18 days old

Executive Compensation Leader

Discover Financial Services
Riverwoods, Illinois 60015
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

This position plays a key role in the management of Discovers Executive Compensation activities. Manages the design, structure, and administration of the executive compensation programs for executives.  Develops and communicates short and long-term incentive compensation, executive benefit, and perquisite plans.  This position plays a key role in Executive Compensation.  This position provides an excellent opportunity to become familiar with many areas of the company’s business.



  • Develop and assist in the implementation of executive compensation design recommendations (including overall pay mix, short term incentives, long-term incentives, equity awards, executive benefit programs and perquisites)
  • Evaluate the impact of program design changes on employee value proposition, motivation and retention, alignment with Company strategy, financial cost and share usage
  • Coordinate and create materials for Compensation Committee Meetings, including supporting documentation
  • Participate in presentation of recommendations to Senior Management
  • Monitor, track and report on legislation, regulations and media articles pertaining to executive pay
  • Coordinate and prepare the Company’s annual proxy statement and other public filings
  • Assist Legal department in design reviews of Board of Directors compensation programs
  • Provide support to other team members on executive compensation related projects as needed
  • Research, collect, analyze, calculate, validate and report on various compensation metrics
  • Other tasks as assigned
  • Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes.


Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Business, HR, Communications, Psychology, English, Law or other related field OR equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of experience in Executive Compensation, Finance, Financial Services, HR, Consulting or Legal preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated integrity, discretion, accountability, and confidentiality
  • Understanding of Human Resources and/or Compensation practices
  • Experience contributing to projects under tight deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Extremely high level of attention to detail and data accuracy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to effectively interact with all levels of management and collaborate with cross-functional colleagues


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