Compensation Consultant

Mercer LLC New York , NY 10007

Posted 5 months ago



The market landscape is changing at an unprecedented pace. Customer and client expectations are constantly evolving. Companies are merging at historic rates. Technology is developing faster than the market can keep up with. So what competitive advantage is left?

The answer: people. Your people are your only irreplaceable assets, the ones who will make the difference now and for years to come.

The Compensation Consultant within Mercer's Career business group is responsible for managing client projects that focus on broad-based and executive compensation topics including providing direction to analysts and associates, serving as a primary client contact on projects, and writing/reviewing client presentations that include meaningful conclusions for review by senior consultants on the team.

To fulfill this role, the Consultant will:

  • Manage client projects by:

  • Preparing project charts and templates using project management tools, estimating hours for the project team, and preparing timelines for project milestones

  • Serving as an independent project manager for more straightforward projects or modules

  • Ensuring client projects adhere to budget by immediately addressing out-of-scope issues or budget overruns and managing client expectations

  • Prioritizing project activities to manage the workload and meet project deadlines.

  • Delegating project tasks in line with individual capability, development needs and available analyst and associate resources

  • Writing engagement letters including project steps for senior consultants' review.

  • Leading client project status meetings

  • Serve as a primary client contact and build relationships with clients; conduct client interviews, facilitates focus groups, and delivers training; responsible for the technical part of client presentations to HR and management, for ongoing client relationships; schedule meetings with clients and issuing client data requests

  • Write and review client PowerPoint presentations/reports including Excel exhibits and initial data conclusions; work closely with senior consultants on project to determine the exhibits to be included in the final client presentations

  • Write project proposals and answers to Requests for Proposals; suggest project extensions based on existing work; attend sales calls

  • Develop new tools and templates that can be leveraged in multiple markets; deliver standard training programs; ensure intellectual capital generated within own projects is captured and available for others; proactively contribute to personal learnings, insights and knowledge through the knowledge management forums

Our ideal candidate will have the following core competencies to be considered for this opportunity:

  • BA/BS degree required including significant coursework in finance, economics, statistics, mathematics, human resources (HR) and/or accounting, or equivalent work experience preferred

  • At least 5 years' relevant work experience in management consulting, compensation, finance, human resources or accounting preferred; project management experience; experience in data analysis, financial modeling and presentation design

  • Experience in executive compensation programs a plus

  • Excellent project management, organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with strong attention to detail

  • Strong analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative, and a strong background in Excel

  • Flexibility, adaptability and the ability to work under tight deadlines or changing client needs

Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Mercer's more than 22,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With more than 60,000 colleagues and annual revenue over $13 billion, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, which advises individual and commercial clients of all sizes on insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions; Guy Carpenter, which develops advanced risk, reinsurance and capital strategies that help clients grow profitably and pursue emerging opportunities; and Oliver Wyman, which serves as a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.

Mercer LLC and its separately incorporated operating entities around the world are part of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a publicly held company (ticker symbol: MMC).

Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. For more information about our company, please visit us at: We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at:

Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employers.

Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employers.

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