Crate and Barrel is America’s most exciting housewares specialty retailer with 100+ locations and over 6,500 associates nationwide. We are seeking an experienced, committed and enthusiastic professional to join our Human Resources department, as a Director, Compensation & Retirement Benefits, located in our Northbrook, Illinois corporate offices.
Provide strategic and operational leadership in the design, development, implementation, administration, and communication of compensation programs that align with the company’s strategic vision and objectives.
Oversee development of a total rewards strategy by researching best practices and trends and perform analysis on effectiveness and competitiveness of existing compensation and benefits programs and present findings and creative solutions to management for associates in the United States and Canada.
Oversee development of the company’s compensation philosophy and its application both generally and to particular positions as they change and evolve, and partner with other HR COEs, HRBPs and leadership to ensure compensation goals support business objectives.
Lead the annual compensation planning cycles, providing expert guidance on the design, development and administration of executive, corporate, and field compensation programs, salary structures, base salary adjustments and short term and long term incentives.
Oversee the annual compensation budgeting process, leading the team on bonus programs, variable plan designs, merit cycles, market data, management of the 401(k) retirement plan, ensuring strong governance and thought leadership in keeping ahead of market and designing innovative new programs.
Continually analyze company compensation policies in relation to similar jobs in comparable industries or geographical areas/market conditions; recommend best practices and, as agreed, oversee implementation of changes appropriate to establish and maintain competitive pay rates and equity.
Supervise team in conducting job analysis to determine appropriate market pricing; review and approve salary increases and advise management on compensation actions for associates.
Proactively seek out and maintain a working knowledge of legislation that may affect compensation, benefits and payroll policies/practices; oversee and ensure the implementation of any necessary changes.
Work with applicable departments to ensure accurate financial reporting, compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Manage all aspects of performance and development of direct reports to encourage professional growth.
Qualifications & Requirements:
7 + years Compensation experience with relevant leadership experience; retail experience desirable
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; Master’s degree or CCP/SHRM/HRCI certifications preferred
Demonstrated experience in compensation plan design and implementation with a proven ability to improve programs and practices to support business goals
Excellent communication (written and verbal), presentation and interpersonal skills with the proven ability to effectively translate complex ideas and tailor key messages to multiple audiences
Strong goal orientated leadership skills with exhibited ability to prioritize and operate in an ever-changing environment
Ability to manage multiple projects with conflicting priorities while remaining highly organized and detail oriented
Must have an ability to think strategically and objectively and effectively translate data into actionable insights
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google platform
Excellent reading, written and verbal language skills (English)
The job description and other aspects of the job listed on this job posting should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an associate in this job. Associates are required to perform other related functions as assigned.
401(k) with company match
generous merchandise discount
paid vacation & holidays
medical, dental, & life insurance
medical & dependent care reimbursement plan
About Crate and Barrel
At Crate and Barrel, we help people love how they live in moments that matter. Founded in 1962, the Crate and Barrel family of brands, including CB2 and The Land of Nod, is an industry-leading home furnishings specialty retailer, known for exclusive and functional designs celebrating all things home.
A leader in omnichannel retail and direct marketing, we believe in the experience of physical stores and embracing the customer experience by offering inspired living across all of our platforms. From curated product sourcing and production to custom delivery and set-up in more than 90 countries, our 7,500 talented associates form the dynamic teams that keep our company running and growing.
Today, the Crate and Barrel family of brands are owned by the Otto Group, a Hamburg, Germany based global family of retailers and retail-related service providers focused on digital innovation, technology, sustainability and corporate responsibility. We operate over 100 stores throughout the U.S. and Canada, and hold international franchise locations in six countries.
To learn more about Crate and Barrel, visit www.crateandbarrel.com.
To become a part of our family of brands, visit our careers site at www.jobs.crateandbarrel.com and www.jobs.cb2.com