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Assistant Director Compensation

Date: Jan 26, 2019

Location: Milwaukee, WI, 53202

At Northwestern Mutual, we believe relationships are built on trust. That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company nearly 160 years ago. Today, they're just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual.

We're strong and growing. In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing.

We invest in our people. We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business.

We care.  We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they're passionate about.


We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.


What's the role?

Participates in the development of short and long-term compensation vision and strategy for Northwestern Mutual in conjunction with senior management and departmental leaders. 

Designs, implements, and administers compensation programs in support of strategic objectives across the company and consults on a variety of issues. Consultation is focused on integrating in-depth compensation design principles with business strategies to achieve desired behavioral and financial outcomes.  Provides guidance and consultation (with significant influence and persuasion) to senior and line management on the design and application of these programs. 

Ensures that the company’s compensation programs are achieving intended outcomes and being administered consistently across the organization by serving as subject matter expert and representing compensation within Shared Operations, Shared Consulting, Embedded HR and other Centers of Excellence. Leads compensation related projects, conducts compensation research, implements and introduces new and enhanced compensation and benefit related initiatives. 


There is an opportunity to fill two roles.  One role will focus on compensation practices that will attract and retain technology/digital talent.


Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, human resources or equivalent degree.
  • Minimum of ten years compensation experience to include demonstrated success designing, modifying and consulting on compensation programs,
  • Experience with multiple job evaluation methodologies, and knowledge of regulations and laws impacting compensation practices.
  • Strong business acumen to include knowledge in current and future practices, trends and information affecting the business and organization.
  • Diverse business background supporting distinct business units as compensation professional.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge across complex business areas.
  • Proven ability to build a strong rapport with people at all levels of the organization and influence without authority.
  • Exceptional analytical and mathematical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate among the various Human Resources disciplines.


    Desired skillset: Experience with compensation practices that attract and retain technology/digital talent. 





Req ID: 24217
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Required
Employment Experience: 9+ years
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 02/05/2019