collaborative; we encourage the free exchange of ideas; we respect and celebrate diverse views. We are open-minded: to new ideas, new partnerships, new ways of working.

You're optimistic : We believe in the power of creativity, technology and talent to create brighter futures or our people, our clients and our communities. We approach all that we do with confidence: to try the new and to seek the unexpected.

You're extraordinary: we are stronger together: through collaboration we achieve the amazing. We are creative leaders and pioneers of our industry; we deliver extraordinary every day.

What we'll give you:

Passionate, driven people - We champion a culture of people that do extraordinary work.

Scale and opportunity - We offer the opportunity to create, influence and deliver projects at a scale that is unparalleled in the industry.

Challenging and stimulating work - Unique work and the opportunity to join a group of creative problem solvers. Are you up for the challenge?

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