Senior Manager, Compensation


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When you join KPMG you’ll be one of over 227,000 professionals providing audit, tax, advisory and business enablement services across 146 countries.

With the support to do things differently, grow personally and professionally and bring your whole self to work, there’s no limit to the impact you can make. Let’s do this

Overview of the Opportunity:

Reporting to the Director, Compensation & Recognition, the Senior Manager interfaces with Senior Leaders to plan and execute KPMG’s pay planning process and cycle, as well as compensation programs. To be successful in this role you will need to build and maintain strong relationships with senior leaders, understand the business needs to support the TR strategy and design and develop cutting edge compensation and recognition programs to support the business strategy. You will be a high performing business partner, collaborating to deliver the compensation programming within a matrixed organization. This is an individual contributor role that plays a key in the firm’s annual competitive analysis review, delivery of the firm wide merit and variable pay planning processes.

What you will do
The primary function of the role is management of the firm’s annual compensation competitive analysis review and delivery of the firm wide merit and variable pay planning processes, together with primary oversight over work life TR programs which includes:

Accountability for the annual competitive analysis review of merit and bonus approval processes for a firmwide internal client group, including oversight of analysis and providing insights and recommendations for firm leadership etc.
Participation in the design of new programs by bringing thought leadership to the team, conducting relevant analysis, making data-driven recommendations, engaging in vendor selection decisions, and planning and overseeing implementation.
Playing a leadership role in a cross-specialty project team to deliver the annual pay planning process firm wide (management of implementation plans, technology updates and maintenance, and execution of communication plans).
Partnership with HR Consultants to develop and deliver tools (e.g. models) that enable leaders to make informed pay decisions and effectively communicate to their people.
Collaboration with colleagues to identify, design, and deliver ad hoc compensation programs including sales incentive plans/other variable pay programs, as well as total rewards processes to meet firm strategic objectives.
Coaching and development of Specialists and Compensation Managers through day to day oversight and long term development support.
Supporting business leaders in understanding our people strategy and how our Compensation programs support the strategy
Partnership with internal stakeholders, including HR Consultants, the HR Service team and other Centers of Excellence teams to ensure seamless delivery of Compensation programs and services to functional client groups and business leaders.

At times, business needs arise and employees are required and agree to work beyond their normal work day or work week to fulfill the accountabilities required for their job. Likewise, people need extra time to devote to personal matters, and our approach to flexibility provides for this.

What you bring to this role
A Degree in an HR-related field with at least 5 to 7 years relevant experience in compensation/ total rewards.
Previous experience designing and operationalizing compensation programs
sales incentive design experience is an asset
Advanced analytical skills including advanced knowledge of analytical tools such as MS Excel (Power BI an asset)
Ability to analyze and translate large amounts of complex data into easy to understand summaries and communicate results in a succinct and compelling manner.
Strong written and verbal communication skills including presentation and decision facilitation, report writing and data analytics.
Strong influencing skills.

This is a remote/hybrid position. #li-remote

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