Compensation Manager

People Operations
Who we are: connects pet parents with the world’s largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers. On Rover, pet parents can easily discover, book, and manage personalized care for their dogs including pet sitting, dog walking, and doggy day care. Founded in 2011 on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the unconditional love of a dog, Rover improves and simplifies life for pet parents and the dogs they love.

Our global headquarters are in downtown Seattle, Washington in the United States, working closely with our office in Spokane, Washington, and our European offices in Berlin, London, and Barcelona. Our pioneering approach to people and pups alike landed us on the list of World's Most Innovative Companies in 2016 by Fast Company. We're an agile, fast-growing company, and our leadership comes from some of the world's most respected tech companies. We've been named among Seattle's 'Best Places to Work' in Seattle Business Magazine and the Puget Sound Business Journal for three years running. Needless to say (but we're going to say it anyway)—we love dogs, and we wouldn't dream of going to work without them by our sides.

Who we’re looking for:

Rover’s People Team is growing, and we’re looking to add a Compensation professional with drive and initiative, and the ability to think globally. In this role you will be analytical by nature, enjoy the details and technical aspects of compensation and data analysis but enjoy thinking outside of the box and coming up with new ideas. The ideal candidate enjoys a fast-paced environment and is passionate about HR and Compensation. You have a technical aptitude and enjoy problem solving and working with data and data systems. You are confident working with all levels of the business.

Reporting to the Director of HR, the Compensation Manager will drive the strategy development, design, implementation, administration, and the governance of compensation programs for Rover. This role will develop and ensure compensation programs align with corporate business objectives, are effective in attracting, rewarding, and retaining key talent, and are fully compliant with local legal and regulatory requirements.

Your Responsibilities:

    • Partners with management, Human Resources and others to develop and communicate compensation programs that support the business
    • Provides pay support and advice on new hires, promotions, and transfers
    • Aligns external market competitiveness through labor market analysis and pay structure development to attract and retain key talent
    • Evaluate and market price positions at all levels of the organization utilizing external market data and internal position comparisons to make salary recommendations to ensure alignment with the broad-based compensation structure
    • Anticipates future business changes and challenges and proactively develops and implements new or revised compensation plans
    • Stays current on industry compensation practices and legal issues, assessing and communicating potential business impact to senior leaders
    • Maintains understanding of applicable laws and regulations including FLSA, Equal Pay Act, ADA, Sarbanes-Oxley and others
    • Ensures employee and leadership understanding of compensation-related programs and practices through ongoing education and training
    • Engage in the analysis and resolution of compensation related issues
    • Monitor the effectiveness of existing compensation policies, guidelines and procedures, in support of the strategic objectives and evolving external requirements
    • Administer the annual salary review program, including merit increases and promotions, as well as bonus payments
    • Evaluate new jobs, promotions, and reclassifications and recommend compensation elements for positions, including base and incentive pay, market range, and placement within our global salary band structure
    • Serve as compensation consultant to department managers and HR Business Partners
    • Support the benefits and HR team as needed
    • Partner with Finance on the Equity program design, documentation, and implementation
    • Prepare materials for the executive team, compensation committee and the overall board of directors on various compensation topics

Your Qualifications:

    • 5+ years of work specializing in rewards and compensation within a complex, multi business organization
    • Experience working in a rapidly expanding, fast-growing, international organization
    • Experience building compensation models and conducting pay analysis with a broad knowledge of compensation issues, trends and best practices a plus
    • Experience working with two or more different external compensation and benefits benchmarking organizations
    • Experience designing, implementing and maintaining compensation planning tools and processes
    • Knowledge of HR operations procedures and hands-on experience supporting performance management and promotions-related processes
    • Extensive analytical skills with advanced working knowledge of both MS Excel and Google Sheets with the ability to export and review data from a variety of complex systems and tools
    • Demonstrated ability to proactively use data to influence decision-makers, including the executive team, hiring managers and your HR colleagues
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to build consensus across stakeholder groups, including senior HR and business leaders.  Demonstrated ability to lean into conflict and successfully negotiate positive outcomes among all stakeholders
    • Ability to serve as a trusted advisor, and capable of influencing at all levels, including the ability to add value to senior level compensation negotiations
    • Ability to balance competing priorities in a fast-paced environment with a strong client-focused approach with urgency
    • Ability to work independently and lead initiatives as required, demonstrating effective project management skills, with strong sense of urgency and the ability to meet tight deadlines
    • Demonstrates a focus on continuous improvement
    • Knowledge of human resources and compensation including knowledge of relevant Federal, State, and local laws/regulations relating to compensation
    • Undergraduate and/or graduate degree in a related field, preferred

Your Bonus Skills:

    • Certified Compensation Professional a plus
    • International compensation experience
    • Experience managing incentive program design and administration
    • Experience implementing/configuring compensation and related reporting modules of an HRIS

Benefits of working at

    • Competitive compensation
    • 401k
    • Stock options
    • 4 weeks paid time off
    • Competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Commuter benefits
    • Bring your dog to work (and unlimited puppy time)
    • Doggy benefits, including $1000 toward adopting your first dog
    • Stocked fridges, coffee, soda, and lots of treats (for humans and dogs)
    • Free catered lunches semi-monthly
    • Regular team activities, including happy hours, snow tubing, game nights, and more
    • 50 free dog walks a year
    • A friendly, fun, informal, and supportive People Operations team!