Compensation Manager at Kendra Scott

| Austin
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About Kendra Scott: We are a fun, talented and driven team dedicated to providing our customers with gorgeous products and a WOW! experience. Family, fashion and philanthropy are at the core of our company and though we move at a very fast pace, we are committed to maintaining a family-oriented work environment and giving back to our community. A passion for great design, dedication to innovation and a strong social media presence are our building blocks for creating a unique and engaging lifestyle brand across all channels, including retail stores, wholesale accounts and e-commerce. Our headquarters are located in the heart of Austin, Texas, and we embrace the unique vibe and energy of our hometown as an inspiration for our brand and company culture.
We have an exciting opportunity to support the Total Rewards Team with a focus on Compensation Management located at our Home Office in Austin, TX. Reporting to our Vice President of Total Rewards and Home Office HR, our Compensation Manager will evolve our compensation program with new compensation design, lead our compensation and payroll teams, and develop strong cross functional relationships across the business as a part of this dynamic position.
Compensation Design
• Oversees the day-to-day implementation and administration of assigned compensation programs across various levels of the organization including executive, corporate, field management, field hourly, wholesale, etc.
• In collaboration with the Head of Total Rewards and the CHRO, establishes the long-term vision, goals and strategies for the Compensation Department and sets program expectations.
• Monitors the effectiveness of existing compensation policies, guidelines and procedures recommending revisions and/or new plans that are cost-effective and consistent with compensation trends and corporate objectives.
• Counsels HR partners and business leaders regarding compensation related activities such as new hire offers, promotions, transfers, etc.
• Manages market research and benchmarking activities (organizational understanding, job evaluation, data analytics, job pricing, etc.) to ensure a solid understanding of the competitive landscape and market trends.
• Oversees the annual cycle for base pay management including structure updates or redesigns, job evaluation and slotting, incentive pay design, and the budgeting and execution of the merit process
• Establishes and maintains the annual incentive plan processes to include design recommendations, budget / accrual modeling, and payout calculations.
• Leads the selection, negotiation and management of vendors for all areas of responsibility.
• Work with the HR Business Partners and leadership to help develop promotion and retention strategies for existing employees.
• Assists the VP of Total Rewards in the development and administration of executive compensation programs to ensure market competitiveness.
• Keeps apprised of federal, state and local compensation laws and regulations in order to ensure Company compliance.
• Leads and develops a team of 1 compensation analyst and two payroll professionals.
Payroll Management
• Ensure that the company's pay scale complies with changing state and federal laws and regulations.
• Keep apprised of federal, state, and local compensation laws and regulations in order to ensure company compliance.
• Analyze and recommend changes to current procedures and processes.
• Assist with escalated issues around payroll taxes with state and local agencies.
• Ultimate responsibility for timely and accurately run payrolls.
Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field, Master’s degree preferred
• CCP, CECP, and SHRM-CP preferred
• 5+ year’s progressively responsible experience in compensation management including sales compensation, incentive pay, and executive compensation. Experience in retail preferred.
• Experience managing a payroll department preferred
• Knowledge of government regulations as they apply to base compensation and incentive compensation programs.
• Able to work independently and be a strong team player.
• Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong organizational skills; Ability to multitask.
• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills required.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• A solutions-oriented mentality with a data driven approach
• A growth mindset: track record of leveraging past learnings, encouraging new ideas and smart risk taking in self and others
• Strong communication skills with a proven ability to build cross functional partnerships to make effective decisions collaboratively
• High commitment to employee growth and development: empowers team and defines success as having a significant impact on other’s careers
• A shared appreciation for our 3 core values of Family, Fashion and Philanthropy
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Our Home Office is located in the heart of Austin, with easy access to MoPac, downtown and North Austin neighborhoods.

An Insider's view of Kendra Scott

How does your team reward individual success?

As a team, we celebrate every win, no matter how big or small. When an individual team member shines with amazing results, we celebrate! Publicly recognizing accomplishments, ensuring the individual gets a little extra visibility, or even just a simple "Thank You" goes a long way in keeping teams engaged and feeling appreciated!


District Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

Our goal at Kendra Scott is to keep the shopping experience personal. I am most excited about how we are working to achieve that goal digitally. From personalized content on our website to targeted email campaigns, our focus for 2018 is on making every customer’s experience with Kendra Scott relevant and personal.


Director, Customer Marketing & E-commerce Merchandising

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

In 2.5 years, I’ve been fortunate to experience our brand in 3 different cities. After 2 years in Memphis & Nashville as a Community Relations & Events Manager, I moved to Austin to take on a new role of Talent Acquisition Specialist. I’m thankful for a company that is committed to internal growth and sees development potential in every employee.


Sr. Recruiter- Stores

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

With a business that’s growing as rapidly as ours, technology is so important in bringing an amazing Kendra Scott experience to our customers. Our IT team acts as a direct pipeline that connects them to our brand. I constantly challenge my team to continue to innovate the way we bring Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy to our customers.


Founder and CEO

How does the company support your career growth?

Nine years ago, I took an Assistant Manager position at our West Village store. That position served as a stepping stone that has taken me beyond my wildest dreams. The relationships I have built in my time at Kendra Scott have helped shape me into the thriving young professional I am today.


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What are Kendra Scott Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Shuffle Board.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
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Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

At Kendra Scott we believe in treating our employees like family, and supporting those with families of their own. We proudly support work-life balance through our unique culture and perks. Our robust benefits package includes 100% paid parental leave and matched 401K, while our workspaces are personally designed by Kendra to inspire creativity and collaboration – a home away from home. With a complimentary nail bar, on-site gym, juice bar and kids’ game room, our workspaces put our Family pillar into action. Our work culture promotes healthy living, flexibility to raise a family, and inspiring relationships.

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