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Senior Manager, Compensation



Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Sunday, February 4, 2024

About the opportunity

We are seeking a passionate Senior Manager, Compensation to join our growing People Team. This role will report to the Senior Director, Compensation & Benefits and will be responsible for the administration of global compensation programs, including compensation cycles, benchmarking and market pricing, and job architecture. Our Senior Compensation Analyst will report directly into this position.

This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-paced company during a period of rapid growth, where you will have an immediate impact by helping us design and scale our compensation programs and benchmarking initiatives around the world. You will be fully dedicated to ensuring our employees are paid competitively and equitably, while helping the company stay aligned to its strategic goals. What’s more, you get to work with bright, hard-working people who want to solve interesting problems.

If you describe yourself as a customer-centric team player who wants to help the business scale and grow, we want to hear from you!

What to expect?

  • Designing, implementing, and running Contentful’s global compensation programs, including base salary, variable compensation, and equity plans
  • Leading all aspects of our annual compensation planning processes, including the development and completion of compensation cycle reviews and recommendations related to performance, incentives, promotions, and equity.
  • Directly managing Contentful’s global compensation framework, policies, base pay programs, and recommending annual salary budgets and providing cost analyses.
  • Partnering and collaborating with business leaders and People Business Partners on compensation philosophies, programs, policies and practices to bring them to life; and developing solutions for compensation-related issues.
  • Collaborating with Recruiting in developing competitive compensation offers for new hires; collecting, analyzing and communicating data on benchmark positions, salary planning budget, and incentives.
  • Partnering with People Technology team to ensure that our compensation programs are effectively implemented and managed within our HRIS system (Workday).
  • Leading the development and distribution of effective communication materials that improve the understanding of Contentful’s compensation offerings.
  • Overseeing market pricing activities including job matching, data analytics, and job pricing, including analysis of cash and long-term incentive compensation practices
  • Maintaining a current knowledge of internal and external market compensation practices and trends on various topics, including pay and demand trends, organization design approaches, role definition, pay for performance, and legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensuring compliance with federal, state, provincial, and local regulations. Maintaining an awareness of regulatory changes and the potential impact of those changes on current and future compensation requirements.
  • Supporting the design and development of executive compensation programs, including long-term equity awards, compensation committee materials and stock-plan administration.

What you need to be successful?

  • 8+ years of progressive HR experience, including 5+ years of direct Compensation experience
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully building a business function and team in a rapidly scaling global organization
  • Exceptional strong analytical and problem solving skills, including strong usage in tools like Google Sheets and Excel
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills; including the ability to partner with teams across the business to implement new programs
  • A solid understanding of legislation and compliance items related to compensation, FLSA, pay transparency, pay equity, etc.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills; including the ability to partner with teams across the business to implement new programs
  • Strong project management experience
  • Ability to work “high and low” - this role will require you to think and plan at 30,000 feet, direct traffic from the tower, and sometimes execute details from the runway
  • Experience building and managing job architecture and compensation programs in an HRIS system (such as Workday) a plus

What's in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital experiences
  • Full-time employees receive Stock Options for the opportunity to share in the success of our company
  • Comprehensive health/dental/vision care package covering 100% of monthly premiums for employees
  • We value Work-Life balance and You Time! A generous amount of paid time off, including vacation days, education days, and volunteer days.
  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave to care for and focus on your growing family
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career.
  • Enjoy a full range of virtual and in-person events, including workshops, guest speakers, and fun team activities, supporting learning and networking exchange beyond the usual work duties
  • Use your physical fitness budget to get away from your desk and support your physical wellness
  • A monthly phone/internet stipend and phone upgrade reimbursement after 2 years
  • New hire office equipment stipend. Get the gear you need to work at your best.

This role will need to be conducted in a state in which we are currently registered to do business.

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Who are we?

Contentful is the intelligent composable content platform that unlocks all of an organization’s digital content to deliver impactful customer experiences, making content a strategic business asset. The Contentful Platform, Contentful Studio, and the Contentful Ecosystem combine the flexibility of composable content with the intelligence of AI, empowering digital teams to drive business momentum through collaboration, speed, and scale. Contentful powers innovative content experiences across brands, regions, and channels for organizations around the world, including nearly 30% of the Fortune 500. Nearly 800 people from more than 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, Denver and distributed around the world.

Everyone is welcome here!

“Everyone is welcome here” is a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability, or length of time spent unemployed. We invite you to apply and join us!

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