Senior Director, Total Rewards

United States
Human Resources – Total Rewards & Systems /
Permanent /
About Us
Sophos is a worldwide leader and innovator of advanced cybersecurity solutions, including Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and incident response services and a broad portfolio of endpoint, network, email, and cloud security technologies that help organizations defeat cyberattacks. As one of the largest pure-play cybersecurity providers, Sophos defends more than 500,000 organizations and more than 100 million users globally from active adversaries, ransomware, phishing, malware, and more. Sophos’ services and products connect through its cloud-based Sophos Central management console and are powered by Sophos X-Ops, the company’s cross-domain threat intelligence unit. Sophos X-Ops intelligence optimizes the entire Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem, which includes a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity and information technology vendors. Sophos provides cybersecurity-as-a-service to organizations needing fully managed, turnkey security solutions. Customers can also manage their cybersecurity directly with Sophos’ security operations platform or use a hybrid approach by supplementing their in-house teams with Sophos’ services, including threat hunting and remediation. Sophos sells through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at 

Role Summary
 As the Senior Director of Total Rewards, you'll lead the design, development, and execution of the company's global Total Rewards strategy. You'll collaborate extensively to ensure our compensation and benefits programs are strategically aligned with business objectives, driving organizational success.

What You Will Do

    • Total Rewards Strategy: Champion a comprehensive global total rewards strategy aligned with business goals, ensuring competitiveness and compliance across 35+ countries and diverse markets.   
    • Executive Compensation: Coordinate analysis and review of executive compensation programs and assist with preparation of Board materials.  
    • Equity Management: Collaborate with the equity team to oversee and manage equity-based programs, ensuring their integration and alignment within the compensation design framework. 
    • Compensation Design: Lead the design, evaluation, and execution of compensation programs, including base pay, variable pay, equity program, and recognition initiatives, ensuring fairness and equity.  
    • Benefits Optimization: Lead the evaluation, optimization, and management of a diverse array of health, wellness, retirement, and other benefits programs to meet the evolving needs of our global workforce.  
    • Global Compliance: Ensure all compensation and benefits programs comply with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards in various regions.  
    • Analytics and Insights: Utilize data analytics to assess the effectiveness of rewards programs, providing insights and recommendations for continuous improvement.  
    • Cross-functional Collaboration: Forge strategic partnerships with HR, Finance, Legal, and other key stakeholders, ensuring a cohesive alignment of total rewards programs with overarching business strategies and financial considerations.  
    • Vendor and Consultant Management: Strategically manage relationships with external vendors, consultants, and service providers to optimize the delivery of rewards programs.  
    • Communication and Education Strategy: Develop and execute robust communication strategies to educate and engage employees globally on the value and intricacies of our total rewards offerings.  

What You Will Bring

    • 12+ years of progressive experience in total rewards, compensation, and benefits, particularly within complex global technology/software companies. Strong knowledge of global compensation practices, regulatory requirements, and market trends. Prior experience managing the following markets preferred: Canada, USA, UK, Germany and India. 
    • A demonstrated ability to navigate and manage equity programs, leveraging expertise gained from managing similar programs within private equity settings. 
    • Proven track record in crafting and executing successful total rewards strategies that drive organizational success. 
    • A demonstrated capacity to translate vision into tangible actions, adeptly manage multiple priorities, streamline operations, and foster constructive relationships, consistently achieving impactful results. 
    • Strong leadership acumen, capable of engaging diverse audiences, mobilizing teams, and instigating change across the organization. 
    • Advanced proficiency in MS Office tools, notably PowerPoint and Excel, facilitating effective communication and data-driven decision-making. 
    • Experience with SuccessFactors, CompXL, or Survey management tools (PayFactors) is advantageous, showcasing a propensity for leveraging technology to optimize rewards strategies. 
Applicants in Colorado, California, Washington, and New York City may email for the up-to-date salary ranges for the position.

Ready to Join Us?
At Sophos, we believe in the power of diverse perspectives to fuel innovation. Research shows that candidates sometimes hesitate to apply if they don't check every box in a job description. We challenge that notion. Your unique experiences and skills might be exactly what we need to enhance our team. Don't let a checklist hold you back – we encourage you to apply.

What's Great About Sophos?
·   Sophos operates a remote-first working model, making remote work the primary option for most employees. However, some roles may necessitate a hybrid approach. Please refer to the location details in our job postings for further information.
·   Our people – we innovate and create, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit
·   Employee-led diversity and inclusion networks that build community and provide education and advocacy
·   Annual charity and fundraising initiatives and volunteer days for employees to support local communities
·   Global employee sustainability initiatives to reduce our environmental footprint
·   Global fitness and trivia competitions to keep our bodies and minds sharp
·   Global wellbeing days for employees to relax and recharge 
·   Monthly wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing

Our Commitment To You
We’re proud of the diverse and inclusive environment we have at Sophos, and we’re committed to ensuring equality of opportunity.   We believe that diversity, combined with excellence, builds a better Sophos, so we encourage applicants who can contribute to the diversity of our team.  All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, sex, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, color, age, military veteran status, disability, pregnancy, maternity or sexual orientation.  We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know. 

Data Protection
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