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Director, Executive Compensation

Job Description
The Director, Executive Compensation has primary responsibility for leading the design, development, implementation and delivery of Avon's executive compensation and equity programs; inclusive of long-term incentive plans, deferred compensation, stock incentive plans, stock plan administration oversight, Board of Directors compensation administration, and proxy filings.  The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day management associated with these programs, stressing thought leadership in recognizing market trends and compliance issues.
The Director, Executive Compensation is responsible for conducting expert analysis and models various compensation approaches in support of senior management and the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors.  The incumbent presents program and strategy materials to senior leadership on programs that have a direct impact on the attraction and retention of key talent across the organization.  This position requires analytical, problem solving and influencing skills, as well as a deep technical expertise in executive compensation programs.  This person will need to be a SME in the area of Executive Compensation.
Specific key responsibilities include the following:
• Leads design of executive compensation programs, ensuring integration and alignment of executive pay with overall company goals and objectives.
• Works closely with Human Resources Business Partners and the executive leadership team to improve design and understanding of executive and incentive compensation programs.
• Directs administration of equity, executive deferred compensation and retirement programs.
• Partners with executive recruitment to develop competitive offer packages for external executive hires and internal promotions.
• Manages the annual cycle of assessing executive compensation competitiveness.
• Collaborates on the development of agenda topics and materials for the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors.
• Ensures executive compensation programs, policies and practices comply with ERISA and other relevant laws and regulations.
• Establishes service expectations and monitors performance of carriers and vendors to ensure high service standards are met.
 Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or equivalent field; a Master's degree in Business Administration is highly desirable.  Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) a plus.

Background Experience
• Minimum ten years of progressively responsible compensation experience; experience should include the design, development, and implementation of executive, short- and long-term incentive and equity programs, as well as responsibility for preparing materials for the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors and proxy.
• Experience interpreting, analyzing and reporting data in a clear concise manner for presentation to senior leaders.  Strong analytical, problem-solving skills and the initiative to understand the internal/external environment.​
• Knowledge of ERISA, 409A and IRS regulations as it pertains to retirement benefits.
• Knowledge of equity compensation accounting and associated rules and regulations.

Professional Qualifications and Personal Attributes
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal.  Strong presentation skills. Aptitude for balancing multiple priorities with strong organization and prioritization skills.
• Exceptional ability to build consensus across a wide range of constituents.
• Ability to manage external vendor relationships
• Strong ability to manage complex projects utilizing standard project management tools and techniques.
• Solid knowledge of MS Office suite of applications required with particular strength in PowerPoint and advanced Excel functionality
• Excellent knowledge of state and national laws that have a bearing on compensation practices including the Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA).
• Excellent capabilities in job evaluation methodologies utilizing multiple techniques.
• Outstanding ability to model compensation scenarios and use analytical techniques including aging, blending and weighting.
• Excellent ability to lead and motivate direct and indirect teams effectively.  Must be able to influence, inspire and guide constituents.
• Excellent at team building and motivating people.  Skilled at accomplishing goals through others.  Proficient at being a teacher, mentor and coach.
• A high-energy individual with a strong work ethic and high expectations for performance.  A person who leads by example, and sets strong professional and personal standards for every activity.

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Director, Executive Compensation

Date Posted:  03/11/2015
Experience Level:  Experienced
Career Group:  Human Resources
Cause Type:  Human Services

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