Data and Research Director - Executive Rewards (remote)

Mercer Consulting Remote
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January 23, 2023
Mercer Consulting
Chicago, Illinois

Mercer's Career consulting business helps companies of all sizes and across all industries solve their greatest challenges by designing and implementing workforce strategies to help them grow within their markets. To support our Executive Rewards consultants in the Career business, we have a team dedicated to research and data analytics related to executive rewards and governance, including gathering and analyzing publicly disclosed executive compensation data that is used to help organizations make remuneration decisions to attract and retain the right talent and deliver their best performance.

Mercer is seeking qualified candidates for the following position based anywhere in the US (remote/virtual):

Data and Research Director - Executive Rewards

What can you expect?

The Data and Research Director - Executive Rewards will liaise between the GDD (Global Disclosure Database) Service Centre and onshore consultants globally and ensure proper use of the GDD by analysts and associates (the Global Disclosure Database is Mercer's internal database of publicly disclosed executive compensation data that covers):

  • Top Executive Remuneration
  • Board of Director Remuneration
  • Dilution and Run Rate Analysis
  • Perquisies
  • Incentive Plans
  • Stock Ownership Guidelines
  • Corporate Governance

In addition:

  • You will complete Top Executive, Board of Director, Board Leadership, Dilution and Incentive Plan Awards analyses and present research findings on executive calls
  • You will act as the main point of contact for consultants globally regarding all GDD issues and conduct periodic training for the GDD team for new data points and analyses
  • You will also lead non-GDD research in support of the practice, consultants, and clients, and manage Mercer's relationship with various outside vendors that support our research agenda

What's in it for you?

  • A company with a strong brand, with experience developing solutions for today's and tomorrow's toughest challenges
  • The opportunity to grow your career and showcase your talent in a global organization
  • A culture of internal mobility, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration
  • Business Resource Groups which provide access to leaders, relevant volunteer and mentoring opportunities, and interactions with counterparts in industry groups and client organizations; for more information, visit: Inclusion and Diversity | Mercer
  • Flexible work opportunities for work/life balance
  • Competitive pay and a full benefits package, starting Day 1 (Medical, Dental, Vision, Short- and Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance, Employee Stock Purchase program, and a generous paid time-off allowance); plus a fixed company contribution AND a company match on your 401k, after one year of service

We will count on you to:

  • Ensure all methodologies are being followed and provide guidance whenever needed
  • Work with GDD developers to enhance and improve the GDD application, assisting with development initiatives from a consulting perspective
  • Develop new modules and research capabilities (eg, IPO database) and guide development team accordingly
  • Create new GDD accounts for new hires and conduct new hire training on how to use the GDD
  • Perform ad hoc analyses on a variety of topics as needed and assist with specific client research requests (COVID-related compensation actions, ESG, retention grants, etc.)
  • Manage Equilar, ISS, Insightia and S&P relationships and carry out associated tasks, including requesting new accounts for new hires
  • Work with the Products team to ensure timely and accurate delivery of raw data
  • Refresh the LTI Interpolation tools template with new data and make incremental improvements as needed; create custom versions of the tool based on client-specific cuts of data
  • Work with consultants and the Surveys group to develop questionnaire into online year-end survey and distribute participants' reports to responders
  • Complete analysis based on results and prepare client-ready decks based on findings

What you need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 2 years experience in Executive Rewards
  • Knowledge of compensation principles, eg, job benchmarking, salary structure design, job architecture
  • Experience analyzing rewards-related data disclosed in Proxy statements and annual reports from S&P listed companies across geographies for their top executives and boards of directors
  • Attention to detail, quality, accuracy
  • Strong self-starter with excellent analytical, organizational, and time-management skills

What makes you stand out:

  • External executive compensation consulting experience (experience consulting with external clients on behalf of a professional services firm)
  • Knowledge of ownership transaction compensation (IPOs, spin-off, M&A)
  • Experience with private equity portfolio company compensation
  • Incentive plan design
  • Compensation Committee consulting
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize time effectively

Mercer believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer's more than 25,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world's leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with 83,000 colleagues and annual revenue approaching $20 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment.

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

The applicable base salary range for this role is $97,200 to $194,400.

The base pay offered will be determined on factors such as experience, skills, training, location, certifications, and education. Decisions will be determined on a case-by-case basis. In addition to the base salary, this position may be eligible for performance-based incentives.

We are excited to offer a competitive total rewards package which includes health and welfare benefits, tuition assistance, 401K savings and other retirement programs as well as employee assistance programs.

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