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Senior Director, Total Rewards

Apply Location: Northbrook, Illinois

We inspire purpose-filled living that brings joy to the modern home. With a team of more than 8,000 associates spanning 130 store and distribution locations across the U.S. and Canada, we achieve together, drive results and innovate to inspire. Drawn together by a shared passion for our customers and a spirit of fun, we deliver high-quality home furnishings that are expertly designed, responsibly sourced and bring beauty and function to people’s homes. From the day we opened our first store in Chicago in 1962 to the digital innovations that engage millions of customers today, our iconic brand is nearly 60 years in the making—and our story is still unfolding.

We’re here for it. We think you should be too. We are looking for a driven professional with an inclusive mindset to join our team as Senior Director, Total Rewards based at our Corporate Headquarters in Northbrook, IL.  This role leverages deep functional expertise and industry knowledge to design and deliver innovative broad-based compensation and benefits programs.  A customer service mindset and collaboration with HR and Business Leaders will be key enablers to delivering strategies that attract, reward and retain our greatest asset - our people.

What you'll do:

  • Provide strategic direction to the Total Rewards team to effectively evaluate, design, implement, and communicate programs, policies, and initiatives that are in line with Crate & Barrel’s financial goals and enable the Company to attract, motivate and retain top talent
  • Lead the annual compensation planning cycle, providing expert counsel on the design, development and administration of executive, sales, and associate compensation programs, salary structures, and short- and long-term incentives
  • Oversee the annual compensation budgeting process, leading the team on bonus programs, merit cycle, and management of retirement plans
  • Direct the development and success of associate benefit programs including open enrollment, leaves of absence, and well-being; lead strategic relationships with brokers, insurance representatives, and their agents
  • Analyze market competitiveness and cost-effectiveness of the compensation and benefit plans to ensure they optimize the company’s ability to attract and retain top talent; oversee and collaborate on revisions or new plans that are consistent with the total rewards strategy and philosophy
  • Consult and advise Business Leaders and HRBPs in matters involving job analysis, salary management, and compensation decisions
  • Lead and manage all aspects of executive compensation structure and recommendations
  • Manage and leverage key relationships with The Otto Group and board members relative to compensation and benefits committees
  • Actively manage, mentor and coach team members; inspire and encourage continued growth and development

What you'll bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred in Human Resources, Business or related field
  • 15+ years progressive experience with compensation design, including incentive, commission, structure and executive compensation; 5+ years experience leading and developing teams
  • Experience developing associate benefits programs, including developing policies and administrative regulations
  • Visionary leadership with successful track record in creating and leading cross-functional initiatives related to Compensation and Benefit strategies, and process implementation 
  • Demonstrated experience in the following areas: executive compensation, salary planning, incentive plans, market pricing, job evaluation, data analysis, research and cost modeling
  • Strong collaboration skills with the ability to communicate vision and gain alignment with senior leaders, both internally and externally
  • Ability to influence, adapt and lead through ambiguity and change in a dynamic growth environment
  • Experience in implementing large scale change management initiative.
  • Strong strategic and analytical mindset; superior problem solving skills with a focus on simplification
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, presentation and facilitation skills

Job ID 2021-11861 Date posted 11/24/2021 Position Type Full-Time

Our commitment to our associates is of the utmost importance. One of the reasons the company attracts such a dynamic group of associates is that we offer a full menu of benefits that are relevant to their lives, both on and off the job. Many of these benefits begin on day one, and extend to eligible dependents. To learn more about available benefits please click https://jobs.crateandbarrel.com/benefits.

Euromarket Designs, Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel and CB2, will be referred to as “the Company”. The Company is deeply committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact the location you are applying to here and ask to speak with a manager regarding the nature of your request.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

The Company participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the US.

State / City Compliance: The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal history, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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