Head Of Total Rewards - #222148

Principal Financial Group Boston , MA 02298

Posted 3 months ago

Job Area: Human Resources

Business Area: Human Resources

Location: TX - Dallas;IL - Chicago;OH - Cleveland;MO - Kansas City;WI - Milwaukee;MO - St. Louis;CA - San Francisco;CO - Denver;MN - Minneapolis;AZ - Phoenix;PA - Pittsburgh;NC - Raleigh;UT - Salt Lake City;IA - Des Moines;NE - Omaha;WA - Seattle

Career Category: Experienced Professional

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Date Posted: 2018-08-29

You know what you're worth; we know you're valuable

You want a company that is committed to integrity, teamwork, and inclusion. Principal is that company. We strive to create a place where people are proud to work and live their best lives. In fact, we've been ranked by Forbes on the list of America's Best Employers, America's Best Employers for Women and America's Best Employers for Diversity (2018).

We help take care of our employees' well-being through benefits and work perks that fit their lives. Examples of our supportive culture include a wide variety of wellness programs, flexible work arrangements and a caring culture to help you balance all aspects of your life.


The Head of Total Rewards is accountable for the design, delivery, benchmarking, and measurement of the company's total rewards solutions and services. You'll ensure industry leading rewards solutions drive the company's competitiveness, enable high performance of the employees and align to business strategy and culture. This includes:

  • Job architecture and performance management

  • Compensation practices for global compensation, executive compensation and equity

  • Global health and wellness

  • Other benefits including non-monetary rewards and recognition


  • Bachelor's degree and 10+ years related work experience required.

  • Experience in large global financial services organizations with progressive experience in human resources, compensation and/or benefits required.

  • Experience designing and implementing compensation and benefits programs in a de-centralized, global and publicly traded organization.

  • Extensive knowledge of a wide variety of compensation and benefit plans, techniques and theories including base salary, merit programs, executive compensation, short-term incentives, equity programs, health and wellness plans, retirement plans and recognition programs.

  • Experience in directly managing/influencing teams of people.

  • Must have computer skills and knowledge of human resource systems.

  • Must have ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy while being detail oriented. Ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.

  • Strong interpersonal, organization, business communication and time management skills.

  • High level of initiative and ability to structure ambiguity. Strong project management skills.

  • Strong attention to detail and follow up skills.

  • Ability to work well under pressure, juggle tasks and work efficiently against deadlines.

  • Experience developing and motivating a global team, as well as leading through organizational change.

  • Must have change management leadership capabilities.

  • Strength in using data and metrics, and experience creating and managing a context of decision-oriented data.

  • Exceptional executive presence and presentation skills.

  • Travel globally required (10%), including overnight stays.


This position is open to locations across the United States including the ability to work from home based on qualifications, experience, and skillset. If located outside of Des Moines, IA, significant travel to Des Moines would be a part of this role.

Additional Information

Benefits designed with you in mind.

Because each employee is unique, our benefit packages give you lots of choices. We offer comprehensive benefits that helps contribute to the healthy, fulfilling life and gratifying work experience you deserve, at an affordable cost. Click here to see just a few benefits you'll receive once you join our team.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not able to consider candidates who would need sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.) However, we'd hope you continue to keep us in mind for other potential opportunities in the future.

Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Head Of Total Rewards - #222148

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