The Compensation Consultant is responsible for managingclient projects that focus on broad-based and executive compensation topics, aswell as job/career architecture, talent management and Human Resourceseffectiveness. The Consultant willcreate deliverables and provide direction to analysts and associates, while servingas a primary client contact on projects, and writing/reviewing clientpresentations that include meaningful conclusions for review by seniorconsultants on the team.
To fulfill this role, the Consultant will:
Prepare client deliverables such as translating business needs to client programs, benchmarking analyses, gap analyses, HR/workforce program designs and development, and related findings, analytics and recommendations
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 inmultiple markets; deliver standard training programs; ensure intellectualcapital generated within own projects is captured and available for others;proactively contribute to personal learnings, insights and knowledge throughthe knowledge management forums
BA/BS degree required including significant coursework in finance, economics, statistics, mathematics, human resources (HR) and/or accounting, or equivalent work experience preferred
Minimum 3-5 yrs. 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